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Old 03-01-2010, 02:08 PM   #261 (permalink)
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i've been enjoying the Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauce from Grace lately.... that's good stuff.
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:19 PM   #262 (permalink)
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i've been enjoying the Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauce from Grace lately.... that's good stuff.
Scotch Bonnet is awesome. I used to go to a pub on Bloor st. west (high Park) that used that on their wings and they were amazing wings.
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you know what i totally don't understand?

Why isn't there a Lick's downtown? or in the city of Toronto for that matter? (i think the location at yonge and eglinton closed).

I know it's pricier than other fast food burgers by a couple of bucks, but a) it's way better than McDonalds, Harvey's, etc. and b) it's totally within the price range of what lunch time places charge in the core of the city. I mean the soup nutsy place has crazy lineups every lunch and their food is more expensive.

Man, if i'm someone who's looking to open a food franchise in the city, i would sooo open a Lick's. That place would clean up for sure!
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you know what i totally don't understand?

Why isn't there a Lick's downtown? or in the city of Toronto for that matter? (i think the location at yonge and eglinton closed).

I know it's pricier than other fast food burgers by a couple of bucks, but a) it's way better than McDonalds, Harvey's, etc. and b) it's totally within the price range of what lunch time places charge in the core of the city. I mean the soup nutsy place has crazy lineups every lunch and their food is more expensive.

Man, if i'm someone who's looking to open a food franchise in the city, i would sooo open a Lick's. That place would clean up for sure!

only one that i even know of is out on the queensway. but i never go there because it's right near a California Sandwiches....and that always wins out.
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Scotch Bonnet is awesome. I used to go to a pub on Bloor st. west (high Park) that used that on their wings and they were amazing wings.
i also buy from a trini place at albion and islington called Drupati's.... their scotch bonnet sauce is fantastic.... kinda pepper that gets you high (literally).

you can buy it separately if you ask.
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:27 PM   #266 (permalink)
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you know what i totally don't understand?

Why isn't there a Lick's downtown? or in the city of Toronto for that matter? (i think the location at yonge and eglinton closed).
Lick's locations in Toronto:

Spadina/Bloor
York Mills
Danforth/Pape
Warden/Eglinton
Queen st east (in the beaches)
Queensway (west end)
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:29 PM   #267 (permalink)
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only one that i even know of is out on the queensway. but i never go there because it's right near a California Sandwiches....and that always wins out.
right... right.... It's close to ikea i think.

EDIT: hold on. There's a licks at Spadina and bloor?
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Lick's locations in Toronto:

Spadina/Bloor
York Mills
Danforth/Pape
Warden/Eglinton
Queen st east (in the beaches)
Queensway (west end)
New one just opened at Morningside and Kingston Rd
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i'm willing to bet that licks just isn't profitable enough above a certain $ per square foot real estate cost. making burgers to order is expensive - more counter space needed, more labour, likely higher food costs. as toronto's real estate prices are rising, i think it's moving places like licks out of the core and into the suburbs where leases are cheaper. guys like the soup nutsy make large batches of soup and just dole them out in small servings. licks needs to make every meal to order. unless you are making $ off of booze, you just can't compete with the places that have much lower input costs. at the end of the day, real estate will become the determining factor.
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Lick's locations in Toronto:

Spadina/Bloor
York Mills
Danforth/Pape
Warden/Eglinton
Queen st east (in the beaches)
Queensway (west end)
well that spadina/bloor location blows my theory out of the water... where is it? i live pretty close to there and have never seen it.
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:31 PM   #271 (permalink)
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right... right.... It's close to ikea i think.

EDIT: hold on. There's a licks at Spadina and bloor?
Yeah, 720 Spadina Ave.
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Just had this for lunch. Warp factor 10 awesomeness.
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right beside the beer store
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:33 PM   #274 (permalink)
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right beside the beer store
What is?
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Just had this for lunch. Warp factor 10 awesomeness.
buy a slow cooker dude. toss a $5 roast in over night, wake up in the morning and it's done. you have a good 4 or 5 servings in there for about $1 a piece, and it would be awesome. i guarantee it. take it to work in a tupperware container.

the slow cooker is an initial investment, but it takes such a small amount of work to use it, the food you make is tremendously good, and you save money in the long run. solid.
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lick's on spadina.
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i'm willing to bet that licks just isn't profitable enough above a certain $ per square foot real estate cost. making burgers to order is expensive - more counter space needed, more labour, likely higher food costs. as toronto's real estate prices are rising, i think it's moving places like licks out of the core and into the suburbs where leases are cheaper. guys like the soup nutsy make large batches of soup and just dole them out in small servings. licks needs to make every meal to order. unless you are making $ off of booze, you just can't compete with the places that have much lower input costs. at the end of the day, real estate will become the determining factor.
hmm... good points.

still though, you would think that if they can succeed in certain neighborhoods in the suburbs, then a location in the core would do really well especially during lunch time. I know rent is expensive, but i still think it would be a big success.
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buy a slow cooker dude. toss a $5 roast in over night, wake up in the morning and it's done. you have a good 4 or 5 servings in there for about $1 a piece, and it would be awesome. i guarantee it. take it to work in a tupperware container.

the slow cooker is an initial investment, but it takes such a small amount of work to use it, the food you make is tremendously good, and you save money in the long run. solid.

I love my slow cooker. I usually put a roast or whatever i want to cook in the morning on low and it's ready to eat by the time i get home in the afternoon. Easiest thing to use and it's a lifesaver.
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right beside the beer store
ok, that makes sense. it's a tiny location in a streetside mini mall, and it's a lick's express (i assume this means little eat-in crowd and possible some items made ahead of time). the square footage would be small, with little space to eat it. i think my theory still holds.
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lick's on spadina.
Oh cool ,i didn't know that. I don't live in that area.
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