Don's Downtown Hamburgers
animal control

West Mansfield, OH

#21 May 3, 2012
thanks for the heads-up on the punchcard game, man who can fix anything...Baby!

nice job on the lawn mower repair/preventive maitenace, so i guess your going to be fixin' some sasuage-n-cheese pizza pie's!!!

till those egg shells into ur garden for some organic fertility...

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animal control

West Mansfield, OH

#22 May 3, 2012
King of Siam wrote:
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Do us all a favor and spend that money on some rat poison and eat that....Baby!
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why would i do sometin' stupid like that? rat posion won't kill a person anyway if thats what ur implying...so ur wrong again....Baby!

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1Chieftain

Mason, OH

#23 May 4, 2012
David Miranda wrote:
<quoted text>WOW!!Somebody needs to get out more often.I will have to say that it was good but, the portions were too small.JMO
Oh, you are sooo wrong. Ruth's Chris and Hyde Park Steak House are two of my favorites.

You've been eating at way too many Chinese restaurants.
Doris H

Bellefontaine, OH

#24 May 4, 2012
Friday and Sunday are my hubby's days off work, so after several hours of "garage selling," we decided to grab a bite to eat AROUND 2:30. Both of us were looking forward to eating fries and a hamburger and remembering the old times eating there in our younger days. Imagine the disappointment as we walked through both doors to be greeted by a waitreess who said, "Mam, we are about ready to close. We close a 2:30?" I said, "What? You have to be kidding!" She said they open at 6 a.m. and close after 2:00. Well, what kind of hours is that for a brand new bisiness? My husband was mad as all get out. When can a person working first shift ever be able to eat there?
\ I can remember when a kid how it was a family tradition going shopping downtown on Friday nights after my dad got paid. We'd always eat at Don's Hamburger before shopping. It's no longer the same.
wow

Johnstown, OH

#25 May 4, 2012
Doris H wrote:
Friday and Sunday are my hubby's days off work, so after several hours of "garage selling," we decided to grab a bite to eat AROUND 2:30. Both of us were looking forward to eating fries and a hamburger and remembering the old times eating there in our younger days. Imagine the disappointment as we walked through both doors to be greeted by a waitreess who said, "Mam, we are about ready to close. We close a 2:30?" I said, "What? You have to be kidding!" She said they open at 6 a.m. and close after 2:00. Well, what kind of hours is that for a brand new bisiness? My husband was mad as all get out. When can a person working first shift ever be able to eat there?
\ I can remember when a kid how it was a family tradition going shopping downtown on Friday nights after my dad got paid. We'd always eat at Don's Hamburger before shopping. It's no longer the same.
It isn't "Don's" from yesteryear..Come on people, they serve breakfast and lunch...Lunch hour is typically over by 1:00...you people constantly have to have something to bitch about don't ya...
Doris H

Bellefontaine, OH

#26 May 4, 2012
wow wrote:
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It isn't "Don's" from yesteryear..Come on people, they serve breakfast and lunch...Lunch hour is typically over by 1:00...you people constantly have to have something to bitch about don't ya...
Well fine. They will end up being like other washed out businesses in town and be closed in a year.. I wouldn't be bitching if I had a chance to eat there, but that isn't going to happen with those hours---- which cater to people who aren't working!
Obama Sux da Big1

United States

#27 May 4, 2012
Doris sounds like just the kind of person I want sitting next to me on the stool. NOT!!!
How many naysayers on here run a business with a young family? The paper said he was looking forward to spending time with his kids people. As for first shift people, get up Early on Saturday.....
you sux

Bellefontaine, OH

#28 May 4, 2012
Obama Sux da Big1 wrote:
Doris sounds like just the kind of person I want sitting next to me on the stool. NOT!!!
How many naysayers on here run a business with a young family? The paper said he was looking forward to spending time with his kids people. As for first shift people, get up Early on Saturday.....
I can tell by your name you are as dumb as Obama. Talk about a naysayer he is the KING of them.
wow

Johnstown, OH

#29 May 4, 2012
Doris H wrote:
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Well fine. They will end up being like other washed out businesses in town and be closed in a year.. I wouldn't be bitching if I had a chance to eat there, but that isn't going to happen with those hours---- which cater to people who aren't working!
So by your thinking, only people who work 1st shift work? WOW..okay..whatever...FYI the donut shop in Marysvile and at the lake are only open until noon...both have been in business well over 30 years...

Since: Feb 11

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#30 May 4, 2012
David Miranda wrote:
<quoted text>WOW!!Somebody needs to get out more often.I will have to say that it was good but, the portions were too small.JMO
The portions were the correct size for a Japanese restaurant.
Depends what size you are, and how much you consume at one sitting.
Doris H

Bellefontaine, OH

#31 May 4, 2012
wow wrote:
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So by your thinking, only people who work 1st shift work? WOW..okay..whatever...FYI the donut shop in Marysvile and at the lake are only open until noon...both have been in business well over 30 years...
Duh! Why can't he hire someone dependable to run the place for him from 2 to 8 p.m.? That way he'd get more business and make more bucks and everybody could enjoy his business. That way he could spend his time with his family in the evenings.

