Whether you like BWW or don't care for it, I think we can all agree that it's good for Ames to get more eating/drinking options.
Im surprised a steak n shake hasnt made it to des moines or ames.
I work at west cyde, we just got new owners who actually care about the quality of food so hopefully **** will improve. Also they're building a full bar. Don't get me wrong I like bww, the only things in my opinion that make west cyde are: 1. cy is incorporated in the name 2. Not a chain 3. Delivery
Two things I like about the chains: first, you know what you're going to get. Second, even if you don't like them, at the very least they are going to draw people away from the places you DO like. Besides, there are a lot of students at ISU who come from small towns and don't get the opportunity to go to the chains very often. Only after awhile in Ames do people recognize that the best food is the local stuff. I'd love to see Ames get an Olive Garden not because I'd go there very often, but because the wait at places I WOULD like to go to would decrease.
Gotta say, I'm excited that they're going to have an outdoor patio. Ames does not have enough of those. I STILL think that Lane4 should look at eliminating parallel parking on Welch and make it one way, expanding the sidewalks with outdoor seating at the bars.
BWW is what it is. I hate the food but think it's a good thing for Ames.
Now if a chain like Portillo's out of the Chicago area came to town (never gonna happen), I would be one happy camper. Every time I am in Chicago I eat there at least once a day. Sometimes three times a day. Amazing.
Students won't recognize this but more than anything Ames needs a family facility such as a YMCA. An all-inclusive center with ball courts, pool, track, weightroom, etc. I feel Ames is fine in the restaurant department.
I had Steak and Shake once. Made it about 50 miles before I had to pull over and puke along side I-80.Quote:
Originally Posted by alarson
Now Smashburger would be a good chain for Ames to get. They definitely do some unusual stuff that no local joints are really attempting.
I think BWW is extremely overrated and overpriced. However, I find myself at the Ankeny one at least once a month, so they are doing something right.
As far as Ames, I think its a very good thing that they are getting something like this, so long as WCW does not crumble. I prefer WCW over BWW any day, my only complaint with WCW; the last few times I have been there the service has been horrible.
How can youi screw up wings unless you are cutting corners? There is no way to offer an inferior product unless you are squeezing out profits. People notice. And what is up with long waits - wings should be ready to go just like KFC.