Skip to comments.Ohio Restaurant Closes One Week After Obama Mentions it in Speech
Posted on 06/09/2011 8:58:04 AM PDT by mandaladon
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) An Ohio restaurant mentioned last week by President Barack Obama as an indirect beneficiary of the governments Chrysler bailout will go out of business Sunday after a more than 70-year history.
Co-owner Richard Lawrence of New Chets Restaurant in Toledo says business has fallen victim to the economy and the workplace smoking ban approved by Ohio voters in 2006. He told The Blade newspaper of Toledo on Wednesday that auto industry cutbacks also hurt.
Lawrence says he used to deliver up to $300 in food per week to Chrysler Group LLCs Jeep plant in Toledo, but now thats down to about $100 worth.
Obama visited the plant on Friday and told workers that without them, who would eat at Chets or patronize other local businesses?
And this plant indirectly supports hundreds of other jobs right here in Toledo, President Obama said to hundreds of workers in Chryslers Wrangler plant. After all, without you, whod eat at Chets or Inkys or Rudys?
(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...
I wonder if this will be the lead story on tonight’s MSM news. /s
Barrack the business reaper.
You can bet your @ss if this had happened to Bush, it would have been major news for days.
If Republicans had some savvy, they would film a commercial showing Ohioan Joe the plumber Wurzelbacher standing in front of this place. I'll even write the script for them if they need it.
“Lawrence says he used to deliver up to $300 in food per week to Chrysler Group LLCs Jeep plant in Toledo, but now thats down to about $100 worth.”
Sounds like a marginal operation even in good times. Unless you are just selling out of a cart, $300 a week is pittance.
The only way I would go into that restaurant after obama put a plug in for it is that if someone had a gun to my back.
It was a restaurant that managed to stay open for 70 years. I’d say they had a pretty good business model. It took King anti-Midas and his magical economy to finally kill them off.
Is this the same restaurant where he “wolfed down” two chili dogs, fries, and a bowl of chili?
That is a good point. I wonder too, who -quit- going there when Sadim Gink (The inverted King Midas) mentioned them. Being endorsed by those who are profoundly unpopular is not necessarily a good thing.
yup, this POS p-resident is bad luck.
two chili dogs, fries, and a bowl of chili?
Horrors! Is that even on the new pie chart?
I bet the minute Mr. Big Man gets out of Michelle’s sight he is cruising to the nearest burger joint.
And yet another reason to despise the State Run Media that installed him into office and won't repudiate him.
This would have been SO much better if hadn’t reference the smoking ban...as if smokers quit eating out. Geez...
Yeah, I have always noticed the MSM’s proclivity to use phrases liked “wolfed down”, which is meant to suggest that
supernatural beings like Obama are on some accelerated schedule of ‘purpose’ ——the same way these pathetic ‘reporters’ were always reporting on Clinton’s
‘gargantuan appetities’. Let’s hope these conceits are on the way out.
The economic stinkbug known as Obama strikes again.
It’s the Sycacuse Syndrome.
Mmmmmm, Mmmmmmm, Mmmmmmm, BARAK HUSSIAN OBAMA!!! You really are the MAGIC NEGRO, ain’t ya?
Smoke Nazis strike again killing businesses.
you would truly be suprised how incorrect your statement is.
They are learning that every vote counts ... if you want to vote for a socialist, then you really can’t complain ... you are getting what you voted for ... and staying in business is not part of the socialist doctrine.
story says it's been around 70 years
takes a REAL socialist like Baraq to kill those off
As an Ohioan (and a non-smoker) I have to tell you that the smoking ban really has done harm to businesses here. Especially anyplace that serves alcohol.
Just out of curiosity, are there any studies that show this? I mean, NC — supposedly the tobacco capital of the world — banned smoking several years ago and nobody seemed to notice.
Regardless, my point was, to be able to point to Obama — and ONLY Obama — would be better than pointing to Obama and ANYthing else.
The truth hurts, doesn't it?
I'm actually surprised that comment made it into the article because that is normally a no-no. News reports seem to be required to print that everything is hunky-dory with smoking bans, regardless of the facts.
Phrased that way, I agree with you.
As to your other comment, about nobody noticing, I totally disagree with you. It happens to be an issue I have worked on and studied for more than 20 years.
Funny. Before I even got to your comment, I was thinking “Somebody cue up The Hollies’ ‘King Midas in Reverse’”
I see nothing related to this at that link.
The truth doesn’t hurt me at all. Of course, there was not truth there anyway...only opinion.
So would that make you an Ohioan and a drinker?
That is correct, although my bar days ended long ago. Family life and bars don't mix.
It is truth to that owner and to hundreds of others and their employees across the country...........
Not a lot of “meat” there... but I will say this is a really asinine thing to say:
However, advocates such as Mandy Burkett of the department of health view the ban as a long term investment. I don’t think this has been an unreasonable cost for enforcement, I think the costs will be recouped by savings in other areas, particularly healthcare costs, said Burkett.
Big government doubletalk as usual...the health departments of America have been trying to control the citizenry for 50 years.
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