JL Beers franchise coming to north Minneapolis

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by StarRanger, Jul 10, 2013.

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  1. deadbody

    deadbody Aspirant (296) May 10, 2010 Minnesota
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    Yeah, I am shocked where it opened. Not a good spot.
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  2. Chaz

    Chaz Poo-Bah (1,586) Feb 3, 2002 Minnesota
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    As the original, long-term plan was to open several "multiple locations throughout the Twin Cities", I expect that Apple Valley or Lakeville might see one as well.
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  3. Fargrow

    Fargrow Zealot (573) Feb 7, 2013 Michigan
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    The first one in downtown Fargo was the reason I got into craft beer in college. If not for that place, who knows where I'd be. Or how much more money I'd have.

    Awesome burgers and fries too. Great to see it's doing so well.
  4. StarRanger

    StarRanger Initiate (151) Nov 27, 2006 North Dakota

    They have been open for a week so any BAs been there yet?

    Yelp has some reviews with complaints on the water policy, too much salt and 21 and over only.
  5. mjryan

    mjryan Zealot (569) Dec 22, 2007 Minnesota

    Um, you have to pay for water? That's fucking rediculous. Also, 21+? It's a damn burger joint not a night club. Place sounds like all kinds of stupid.
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  6. SNReject

    SNReject Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2012 Minnesota

    The JL beers business model. 1. Find a completely over saturated neighborhood. 2. Find the worst spot in said neighborhood. 3. Immediately eliminate half your costumer base by being 21+. 4. Infuriate the remaining half by charging for water in a place where NO ONE charges for water. 5. Establish a mediocre tap list. 6. Charge too much.

    Sounds like a lovely time.
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  7. McRyan

    McRyan Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    Editor of the MSP magazine said she ate more of her bun than the burger.
  8. MNPikey

    MNPikey Devotee (403) Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota
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    I see no reason to spend my money there when there are so many other locally owned offerings.
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  9. henderan

    henderan Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2007 Minnesota

    Flabbergasted. I've never heard of a burger place being over 21. Charging for water takes the cake.
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  10. doner24

    doner24 Initiate (88) Apr 16, 2013 Minnesota
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    You forgot one part

    7. PROFIT!!!
  11. BrettHead

    BrettHead Devotee (474) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Charge for water? Dear lord.

    They'll get everything they deserve.
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  12. McRyan

    McRyan Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    They will need to change this. They are catching some serious heat on social media. I bet they are closed in 8 months.
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  13. Stimulus199

    Stimulus199 Initiate (181) Dec 11, 2013 Minnesota
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  14. Torgo

    Torgo Initiate (181) Dec 19, 2008 Minnesota

    I'm glad they're getting some heat. I drink plenty of water when going out to eat (and more if drinking beer). It's enough to keep me from considering going there.
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  15. Torgo

    Torgo Initiate (181) Dec 19, 2008 Minnesota

    Just noticed a recent yelp review stating that they've changed their policy on charging for water. Might consider going there after all...
  16. NIN1988

    NIN1988 Initiate (184) Oct 9, 2013 South Dakota
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    They still charge here in Sioux Falls. I went there for Beer Camp as they were the only place to get the full set. Reminded me of why I still hate them. Asinine prices and charging for water.
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