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Soul Daddy closes NYC location

well now, that didn't take long!
http://ny.eater.com/archives/2011/06/...

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    1. I don't know....open three, keep the best two? Could be strategy.

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      1. re: babette feasts

        Yes, great strategy. Spend money on 3 leases, 3 build-outs and staffing 3 locations just to close the one that loses the most money.

        1. re: ferret

          Oh yeah.

          They were just pop-ups? A month is barely even giving it a chance, doesn't make sense.

      2. What a shame. The guy who won seemed like a really good, stand up kind of person who was just trying to build a career and support his family. He frequently won the most tokens from the customers too, so it seemed like he knew how to cook as well. I hope he experiences some success from his time on that show.

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        1. re: charmedgirl

          This is really sad. How long was it open? Could things have been *that* bad?

          1. The MOA Soul Daddy did not get particularly good reviews locally. I hope they are able to adjust and make it a success. I had to make a run to the airport last week. Instead of stopping in at Sould Daddy and trying Jamawn's ribs I went to the equally nearby Ikea and tried their Wednesday ribs, fries and cornbread meal. The fries were fine. The cornbread was actually a piece of cake. The ribs tasted like I would expect them to if made by a Swede instead of just about anyone else. I should have gone to Soul Daddy.