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« Reply #60 on: July 14, 2014, 01:49:15 pm »

Well I'm not surprised.

http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepage3/table-talk-rex-s-chicken-to-close-tuesday-seek-new/article_9b318600-f390-50b9-8dfe-b514fa09d71c.html
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« Reply #61 on: July 14, 2014, 01:50:18 pm »

What road construction?

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« Reply #62 on: July 14, 2014, 02:03:44 pm »

What road construction?



Widening Memorial to six lanes? When did that finish? 2011?
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« Reply #63 on: July 14, 2014, 03:43:43 pm »

“The location has been challenging for a while because of parking, access and ultimately road construction,” Rutkauskas said.

By my count there are about 8x the number of empty parking spots that particular restaurant needs. Especially around lunch and dinner when there is no one there.

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« Reply #64 on: July 14, 2014, 05:43:35 pm »

Widening Memorial to six lanes? When did that finish? 2011?

111th east of Memorial is being widened.  If that's their excuse, it's pretty weak.
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« Reply #65 on: July 14, 2014, 07:22:36 pm »

I blame the fact they didn't have mashed potatoes, reviewers said the chicken tasted nothing like Rex's, and it's run by David Rucksack.
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« Reply #66 on: July 15, 2014, 07:14:06 am »

LindaMar Drive-in has the closest thing you'll find to the original Rex's boneless chicken.
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« Reply #67 on: July 15, 2014, 07:38:31 am »

I blame the fact they didn't have mashed potatoes, reviewers said the chicken tasted nothing like Rex's, and it's run by David Rucksack.

Well it's tough to take someone else idea and make it just as good. Ask Shotgun Jim.  Grin
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« Reply #68 on: July 15, 2014, 07:53:21 am »

I was driving west on turnpike Sunday evening and there was a big wreck west of Stroud, leading to getting off the big road and taking a nice little tour along the Mother Road - Route 66.  Got back on at Chandler, but before I did, stopped at Ken's Pizza for a bite.  Nice.  The air conditioner had been broken all day, so the inside was brutal - probably about 105 to 110 degrees - warmer than outside that day (High 101 or so).  But the pizza was good.  It was not the same as the original Ken's - the sauce has changed, and the cheese was good, but also different from the old days.  (Value engineered...)

All in all, decent pizza and very nice nostalgic interlude along The Road!



All things considered - better overall experience than Shotgun Sam's with A/C.

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« Reply #69 on: July 15, 2014, 08:04:50 am »

Well it's tough to take someone else idea and make it just as good. Ask Shotgun Jim.  Grin

Even if you do, even if you make it better, it is nearly impossible to compete with ghosts.  People's memories of favorite places, foods and experiences are always more magical.  Over time, these favorites become mythical, and are remembered as far better than they actually were.  

Rule #1 is restaurant conceptualization:  Never attempt to resurrect ghosts.

New restaurant concepts have plenty of competition for the consumer to make tangible comparisons against, without setting themselves up to compete with myth.
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« Reply #70 on: July 15, 2014, 08:32:41 am »

Even if you do, even if you make it better, it is nearly impossible to compete with ghosts.  People's memories of favorite places, foods and experiences are always more magical.  Over time, these favorites become mythical, and are remembered as far better than they actually were.  

Rule #1 is restaurant conceptualization:  Never attempt to resurrect ghosts.

New restaurant concepts have plenty of competition for the consumer to make tangible comparisons against, without setting themselves up to compete with myth.

He was banking on built in customers without having to advertise. Then the overwhelming response with his incompetence was almost his undoing.
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« Reply #71 on: July 15, 2014, 09:37:45 am »

LindaMar Drive-in has the closest thing you'll find to the original Rex's boneless chicken.

People in West Tulsa rave about LindaMar. I haven't tried the chicken yet but love their giant cheeseburgers. Reminds me of the Wheelburgers at the old Chuckwagon on 11th.
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« Reply #72 on: July 15, 2014, 10:34:18 am »

People in West Tulsa rave about LindaMar. I haven't tried the chicken yet but love their giant cheeseburgers. Reminds me of the Wheelburgers at the old Chuckwagon on 11th.

40+ years in the same spot. Last time I had food from there was in the mid 90's and it was still as good as the first time in 1971.

Have to agree with Gaspar about not competing with ghosts.
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« Reply #73 on: July 15, 2014, 12:35:09 pm »

40+ years in the same spot. Last time I had food from there was in the mid 90's and it was still as good as the first time in 1971.

Have to agree with Gaspar about not competing with ghosts.

They're opening a new spot in the old Ike's location on Admiral - sign is up and all.  No info on when though.
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« Reply #74 on: July 15, 2014, 12:43:07 pm »

They're opening a new spot in the old Ike's location on Admiral - sign is up and all.  No info on when though.

Linda-Mar?  Srsly?
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