Sunday, May 04, 2008

BadaBoomz Changes Direction. Again

Apparently the novelty of the cheeseburger in a doughnut has worn off. Mike DeWeese is abandoning the Badaboomz concept and picking up a Louisville fast-casual concept, J. Gumbo. Apparently, his beer list will stay the same. More over at DIG-B.

I've seen no formal announcement yet, but it's a pretty open secret that TGIFridays will be be moving from their west-side-of-downtown location to a pretty large and central new spot. And with Yat's popularity, I can see how a Yat's-alike could be tempting. But at Yat's prices, one has to pull in a lot of volume. Hopefully, they'll be able to make it work.

5 comments:

Bil Browning said...

Where are they moving to? I'd hoped it would be somewhere with better parking, but if they're going even further into the heart of downtown... :(

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bhorg said...

"Where are they moving to? I'd hoped it would be somewhere with better parking, but if they're going even further into the heart of downtown... :("

I never understand comments like this. There is a surplus of parking downtown and if you don't mind walking a few blocks you can usually park for free.

Anonymous said...

bhorg, its easy to understand comments like that. we are in sprawl-ridden Indianapolis, where everyone is used to parking 2 feet away from the enterance of their neighborhood strip-mall Applebees.

cyberdependent said...

As long as the beer remains... I can see why they need to do something, as they basically offer the same menu as The Ram and Rock Bottom, within a few hundred feet of them... and those places don't have a name that sounds like a middle-schooler came up with it!

In another thought, I'm confounded by the fact there isn't a West-side Yatz. You mean to tell me the people that keep Hook's Fried Food afloat wouldn't love that place?