The hits just keep on coming in ’07. I walked by this amazing sign last week on 40th btw. 7th & 8th:
That’s right, Popeyes is back baby! When my wife first started working in Midtown, there was a Popeyes in the 40s btw. 5th & 6th (I think it was on 46th). But by the time I had started working there, it had disappeared (literally… I think they tore the whole building down). Very disappointing. Sure, there are other places for fried chicken in Midtown- but none that are as cheap, spicy, or with biscuits that are so delicious, they leave you wondering whether the main ingredient is biscuit or butter.
Anyway, if you are sick of your desk job, and looking for a move into the chicken and biscuits field, they are hiring. Just call 347-534-5478. A call to that number revealed that they plan on opening within two weeks. I’ll be there on Day 1 with a bib on (you don’t want to get beans and rice on your work clothes).
There’s other good news in that same area of town. I’ve gotten a few worried emails and comments about Yum Thai (44th btw. B’way & 6th) being shuttered. Fear not cheap Thai fans- they were only closed for renovations and plan on re-opening tomorrow (Thursday). Though to be safe, I may wait until Friday or Monday before trekking over there.
And now for my first installment of “Restaurant Tips from a guy who knows very little about the restaurant industry, but knows this”:
Tip #1: If you are going to temporarily close down your business (for whatever reason), but plan on re-opening, put a sign up to let your customers know that you are not closed forever. Even if the sign has poor grammar, and you get made fun of on a blog, you will still get your point across…
Posted by Zach at 8:35 am, February 7th, 2007 under 44th btw. 6+B'way, Fried Chicken, Soul Food, Thai.