Ed's Catfish Closed
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Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#1 Jul 2, 2011
Ed's Catfish has Business Closed sign on their door.
me

Searcy, AR

#2 Jul 2, 2011
Guest wrote:
Ed's Catfish has Business Closed sign on their door.
Darn
Tough economy

Jonesboro, AR

#3 Jul 2, 2011
Cost of food especially catfish probably chef factor in closing. Only chain restaurants will be left in near future.
guest

Paron, AR

#4 Jul 2, 2011
They are probably just closed for the holiday weekend. Several businesses are.
gmoney

Little Rock, AR

#5 Jul 2, 2011
There's another thread on here from a few days ago. It says they closed Wednesday night and didn't give the employees any notice.
A New Me

Jonesboro, AR

#6 Jul 2, 2011
the rent at that location was biggest drain on the business.
guest

United States

#7 Jul 2, 2011
They didn't give notice just closed the doors and told everyone they didn't have a job
Bill

United States

#8 Jul 2, 2011
guest wrote:
They didn't give notice just closed the doors and told everyone they didn't have a job
Yarnell's did the same thing... People are just down right Sorry!
Ron

Trumann, AR

#9 Jul 2, 2011
That place has been going down hill every sience Edd died
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#10 Jul 2, 2011
Ron wrote:
That place has been going down hill every sience Edd died
When Ed's was out on Hwy 1 South they done a booming business. Of course economy was much different then. I think the beginning of the end started after moving to Southwest Drive. It wasn't visible enough, truckers and other large vehicles could not park.
Substantial increase in the price of catfish was the last blow. Little Rock news reported one well known restaurant there increased catfish plate by $3.00 each.
turbodog62

Little Rock, AR

#11 Jul 2, 2011
Did Ed lose a big part of his business on Hwy 1 to a casino in Tunica? Like he lost it and just ran it for them? That was the word back in the day.
Wow

Jonesboro, AR

#12 Jul 3, 2011
Guest wrote:
Ed's Catfish has Business Closed sign on their door.
I can honestly say, I'm not surprised. I really thought it would have happened sooner, since Ed died. And they had good fish, too, just overpriced, like most fish houses.
Wow

Jonesboro, AR

#13 Jul 3, 2011
Maybe Rons will buy it and re-open.
Softball Dad

Jonesboro, AR

#14 Jul 3, 2011
gmoney wrote:
There's another thread on here from a few days ago. It says they closed Wednesday night and didn't give the employees any notice.
Must suck to be one of the customers that got served whatever left over fish was in the freezer that night.

I only went to Ed's once...walked in, saw the mess, the people, and the smell, then looked at the price...walked out and went to Outback.

I'm sure the food was decent for being a deep friend bonanza of artery clogging goodness but it wasn't for me. I feel for the folks that lost their job.

Companies should be held liable and forced to provide some sort of notice and compensation before just closing the doors.
Hmmmmmm

Benton, AR

#15 Jul 3, 2011
Ed lost it some years back to a gambling problem in Tunica. Very unfortunate!
Beto

Jonesboro, AR

#16 Jul 3, 2011
Used to go on Monday for lunch when Ed gave a 1 dollar break on the price. He used to come around to the tables and visit with those who wanted to visit. Nice guy. Pretty good food. Then he died.

The place went to Hell. The price was way out of line for what they "served." Any smiles the place had died with Ed. The wait staff was always surly, and the last 2 times I went, I had to ask for refills. My fault. I should have stopped going the first time I was overcharged and got a grouchy "waitress."

I really do miss Ed and HIS catfish place.
Neeg r Luvr

Jonesboro, AR

#17 Jul 3, 2011
They sure beet Rons and their 15 dollar buffet
In the know

Jonesboro, AR

#18 Jul 4, 2011
Don Hosea's Mexican will be leasing it. I understand they will also be obtaining a liquer permit.
A New Me

Jonesboro, AR

#19 Jul 4, 2011
In the know wrote:
Don Hosea's Mexican will be leasing it. I understand they will also be obtaining a liquer permit.
YEAH!, more mexican with cerveza!
long

Mountain Home, AR

#20 Jul 4, 2011
In the know wrote:
Don Hosea's Mexican will be leasing it. I understand they will also be obtaining a liquer permit.
Send them back to mexico where they belong.

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