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What's the highest grossing independent restaurant in SF?

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Ruth Lafler Apr 9, 2009 03:50 PM

You might be surprised:

http://www.rimag.com/info/ca6647983.html

Discussion on the Food Media and News board:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6106...

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  1. The Chowhound Team Apr 11, 2009 04:24 AM

    Hi Folks -

    Please continue this discussion on the thread that Ruth links to on the Food Media & News board.

    Thanks.

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      katya Apr 10, 2009 03:18 PM

      What I couldn't believe was that #74 was the Harris Ranch Restaurant in Coalinga.
      Lots of I-5 traffic I guess.

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        Ruth Lafler Apr 10, 2009 05:14 PM

        I think one thing these places have in common is that for one reason or another they attract customers seven days a week and outside the usual lunch and dinner hours. You can't really do the kind of volume you need to be on this list if you're empty between 1:30 and 5:30 -- you need a steady stream of customers throughout the day.

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          wolfe Apr 10, 2009 05:51 PM

          It's perfectly positioned between Sf and Sacramento and Socal for a meal stop and gas. I wonder how much gas the service station next door pumps.

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            Chuckles the Clone Apr 10, 2009 11:53 PM

            They've also got a pretty busy airport.

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        2. singleguychef Apr 10, 2009 11:02 AM

          Yeah, the view at Embarcadero probably helps a lot to keep the steady traffic.

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          1. Xiao Yang Apr 9, 2009 06:09 PM

            I'm not too surprised. They have a strong 1-2 Lunch-Dinner punch, raking in both the expense account and tourist dollars.

            But wait until we get OUR Tavern on the Green going.

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              ML8000 Apr 10, 2009 07:11 PM

              I heard Tavern on the Green in Metreon is going to be 40,000 sq. ft. I wonder what the menu looks like because that's a huge venue. Also will the food be able to keep up with the volume or become hotel food.

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                Xiao Yang Apr 10, 2009 09:13 PM

                From what I've heard, the food at the NY Tavern on the Green is no better than hotel food, yet the gilpins keep coming.

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            2. Chuckles the Clone Apr 9, 2009 05:07 PM

              So it looks like that move out of the Mission was a good idea ...

              #83 is interesting. The Cliff House is serving a thousand meals a day?

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