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Tchoup Chop at Royal Pacific to Close

Mad Dog

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Jan 30, 2013
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I believe it was an Emeril thing. Emeril's e7 and e7GO in Charlotte closed last fall. And his Table10 in Las Vegas closed the same day as Tchoup Chop. Then Emeril's Orlando closed 6 months later.
Sooo, sounds like they weren't making money, and probably losing lots of it.
 

Disneyhead

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Jul 24, 2008
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I think I mentioned this on the Emeril's Orlando thread, but the decision to close wasn't Universal's - so it's very like that could be the case, or deciding on a new business strategy.
The e7 concept was an overpriced fast casual concept that wasn't taking off. And the UOR and Table10 (Palazzo Las Vegas) were in spaces with very high rent. His Delmonico Steakhouse is still in The Venetian, so my guess is they crunched some numbers and trimmed some fat.
 
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Joe

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Feb 15, 2012
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I'm fascinated in the guest surveys saying that families want a character breakfast more than businesses want a high end dining restaurant for the convention space.

I deeply mourn for Tchoup Chop. One of the last fancy meals I had with my mother.
 

Disneyhead

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I'm fascinated in the guest surveys saying that families want a character breakfast more than businesses want a high end dining restaurant for the convention space.

I deeply mourn for Tchoup Chop. One of the last fancy meals I had with my mother.
The last Thanksgiving Dinner I had with my mother was at Tchoup Chop.

Used to go to this one in late high school

That's a sad story you linked there.

I used to go to the Trader Vic's in Denver and Washington D.C. before they closed. And I have been to the one in Atlanta several times. Atlanta and San Francisco are the only ones still open in America. Although, they are getting ready to open a new Trader Vic's concept at the San José Airport.



I know Trader Vic's has struggled over the last 30 years in America, but I think the theme park demographic is a perfect fit for their style of themed dining. I really really wish Universal would have Universal Creative work with the Trader Vic's team to come up with a truly amazing Tiki Experience.
 
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JoeCamel

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I used to go to the Trader Vic's in Denver and Washington D.C. before they closed. And I have been to the one in Atlanta several times. Atlanta and San Francisco are the only ones still open in America. Although, they are getting ready to open a new Trader Vic's concept at the San José Airport.



I know Trader Vic's has struggled over the last 30 years in America, but I think the theme park demographic is a perfect fit for their style of themed dining. I really really wish Universal would have Universal Creative work with the Trader Vic's team to come up with a truly amazing Tiki Experience.
Reason enough for me to go to San Jose (and surrounds) I was through there earlier this year and have miles from going to this San Jose last fall.


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