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    Carlos O'Kellys is Closing!

    They've been unprofitable for a few years, which doesn't surprise me. While generally okay food, it is too expensive to go often. With So many better and cheaper Mexican alternatives in town it isn't surprising.

    Some Carlos O'Kellys restaurants closing in Iowa | Local News - KCCI Home





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    Re: Carlos O'Kellys is Closing!

    No one ever needs to go there again


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    Re: Carlos O'Kellys is Closing!

    Wont miss it. Hate to see more unemployment, but its average food.



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    Re: Carlos O'Kellys is Closing!

    I have no idea how the one on Westown Parkway stayed open so long. It's such a bad location.



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    Re: Carlos O'Kellys is Closing!

    no big loss food wise...and the chain was huge Hawk supporters.

    Feel bad for the employees.


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    Re: Carlos O'Kellys is Closing!

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    I have no idea how the one on Westown Parkway stays open. It's such a bad location.

    It's on the list to close, along with a Merle Hay location.


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    Re: Carlos O'Kellys is Closing!

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    Re: Carlos O'Kellys is Closing!

    I ate there once.


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    Re: Carlos O'Kellys is Closing!

    The article says that most employees can transfer over to Applebee's, but who knows if their hours will be the same.





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    Re: Carlos O'Kellys is Closing!

    $10-$15 chain Mexican when you can go to places like El Rodeo, El Monterrey, etc for half the price with better food. Not real surprising.



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    Re: Carlos O'Kellys is Closing!

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrevkah View Post
    The article says that most employees can transfer over to Applebee's, but who knows if their hours will be the same.
    Applebee's and Carlos O'Kellys are related? This explains so much.



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    Re: Carlos O'Kellys is Closing!

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Applebee's and Carlos O'Kellys are related? This explains so much.
    Not getting into the whole chain food thing (knowing we will) Applebee's at least has a lot better quality food and I eat there more than once every few years.





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    Re: Carlos O'Kellys is Closing!

    Not a big surprise.


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    Re: Carlos O'Kellys is Closing!

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Applebee's and Carlos O'Kellys are related? This explains so much.
    Coaches call in shows and cheap drinks on Sunday afternoon/nights?


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    Re: Carlos O'Kellys is Closing!

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    $10-$15 chain Mexican when you can go to places like El Rodeo, El Monterrey, etc for half the price with better food. Not real surprising.

    I LOVE El Azteca here. The staff are great too.





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