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Help a Canuck out?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by HC, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Okay ... I need the help of the good folks at SJ with this one.

    I've been put in charge of researching prizes for a bimonthly contest to do with our company newsletter.  We're based in Toronto but our clients are based mainly in the US.  The plan is to do Gift Certificates for either a restaurant chain or a movie chain.  I've come up with Darden Foods who  own Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Smokey Bones and Bahama Breeze.  Does anyone know of any other corporate chains like this?  And, my clients like these kind of restaurants so no cracks.  :mad:

    The one I'm not sure of is which are the large movie chains in the US?  All help is eagerly welcomed.  :D
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    RARE owns high dollar Captial Grille and medium priced Longhorn Steakhouse

    Landrys owns Landry seafood (mostly seafood with these), Rainforest Cafe, Joe's Crab Shack, all the old Joe Muer's restaurants....and more

    As for Movies, AMC, Rave...
  3. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Loews Theatres

    And it sounds like good calls on the food.
  4. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    It's starting to look like AMC could be good, especially since they now own Loews. :D
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Be sure to take a look to see where your client base is. One metro area might not have AMC/Loews or any of the restauarants....
  6. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    The problem is that they are too scattered - right across the US, some in large cities, some in small. My plan is to have a choice so that if they win, they can choose a $ 50 gift certificate from either the restaurant chain, the movie chain or Home Depot. (Our software program is used for maintenance in Senior Living facilities and those guys looooove Home Depot).
  7. JR

    JR Active Member

    Send the winners a Tim Horton's gift pack. ;D

    Funny how none of the restaurants that Slappy recommended are up here. Those guys are really missing the boat.
  8. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Any way to freeze a couple of cases of Timbits and send them south? Krispy Kreme could use some competition down in my corner of the world. :D
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Dude, I would KILL for Tim Horton's. Raspberry filled with vanilla icing...
    I mean, I love Krispy Kreme, but me miss my morning Tim Horton's donuts

    And I'm told that HArvey's makes a hamburger a beautiful thing (You can keep Swiss Chalet, however...)
  10. JR

    JR Active Member

    Hey, I hear Tim's is creeping across the border. Sam, maybe even coming to a town near you.
  11. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    I hope you're right, JR. Problem is, it will have to do more than creep across the border - it will have to leap the Mason-Dixon Line as well. Dunkin Donuts has no hold on this region, so if TH is proactive, it could have a chance.
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

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