Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Subway now has more locations than McDonald's. Subway: 33,749; McDonald's: 32,737.
Well, make that 33,750 for Subway as the franchise will open in the former Buds by Brenda location at 1200 N. Van Buren St. in Downtown Milwaukee.
As I've noted in the past, I think it's interesting that McDonald's doesn't have a true Downtown location. In fact, other than Subway, Chipotle, Panera, Qdoba, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks (not really fast food) and the food court at the Shops of Grand Avenue, Downtown isn't drenched in fast food. Probably a good thing, generally, though.
Subway has 10 locations within a 10-mile radius of the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Water Street.¬† This Van Buren location will push that figure to 11.
Subway is SO BORING! We need people to try different types of food so the good places can last.
The Subway on Brady Street remains open well after the bars close as does Pizza Shuttle and Chopstix.
As for accusing me of making up facts, would care to elaborate or are you just going to throw out baseless claims?
EastSide....what Subway are you going to that's open past 10pm? 3:30am?! Or are you making up facts again to suit your viewpoint?
This is much better than an abandoned building. Healthy food, people working....sounds good to me. Sure, I'd prefer a smaller, local restaurant but most entrepeneurs don't know how to run a business and/or their product is too expensive.
I get annoyed at constant bombardment of advertisting, yes. There is a difference between letting customers know you exist and being everywhere in their face all the time. Add to the fact that Subway is about to reach the point that they are opening Subway's next to other Subway's. No, I don't prefer to drive within a 3 mile radius and see multiple locations of the same food chain(North Ave, Brady St, now Van Buren). I would much prefer a new chain or new restaurant to give more choices to the East Side. Currently we are the Sub capitol of the midwest. Jimmy Johns, Cousins, Subwayx3, Suburpia.
as one step in a multistep plan to reinvigorate downtown, i think a Milwaukee Themed McDonalds (think of the one of 76th and Rawson, except pro sports, not HS) open 24 hours with some street signage on Wisconsin Ave would definately light up a pretty dreary street after 6pm, plus it's tiring when nothing downtown is open after 6.
1. Target Downtown, either in Borders space, or vacant lot on 5th and Wisconsin
2. Grand Ave Mall institutes a PGR policy similar to Mayfair, extends hours to 9 o'clock with the first 3 hours parking free in the lot, and revamp their leasing agreements throwing out 3rd party cell phone dealers and gold by the foot kiosks. Open Walgreens to 24 hours as well.
3. Open the Grand Theater as a first run movie theater with 6 to 8 screens, leave the indy stuff to Oriental and Downer, Build out over surface lot on 2nd and Wells if necessary.
It's depressing to see the entire block of Wisconsin vacant between 2nd and 3rd still, after how many years after Rain closed....In some cases (the theater) it is owned and the owners refuse to invest in the property, in which case declare it a nusiance, and have the city take it over.
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