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The folks want brunch and they want it in Lutz. Where to fellow Chowhounds?

hils Nov 23, 2008 05:55 AM

We are going the gift certificate route for the holidays this year, and brunch is what my in-laws like best. So where to? And while they live in Lutz, they can travel some if they need to. Thx all!

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  1. BeaN RE: hils Nov 23, 2008 11:31 AM

    I'm not really familiar with Lutz but if you saw the financial section of the newspaper today, try to pick some place that's going to be in business long enough for them to use that gift certificate. After you identify some potentials, you might want to look on the corporate website for investor information and see what their financial statements look like.

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      hils RE: BeaN Nov 25, 2008 04:55 PM

      I'm from PA, so no, I didn't see the paper. Are things that bad in your area? Yikes!

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        BeaN RE: hils Nov 26, 2008 09:11 AM

        It's not "that bad" in this area - it's nationwide. Circuit City filed bankruptcy with millions in outstanding gift cards on the books. They are reportedly honoring those, but if their Chapter 11 is unsuccessful, all bets are off. The Sharper Image, in contrast specified that they don't want to honor the $40Mil in outstanding gift cards in their bankruptcy filing.

        I know that's not a restaurant example, but it's making me reconsider gift cards as a gift for anything this year. The best bet might be a visa gift card that can be used anywhere.

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