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Mall Trends And Hurdles Send Chains Shopping For Site Solutions - Connecticut Guide and Information News Resource - CT
Denny Rouse, vice president of real estate for Outback Steakhouses, said it was a tough decision to commit to a mall location because those environments typically lack what the chain normally demands in a site.Rouse said he is equally concerned about parking spaces for his guests in mall areas."That's why we don't like being near movie theaters, health clubs or pool halls," he said.Asked why his company is moving into a shopping center when it conflicts with its traditional expansion strategy, Rouse, the Outback executives, said: "They made us an offer we couldn't refuse."Meanwhile, Rouse said his company is in the early stages of designing a quick-serve Outback proto-type to fit in food courts in malls or transportation centers.
Business - Post-Tribune (Gary)
"It's a market that we identified a long time ago; we just needed the right economic deal to go," said Denny Rouse, vice president in charge of real estate and development for Tampa, Fla.-based Outback Steakhouse Inc. This will be the first Northwest Indiana location for the Australian-themed restaurant known for its steaks and "Bloomin' Onion." There are 11 locations in the Chicago area and restaurants in Lafayette, South Bend, Terre Haute, Fort Wayne, Evansville and Indianapolis. "There is a big energy center right there at the interchange of Interstate 65 and U.S. 30," Rouse said."The realigned interchange will help, too.
News - Post-Tribune (Gary)
We're surprised the prices there are like Chicago and New York City , said Denny Rouse , vice president in charge of real estate and development for Outback Steakhouse.Rouse originally looked at building in the Costco-Lowe's development , but now is focusing his efforts on a piece of land on the south side of 30 across from the Colorado Steakhouse building in Merrillville.Though still on 30 , he said the spot is not quite as expensive as land along I-65.U.S. 30 repeats familiar shops and services , such as McDonald's , White Castle , Speedway gas stations and big box discount stores , from Porter to Lake county , so residents have nearly equal driving distances to the most popular stores.Intermixed with the familiar , the highway also offers the unique.From sushi at the mall and a certified castle in which to dine to psychic readers and a pet store catering only to reptile lovers , U.S. 30 brings residents from one county to another , and even across the state line , to do business.
Restaurants and Institutions: January 15, 2000
When Buffalo, N.Y.-based Dynamic Restaurant Operation Inc., a licensed franchisee of T.G.I. Friday's, Denny's, Papa John's and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, decided to open a Friday's in Boca Raton, Fla., it knew the necessary criteria based on the 15 Friday's it already owns.The casual eatery typically is located on 11/2 to 2 acres of land with on-site parking for 125 to 175 cars.Because it draws lunch and dinner customers from a broad consumer base, Friday's tends to be in high-traffic corridors with large shopping malls, office buildings, and easy access to and from residential neighborhoods.Dynamic had only to find the site, re-create the formula Friday's look-oak interiors, Tiffany-style glass windows, and red-and-white-striped tablecloths and uniforms-and the customers would come.Would the site have worked if the plan had been to open one of Dynamic's other franchises, such as Denny's or Papa John's.Friday's is a destination location, Denny's is not.People choose to eat at Denny's on the spur of the moment while driving to and from somewhere else.As a result, the success of any Denny's depends on a constant flow of car traffic.It also attracts large numbers of senior citizens and families of modest means.Papa John's, on the other hand, requires no drive-by, impulse traffic.It does, however, need 20, 000 households within a 3-mile radius, the majority of which are solidly middle class with children at home and two working parents who are too tired to cook.But South Beach draws a young crowd with money to burn.We try to keep our restaurants at least 10 miles apart, more if they're at interchange locations, says Denny Rouse, Outback vice president of real estate and development.Other than that, I just look for a busy Olive Garden and move in next door..