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Monday, September 24, 2007

Kicks, and scratches

Looks like Mark Lindsay's Rock & Roll Cafe and the Yaw family are already in court. The Yaws claim they never did close a deal consenting to the use of their name at the new Sandy Boulevard eatery. In their defense, the Lindsay group claims that they were ready to sign a contract with the Yaw family, but were prevented from doing so when they could not find a place to park.

Comments (7)

The Yaw family has every right to sue if there is no agreement in place to use their name.

I was just at my barber's shop yesterday (which is across the street from the cafe) and asked them what they thought of the place since it opened 3 weeks ago. The patrons of the barber shop have told them:

- it's overpriced, and they've RAISED the prices on their hamburgers by $1.00 since they opened (!).

- The food *IS NOT* the Yaw's Top Notch menu, say many people "in the know" who remember Yaw's. Some have said it's little more than typical bar fare.

- The place has been busy (sometimes quite busy) since it opened; people tend to either really hate it or really like it. Some characterize it as a combination between a Red Robin and a Hard Rock Cafe.

- The management of the place played up the Yaw connection so much that many people are thinking the place is actually Yaw's "reincarnated" which it IS NOT. This is a big set-up for a letdown once people figure this out.

If they manage the restaurant the way they manage their intellectual property issues, they won't be open long.

If they manage the restaurant the way the Yaw youngsters managed Yaws name in recent years they won't be in business for long either.

Greg C

i find that maybe it is not exactly what yaws was but it makes me happy to go there. food is good, servers are very nice. i worked at yaws during the last years and the restaurant was lost because the family may not want to disclose.

According to an article on KGW.com, there was a signed agreement in place, but the Yaw's haven't received any money in the deal. Sounds to me like they signed a deal not knowing how popular the restaurant would be, and now are bitter they aren't getting a bigger piece of the Yaw's pie (pun intended).

If they didn't receive "any money" but the restaurant is popular, don't you think the Yaws would have a point? If there's an agreement in place, they should have received something.

... but on a darker lighter note:

Police Break Up Brawl at Chuck E. Cheese, By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, September 25, 2007.

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) -- Police were called to break up a weekend fight among a rowdy group of teenage girls at the family-themed pizza restaurant, Chuck E. Cheese.

The more than a dozen girls, between 13 and 16 years old, went berserk in the restaurant's lobby Saturday night, police said.

Witnesses said the fight erupted with two girls using profanities near the front entrance and ended with several girls involved in a physical fight.

The group had apparently been dropped off and left alone at the restaurant, known for its singing and dancing animatronic rodents.

Assistant Police Chief Alfred Sexton said the incident wasn't the first time Chuck E. Cheese was nearly overrun by unruly teens.

''There was a similar incident there awhile back, and we also had ....

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