Americas Next Cheesiest Restaurant
Technomic has released its annual fastest-growing chains (with sales over $200 million) and once again NYC is deficient. Yes, we have the number one, Five Guys, with sales growth of 38%. Ok, we also have Chipotle (#3) and Buffalo Wild Wings (#7) but “America’s Favorite Sandwich” purveyor, Jimmy John’s, is a mystery to me as is Yard House and Cheddar’s Casual Café. Cheddar’s? Well, ok.
If I were a contestant on America’s Next Great Restaurant I would absolutely call my dream eatery Munster’s. (Though Asiago's would be more on-trend: Wendy's newish Spicy Asiago Ranch Chicken Club is just one of many chain items sporting the latest "it" cheese.) Everything would be covered in melted cheese, which is about as original as a wrap, burger, wing or meatball–but wait–it would be Munster-themed, like Jekyll & Hyde but with more costumed staff and animatronics. And it would be timed to open with the premiere of NBC’s “Modern Family meets True Blood,” The Munsters remake that is in the works. You will be thanking me later.