Riddle Me This…

Isn’t Monday traditionally the night most Americans eat out? If so, why are there a handful of restaurants in-town that choose that night as their night off? (e.g. Eclipse del Sol , Java Vino)

Why do many area bike shops close at 5 or 6, when it seems to me that a high number of their clientele (at least the ones most willing to piss money away on more toys they don’t need) are working until then? Did they perform ROI studies that showed the amount of money spent between – oh, say – 5pm and 8pm wasn’t enough to keep the lights on?

Just wondering.

11 Comments so far

  1. Susie (unregistered) on March 6th, 2006 @ 2:08 pm

    I don’t think that Monday’s are really the night that most people eat out. Everytime I’ve been out on a Monday night, most places are empty.


  2. Daniel (unregistered) on March 6th, 2006 @ 2:20 pm

    Taco Mac – VaHi is never empty on Mondays. But that’s because they have trivia.


  3. Tony Mc (unregistered) on March 6th, 2006 @ 2:36 pm

    They do it to confuse you.


  4. Maigh (unregistered) on March 6th, 2006 @ 2:40 pm

    Ok seriously, it’s a stat. I’m trying to put my hands on it but Goggle just keeps puking blog entries at me.

    And Tony – we all know it’s not difficult to confuse me, and I *am* the center of the universe, but to do it just for me? Flattery!


  5. Lori (unregistered) on March 6th, 2006 @ 3:00 pm

    Can I jump onto the “why?” bandwagon? Why on earth is a car dealership closed on a Sunday? Don’t most people look at/ buy cars on the weekend?


  6. Maigh (unregistered) on March 6th, 2006 @ 3:06 pm

    Hop on, girlie – there’s plenty of room and you’re tiny!

    As for Sunday closures I can venture a guess: bible belt + working on Sunday = an angry God (or bible thumping group near you).

    Might I suggest people get with the times and remember they exist to serve a customer? A customer who might want to buy a car on a Sunday, dinner or bike parts on Monday and who knows what else the rest of the week…


  7. CM (unregistered) on March 6th, 2006 @ 3:28 pm

    I would expect Friday and Saturday nights are the most popular for eating out, followed by Thursday.


  8. Maigh (unregistered) on March 6th, 2006 @ 3:30 pm

    Holy shit, kids! I was WRONG! Stop the effing presses!

    According to http://www.restaurant.org

    “What is the most popular month to eat out? How about the most popular day of the week?

    August is the most popular month to eat out and Saturday is the most popular day of the week for dining out.”

    http://www.restaurant.org/aboutus/faqs.cfm#month

    Again, I’d like to point out that the universe revolves around ME and I eat out most often on Mondays. Mostly because I don’t believe in left-overs and I’m usually zonked after having to make up for slacking off the previous Friday.

    REGARDLESS, my question still stands. What’s with Monday? Why ya wanna discriminate against poor ol’ Monday? What did Monday ever do to you?


  9. Tony Mc (unregistered) on March 7th, 2006 @ 12:03 am

    After boozing it up on Friday and Saturday, then churching it up hangover style on Sunday, someone thought it would be good to give it a rest on Mondays. Or to continue to throw Maigh’s planet off its axis.


  10. Maigh (unregistered) on March 7th, 2006 @ 7:02 am

    Oh, I’ve been off my axis a long, long time…


  11. Bill (unregistered) on March 13th, 2006 @ 3:33 pm

    Call it the curse of being a tourist/convention destination. On Sunday and Monday, visitors are heading home; not so many around to fill up tables, so that’s a good time to take a day off (gotta do that sometime).

    At least, that explains downtown. Outside of that’s anyone’s guess.



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