New restaurant planned for Olde Main

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  1. StClone

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    #1 StClone, Dec 3, 2019
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    Don't see this mentioned in another post, so merge if needed.

    Ames Tribune:

    https://www.amestrib.com/business/20191101/new-restaurant-planned-for-olde-main

    If they need ideas try getting the first Iowa franchise of Monk's. It's a long-time Wisconsin favorite bar and grill (Sports Bar--with more screens than any place I've been) which may be looking for their first excursion outside WI. Great food, good atmosphere, well-run and all-around awesome. I am sure it'd be a hit in Ames. I am not a big burger fan but Monk's has some of the best! https://www.facebook.com/monksbarandgrill/ also https://monksbarandgrill.com/
     
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    So there’s gonna be a “New” Main? :cool:
     
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    At first glance I thought this said "for old men"
     
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    We don’t want too many Wisconsin folks coming down here. I’m on my guard when I go into Culver’s and kohl’s Incase there are serial killers roaming around.
     
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    Where's the sign-up sheet for discount lunch at 3 PM?
     
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    Wouldn't that be discount dinner that late in the day?
     
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    Not sure what they have planned, but I'm really happy that the Whiskey River folks bought Olde Main. Really good news after a long string of bad news related to that place.
     
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    The last thing Ames needs is more franchised restaurants. How about something original? That is what Main Street is all about anyway.
     
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    On a somewhat related note, how is Jethro's doing?
     
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    I don’t believe they are looking to do anything with a franchise, but you never know. In the article it mentions the potential of a concept similar to Acme Feed and Seed in Nashville
     
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    Which means that they want to have multiple venues in various parts of the building with ordering from counters, not waitstaff.
     
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    I get what you mean. But, Monk's has like six bars right now and is not cookie cutter crapola, it is pretty original and not at all what you imply.
     
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    You're not supposed to eat three hours before you go to bed . . . .
     
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    So if their six locations aren't at all alike, what is the point of paying a franchise fee?
     
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    They are different but with similar feel. They look at the surrounding city environment, community, needs, trends and long-term commitment. It is the management and creativity you franchise into. Their menu is very nice and the one drawback may be that they are medium high price.
     
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    This might be a deterrent to someone who has already proven they know how to put their own restaurant together:

    A Monk’s Franchise and facility can cost between $1,000,000 and $4,000,000 to open including the Franchise fee, equipment, inventories, leasehold improvements, and the first three month’s operating capital.
     
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