Imodium can't stop me.
Was Roti Boy out of Malaysia, long gone now Guy.
Too long in Exile, too long not singing my song.
Too long like a rolling stone, Too long in exile
Too long in Exile, baby you just arent my friend.
Too long in Exile my friend, Baby you can never go home again.
Van the Man 1993
I think you're right about that. In the states, the fastest birth and death of a franchise has to be these cupcake stores. I still remember when Mrs. Fields opened as a franchise ... now out of business. When the cool set decides that KK is yesterday's news, the lines will recede and the crowd will head off to the next trendy spot.
Asian big cities are cool like that - an insatiable appetite for the new and different. These enterprises go bust when people decide that it's just more of the same.
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be. - TJ
KK declared bankruptcy here about 3 years ago.
Just shows how out of touch I am with American corporate culture. The number of bankruptcies has been staggering. When CompUSA and Circuit City went out of bizness, I wondered how and where people would shop audio components. The days of going into a sound room and sampling a number of speakers may be over, and the idea of buying all my audio gear from a Best Buy is a scary thought.
Here in Florida, we have HH Gregg, which has taken all the old Circuit City locations. Good prices too.
In California, there was no electronics chain to step in to the old Circuit City retail spaces. It's really sad. I remember the days back in Brooklyn - Crazy Eddie - remember him? I went to the original store when it first opened. Every audio store had a sound room to test out those KLH and JBL speakers.
Prices so low - it's insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Blockbuster closed, Quiznos is going down, so is Cinnabon. Even Starbucks has been closing some shops recently.
Is le He.