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Aug 3, 2011 06:46 AM

Jamawn Speaks!

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      1. re: LurkerDan

        Interesting. Clicking it directly I got the 404 message. Right-clicking and saying to open it in a new tab worked.

    1. No doubt that they screwed the pooch, Jamawn's just confirming what everyone else knew. It'd be great if some new investors stepped up and let him do his thing, because he clearly know how to cook good food. But alas, I'm sure Chipotle owns (and won't relinquish) the soul daddy name.

      1. Jamawn, wake up. Many, many new restaurants close.
        He's getting a settlement, so I have no sympathy.
        I'll be surprised if this show gets another season. This is truly an embarrassment. Winning means nothing-- why compete or trust that you'll have the support needed to succeed?
        Credibility is gone.

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        1. re: monavano

          Well, we don't know what the settlement is, or if he'll actually get it. As for waking up, I think he has every right to be pissed. He -- and we -- were sold a bag of goods that was really a pile of manure. They took his concept, watered it down, declared it the winner, then watered it down some more, and then ran it terribly. Yes, restaurants close all the time, but even I know that you don't open a restaurant with capitalization to last 2 months. And it doesn't take a rocket surgeon to see that the restaurants all failed because of terrible management. I'm not saying they would have ultimately succeeded with better management, but they sure would have lasted longer.

          1. re: LurkerDan

            Even with terrible management a restaurant shouldn't close in two months. By the way, I love "rocket surgeon". I use rocket scientist, and brain surgeon. I need to add rocket surgeon to the mix.

            1. re: LurkerDan

              ITA with LurkerDan 100%. No one opens a restaurant and expects instant success; you have to give it some time. You don't even have your people trained properly in two months.

              The bad taste here is the fiction of "investors" and the fact they actually screwed with the lives of human beings solely for the purpose of entertainment. Jamawn had made an offer on a house, FFS. He apparently believed the lying liars at NBC.

              The white knight here is Chrysler, since they offered him his old job back.

          2. I can't believe some of the comments on that page about him whining and how no one with money wants to eat that greasy slop. (Then again, it's TMZ.) I highly doubt they tasted the food and even so, he didn't get any time to correct things. A fiasco all around. And as discussed previously, that show was canceled so probably part of the reason they let it sink like that.

            1. Apparently, Bobby Flay also blames Chipotle for Soul Daddy's quick demise:

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              1. re: LurkerDan

                The second comment on that article is very interesting and while speculative, the poster makes a good point: How was it possible to open three soul food restaurants in two weeks? The fix must've been in.

                Since Chipotle was the sole runner of the chain it's pretty clear there won't be a second season. Who would want more of this sham?