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Kitchen 1924 Closes: GM Speaks

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Dishers, Kitchen 1924 general manager Michael Durkin left a comments in the post below. I’ve pulled it out to give him a proper platform:

On behalf of myself and Shawn I want to launch an honest “Thank You” to any and all of our customers and employees. Especially the employees. We hired our people based on character and experience, in that order, and we ended up with some remarkable talent. I am happy to report that most of them were free agents for about an hour and you will be able to see them soon at some of the other great dining rooms of the city.

Shawn may have an “official statement” at some point, but the reality can be shared on SideDish. The bottom line is that we were undercapitalized from the beginning and got a little under the weight of the operations. Despite great results, we were unable to get out of the hole and you know the economy story, blah, blah, blah.

Shawn is taking some time off, in the short term, and he will be bringing his big restaurant brain back to the city’s scene soon.

We had a blast and blazed a trail. Someone great, please take our space in that little strip shopping center in the heart of Lakewood; there’s good mojo there.

as we have often said here,
“Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride”
-Michael Durkin
General Manager, Kitchen 1924

…fyi; Durkin’s Pizza #1 under construction now on HWY 121 & Custer in McKinney open Oct. 1. Durkin’s Pizza #2(Tollway&El Dorado), Durkin’s Pizza #3 (HWY 75 & HWY 380) coming soon. Rock n’ Roll themed, throwback pizzerias…coming soon. That was an hyper-obnoxious plug, sorry.

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