Why didn’t Kansas City like Ted’s Montana Grill?
At this point, it’s no news that Atlanta-based casual-dining chain Ted’s
Montana Grill has shuttered all three of its locations in the
metro because they were, according to yesterday’s article in Nation’s Restaurant News, part of nine venues in the chain that were “under-performing.”
nine closed restaurants included the three remaining Ted’s locations in
Kansas City: the venues in the P&L District, Leawood and at the
Legends complex were permanently closed on November 15. A Zona Rosa
location in the Northland had been the first Kansas City restaurant in
the chain to close, in spring 2009.
The bigger question: Kansas
City has so many terrific locally owned steak restaurants, so did it
ever really need Ted Turner’s beef-and-bison chain in the first place?