Burrito Jonz FB page BASHING Utica fo...

Burrito Jonz FB page BASHING Utica for their store closing!!

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“Excuse me while I kiss the sky”

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#1 Jul 17, 2013
Burrito Jonz
3 hours ago.

"John Winter: Its not just Moe's... but it is true, the Mohawk Valley does love the shinny box stores with magic Coke Machines. It makes them feel their town is "evolving" into a real city. They see Buffalo Wild Wing-ish stores in other towns and say, "I want one of those!!". Why? People are settling for mediocre more and more now a days. You see it in reality TV Shows and Big & Small Box Retail Stores are springing up everywhere. Well that's wrong. Even politicians think Big/Small Box chains are good for the area. They usually give them "special" deals for coming. A real city is like Austin, TX where the community spirit is high on buying local. It is called, "Keep Austin Weird". So don't cry for me Argintina people. Utica has done me a favor. I am now free to open Burrito Jonz in a true college town. Which was/is in my original business plan. A college town where people understand the power of the burrito! Tee Hee of course. Phase 2 of Jonz starts soon. Thanks to all our very loyal and very dear customers. You know who you are!! 8/31/2013 Last Day. Herkimer OPENS VERY SOON."

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Who Cares

United States

#2 Jul 17, 2013
Yawn
Burrito Jones Blows

Clark Mills, NY

#3 Jul 17, 2013
I love local restaurants. Hate the chains, but DAMN! Burrito Jones sucks. I went twice, the first time I thought, "maybe it's just an off day", I went back maybe a year later and suckitude again. Good-bye, good-riddance, maybe if they had a product worth buying they could have made it.
Good

Hartford, CT

#5 Jul 17, 2013
So tired of those horrible commercial adds and the bad food and service. They seemed to only want to cater to the "stoners" anyways. Who wants to be seen getting food at a place who's sign says bong on it. If the owners smart he will change everything around and act a little professional.
well

New York, NY

#6 Jul 17, 2013
He could move to Austin, TX.
Politico

United States

#7 Jul 17, 2013
But why can't we have both, Jonz? When a local is very good (or better) they compete with the chains. Why shouldn't everyone have the choice of Moe's, Taco Bell and Burrito Jonz? Why shouldn't we be able to go to Olive Garden AND the locals? Choice and variety is good. Competition is good.

But your marketing was limited and weak, the restaurant atmosphere sucked and was dark and dirty--although the food was good. But McDonald's (and other chains) prove that it's more than just the food.

So don't just blame the alleged chain mentality.
tommy boy

Utica, NY

#8 Jul 17, 2013
He mocks municipalities for luring businesses with "special deals" but didnt he get a special deal, like a year ago? The bloated windbag is an excuse artist. I feel bad for his wife. I used to patronize this establishment but since he alienated me and my friends with his ranting, we go to Rio Grande in washington mills, the food is by far the best.
Good

Hartford, CT

#9 Jul 17, 2013
Agreed tommy boy, Rio grande is proof of an establishment doing fine on its own, great food, very little (if any) advertising and consistency with the customers. It's been there for years and still runs with the competitors without folding up shop and moving.
Fan

Utica, NY

#10 Jul 18, 2013
Jonz you will be missed by many.
Truth

Herkimer, NY

#11 Jul 18, 2013
Poor location. Number one reason they are not doing well there. Moe's has nothing to do with it. Like said above, rio Grande does great...Maybe because they cook and grill food, not just use a crock pot...hey is your arch enemy Burrito Blues doing well?
TRUTH

United States

#12 Jul 18, 2013
We would order from Jonz once a week if not more. EVERY time there would be something wrong with our order. Missing food, missing sauce, etc. EVERY time...top it off we always had to wait an unusually long time for our food to be prepared because the staff was usually either talking or they were short staffed. The food was never consistent. One time it would be very good and the next it would be beyond horrible. So please don't place the blame of your failure on your community. You have yourself to blame for not providing good service and good food.
I shop mom and pop

New Hartford, NY

#13 Jul 18, 2013
TRUTH wrote:
We would order from Jonz once a week if not more. EVERY time there would be something wrong with our order. Missing food, missing sauce, etc. EVERY time...top it off we always had to wait an unusually long time for our food to be prepared because the staff was usually either talking or they were short staffed. The food was never consistent. One time it would be very good and the next it would be beyond horrible. So please don't place the blame of your failure on your community. You have yourself to blame for not providing good service and good food.
I felt unwelcome when I went there as well. I felt they were doing me a favor for giving them business. I only went twice in the last year.

Not looking for a shout out like welcome to Moes but a smile would have gone a long way. Maybe a thank you for being here and come back soon would have helped.

The soda machine was dirty and infested with fruit flies that was a turn off. Don't recall any outdoor seating either.

Also,food should not take that long on steam tables. Was not crazy about the music either.

Maybe customer service should fit into your business plan. It's easy to play the victim. Maybe take a look at yourself and business before you reopen. Survey cards would help.
Bruno Mauricio de Zabala

United States

#14 Jul 18, 2013
Kitty_Glitter wrote:
. A real city is like Austin, TX where the community spirit is high on buying local. It is called, "Keep Austin Weird".
What do you expect when you open a business in a ghost town like Utica?
troll

Woburn, MA

#15 Jul 20, 2013
Bruno Mauricio de Zabala wrote:
<quoted text>What do you expect when you open a business in a ghost town like Utica?
The little troll just couldn't help himself... I'm sure its utica's fault that nobody wanted to go to his shitty restaurant. Hours of operation were terrible, food was never consistent, and is anyone over the age of 35 going to order their food from 732-BONG?
Not impressed

Utica, NY

#16 Jul 20, 2013
My kids liked it so I took them there from time to time. I wasn't impressed. Thought the food was mediocre at best and the staff was more interested in trying to be counter-culture instead of doing their job good. I don't have a problem with counter-culture wannabes, just make good food and give good service. And a place like that needs to be right in the middle of a college campus, that's their demographic.
hmmm

Herkimer, NY

#17 Jul 20, 2013
no one gives a shit, keep it movin
paul from sauquoit

New York, NY

#18 Jul 20, 2013
we were going to have lunch today at Burrito Jonz but the line was too long. we didn't have time to wait behind 250 other people.

no doubt the lines will be enormous like this until Jonz closes on August 31 as people rush to consume dwindling supplies of chicken beef and pork before it spoils.
lol

Utica, NY

#19 Jul 20, 2013
paul from sauquoit wrote:
we were going to have lunch today at Burrito Jonz but the line was too long. we didn't have time to wait behind 250 other people.
no doubt the lines will be enormous like this until Jonz closes on August 31 as people rush to consume dwindling supplies of chicken beef and pork before it spoils.
yeah, ok lol!
So What

Herkimer, NY

#20 Jul 20, 2013
It's obvious the business plan was for a college town. College kids don't care about atmosphere, they just want a cheap meal on the way home from a kegger. I went in with my wife and she threw a fit because it was not the cleanest place, and there was no atmosphere. You don't have to be Chesterfield to have a good atmosphere, but a place that is a bit grubby is a turn off. Location and the competition had little to do with it. Rio Grande does fine away from the campuses. The Black Cat is right next to Burrito Jonz, and seems to have done well for years without lots of ads.
Pat Jizinski

United States

#22 Jul 22, 2013
He'd be much better off in a real college town like Potsdam, Oneonta or even Hamilton.

Utica would only be good if on a bus route and if he accepted EBT cards

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