No go for In-N-Out Burger in Capitola

In-N-Out Burger, hunting for a site for its first outlet in Santa Cruz County, is still coming up empty. Full Story
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Since: May 08

Santa Cruz, CA

#362 Sep 29, 2010
the original curious cat wrote:
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i miss In-N-Out Burger from when i lived in SoCal. you can't get a decent burger in Santa Cruz.
You don't like burger?

Or Betty Burgers?

I like In-N-Out but also like the two local joints.
the original curious cat

Santa Cruz, CA

#363 Sep 30, 2010
Xanthippe wrote:
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You don't like burger?
Or Betty Burgers?
I like In-N-Out but also like the two local joints.
the burger is OK. they are a little pricey to me for what you got. i like Betty Burgers (and they have great fries and milk shakes). i also like Jack's, although they seem a little pricey for what you get. there is nowhere near Swift and Mission where i can get a really good, inexpensive burger. it's no fun driving across town just for a good burger.

besides these three places Santa Cruz is a burger wasteland. when I lived in SoCal it was easy to find a great burger. i can't diss SoCal for that.

there is something about In-N-Out Burgers that makes them head and shoulders above Betty Burgers, burger and Jack's. i can't put my finger on it.
the original curious cat

Santa Cruz, CA

#364 Sep 30, 2010
for those who live in Santa Cruz, i would appreciate if you could post questions to ask the City Council candidates, like having an In-N-Out Burger in Santa Cruz.

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/santa-cruz-ca...

i appreciate your help in compiling a list of questions which the News media is not asking them.
TheShadow

Watsonville, CA

#365 Sep 30, 2010
the original curious cat wrote:
for those who live in Santa Cruz, i would appreciate if you could post questions to ask the City Council candidates, like having an In-N-Out Burger in Santa Cruz.
The answer is obvious; they are against U.S. chain stores (corporations that hire MANY people) but favor small mom-n-pop shops.
the original curious cat

Santa Cruz, CA

#366 Sep 30, 2010
TheShadow wrote:
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The answer is obvious; they are against U.S. chain stores (corporations that hire MANY people) but favor small mom-n-pop shops.
but the Santa Cruz City Council has let in chain stores (on Pacific) and big box stores like Costco and Whole Foods, while they court others.

they are hypocrites.

Since: May 08

Santa Cruz, CA

#367 Sep 30, 2010
Frankly, given the level of service at many of the mom and pops in Santa Cruz, I'm happy to see some of the chains come in. Customer service has improved at New Leaf, for example, since Whole Foods came in.

I don't know whether it has at Bookshop or not; since Borders opened, I go there - not because I don't like the Coonertys, but because I like Borders better.
the original curious cat

Santa Cruz, CA

#368 Sep 30, 2010
Xanthippe wrote:
Frankly, given the level of service at many of the mom and pops in Santa Cruz, I'm happy to see some of the chains come in. Customer service has improved at New Leaf, for example, since Whole Foods came in.
I don't know whether it has at Bookshop or not; since Borders opened, I go there - not because I don't like the Coonertys, but because I like Borders better.
although i despise the Coonerty clan, i always received great service at Bookshop. i got terrible service at Borders because the employees were not devoted readers like Bookshop employees. also the books at Borders are haphazardly organized, disrespecting the books.

i support local mom and pops because they pump money back into the local economy, and i support people who have the guts to start their own businesses. i have mixed views of New Leaf, but was always satisfied with Staff. and Shoppers has always had good customer service.

the chains make towns generic. i don't want to live in any town. i want to live in a distinctive one. otherwise i might as well be in San Jose or Sacramento.

Since: May 08

Santa Cruz, CA

#369 Oct 1, 2010
Well, since the earthquake, unless one counts Costco or Ross, there is no place to buy household/department store items in Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz is somewhat of a shopping hell, in fact, for certain items.

So one's choice is either to drive outside of town or shop online, neither of which brings money into local coffers.

Some businesses do quite well here despite the competition by chains, and that is because they provide something the other stores don't. Shoppers is an excellent example. They don't beat the chains on price but they do on quality. One simply cannot find the same high quality at Safeway, so the extra $$ is worth it to get Shoppers meat and produce (and cheese and wine and dairy and ...).

Need a computer? Need socks or underwear that doesn't cost $8/pair? Affordable childrens' clothing? Video games? You're out of luck unless you go to a chain (Costco) or shop elsewhere.

