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U.S. chains in Canada (split from Ontario board)

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U.S. chains in Canada (split from Ontario board)

TexSquared | Jan 15, 2011 09:42 PM

I hope Five Guys doesn't go the way of Krispy Kreme, because the similarities are scary. One lame-duck location in Mississauga. One-trick pony (burgers and not much else). Proven formula that worked in the USA but untested in this country. And unfortunately, an attitude of "protectionism"/"xenophobia" in this country where people will support crappy local product (Tim Hortons, Harveys, Pizza Pizza etc) over superior American product (Krispy Kreme, Five Guys, Papa John's, etc).

I wouldn't knock their stripped-down menu -- it's the same in the USA and obviously it's worked well for them. One casualty of their success is Fuddruckers (which has a lot more menu items/options) which went into Chapter 11:

http://www.cheese-burger.net/stories/...

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