Dairy queen to open in Rome

Dairy queen to open in Rome

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ice cream insider

New Haven, CT

#1 Jul 29, 2013
CONFIRMED! Dairy queen will be opening a new "grill n chill" in what will be the old friendlies!

Finally something half way decent is coming to Rome . I can't wait to order a peanut buster parfait!
Dilly Bars FTW

Schenectady, NY

#2 Jul 29, 2013
Finally, something worth while to contend with Nicky Doodle's

Since: Jul 10

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#3 Jul 29, 2013
There used to be two DQ's in Rome. Interesting that they think it's worthwhile to come back to this dying town.
ice cream insider

New Haven, CT

#4 Jul 29, 2013
RegularCrewChief wrote:
There used to be two DQ's in Rome. Interesting that they think it's worthwhile to come back to this dying town.
Friendlies is leaving town. DQ will be a gold mine! Great ideas are always torn down by the least among us. You're a sad person
Whooooo

Utica, NY

#5 Jul 29, 2013
DQ has not been confirmed. Post your source if you are so sure. There is no proof of this.
heard the rumor too

Rochester, NY

#6 Jul 29, 2013
I heard from the Rome/Utica business alliance that this will be happening. I was hoping it was true, glad this confirms it.
NOSTRILS

Utica, NY

#7 Jul 31, 2013
go johnny rockets!!!
mez

Utica, NY

#8 Sep 26, 2013
Any updates on this
nope

Hamilton, NY

#9 Sep 26, 2013
Been waiting myself! There is nothing at all going on. If they open up in the old Friendly's, they will get TONS of business from hospital employees!!! We are all hoping it happens!!!
WLr

Syracuse, NY

#10 Sep 26, 2013
ice cream insider wrote:
CONFIRMED! Dairy queen will be opening a new "grill n chill" in what will be the old friendlies!
Finally something half way decent is coming to Rome . I can't wait to order a peanut buster parfait!
what are they going to put in at the old 5 Guys now that its closed.
IrregularCrewChi ef

Utica, NY

#11 Sep 26, 2013
RegularCrewChief wrote:
There used to be two DQ's in Rome. Interesting that they think it's worthwhile to come back to this dying town.
Since there's not a DQ within 50 miles it should do well. Last DQs shut down when the population dropped by half during the base closure. Sonic would be better but i'll settle for a DQ.
Grumpy68

Utica, NY

#12 Sep 27, 2013
IrregularCrewChief wrote:
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Since there's not a DQ within 50 miles it should do well. Last DQs shut down when the population dropped by half during the base closure. Sonic would be better but i'll settle for a DQ.
Newsflash IDIOT! Romes ppopulation is LESS Now that when the base closed!
IrregularCrewChi ef

Utica, NY

#13 Sep 27, 2013
Grumpy68 wrote:
<quoted text>Newsflash IDIOT! Romes ppopulation is LESS Now that when the base closed!
learn to read Idiot, that was mentioned in the post. Maybe a small lesson in economics is in order for Grumpy smurf. 2 DQs in a pop. of approx 55k people. Within a year pop. drops to approx 30k. Sudden economic change causes businesses to close and relocate. Rome has self sustained at the approx 35k mark for over a decade, which is more than enough to support 1 DQ since there isn't one within 50 miles. Jackass.
Grumpy68

Utica, NY

#14 Sep 27, 2013
IrregularCrewChief wrote:
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learn to read Idiot, that was mentioned in the post. Maybe a small lesson in economics is in order for Grumpy smurf. 2 DQs in a pop. of approx 55k people. Within a year pop. drops to approx 30k. Sudden economic change causes businesses to close and relocate. Rome has self sustained at the approx 35k mark for over a decade, which is more than enough to support 1 DQ since there isn't one within 50 miles. Jackass.
Really AZZHOLE! Utica has a population at LEAST 50K...they should have 2 DQ's ! You are a real IDIOT!
WLr

Syracuse, NY

#15 Sep 27, 2013
Grumpy68 wrote:
<quoted text>Newsflash IDIOT! Romes ppopulation is LESS Now that when the base closed!
WTF do you think CrewChief meant when he said 'the population dropped by half durning the base closure'?
KIM

Hamilton, NY

#16 Sep 27, 2013
Grumpy68 wrote:
<quoted text>Really AZZHOLE! Utica has a population at LEAST 50K...they should have 2 DQ's ! You are a real IDIOT!
Population is one thing but this area is poor. Bob & his son Rick Tharrett (owners of Poppa Ricks)had the franchise for 30 years it is very expensive to start up, Start-up Cost:$400,000 to $1,000,000.. http://www.franchise.org/Dairy_Queen_franchis... You have that kind of money for a bad market?

Back when he had a large Military population service jobs were galore because they simply supported the base. Utica never had a dairy queen in fact if you noticed even most of the pizza shops have closed. Things aren't what they used to be someone who works at APAC, Masonic Home or Con Med just don't have much disposable income. Even if they work for the state they are tier 5 or 6 and get paid a fraction of what tier 1-4 did. Revere Copper will be hiring late this Spring I am told and new contract is going to pay new employees $5 dollars an hour less than established people. Imagine that is $10,000 a yr less just because you came in the door after such a date. They are also still going to be one of the better employers as far as pay. They did away with the pension years ago and you have to pay 25% of health insurance premium. I am told new people on lower pay tier will have to pay 50%. Just like General Motors two tier the higher tier employees were hired at $28 an hour and could go up to $40 depending on the job. While the low tier gets paid a flat $14 an hour. Same job for at least $28,000 a year less. Is it any wonder why anyone that has money won't spend it and anyone that doesn't have will not get it. People under 40 are said to be the Paul Ryan and Sara Palin lost children. They won't need Pensions, Social Security or Medicare because they have have Face Book,I Phones and are easily divided so it is easy to keep them divided and oppressed. If they are sick remember what Sara Palin said "Jesus will cure you if he wants you cured"
IrregularCrewChi ef

Utica, NY

#17 Sep 27, 2013
Noones surprised over 5 guys... $23.00 for 2 people to eat, and you get a shit ton of the worst fries I've ever had. Burgers were good but nowhere near worth the price. DQ will be a nice change, I never liked friendlys. it will more than likely do great for a year, who knows if it'll do two. Probably kill Papa Ricks, and that place on Turin. Nikki doodles will survive.
Jeannette

Selkirk, NY

#18 Sep 27, 2013
nope wrote:
Been waiting myself! There is nothing at all going on. If they open up in the old Friendly's, they will get TONS of business from hospital employees!!! We are all hoping it happens!!!
So where were these tons of hospital employees for Friendly's?
5 Guys will be missed

Gloversville, NY

#19 Sep 28, 2013
IrregularCrewChief wrote:
Noones surprised over 5 guys...$23.00 for 2 people to eat, and you get a shit ton of the worst fries I've ever had. Burgers were good but nowhere near worth the price. DQ will be a nice change, I never liked friendlys. it will more than likely do great for a year, who knows if it'll do two. Probably kill Papa Ricks, and that place on Turin. Nikki doodles will survive.
The people of Rome wouldn't know good food if they fell in it. I ate there all the time and it wasn't $23 for two. More like $18. I will miss 5 Guys.
Guys will NOT be missed

Dover, DE

#20 Sep 28, 2013
5 Guys will be missed wrote:
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The people of Rome wouldn't know good food if they fell in it. I ate there all the time and it wasn't $23 for two. More like $18. I will miss 5 Guys.
Only a real IDIOT would pay 18 dollars for 2 hambergers & Fries!

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