Young and Hungry

Quick Feeding: Does Richmond Really Need 11 Hardee’s Locations?

  • Useless Facts: Congrats D.C.! We didn't make the Daily Beast's list of cities with high numbers of franchise restaurants per 100,000 residents. But a number of Virginia cities did. When you crunch the numbers, Richmond is the capital of Olive Garden with three locations. (That's 1.5 locations per 100,000 residents.) Richmond is also the capital of Hardee's, with 11 locations. (That's 5.4 locations per 100,000 residents.) Want Cracker Barrel? Chesapeake has three locations. (That's 1.3 locations per 100,000 people.) Or Ruby Tuesday? There are five locations in Norfolk. (That's 2.1 locations per 100,000 people.) [TDB via Eater Nat'l]
  • Virginia Winery Crumbles, Trumps Eyes Ruins: Out near Charlottesville, Donald Trump might be the next owner of what was once the Kluge wine empire. "Whatever [Patricia Kluge] screwed up on, she didn't screw up on the quality of the wine, that's for sure." [WaPo]
  • A New Food Truck Takes to the Streets: Want Latin street food? A new mobile food operation can help you get your fix. [TBD]
  • A Georgetown Then and Now: From a fortune teller named Mrs. Dean to a gelato-selling Dolcezza. [Georgetown Metropolitan]
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    • Stephen

      Not that these are your statistics, but zero of Olive Garden's "Richmond" restaurants are actually in the City of Richmond (I checked on Olive Garden's website). Two are in Henrico County and one in Chesterfield County, all with Richmond mailing addresses. I assume the same is true for Hardee's. I don't love Richmond, but it's pretty free of chain restaurants!

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