Forsyth MO. – It amazes me, at times, how so very short sighted some business owners can be! At a time when the local economy continues to struggle, at a time when seniors have not seen a rate increase in over five years, at a time when our vets seem sometimes ignored; I admit to being puzzled by the inability of the local eateries to offer discounts to either group. (On the contrary, at least one popular venue has raised only just recently, some menu items by as much as twenty percent)! And, while I may not be the sharpest pencil in the box, I can envision fewer trips to eat out along with other people budget minded individuals such as myself.
Take a look around. A drive down the main strip in Forsyth Missouri can be very revealing. From Coy Blvd to Y Highway there are quite a ton of food emporiums; everything from a McDonald’s to more upscale specialty venues such as Fat Daddy’s and Charlie’s Steak, Ribs and Ale. Last time I counted, there were seven or eight such venues, in just under a couple of miles or so. (And, if rumor has it correct, there may be yet another restaurant opening up late in the year)! So, in a town that has only around two thousand citizens, you might expect that the competition would be pretty fierce. Strangely, however, the owners haven’t gone very far out of their way to incentivise otherwise loyal customers. A practice that will likely winnow out some of these establishments as we head into the much leaner winter months coming up.