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What's next for Busch Gardens Tampa??

GAcoaster

V.I.P.
Nov 30, 2012
4,587
Orlando
Yes, they confirmed they will be closed on Sundays just like the locations in other theme parks (Hershey, Cedar Point, etc).

The online reaction to this announcement seems very positive. I won't spend my money there, but I'm sure it will do well.
 

UniversalRBLX

Veteran Member
Nov 3, 2015
3,079
Cabana Bae
Interested in finding out the price point for it. Also, are they planning on expanding the seating for it? From what I remember it only has a small outdoor seating area.
 

shiekra38

Legendary Member
Dec 13, 2009
13,859
Florida
I still don't get the argument that established fast food brands can't exist in theme parks

Like, I'm hoping BGT works in more chains to the park

Being real, there's a lot of empty food and shop places at BGT that could be filled
 
Jun 28, 2013
330
Florida
Putting aside the questionable past of the CFA, I think this can be a success or a failure based on how it's presented. I think if Busch Gardens can make an effort to work it into the theme and minimize the Chick Fil A branding it'll be similar to a lot of the outside brands used at other parks like Disney. But if they pull a Six Flags and plaster Chick Fil A posters and logos all over the restaurant, park, and map then it'll cheapen the whole park and really take away the theming of that whole area. Plus, I don't know if Busch Gardens would really want to be advertising the fact that it's bringing in a fairly controversial brand anyway, so it's probably best that they just keep the restaurant as Bengal Bistro---now quietly serving CFA sandwiches.
 

shiekra38

Legendary Member
Dec 13, 2009
13,859
Florida
Putting aside the questionable past of the CFA, I think this can be a success or a failure based on how it's presented. I think if Busch Gardens can make an effort to work it into the theme and minimize the Chick Fil A branding it'll be similar to a lot of the outside brands used at other parks like Disney. But if they pull a Six Flags and plaster Chick Fil A posters and logos all over the restaurant, park, and map then it'll cheapen the whole park and really take away the theming of that whole area. Plus, I don't know if Busch Gardens would really want to be advertising the fact that it's bringing in a fairly controversial brand anyway, so it's probably best that they just keep the restaurant as Bengal Bistro---now quietly serving CFA sandwiches.
There will be a sign out front that says "Chic-Fil-A" guaranteed

And no they really don't care that some people on the internet don't like it
 

HandsomePete

Member
Jul 8, 2019
725
This is what the Cedar Point one looks like:



I would expect something similar at BG; as an operating participant you expect that people will be able to tell what the restaurant is and not just a Bengal Bistro that happens to have CFA nuggs and sandwiches.
 

shiekra38

Legendary Member
Dec 13, 2009
13,859
Florida
Honestly, Chik-Fil-A is probably better than a lot of the foods that you can buy from the in-park providers. Their sandwiches are delicious.
I have a few friends that work there, and they're going to try and move in to the BGT location, ones a manager and I'm banking on her getting it and giving me coupons

That said, I hope this is a trend that continues at the SWP, I'd love a Panda, maybe Chipotle, etc
 
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