Chain, Chain, Chain ... Chain of Foods — Too Many in Solon?
A conversation about too many chain restaurants in the city was prompted when the news of a new Papa John's Pizza broke.
It's kind of like the old adage: any news is good news. Any new business is good business, right? Maybe not.
Solon Patch reported Friday that Papa John's Pizza will be moving into an empty store front at the Solon Square shopping plaza.
After the story was shared on the Solon Patch Facebook page, cries for family-owned, small business pizza shops came pouring in.
"Such a shame for Solon. Authentic pizza would be so much better. Chicago style! Enough of the chains opening up," said Hal Pickus on the Facebook page Friday.
Some even asked for now-closed businesses to come back.
"I was hoping for the triumphant return of Carlos pizza," said Mike Cook.
Dan Schneider added on the Facebook feed that, "Master or Geraci would have been ideal. Way too many chain pizza places within a [half] mile radius in Solon."
Even on Twitter, Solon Patch followers responded.
So, Patch wants to know:
- Are you happy about the new Papa John's?
- What kind of business, whether it be pizza or any type of restaurant, is missing from your town?