Maybe I'm reading this wrong (it won't be the first time), but is he planning to charge $2.25 for an "un-stuffed" bagel, and $4.25 for a stuffed one? I hope I'm wrong (and if so, the article doesn't say what an un-stuffed one is going to cost). It seems like this is going to be as overpriced a commodity as virtually everything else this high-end emporium sells (which may explain why its parking lot seems to be empty most of the time). But, of course, no one ever went broke underestimating the willingness of well-heeled Midtowners to overpay for their trendiness.
P.S. The best bagel in Memphis is still, and will probably remain, Einstein's and/or Costco's. Sorry, Dave.
Put in "Le Jardin Restaurant" and you get about 29 million results on Google. LOL. Good luck on that legal action, counselor.
The name Le Jardin was stolen from the original chef. I believe legal action is pending. I will never support this business.
Nick, oh my I believe he is suggesting the two of you take this debate to the next level. That's how I met my first wife, at a young Republican's meeting about tariffs or something. Take a chance, take precautions, but take a chance and find out what LoveBC means by big time. Although he does have a tendency to exaggerate.
LoveBC, like yourself, I too sometimes confuse sex with discussion of the hourly wage and homelessness. It's natural isn't it? It doesn't mean that you are confused as a whole. Hang in there.
Damn Nick, you need to get laid big time.
LoveBC, of course you do. It is in keeping with all the other super powers you have professed on this site.
So we are to take it that actually you wouldn't take a $15 per hour kitchen job. Another comment blown out your ass with just about as much substance.
Dave made the best bagel I've ever had!!
I volunteer often to feed homeless people and I like the hustle of the kitchen.
He's originally an east coast guy and knows what a proper NY style bagel SHOULD taste like.
LoveBC, aaannnnddd right back to the smart ass comments. You would actually be willing, if I understand your vaunted success stories, to spend what little time off you have, to work in a hot kitchen for $15 bucks an hour.
get er done!
Farmer guy, chill it, I know there is no way to run a small restaurant paying workers $15.00 bucks an hour. Food service is a starting job. Heck, that is how I got my start many moons ago. I started a minimum wage, and made more money as I got more experience, and college and graduate degrees.
To make up for my previous smart ass comment, I will take the family for a meal at Wimpy's.
I admire people like Mr. Crafton and I hope he can mentor and help develop a new generation of entrepreneurs. I got to be reasonably successful because some of my former bosses have given me good advice over the years.
I've got to add, if fast food restaurants start paying $15,00 per hour, I want a weekend and after hours job flipping burgers.
Memphis bagels taste like biscuits. Hope this rectifies that.
Glad they're staying open. Disappointed that they're moving in this direction. Expanding the fresh food vegan menu would certainly draw more customers if done well. Instead, they will probably discourage vegans from supporting them.
@lovebc, if he paid above minimum wage and gave raises and increases for quality work would you be happy? Unskilled labor doesn't just deserve $15 an hour unless it's earned. I say start out at a decent wage and if you don't fuck up things and do great work then $15 isn't out of reach. Or $20.
Excellent story, Ms. Ellis. It is good to see someone starting off as a dishwasher and working his way up the food chain in the food chain business. Now, is Mr. Crafton going to pay the workers $15.00 per hour?
You may be right that the highest number of people are now going vegan. But vegans still make up a teeny tiny percentage of the market.
Offering more options to a wider market is a very good business decision.
Yay!!! I'm so excited to have a freezer full of balls.
(SORRY SUSAN, I COULDN'T RESIST A BALLS JOKE)
More like devolving into a unholy union of tragedy and murder. Go get your daily serving with death with a friendly smile. "Oh well use grass-fed chicken" well good for you, the chickens get to have a nice life before you murder them. At the start of a new year, as the highest population of people are "going vegan" why devolve into something people are moving away from. Bad business decisions in my opinion. This so called "re-imagination" is more like a nightmare you can't wake up from. Goodbye Coconut, how I will miss you.
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