The winner of America’s Next Great Restaurant, Jamawn Woods, is shutting down two out of three of his Soul Daddy locations. That means Los Angeles and New York are dunzo, while the one at the Mall of America in Minnesota will remain open. Man, those poor restaurants didn’t even have a shot, they must have been empty! Opening anything is difficult, it sucks that those locations failed so quickly. That’s what happens when you have a bad product with good marketing.
The company that runs Soul Daddy lent out this statement:
“The realities of running a restaurant are very difficult, more so with multiple locations in multiple cities. After a careful review of the business model and the performance of the restaurants, we have decided that our best opportunity for Soul Daddy’s success is to focus our efforts on establishing a solid footing in one location, building the brand, and developing the operations from there.
While it has certainly been a difficult decision, we believe this is the best approach as we work toward ongoing success for Soul Daddy.”
Did anyone get a chance to try Soul Daddy?