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Anonymous

Somerset, KY

#1 Mar 4, 2012
In today's Commonwealth Journal, there was an insert introducing J. Gumo's "down home Cajun cookin" coming to downtown Somerset Mar 8th with hours 11-8 Mon-Fri and 11-4 Sat-Sun. Do you feel it will be successful?

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#6 Mar 4, 2012
Prediction , gumbo today , curry in the future - Probably wont last - Interior design not conducive to fine dining , building still for sale , no close parking , probably being financed by outa country interests , no wine with meals , no beer with meals , no prices listed in flyer (except one concerning kids portions , "1/2 size kids entree=$4.00" , meaning a full kid's portion will be $8.00)-McD's Happy meals , w/ sr. coffee for g-pa is still $4.04 - Wish any new business well , but don't think the time's right for this menu -
Tough Love

Corbin, KY

#7 Mar 4, 2012
Looking forward to trying it. From the website it looks like it might be a good lunch place -- a nice addition to down town.
Excited

Belvidere, IL

#8 Mar 4, 2012
It's a chain restaurant. Google it. Looks like a great menu with reasonable prices. I wish they were open later at nights and weekends, but other than that, I'm looking forward to having a chain restaurant in downtown Somerset. It's simple. If we support it, it will be successful. If we knock it before we've even tried it, it won't stand a chance.
The Dude

Brownsville, TN

#9 Mar 4, 2012
Knowitall9 wrote:
Prediction , gumbo today , curry in the future - Probably wont last - Interior design not conducive to fine dining , building still for sale , no close parking , probably being financed by outa country interests , no wine with meals , no beer with meals , no prices listed in flyer (except one concerning kids portions , "1/2 size kids entree=$4.00" , meaning a full kid's portion will be $8.00)-McD's Happy meals , w/ sr. coffee for g-pa is still $4.04 - Wish any new business well , but don't think the time's right for this menu -
It's not fine dining. It's not Emeril Lagasse or Joel Robuchon. It's a Cajun chain.

Since: Feb 12

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#10 Mar 4, 2012
it is probably going to suck! is this really what the people of someerset want in their town, cajun food? it's probably not even genuine, besides i understand it being opened by an Indian. indian+cajun=disaster

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#11 Mar 4, 2012
sorry meant somerset

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#12 Mar 4, 2012
just looked at their menu, don't think i'll be eating there,
looks nothing more than glorified Mexican food. why can't somerset get real food? instead of some chain store food.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

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#13 Mar 4, 2012
Actually, YES. If their food is good, this really is a place that I'd like to see make a go of it here. I love Cajun food. I'll be in town on opening day oddly enough, and WILL make that our dinner for the night. Looking forward to trying it.

I've always made our Gumbo and Jambalaya here from scratch, so I hope theirs is good! I'm gonna be a tough critic. That BumbleBee Stew looks interesting. Too bad they don't have steamed crayfish though... I was hoping to see that on the menu, but didn't.

I wish them the best of luck. No use putting a place down until you've given them a try, now is there? Besides that, how many more french fry, lo-mein, burger bun, chicken strip, burrito, and buffet grazing joints can we keep fitting between all these car lots?

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#14 Mar 4, 2012
well, i am not going to eat there, sounds low budget. with high prices
Tough Love

Corbin, KY

#15 Mar 4, 2012
Matters not to me where the owner hails from as long as the food is good. I think we should be thankful that someone has enough imagination to bring something different to downtown instead of just another greasy burger place. Wouldn't it be nice if this started a trend of folks coming to downtown to eat in the evening? Isn't that what reviving downtown is all about? You have to start somewhere. If the food isn't good then it won't make it, but I'm anxious to give it a try.
swamp people

Tinley Park, IL

#16 Mar 4, 2012
Cajun queens and Cajun food are welcome here anytime. Wonder whom will win the Louisiana Derby?

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#17 Mar 4, 2012

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#18 Mar 4, 2012
all j gumbo's food is shipped to the store pre-cooked, yummy! they it keeps with the consistency of the other stores, heat and serve restaurant, definitely not a 4 star! think i'll pass!

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#19 Mar 4, 2012
What sets J. Gumbo’s apart from other restaurant franchises? It’s simple.

We’ve created a concept that is easy to implement in all kinds of spaces. And with a minimal equipment requirements, we’ve reduced both the complexity of the kitchen and the labor required to run it.

Getting the food to you
We cook and package our authentic Cajun & Creole menu items at our USDA-approved kitchens, remaining faithful to Billy Fox Jr.’s proven recipes. This guarantees consistency across stores and protects the J. Gumbo’s brand.

Your food order is shipped precooked to your store. You simply heat and serve. What could be easier? And with our nationwide supply chain, you can have confidence you’ll get your order when and where you need it.

Minimal kitchen, lower buy-in
Most equipment packages can be obtained for less than $25,000. A typical J. Gumbo’s kitchen requires the following equipment:

• Rethermalizer for heating food
• Steam table for serving food
• Toaster for preparing French bread
• Refrigerator
• Ice machine for drinks
• Microwave oven for reheating small batches
• Automatic dishwasher (optional)
• Small freezer for storing food

That’s it. Sounds simple. And it is.

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#20 Mar 4, 2012
i wish the franchisee good luck with his business venture, and i truly hope it proves to be lucrative and not just for the owner of the company.
Hey boky

Kittanning, PA

#21 Mar 4, 2012
I have an idea!! Mortgage your house trailer and open your own restuarant!! Good luck! J' s will be fine
Cinvst

Somerset, KY

#22 Mar 4, 2012
A spoon full of what you order over a cup full of rice ain't gonna to cut it. Good luck to them here in Pulaski Co. If it a buffet or swimming in grease it won't make it here.

Since: Feb 12

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#23 Mar 4, 2012
there aint no buffet, that's fer sure
Cinvst wrote:
A spoon full of what you order over a cup full of rice ain't gonna to cut it. Good luck to them here in Pulaski Co. If it a buffet or swimming in grease it won't make it here.

Since: Feb 12

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#24 Mar 4, 2012
how do you know i have a house trailer? and no thanks, food service
is a rough biz here. i did wish them luck! if you want to pay for reheated food just go to Kroger and pull something from the freezer and go home and thermalize it. and besides i am not knocking it,
if you want to pay almost 8 bucks for reheat then go for it!
JMO!!!!
Hey boky wrote:
I have an idea!! Mortgage your house trailer and open your own restuarant!! Good luck! J' s will be fine

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