Five Guys Rome Shut Down
avgdude

Charlestown, MA

#22 Oct 1, 2013
Ugh wrote:
No one is driving all the way up there to get a burger
It's that simple.
If they were more centrally located they would have done better.
centrally located to what? Please tell me what road in Rome is busier than Black River Blvd.
Glad its gone

Moravia, NY

#23 Oct 2, 2013
erie blvd west!
Brilliant

Utica, NY

#24 Oct 2, 2013
Best place to open a fast food chain is always in front of a Gym. #BrainDeadBusinessmen
Brilliant

Dover, DE

#25 Oct 2, 2013
Brilliant wrote:
Best place to open a fast food chain is always in front of a Gym.#BrainDeadBusinessmen
They have a burger king & McDonalds just down the street that are always BUSY! Could it be the 2 dollar hambergers they serve!Nobody in there right mind pays 20 dollar for 2 bergers & a fries!!
hank brackett

Syracuse, NY

#26 Oct 2, 2013
Sad its gone wrote:
I loved the burgers there!!! Sorry to see it gone.
Totally agree...I went there a total of 6 or 7 times. The burgers were great but a little pricey. I had a feeling this wasn't going to go over in Rome very well. This is still the city of McD's & BK. Still sad to see 5 guys go.
GORGE MICHAEL

Somerville, MA

#27 Oct 2, 2013
Brilliant wrote:
<quoted text>They have a burger king & McDonalds just down the street that are always BUSY! Could it be the 2 dollar hambergers they serve!Nobody in there right mind pays 20 dollar for 2 bergers & a fries!!
In Rome it's all about portion size and price. The actual quality of food is an afterthought. "Oh, the food is just ok. Though, for ten dollars I was able to gorge myself on dried, packaged pasta. I even had enough left to bring home a doggie bag for the next day!" That's why people eat at the Franklin.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#28 Oct 3, 2013
Ugh wrote:
No one is driving all the way up there to get a burger
It's that simple.
If they were more centrally located they would have done better.
"All the way up there"? From WHERE? They're a stone's throw from McDonalds and Burger King, the both of those stores are doing fine.
lol

Ithaca, NY

#29 Oct 3, 2013
The owner was making $$. It was about not making enough $$!!! GREED!!! The profits werent what they are in his NH store, so he told the workers about 6-8 months ago he planned to close. Trash if you ask me.
Really

Dover, DE

#30 Oct 3, 2013
lol wrote:
The owner was making $$. It was about not making enough $$!!! GREED!!! The profits werent what they are in his NH store, so he told the workers about 6-8 months ago he planned to close. Trash if you ask me.
Did he really think he was going to make alot of money in ROME NY selling HB's ffor 8 dollars apiece!Tell him GOOD BYE!Rome doesn't need him!
lol

Ithaca, NY

#31 Oct 3, 2013
The people that worked for him likely needed the job. Outrageous that a person would do that. If you're making $$, how can you not stick it out for your employee's?
eye for da eyz

Dover, DE

#32 Oct 3, 2013
lol wrote:
The people that worked for him likely needed the job. Outrageous that a person would do that. If you're making $$, how can you not stick it out for your employee's?
they can always go to BK & flip burgers!
Snowman

Hamilton, NY

#33 Oct 3, 2013
Just heard from 2 of my co-workers that Moe's is going to set up at the former 5 Guys bldg.
Sounds good!
GORGE MICHAEL

Somerville, MA

#34 Oct 3, 2013
Snowman wrote:
Just heard from 2 of my co-workers that Moe's is going to set up at the former 5 Guys bldg.
Sounds good!
yeah, I can't wait to get yelled at on my way in to chow down on their bland, shitty food.
Luke Getznopussy

Allston, MA

#35 Oct 3, 2013
The owner sexually harassed one or more of the employees and was charged and found GUILTY.....remember that?
WilOfRome

Brooklyn, NY

#36 Oct 3, 2013
lol wrote:
The owner was making $$. It was about not making enough $$!!! GREED!!! The profits werent what they are in his NH store, so he told the workers about 6-8 months ago he planned to close. Trash if you ask me.
That's exactly what the problem is with small business owners, especially in Rome. They think if they open a small restaurant like Five Guys that it's going to make them a million dollar a year. They aren't realistic.

