Maggie McFly's lands in Brookfield

Full story: NewsTimes.com 59
That's what David Golden and Ray Harper, founders of Maggie McFly's Unique Eatery, were looking for when they opened their first restaurant in Middlebury in 1993. Full Story
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come on

United States

#46 Jan 31, 2008
SHADDUP Already wrote:
On Christmas Eve I attempted to stop in at AutoZone to get some motor oil and a few stocking stuffer items. This "McFly" place was having some huge Christmas party and they had the ENTIRE parking lot crawling with partygoers - even the parking spaces marked "AutoZone Only". There was absolutely NO place to park if you wanted to run into AutoZone. The AutoZone manager told me they had called the cops three times already because the "McFly" people refused to tell people to leave the AutoZone parking spaces. I ended up parking illegally at the end of one of the traffic islands because there was absolutely no other option - even the side of the building was full. I was there for approximately 20 minutes. By the time I left, there was a line of about 10 cars on Federal Road attempting to get into the lot, and a line of cars snaking through the lot, which was by this time completely full. There was finally a "McFly" staff member attempting to direct the traffic into the back lot behind the building, but that was also completely full by this time.
I don't think "McFly" is going to be there for long, if this is the way they treat the AutoZone customers, particularly since AutoZone was there FIRST. Expect to hear a lot of ongoing problems with this parking situation and other things. I got the sincere impression that "McFly" didn't give a hoot about either AutoZone's parking OR their customers. I can tell you, based on this one little episode, I won't even bother checking "McFly" out. I don't like their attitude.
You can park and AutoZone has not called the coppers. Maggies has parking attendents make sure all runs smothly. Because of the parking situation all have been working together, inclusing Chris's Restaurant. They are all working together and will work out in to long run to boost Brookfield's economy to a postive
I love maggys

Southbury, CT

#47 Feb 7, 2008
If you all hate it so much why don't you mention the servers name that served you or talk to a manager? I go to the southbury location with my family very frequently and I can't say they don't make mistakes once in a blue moon. All restaurants do. But at maggys they are very willing to fix the problems if you just ask. For example I once ordered the there chicken madiera, which I love, without cheese. It came quickly but unfortunately with cheese on it. I talked to the server that brought it out and told him the problem. He was very apologetic and it was brought back immediately. Instead of just scraping the cheese off, which I'm sure restaurants would have done, I could tell they made me a completely fresh meal and in minutes. I'm sure if most of you weren't such assholes about everything and lightened up a bit they would treat you a lot better.
good time

Monroe, CT

#48 Feb 10, 2008
... my friend and i went there, great service... we got there at 8 the place was packed they said 45 min wait, we waited within 10 min we were seated... and then after all said and done, we were out of there by 9. fast speedy, excellent service in brookfield!!!
Ray Harper Has Hair Plugs

Redding Ridge, CT

#49 Mar 5, 2008
maggie mcflys wrote:
<quoted text>
Look it up, you will see that the corpoation that ownes Maggies
Chew Chews Inc
has always beed owned by Ray Harper and Dave Golden. Please enlighten me of those B.S. tacticts you refer to
Actually Ray Harper loves to Make love to Mr. Golden and he should let people know that he divorced his wife because she had CANCER. Tell the truth you snake in the grass....
ha ha

San Francisco, CA

#50 Mar 6, 2008
your all kind of funny- who really cares???? its food and drinks. thats it....
xcorpgrl

Dallas, TX

#51 Mar 15, 2008
I can't believe what I'm reading, and from what I can only guess are supposed to be adults. Commenting on someone's intelligent and thought out comment as being from someone that has an "edamukation" is so juvenile. I remember doing that in 9th grade...I guess you can take some people out of 9th grade, but you can't take the 9th grade out of them.
GaryKurzFan

New York, NY

#52 Apr 14, 2008
Ray Harper Has Hair Plugs wrote:
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Actually Ray Harper loves to Make love to Mr. Golden and he should let people know that he divorced his wife because she had CANCER. Tell the truth you snake in the grass....
I am so shocked that one forgets who has helped Ray & Dave - whom one have a work experience of a waiter and least the other one with some marketing background forgets who got them started. It is a shame, what success actually does to people. The owners of Maggies would never be where they were today if it wasn't for Gary! What is impressive is the employees longevity of working for Rosy Tomorrows. Gary - you're the best....
a previous employee :)- who stumbled on this blog by a google search.
J Chin

Canton, CT

#53 Apr 30, 2008
Went to one in Connecticut. Service was good. food was bad: crabcakes were tasteless. Mashed pototes were from a box. Cajun chicken was too salty and the shrimp was under cooked. 88 dollars poorer and sick as a dog.
Never again.
justpassingthru

United States

#54 May 7, 2008
Lea Thompson played Lorraine Baines McFly (check imdb.com ).
Nice Try wrote:
From the story:
"Coincidentally, in the movie series "Back to the Future," actress Lea Thompson plays a character named Maggie McFly. While this character is not connected to the restaurant in any way, "we were excited when the movie made a reference to our restaurant in it," Harper said."
The movie; 'Back To The Future', was made in 1985. These two slicksters opened their overpriced restaurant in 1993. So, they obviously took the character's name from the movie for their restaurant's name...not the other way around.
Nice lie.
Never Again

