Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Woody's Bar-B-Q Coming To Winnipeg

Woody's Bar-B-Q

The Free Press reported that Woody's Bar-B-Q will be opening at the busy corner of Pembina Highway and Grant Avenue.

It will be a new building constructed on the corner near the hotel. Part of it will house the ever expanding Papa John's. Hello continued Pizza War. The other part will be the Florida-based Woody's.

Woody's Bar-B-Q only recently announced it was coming to Canada and has barely started franchises in British Columbia. Southern barbecue with a decor that looks like a Mississippi barbecue shack will be the order of the day. Unlike the U.S. locations where few have liquor licenses, all Canadian locations will sell liquor. There is more emphasis on take-out. In other words, these restaurants are smaller and will cost less to franchise than their U.S. counterparts.

It remains to be seen whether Famous Dave's and Woody's Bar-B-Q will do well in this market. I expect that they will.

At the moment, it is KFC and Chicken Delight on the retreat. In years past it was Bonanza, Ponderosa, Country Kitchen, Mr. Steak and Chi Chi's that died in the competitive market here and across North America.

Now, how about a Rainforest Cafe and a Hard Rock Cafe across from MTS Centre?


Anonymous said...

Maybe the folks at Canadinns will open a Hard Rock franchise in the old Metropolitan theater!

Winnipeg Girl said...

How about we teach people to eat at delicious local restaurants and to shun the chain restaurants that don't recycle, waste food like it's going out of style and baby the typical complaining Winnipeg diner who wants something for free?

Sorry, years of pent up server rage from working in a chain restaurant where your food is likely cooked by someone who could probably barely make Kraft Dinner if actually asked to cook without following the over processed recipe supplied by the chain.

Eat local!

Anonymous said...

Holy bitter much??

Anonymous said...

I would like to be more excited about the store if it wasnt for the fact that after having supper a couple of nights ago I felt ill for the rest of the evening and through the night,I know it was something I ate but I couldnt tell you what it was,.......am I going back anytime soon ?......