Which American Restaurant Chains Might Go Under?

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    Which American Restaurant Chains Might Go Under?

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    Cracker barrel? :)
     
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    :ack-1::ack-1::ack-1::ack-1::ack-1::ack-1:

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    Mortons.

    Its one of my favorite places.
     
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    I'm glad Church's Chicken isn't on the list, I would throw a fit.
     
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    Applebees?

    It deserves to go under, serving steaks and no baked potatoes!
     
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    Long John Silvers.
     
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    Shit Red Robins and Sonics are on there, I like those places, they better not shut down Arbys, I love those Roast Beefs, I been eating them since I was a kid.
     
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    8 of the 11 aren't in my market. That's half the problem right there.
     
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    You buy what I make, I work, I buy what you do for a living, you work, we all support each other, we all work. The Japanese do it - Americans believe in a magical market of freedom. What is so friggin hard to understand here. Oh, sorry, I forgot about corporations that control markets, build cheap over there, and control our congress. Darn, I must be getting old I keep forgetting the obvious America today.

    "In corporate culture, keiretsu refers to a uniquely Japanese form of corporate organization. A keiretsu is a grouping or family of affiliated companies that form a tight-knit alliance to work toward each other's mutual success. The keiretsu system is also based on an intimate partnership between government and businesses. It can best be understood as the intricate web of relationships that links banks, manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors with the Japanese government.

    These ironclad corporate alliances have caused much debate and have been called "government-sponsored cartels." While some think keiretsu are a menace to trade, others see them as a model for change. Features common to most keiretsu include "main bank," stable shareholding, and seconded directors. Some keiretsu concepts have no American parallel such as "general trading company." The keiretsu system is one of the profound differences between Japanese and US business structures."

    What is keiretsu? - Definition from Whatis.com

    Buy American = "Because Ford, GM and Chrysler conduct far more of their research, design, engineering, manufacturing and assembly work in the U.S. than foreign automakers do, buying a Ford, GM, or Chrysler supports almost three times as many jobs as buying the average foreign automobile. Some comparisons are even more striking. Buying a Ford supports 3.5 times more jobs than buying a Hyundai. Comparing a Honda and a Hyundai? Buying a Honda supports more than 2 times more jobs."

    The Level Field Institute
     
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    what exactly is that green meat at arbys?

    wendy's......i hope not
     

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