Thanks, Obama! Restaurant Obama Said Was Saved by Stimulus Going Out of Business…

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio restaurant mentioned last week by President Barack Obama as an indirect beneficiary of the government’s Chrysler bailout will go out of business Sunday after a more than 70-year history.

Co-owner Richard Lawrence of New Chet’s Restaurant in Toledo says business has fallen victim to the economy and the workplace smoking ban approved by Ohio voters in 2006. He told The Blade newspaper of Toledo on Wednesday that auto industry cutbacks also hurt.

Lawrence says he used to deliver up to $300 in food per week to Chrysler Group LLC’s Jeep plant in Toledo, but now that’s down to about $100 worth.

Obama visited the plant on Friday and told workers that without them, who would eat at Chet’s or patronize other local businesses?

Information from: The Blade,


2 Responses to Thanks, Obama! Restaurant Obama Said Was Saved by Stimulus Going Out of Business…

  1. TB says:

    The reason he isn’t in business is because his food sucks. He bought out the origninal or at least the long term owner a couple years back. His restraunt didn’t get hit any harder by the smoking ban than any other restaraunt in town. That’s like saying a football team got beat because “it was raining out that day”.. The original owner’s food was really good. That’s why Jeep don’t place orders…

  2. TB says:

    BTW our factory which is within 5 minutes of Jeep/Chet’s placed pick up orders there as well, well over $100 on Sunday mornings for breakfast for at least 10 years at least once a month (we only work Sundays once a month),but other shifts did as well. We stopped going there and went to better places. Nothing to do with politics or smoking bans.
    BTW I am NOT an B.H.O “supporter” . Just telling it like it is with this place.

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