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Old 2010-03-17, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by wilkie View Post
From what I have heard Shoeless Joes was a casualty of the main st widening project and add that to the fire they had. I that in the beginning Shoeless Joes was always busy. .
I would take the Shoeless Joes closing with a grain of salt.

They always seem to open and close locations. They used to have one at Hwy 7 & 404 and that one shut down too, as well as a few other locations that seem to close within a few years of opening. My understanding, based on conversations with some restaurant people, is that the Shoeless Joes franchise system kills the owner-operators. High fees, rules and restructions, but very little in return from the corporate office (very little advertising/marketing and poor food quality) compared to other franchise restaurants.
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