Double D Ranch Grill & Bar is coming to Tyler. This is a restaurant like Hooters, Twin Peaks, etc. Voluptuous women serving burgers, wings and beer. This is their description on Facebook "For those who have an appreciative eye, a thirst for cold beer and a hunger for bold flavors. Watch your favorite game on our big screen TVs!" Here's a link to their website and you will see what I mean.
Many women, especially moms are upset by this and plan to boycott in their own way. I have gotten emails and seen the controversy on the news. Obviously this restaurant is geared toward men and normally I am fine with that. I think a new establishment in Tyler is a good thing, however, the location of this particular restaurant is a big problem. It is in the Toys R Us and Babies R Us parking lot, across the street from the high school and the kids dance studio is behind it. It's surrounded by children. I can tell you, many moms are not happy about this at all!
The rumor is that Toys R Us owns the property and are allowing them to put this restaurant there. Anything to make a buck even compromise the innocence of children. I personally won't eat there and will drive to Target and Walmart for toys. I have a boy so it may be an issue when he gets to high school but luckily for now I can just avoid that area. Being I'm not their demographic, I don't know how much effect my avoidance will have.
Will this controversy blow over, will it always be an issue every time you drive by and see it? So the question is...How does having a restaurant like this affect a community? What are your thoughts and what would you do? ~Brandy