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Old 04-29-2011, 07:01 PM   #1
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Chesters closed

I just got all excited about eating at Chesters and they have now closed. There is a sign on the door saying they have closed and that they appreciate the last 3 years. Anyone know what's going on??
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:04 PM   #2
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Omg

This Is Terrible News. They Will Be Missed.
Anyone Know The Rest Of The Story???
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:08 PM   #3
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Plus they were in there sweeping the floor so they must have been open earlier today.
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:47 PM   #4
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Wow! That is hard to believe. They seemed to have a steady clientele and their prices weren't cheap. I'm surprised they couldn't make a go of it. On the other hand, I wondered if this was coming when they moved to a far smaller location. They were a restaurant that was uniquely Branson and uniquely GOOD! They will certainly be missed.

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I am so SO sorry to be reading this! My family will definately miss the good food we could always count on when we were there.
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:19 PM   #6
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Wow! They were the number 1 rated restaurant on Tripadvisor plus the busy season is just starting. I really hate to see them go... we were planning on eating there again on our next trip in May.

I hope they consider reopening sometime soon. They were some of the best food in Branson!!
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:20 PM   #7
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I will certainly miss their great reubens, their delicious hamburgers and their new macaroni and cheese chicken pesto that I thought was marvelous.

However, on about our third or fourth time ever going in Chester's, we ceased being customer and restaurant owner and became friends. So, while I will miss the great food they served, I will always have their friendship...............and, that means much more to both of us.

Thanks Jeremy, Chester and the entire staff for all the great meals. When people talk about the great restaurants that have been in Branson, your name will be at the top of the list.
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We loved Chesters! They had great food run by great people. You will be missed.
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:38 AM   #14
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I'm sure the rent on that location wasn't exactly cheap. Some folks were talking earlier about how this Branson season is going to be all rainbows and puppy dogs. Maybe it ain't in the cards.
Look at the rising price of gas and how many are still unemployed. Start watching for a rash of the smaller theaters closing soon. Just keepin it real, y'all.
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I'm sure the rent on that location wasn't exactly cheap. Some folks were talking earlier about how this Branson season is going to be all rainbows and puppy dogs. Maybe it ain't in the cards.
Look at the rising price of gas and how many are still unemployed. Start watching for a rash of the smaller theaters closing soon. Just keepin it real, y'all.
I'm not as optimistic as I was...still hopeful, though. Zach and I were actually discussing Chester's and we feel that the location, along with the economy are what caused them to close. They relied mostly on local business, especially after they moved to the new location. None of the locals we know are able to eat out very much and if we do, it's Taco Bell or Wendy's. It's sad because Chester's is good, but they can't compete with Taco Bell pricing, directly across the street. When you have to choose to either feed yourself or feed your car...

Personally, my husband and I are not going to be eating out at all...not even Taco Bell or Wendy's. We are going to be going to Walmart in Ozark (because their groceries are drastically cheaper) and we will cook dinners on our days off, and freeze them. Those will be our "quick meals"...the things DH eats at night, when I'm at work.

My husband works with restaurant food cost, every day. So, we know WHY the prices are high, but we can't eat out.
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