Friday, January 02, 2009

Seen and Heard in Columbus

* A few days ago, I saw a car plastered with the "Five Guys" logo. A Reuters news article in June 2008, had this----

TCH Restaurant Group, Inc. will take its Five Guys Burgers and Fries from its current count of five stores in Tampa to a total of 86 stores in Tampa, Houston and Columbus, Ohio over the next several years....

Was this car with Florida plates here to search for locations for those future restaurants? Those of us who've visited a Five Guys Burger and Fries place in North Carolina, await those burgers, fries, and hot dogs at a location here in central Ohio.

* Rumor has it that the DSW shoe stores are desperately trying to cut costs by reducing employee work hours. I sincerely hope that DSW doesn't go out of business.

* Word has it that many central Ohioans who are not going to the Inauguration festivities in Washington DC are throwing special parties or gatherings to watch Barack Obama be sworn in as President. How will you spend inauguration day? If you are unable to watch it live on TV, be sure to use your DVR to save it to watch it later.

* Some of the Kroger locations were giving away free Ohio State flags yesterday. Check with you local Krogers to see if they have any left.