Tuesday, May 19, 2020
A Tough Market to Crack
I also read where Taco Bell is no longer forcing its franchise holders to offer breakfast. I tried it. Once. That was enough. Subway threw in the towel a couple of years ago. You still might find a store open early. It's rare.
Wendy's started offering breakfast in March, a couple of weeks before the pandemic arrived. Great timing. A quick review. I tried a few things and they are outstanding, but if you want a light breakfast, this isn't the place. The sandwiches are heavy and filling.
I navigate a commercial strip on my to work. McDonald's on one side. Wendy's is directly across the highway. Cars are lined up around McDonald's. Wendy's has little traffic. Why? I know McDonald's has a decades long head start and it's food is very good. Is it the coffee? I don't know. I never touch the stuff. Why haven't people discovered Wendy's?
And then, there is Burger King. It's okay, but it just doesn't seem like a place people seek out. It's more a stop of convenience, when the other places are too crowded, or if there is nothing else around. I've never had a problem there, and in fact, I do like some of its food. It just seems like the King was never able to break through.
There are other places, like Sheetz and Dunkin'. I do pass by a Sheetz all the time and traffic seems to be way down the last two months. Dunkin' always draws a crowd
The recent situation has really thrown a monkey wrench in to morning food competition If you have the time, you're better off with a bowl of Cheerios.
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