The huge restaurant chain that owns Outback, Fleming’s, and various other Tchotchke’s/Flingers type places has brought their expensive seafood joint here, “”Blue Coral.” Best quote from the Register article is:
That was evident Tuesday night, as diners such as Stafford – clad in khaki shorts, an Oxford shirt and a Crevier BMW cap – admired Blue Coral’s high-back booth seats, iridescent-blue mosaic tiles and teak floors. The Fleming’s regular said he plans to cruise among Roy’s, Fleming’s and Blue Coral on a weekly basis.
“This is what Newport Beach is all about,” Stafford said.
Um. No. Newport beach is all about the Crab Cooker, the Villa Nova, Dad’s Donuts, the Blue Beet, and Original Pizza. Among others. There’s an actual town here and we don’t need any more chain restaurants for the guys in polo shirts and pressed khaki shorts and pressed executive hair.
I bet he has a Duffy electric boat, too. Snark. 😀
The full article is interesting, especially in the detail that America’s shitty chain restaurants are getting their profits ground to bits by high energy costs.
8 thoughts on “The new chain restaurant is here! The new chain restaurant is here!”
haha, crevier cap.
CONSUMER BRAND IDENTIFICATION IS A SIGN OF MANLINESS!!!!
Seriously, one of the definitions of “that guy” is “Crevier cap.”
HOW much is the flounder?!?
Blue Coral – what a craptasteriffic name.
Re: HOW much is the flounder?!?
I bet the food is all made out of carnauba wax. Maybe it would be better to rub the Lobster Newburg on your Crevier-purchased BMW.
“Um. No. Newport beach is all about the Crab Cooker, the Villa Nova, Dad’s Donuts, the Blue Beet, and Original Pizza.”
It gives me hope that there are still people around who recognize this.
Original Pizza. God I miss that place.
Still the best after over 40 years
Re: Outback. I don’t believe I ever heard an Aussie order a “chook sandwich” in the two years I lived there.