Too bad Santa Cruz doesn't court Target.
Hey High C

Santa Cruz, CA

#370 Oct 1, 2010
Xanthippe wrote:
Well, since the earthquake, unless one counts Costco or Ross, there is no place to buy household/department store items in Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz is somewhat of a shopping hell, in fact, for certain items.
So one's choice is either to drive outside of town or shop online, neither of which brings money into local coffers.
Some businesses do quite well here despite the competition by chains, and that is because they provide something the other stores don't. Shoppers is an excellent example. They don't beat the chains on price but they do on quality. One simply cannot find the same high quality at Safeway, so the extra $$ is worth it to get Shoppers meat and produce (and cheese and wine and dairy and ...).
Need a computer? Need socks or underwear that doesn't cost $8/pair? Affordable childrens' clothing? Video games? You're out of luck unless you go to a chain (Costco) or shop elsewhere.
Too bad Santa Cruz doesn't court Target.
i agree with you. santa cruz independent stores which sold these things went out of business after the Loma Prieta Earthquake and new stores to address these needs never replaced them. Santa Cruz is a shopping hell and everything costs more here than over the hill. this might be due partly to transportation costs.

i shop at the chains for some things, but i try to keep my shopping to local businesses. you are totally right about Shoppers. i was surprised to find that some local hiking stores and Sockshop Santa Cruz have a fairly decent inventory.

the reality is that you will never beat the Internet for diversity and price. i do buy some things off the Internet. we need to make chain stores and large corporations pay their employees better and give them healthcare. but we must also be ready to accept higher prices as a consequence.

anyways, our city needs a sustainable job base for locals, which pays higher than retail jobs.
wow

Santa Cruz, CA

#371 Oct 2, 2010
the original curious cat wrote:
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although i despise the Coonerty clan, i always received great service at Bookshop. i got terrible service at Borders because the employees were not devoted readers like Bookshop employees. also the books at Borders are haphazardly organized, disrespecting the books.
i support local mom and pops because they pump money back into the local economy, and i support people who have the guts to start their own businesses. i have mixed views of New Leaf, but was always satisfied with Staff. and Shoppers has always had good customer service.
the chains make towns generic. i don't want to live in any town. i want to live in a distinctive one. otherwise i might as well be in San Jose or Sacramento.
Books are inanimate objects, how can they be disrespected? I like how you repeat "I support" even though it is me and other taxpayers that support you with section 8 and disability even though you are supposedly educated in computer science. If you can post on topix seems to me you should be able work and pay your own way in life.
the original curious cat

Santa Cruz, CA

#372 Oct 2, 2010
wow wrote:
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Books are inanimate objects, how can they be disrespected? I like how you repeat "I support" even though it is me and other taxpayers that support you with section 8 and disability even though you are supposedly educated in computer science. If you can post on topix seems to me you should be able work and pay your own way in life.
obviously you don't read books. otherwise you would know how they can be disrespected. just like a prized car or piece of art can be disrespected.

you assume a lot and know very little (about me). probably from watching too much TV and lack of education.
Hey High C

Santa Cruz, CA

#373 Oct 2, 2010
wow wrote:
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Books are inanimate objects, how can they be disrespected? I like how you repeat "I support" even though it is me and other taxpayers that support you with section 8 and disability even though you are supposedly educated in computer science. If you can post on topix seems to me you should be able work and pay your own way in life.
How can we take anything seriously from someone who apartment residents observed standing inside a 5' tall trash dumpster early yesterday morning? Were you looking for a book? Misplaced your paycheck? Looking for a change of clothes?
CapGirl

Santa Cruz, CA

#374 Jun 3, 2011
Common Santa Cruz! Some of us like burgers, drive-thru's, and family members able to find JOBS!
red

Sofia, Bulgaria

#376 Oct 13, 2011
options

Bakersfield, CA

#377 Oct 13, 2011
you know what?you have two options:one keep complaining two:move to somewhere else that has cheper food like california or chicago
red

Sofia, Bulgaria

#378 Oct 13, 2011
thebeginner.eu
endless bummer

Santa Cruz, CA

#379 Aug 7, 2012
Hey High C wrote:
<quoted text>Misplaced your paycheck?
Now that's funny, Pat, considering when John managed to lose his SSI check he may not have looked in the dumpster should you have inadvertently thrown it away, choosing to file a false police report alleging it was stolen instead.
Donny B

Falls Church, VA

#380 Aug 7, 2012
the original curious cat wrote:
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obviously you don't read books. otherwise you would know how they can be disrespected. just like a prized car or piece of art can be disrespected.
you assume a lot and know very little (about me). probably from watching too much TV and lack of education.
That's right. Everyone should have a PhD like you, the Pillsbury Doughboy, so they can live in section 8 housing and be welfare parsites for the rest of their lives liek you and your rotund sister, Jabba.

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