Why is there a Trader Joe's thread on the Austin board?
News of restaurant openings and information specific to a particular area (including news of a chain opening) is on topic for local boards. We try to keep such discussions focused on specific factual information, and not speculation, rumors or wishful thinking. We also realize that when a chain is making an entry into a new area, the discussion will trend toward discussion of the food products, and we do our best to encourage posters to move to the Chains board at that point.
The goal of the Chains board is to provide a place to pool knowledge and tips on menu items, products and other facets of the operation which are the same in every outlet.