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#8161 aastra

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Posted 11 September 2023 - 01:42 PM

It seems like that Denny's must have opened in 1971? The oldest ads I can find about them hiring cooks are from spring 1971.

 

 

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July 17, 1964

City to Pay $50,000 For Land

Morrison Motors Ltd. will be paid $50,000 for an 83-foot wide strip of property on Douglas Street, through which the city will extend Finlayson from Douglas to Burnside...

Negotiations have been underway for weeks following the acquisition of about six acres of land on Douglas by the automobile company and the subsequent council decision that Finlayson would have to be extended through the property.

City manager Dennis Young told the committee on Thursday that the asking price of $50,000 was reasonable enough and would spare the city costly expropriation proceedings.



#8162 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 September 2023 - 11:28 AM

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Closed M/T.  Odd.



#8163 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 September 2023 - 01:06 PM

Surge pricing but for drinking—one of the U.K.’s largest pub owners is hiking prices on evenings and weekends

 

https://fortune.com/...bars-london-uk/


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#8164 Ismo07

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Posted 12 September 2023 - 01:17 PM

 

 

Closed M/T.  Odd.

 

Not really, much easier to staff for 5 days.  Many seem to be doing this...  Mon/Tue is tough down there in the fall/winter.


Edited by Ismo07, 12 September 2023 - 01:17 PM.


#8165 Matt R.

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Posted 12 September 2023 - 02:34 PM

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Closed M/T.  Odd.


What’s odd?

#8166 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 September 2023 - 02:45 PM

Most restaurants are open 7 days.

 

https://www.statista...er-week-canada/

 

Canada stats:

 

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And the ones that do close a day or two are usually higher-end.


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#8167 spanky123

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Posted 12 September 2023 - 02:49 PM

^ That data is from 2015. 

 

Many restaurants (and stores) are now closed two days a week. As I said during covid, many figured out that 80% of their revenue was coming from 50% of their hours and they simply did the math.


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#8168 Ismo07

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Posted 12 September 2023 - 02:59 PM

^ That data is from 2015. 

 

Many restaurants (and stores) are now closed two days a week. As I said during covid, many figured out that 80% of their revenue was coming from 50% of their hours and they simply did the math.

 

Most restaurants are open 7 days.

 

Canada stats:

 

And the ones that do close a day or two are usually higher-end.

 

In the summer I think they do and potentially stay open a little more.


Edited by Ismo07, 12 September 2023 - 03:00 PM.


#8169 Ismo07

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Posted 12 September 2023 - 03:06 PM

Most restaurants are open 7 days.

 

 

 

Canada stats:

 

 

And the ones that do close a day or two are usually higher-end.

 

I think this is likely a lot of places that do not serve booze... :)..  Lot's of fast food in there.  I do agree though that still most restaurants are open 7 days but it's not odd not to.

 

Why Are So Many Restaurants Closed on Mondays? | Mental Floss

 

While there are ways to nudge toward profitability on Mondays, it’s not the only reason restaurateurs close up shop. Most locally-owned establishments have a small staff, so remaining closed on a slow day allows everyone a chance to decompress. It also saves costs in owners hiring more part-time staff to cover more time spent open.

Chain restaurants, which have a larger staff, don’t need to worry about that kind of thing and are usually open seven days a week. These businesses are also often dependent on shareholders that demand maximized profitability. Small business owners don't typically have that worry.


Edited by Ismo07, 12 September 2023 - 03:19 PM.


#8170 Mike K.

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Posted 12 September 2023 - 09:01 PM

We wanted to go out for dinner tonight, and the place we planned to go to is closed on Tuesdays. Oops.

We went to the grocery store instead.
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#8171 Barrrister

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Posted 12 September 2023 - 09:50 PM

Lots of places are closed Monday. Tuesday these days.



#8172 Mike K.

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Posted 13 September 2023 - 03:18 AM

This one just Tuesdays 🤷‍♀️
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#8173 Ismo07

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Posted 13 September 2023 - 07:49 AM

This one just Tuesdays ‍♀

 

Yeah that is odd...



#8174 Nparker

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Posted 13 September 2023 - 07:55 AM

This one just Tuesdays ‍♀

Presumably, this place is only open on Tuesdays: https://www.rubytuesday.com/



#8175 Blair M.

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Posted 13 September 2023 - 05:35 PM

Boardwalk Burgers https://www.boardwalkburgers.ca/ has opened up in the old Johnny Rockets space in the Bay Centre downtown.

I've not tried it out yet, but my fellow office mates have and report back that it's "very, very good", with the food on display indicating that everything is made fresh as opposed to the fresh-frozen style Johnny Rockets employed.

I'll definitely be trying it out based my work pals glowing reports.


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#8176 Mike K.

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Posted 14 September 2023 - 06:50 AM

Here I thought the burger craze was over. I guess not! There’s also that burger place coming to Store at Chatham.
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#8177 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 September 2023 - 10:10 AM

Two restaurants in Victoria are in the running for Air Canada’s list of best new restaurants in the country.

 

The annual list, which is part of Air Canada’s enRoute magazine, is now in its 20th year, and 30 restaurants from across the country have been nominated for one of the list’s final 10 spots.

 

In Victoria, the Marilena Café & Raw Bar and Ugly Duckling have made their way onto the list.

 

 

 

Never heard of either of these.

 

 

https://www.cheknews...aurant-1168883/



#8178 Nparker

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Posted 14 September 2023 - 10:23 AM

Ugly Duckling Dining is a contemporary Canadian restaurant located in the heart of Victoria’s storied Chinatown. We offer a creative and individualistic tasting menu of seven-or-more courses, priced at $115.  A shorter version of our menu is available for $85; and a-la-carte dining is available on request. Our menu highlights pristine ingredients from local farmers, fishers, and foragers; and pays homage to our home in Chinatown. 

 



#8179 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 September 2023 - 10:41 AM

See, now with those kinds of prices, you can be open rarely.

 

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#8180 Ismo07

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Posted 14 September 2023 - 11:26 AM

See, now with those kinds of prices, you can be open rarely.

 

 

Very similar to Brasserie hours (but more)...  They are 5:30- 9pm Wed thru Sunday.  Has been for years.  This is not new or odd.


Edited by Ismo07, 14 September 2023 - 11:26 AM.

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