If not, he's only serving a small portion of the town and shutting first-shift workers out. Pretty bad when there are people actually wanting to contribute to his business, eat there, but are denied because he closes early.
wow

Johnstown, OH

#32 May 5, 2012
Doris H wrote:
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Duh! Why can't he hire someone dependable to run the place for him from 2 to 8 p.m.? That way he'd get more business and make more bucks and everybody could enjoy his business. That way he could spend his time with his family in the evenings.
If not, he's only serving a small portion of the town and shutting first-shift workers out. Pretty bad when there are people actually wanting to contribute to his business, eat there, but are denied because he closes early.
Follow along, ok? They serve breakfast and lunch only....
redsfan

Bellefontaine, OH

#33 May 5, 2012
Its funny, I don't hear many people hollering about Black Tie only being open for lunch or 600 and Chattan Loch now only open for dinner. Mr. Hardwick is the owner, he gets to set his hours based on what he wants to work, if you have a problem with that, don't patronize his business. Its amazing to me the audacity of people who automatically think because they had one bad experience at the place that's it bad for the whole community, plenty of other people are interested in giving new business owners a chance and supporting especially locally owned businesses because its something new and it can add a new type of product to our area.
Male Member

Bellefontaine, OH

#34 May 5, 2012
Doris H wrote:
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Well fine. They will end up being like other washed out businesses in town and be closed in a year.. I wouldn't be bitching if I had a chance to eat there, but that isn't going to happen with those hours---- which cater to people who aren't working!
I had lunch there yesterday. The good was great, service was decent, and the place was packed. I don't think they're going to have any problems not getting your business. They'll be just fine.
hippocrite losers

Bellefontaine, OH

#35 May 5, 2012
animal control wrote:
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for $8.01 i can go to community markets and buy 2 doz. med eggs, a package of john morels bacon, 2 12oz packs of ground sausage, one pound of ground chuck, & a loaf of bread,, could feed 10 hungry people....Baby!
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Your so full of crap!! Man, all that cost almost 12 dollars. You idiot! Plus you have morgage /rent,electric,employee wages,gas,etc..... free of charge to the moron of topix, AC!!!
yerright

Mount Gilead, OH

#36 May 5, 2012
First Day wrote:
How many years has it been since the "old Don's" has been opened? I'm guessing it's been a few. A little word called inflation has happened since the "old Don's" was in business. Give them a chance.
Inflation what was .59 is now3.99
Mitch Lingrell

Marysville, OH

#37 May 5, 2012
First of all, I live on the road for the most part. And honestly you can't get a meal on the road for less than $10. Try a truck stop once in a while,the food is worse, costs more and the help is much less likely to be decent. Now, we went today, and the line was out the door. As someone else said, it's the kind of place Bellefontaine can support. The Japanese place obviously wasn't supportable, hence they went out of business.
Now, onto another part of this. Bellefontaine has a grand habit of running restaurants into the ground. We can't keep a decent one if we tried. I say we back this guy, since he's a local and do our part as a community. And the guy who said he could buy all that stuff for $8.01 , do that, and let's see how long you stay in business. That is about the most ignorant thought I've seen in print lately. What? do you think he would simply charge his cost? And feed people just because? It costs money to operate a business, and more than anyone else would know unless they are the one running said business. I know this because I've run my own business for 7 years, and it's not all roses and blue sky, it's hard damned work and quite honestly everyone is out to put you down. So , instead of running a place in the ground that has been open all of a few days, why don't you try doing the right thing and back up a business in your own community? Or, just stay home and cook all of your own meals... we'll support Don's ourselves.
intheknow

Bellefontaine, OH

#38 May 6, 2012
Mitch said..."it's hard damned work and quite honestly everyone is out to put you down. So , instead of running a place in the ground"
I must say you are a BIG hypocrite, talking about running a place in the ground when that is what you did on another subject I noticed. What do you do live on Topics? You have an opinion on everything. There is a saying, better for people to think you are an idiot than to open your mouth and prove they are right.
Mitch Lingrell wrote:
First of all, I live on the road for the most part. And honestly you can't get a meal on the road for less than $10. Try a truck stop once in a while,the food is worse, costs more and the help is much less likely to be decent. Now, we went today, and the line was out the door. As someone else said, it's the kind of place Bellefontaine can support. The Japanese place obviously wasn't supportable, hence they went out of business.
Now, onto another part of this. Bellefontaine has a grand habit of running restaurants into the ground. We can't keep a decent one if we tried. I say we back this guy, since he's a local and do our part as a community. And the guy who said he could buy all that stuff for $8.01 , do that, and let's see how long you stay in business. That is about the most ignorant thought I've seen in print lately. What? do you think he would simply charge his cost? And feed people just because? It costs money to operate a business, and more than anyone else would know unless they are the one running said business. I know this because I've run my own business for 7 years, and it's not all roses and blue sky, it's hard damned work and quite honestly everyone is out to put you down. So , instead of running a place in the ground that has been open all of a few days, why don't you try doing the right thing and back up a business in your own community? Or, just stay home and cook all of your own meals... we'll support Don's ourselves.

Since: Feb 12

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#39 May 6, 2012
I have been involved with restaurants all over Ohio. Most of them in small towns just like Bellefontaine. The town is not responsible for running the restaurants in the ground, it is the restaurateur. Most people get in the business because they have one or two great recipes that they think they can sell to the public. They may be a decent cook but operating a restaurant is as much about understanding how to run a tight ship and run a small business. Just having a good recipe and a novel theme idea is never enough. The beautiful thing about owning a small business is you get to run it how you want, that is exactly what Keith is doing and he will be wildly successful build a great business, get bored, sell it and start over. Nothing at all wrong with that, more power to him.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#40 May 6, 2012
Good points, Wite Out. It's surprising that so many people think they have the right to tell another how to run their business, or personal lives for that matter. I wonder how many of those have ever run a business?

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