Cheshire, CT

#55 May 21, 2008
We tried this place in Brookfield, CT for the first time. While the appetizers and service were adequate, the entrees were very disappointing. The steak tips included in Maggie's combination steak and shrimp entree was a very low quality meat, and about as tender as tire rubber. The other entree we ordered was the "Herb crusted Salmon filet", but they brought us the "Cedar Planked BBQ Salmon" , when we sent it back and told them it was the wrong Salmon, they returned with the same dish insisting it was the correct Salmon entree.. While they did offer to exchange this for something else if it was not to our liking, by now all others entrees had arrived and were half eaten. All in all, not a restaurant we will be returning to.
Darren

Newtown, CT

#56 May 22, 2008
very average. I would rather support the local business owners
local resident

United States

#57 May 24, 2008
Darren wrote:
very average. I would rather support the local business owners
The owner of Maggie's lives in Woodbury CT...That's pretty local...
Darren

Newtown, CT

#58 May 25, 2008
local resident wrote:
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The owner of Maggie's lives in Woodbury CT...That's pretty local...
I meant the Mom & Pop local businesses. I feel McFlys is just another piece of what is killing local culture. Everywhere you go in the country is starting to look the same....Costco, Walmart, Starbucks....over and over
MAGGIE MCFLYS

Manchester, CT

#59 Jun 4, 2008
Darren wrote:
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I meant the Mom & Pop local businesses. I feel McFlys is just another piece of what is killing local culture. Everywhere you go in the country is starting to look the same....Costco, Walmart, Starbucks....over and over
THERE ARE ONLY 3 LOCATIONS AND I AM AT EACH ONE EVERY DAY THERE IS NO COMPARISON.
MAGGIE MCFLYS

Manchester, CT

#60 Jun 4, 2008
J Chin wrote:
Went to one in Connecticut. Service was good. food was bad: crabcakes were tasteless. Mashed pototes were from a box. Cajun chicken was too salty and the shrimp was under cooked. 88 dollars poorer and sick as a dog.
Never again.
I CAN ASSURE YOU OUR MASHED POTATOES ARE MADE FRESH EVERY DAY AND NOT FROM A BOX. ALL OUR FOOD IS MADE FRESH AND FROM SCRATCH.I AM SORRY YOU DID NOT HAVE A GOOD EXPERIANCE PLEASE CALL ANYTIME AND ASK TO SPEEK TO THE OWNER IF YOU WOULD LIKE.
MAGGIE MCFLYS

Manchester, CT

#61 Jun 4, 2008
SeHabla wrote:
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yea it's all those really good paying waitressing and busboy jobs with full medical benefits, right?
great boost for the community
< /*sarcasm* >
WHAT EXACTLY HAVE YOU CONTRIBUTED TO THE LOCAL ECONOMY. NOT ONE JOB AT MAGGIES PAYS LESS THEN 10$ AN HOUR AND THERE ARE OVER 200 EMPLOYEES
Darren

Southbury, CT

#62 Jun 5, 2008
MAGGIE MCFLYS wrote:
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THERE ARE ONLY 3 LOCATIONS AND I AM AT EACH ONE EVERY DAY THERE IS NO COMPARISON.
Sorry to upset you. Maybe it was the buzz of the grand opening, but when I went I fell it was generic. I spent some time in Boca Raton Fl and it reminded me of the restaurants down there. I am willing to give you another try. Stay tuned
one who knows

New Britain, CT

#63 Jun 5, 2008
GaryKurzFan wrote:
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I am so shocked that one forgets who has helped Ray & Dave - whom one have a work experience of a waiter and least the other one with some marketing background forgets who got them started. It is a shame, what success actually does to people. The owners of Maggies would never be where they were today if it wasn't for Gary! What is impressive is the employees longevity of working for Rosy Tomorrows. Gary - you're the best....
a previous employee :)- who stumbled on this blog by a google search.
....and that one forgets that Ray & Dave took a 6 day a week operation that was on it's way down with drugs and theft from mismanaged employees, absentee owners, out of control food & liquor costs and turned it into a 7 day a week, 50% increase in sales & extremely profitable business so that Gary COULD give them oportunity (seeing that "give" is the wrong word here because Dave & Ray put there morgages on the line for Maggies just like Gary did). Oh, and by the way...I'm sure that Gary never profited on any of this. I'd say that's pretty good for a "waiter & cook". You also have to ask yourself why, if Maggies was so successful & profitable, did gary bail out?
New Yorkie

Mount Kisco, NY

#64 Jul 15, 2008
My husband and I ate at Maggie's in Southbury one stormy Sat. night last month. Yes, it was noisy, but that was the main complaint. Our waitress was bubbly and very personable, and she did not keep us waiting for anything. In fact, before she could ring up our check, another staff member did it for her- no wait at all! Portions were huge, my beef was very tender, and we were satisfied. I'm headed to Brookfield tonight.

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