Saturday, January 30, 2016

KFC Closed, Panda Express Coming

Missed the local Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise closing. I noticed cars driving through as late as Tuesday night. Panda Express coming into town is a good move on the part of the franchise. It likely noted the number of local Chinese restaurants in town, with no national chain here, indicating a potentially lucrative market for the company. I don't the the arrival of the chain will have too much effect on the current restaurants in town. Chili's arrived with its Americanized Mexican food but we have more Mexican restaurants than ever.

If I remember rightly though, Panda Express planned to come to Carbondale several years ago, planning to locate where the now demolished Gator Tire sat at the east end of University Mall. However, the recession hit and that never materialized.

No comments:

Post a Comment