Subject:

Larry Leith

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Colorado-based Tokyo Joe's is a fast-food chain that needs to slow down

    Fast-casual Japanese food like rice bowls, udon noodles and simple sushi rolls at cheap prices, served in a compact bistro environment that encourages come-as-you-are, quick-service dine-in or even faster carry-out: That's a golden dragon of a concept. But the unfortunate reality I saw while recentl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    The List: Six fast-casual concepts that work

    After my disastrous meals at Beaucoup Burrito, I thought it might be helpful to list for its owners, employees and customers six local fast-casual concepts that actually work.  They are, in no particular order: Chipotle: Founder Steve Ells gets credit for inventing the entire fast-casual concep ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 9, 2006

    Kokoro

    First, and still fast.

  • Dining

    November 9, 2006
  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006
  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    At at Joe's...Tokyo Joe's

    I witnessed the kind of chaos that would completely shatter any normal restaurant crew: dining rooms filled to double-capacity, lines stretching out the door, crowds waiting out on the sidewalks and absolutely no room to move on the floor. The Southlands outpost of Tokyo Joe's is designed like a Gi ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 26, 2001

    Super Bowl

    Tokyo Joe's has Denver turning Japanese.

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