And (rant coming) I will never for the life of me understand WHY, when Robert comes in and shows restaurant staff how to make fresh food economically, they would EVER EVER EVER in a million years go back to frozen and canned crap. People can easily make that at home for much cheaper than a dining establishment would charge. Customers pay good money and go to the bother of driving to a restaurant so they can eat fresh, freshly-prepared food that can't always be easily made at home. What Valley View did would be the equivalent of a movie theater charging standard admission to watch a year-old movie on a television set; nobody would come because they can do that at home for free. If you're going to charge people, you need to provide them with something they can't get at home. /rant
Bottom line: Another set of owners too stupid to live. Were I a restauranteur, I would be embarrassed to be in the same line of work as these schmucks.
ETA: Check out this Yelp review written a few weeks before Valley View's closing. They had actually crossed out half the items on the menu. Anyone want to bet that was the half that couldn't be made at all with frozen and canned ingredients, and they kept the items that could be made that way (albeit at substandard quality)? My respect for these owners, already at a 2 (on a scale from 1 to 10), just dropped another five points.
Edited by Raider Duck, Mar 15, 2012 @ 11:27 AM.