I bet that owner who probably wasn't the manager netted about $45k a year after all expenses with his manager making $28k-$34k a year. That's still a good profit margin. But he probably figured he should be making $200k a year, and that's just not going to happen.

Rome has the worst business leaders I've ever seen.

Just like Friendly's closing after 47 years in business. They were always busy, always had a profit, and people loved it.

The corporation of Friendly's decided to close some restaurants in New York, but the Rome one was not on that list. What happened was the Rome location, plus about 45 other locations in New York were owned by the same company. That company decided to sell out (probably because the owner was retiring), and the purchaser of the company didn't want all 45 locations. So, they closed about 8-10 of them as part of the deal. Rome being one of them.

As long as the restaurant is in the black, I say keep it open. It's not that much work for the owner-investor because the manager handles most transactions. All the owner-investor has to do is sign a few forms a year, pay the taxes, and deposit his profit checks.

It was a service that some Romans enjoyed, and it kept about 15 people working. We need more employee-owned businesses for smaller margined businesses like these. Most people are happy just having a job with a steady paycheck. Not all workers desire to be millionaires.
Eye For An Eye

Tully, NY

#37 Oct 4, 2013
WilOfRome wrote:
<quoted text>
That's exactly what the problem is with small business owners, especially in Rome. They think if they open a small restaurant like Five Guys that it's going to make them a million dollar a year. They aren't realistic.
I bet that owner who probably wasn't the manager netted about $45k a year after all expenses with his manager making $28k-$34k a year. That's still a good profit margin. But he probably figured he should be making $200k a year, and that's just not going to happen.
Rome has the worst business leaders I've ever seen.
Just like Friendly's closing after 47 years in business. They were always busy, always had a profit, and people loved it.
The corporation of Friendly's decided to close some restaurants in New York, but the Rome one was not on that list. What happened was the Rome location, plus about 45 other locations in New York were owned by the same company. That company decided to sell out (probably because the owner was retiring), and the purchaser of the company didn't want all 45 locations. So, they closed about 8-10 of them as part of the deal. Rome being one of them.
As long as the restaurant is in the black, I say keep it open. It's not that much work for the owner-investor because the manager handles most transactions. All the owner-investor has to do is sign a few forms a year, pay the taxes, and deposit his profit checks.
It was a service that some Romans enjoyed, and it kept about 15 people working. We need more employee-owned businesses for smaller margined businesses like these. Most people are happy just having a job with a steady paycheck. Not all workers desire to be millionaires.
You sure sound like a KNOW IT ALL...why don't YOU go & open up a five guys in rome...45000 a year you think is "good profit" when you ay a manager 25-30K..you really are STUPID!

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#38 Oct 4, 2013
lol wrote:
The people that worked for him likely needed the job. Outrageous that a person would do that. If you're making $$, how can you not stick it out for your employee's?
The purpose of a business is to make money. It is NOT to provide jobs for the convenience of the employees.
lol

Ithaca, NY

#39 Oct 4, 2013
RegularCrewChief wrote:
<quoted text>
The purpose of a business is to make money. It is NOT to provide jobs for the convenience of the employees.
So you addressed part of my statement...but, AGAIN he was MAKING $$. So the purpose, was being met. I never said a business man should take a loss. But when you are making $$.....
lol lol

Dover, DE

#40 Oct 4, 2013
he must have NOT been making enough money! Is that so hadr to understand! This is AMERICA! Maybe YOU should go & buy the place!
lol

Ithaca, NY

#41 Oct 4, 2013
Exactly, some greddy money grubber who is MAKING $$ but "not enough", packs up and closes and causes 10 people to be without a job, because the profits were there but not enough? Time to boycott his NH one too!

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