Letters to the Editor

Eating options

November 14, 2011


To the editor:

Last evening, upon our return from a driving trip down South and up East, I sat down to review the news in the Lawrence Journal-World during our absence. Judy Stuart’s letter of Nov. 7 caught my attention.

I noted as we drove through Columbia, Mo., that this university city (like Lawrence), attractive to retirees (as reported in the J-W), had both Olive Garden and Red Lobster locations. When I read Ms. Stuart’s letter with her emphasis on the location of popular eating places (in west Lawrence), I thought I would add those two suggestions to her list of possible restaurants.

If the Kansas and Lawrence leaders would like to attract retirees, I would ask them to consider something other than increasing taxes — like some established and popular eating places in a west Lawrence location.


nativeson 2 years, 5 months ago

Local government sets the rules, they do not choose the winners and losers. They should be indifferent to ownership and enforce the rules. As far as incentives, they should consider applications for CIDs or other forms of incentive under the policies that have been set forth by previous commissions.


its_just_math 2 years, 5 months ago

Probably be relishing 'meals on wheels' soon anyway so why bother.


atiopatioo 2 years, 5 months ago

@Kat, For more variety, if Fuzzy Taco is expanding, West Lawrence would be a another good place for retiree's to eat out.


akt2 2 years, 5 months ago

Lots of places but not much of a choice for certain age groups. Many of which do have disposable income.


Katara 2 years, 5 months ago

These are restaurants that are located between Kasold & Wakarusa:

Subway - 2 of them! Godfather's KFC/A&W McDonald's Taco Bell Soon to be Burger King Glory Days Pizza Hut Wendy's Jimmy John's Little Caesar's Good Cents Bambinos El Mezcal Johnny's West Salty Iguana Famous Dave's China Star Marisco's Henry T's KoKoRo Thai Siam 75th St. Brewery Gambino's Chipotles Jade Garden The Mediterranean Market Applebee's

You can also get salad bar, Chinese food, Fried Chicken and other entrees from both Dillons & Hy-Vee.

How many more places do you need to eat at, ma'am?


Tony Kisner 2 years, 5 months ago

Less street work more Red Lobster!


Stain 2 years, 5 months ago

Wrong forum. The folks who want a Red Lobster should write Red Lobster corporation, etc.

This sounds like a request for the city to subsidize chain restaurants. Just say no.


skinny 2 years, 5 months ago

I beleive both of these restaurants have tried to open stores here but our fine City ran them off!


Abdu Omar 2 years, 5 months ago

Why doesn't an entreprenuer in Lawrence open a restaurant of the same calibre as Olive Garden or Red Lobster? Why do we need another franchise operation to serve us food? Why don't we do it ourselves?


Brock Masters 2 years, 5 months ago

It is not the role of government to decide which restaurants operate in their community. Instead of writing a letter to the editor, why not write it to the restaurants and encourage them to come or why not open a franchise yourself?


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