Skip to comments.'Big Mama' complains parking tickets destroying her eatery
Posted on 06/01/2010 8:50:10 AM PDT by Willie Green
Big Mama has big problems.
Brenda Franklin says she might shut down Big Mama's House of Southern Cuisine and take her signature fried chicken, ribs, pulled pork and peach cobbler to another city because parking violations have cost her more than $3,000 in fines.
"I'm running around like a chicken with my head cut off, trying to figure out how I'm going to pay my rent," Franklin said. "I've been trying to hold on and maintain. But they've been making it impossible."
Franklin appeared on the CBS "Early Show" in 2008 as part of "Small Businesses, Big Rescues," a series of stories in which the show paired expert mentors with novice entrepreneurs to improve their chances of survival
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The Elite don’t care if you want fried chicken — they suggest that you eat cake instead.
Next will be the tickets for using too much sodium and having transfats.
I’ve read the article twice and cannot find the passenger train...What’s up with that?
The Elite dont care if you want fried chicken they suggest that you eat cake instead.
That's very true.
But I just saw on another thread that BO is coming to the Burgh.
So maybe the Messiah will talk to Luke and fix Big Mama's parking tickets.
You'd think that would be the least he could do since they named a school after him anat.
Sure, Zero Tolerance.
In fact there should be more FREE parking everywhere. In Paris you used to be able to park on the sidewalks.
Also instead of so many STOP signs there should be slow and yield signs. Less stopping and starting, less pollution.
All traffic lights controlled by computers, no cars coming from opposing street, you don't have to stop.
It’s called Big Brother, Big Momma. And yes, sooner or later they are going to tell you,too, to sit down and shut up.
Ive read the article twice and cannot find the passenger train...Whats up with tha
If Big Mama would've taken "The T", then she wouldn't have gotten all those parking tickets anat.
Just who's job is that?
That said, get the hell out of Pittsburgh. Lots of fine people in other places. Willie and I alone could keep her in business near Houston.
Just the name, “Big Mama’s” tells me that’s some damn good eatin’....
Sounds like the mentor didn’t teach her how to pay off the right folks at City Hall.
“a dozen 40-pound boxes of chicken and ribs”
Are you going to help her load and unload from the train?
Yum! First time in my life that I've actually wanted to go to Pitsburgh....
Maverick, the food is “Hurt yourself” good! And that’s before dessert...
so they end the ability to get permits while unloading delivery trucks... at which point, the cops are able to write tickets on every delivery truck they see stopping at every business.
just another way dem types collect taxes. and since businessed are evil, it’s a win-win.
Did she not see all of the no parking signs when she decided to open there? Or did she jsut think they wouldn’t apply to her?
"But, but, but...I vote for 'The One'!!!"
Willie and I alone could keep her in business near Houston.
I wish I could help ya, but the doctor sez I can't eat that stuff no more.
BTW, you wouldn't happen to have a good recipe for low-fat, low-salt kielbasa, would you?
I can't find anything that even comes close to what I'm allowed to eat in the store.
Those are really the only questions that need to be asked.
If you ignore your parking tickets they will boot your car and eventually tow it.
Seems like all this woman has to do is get some help to unload in the morning and then park legally.
Yeah, parking sucks "dahntahn" and the 50% parking tax will probably be raised to fund the underwater city pensions but this is one of the first issues this woman should have looked into before she opened her business.
Everybody that works downtown has to put up with this crap, we just don't get on tv.
I was thinking of trying this place later in the month when I go to my cartoon convention. I believe it was in the place of our beloved Steel City Diner; we brought them good business but it lagged rest of yr
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