Narrow Search

  • Show Only

  • Narrow by Date

    • All
    • Today
    • Last 7 Days
    • Last 30 Days
    • Select a Date Range

Re: “Mama’s Royal Cafe Is for Sale

As a former Mama's worker and someone who got his start in the restaurant business there cleaning the kitchen, I'm happy to read that George wants to find an owner who really understands the ambiance and vibe of this place.

I want to thank George M, Spencer Moore II, Julie Moore, and George Russell, for having the imagination, pioneering spirit, and perseverance that breathed life into this incredible restaurant initially, and to Mr. Marino and everyone who's worked there to sustain it over the years.

My life would not be the same without you!!!

SPAM RULES

🔥
💛
Marc Wendt

Posted by Marc Wendt on 07/06/2016 at 12:30 PM

Re: “LocoL is Fast Food with Heart and Soul

I'm really confused about what their "revolution" means...

Is it a stretch to think they are using vague positive, social slogans to simply push their brand? How well would a new low production cost fast-food franchise do these days, especially in CA without dropping vague slogans like "building community", "empowering", and so forth? What do they actually mean? My guesses:

It seems like they kinda use Republican "job creator" rhetoric as one of their benefits. What's going on here is that you are paying people to make profit for you. If this was purely about "community", you'd use a cooperative ownership model. But, nah, it is about profit...even if they pay their workers slightly more than minimum wage.

Next, you dropped one of your initial locations in arguably the most white, gentrified area in Oakland (a block from the new Uber HQ). There are loads of restaurants affordable to techies and hospital execs who live and work around here. If part of Locol's mission is about solving the food desert issue, why build one of your few locations in one of the richest parts of the Bay Area?

The whole line about "teaching job skills" is also bogus. Every company from Walmart to TGI Fridays acts like employees who are underpaid and don't benefit from profit sharing are actually "developing job skills" or whatever. Bogus corporate sloganeering that actually means "you are benefiting from exploitation."

Not selling sodas, and the political discussion on "soda taxes" is paternalistic and frequently has racist undertones. Another item that I wouldn't say is suspect at best and far from "revolutionary."

Without any clear benefit to any of the Bay Area's most deserving communities, their "revolution" seems like nothing more than to make the owners rich. Revolutionizing their pocket books.

Posted by Sam Lowry on 07/06/2016 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Oakland, Developers Look to Convert SRO Housing into Boutique Hotels

SRO's keep people sheltered and housed, tourists feel at ease, doorways are not crashpads, streets are cleaner, the city stays income-diverse. SRO's have a bad rep, but renting rooms at affordable rates to us working poor is a real civic benefit. IF the owners could maintain cleaner and more functional buildings, they would attract more young working people and artists of all ages.It's true many down-and-out folks rent in SRO's, but with this displacement going on, you can also rent to people who have good rental history and steady income who make responsible tenants -these are folks getting priced out of the Bay Area who could get a foothold in an SRO.

Posted by Suzanne Gamble on 07/06/2016 at 11:07 AM

Re: “New Dating Site for Pot Users Has High Hopes

My Name is Hellen Els, From Baltimore. I wish to share my testimonies with the general public about what this man called Dr.Kruma has just done for me,this man has just brought back joy to my home and my life in person i heard of him before and i was doubting him but when i gave him a try regarding my failure to have my own baby and getting pregnant for the man i got married to called Mr.Kenny we were together for a long time and we loved our self's but when I was unable to give him a child for 2 years he left me and told me he can't continue anymore then I was now looking for ways to get him back until a friend of mine told me about this man and gave his contact via email:
(drkrumacrumen@gmail.com)
then you won't believe this when I contacted him, thank you once again the great Dr.Kruma for what you have done for me, if you are out there passing through any of this problems listed below:
1) If you want your ex back.
(2) if you always have bad dreams.
(3) You want to be promoted in your office.
(4) You want women/men to run after you.
(5) If you want a child.
(6) You want to be rich.
(7) You want to tie your husband/wife to be
yours forever.
(8) If you need financial assistance.
(9) Have you been scammed and you want to recover you lost money or properties? Contact him via email: drkrumacrumen@gmail.com website: http://drkrumacrumensolutionhome.tripod.com/

Posted by Hellen on 07/06/2016 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Mama's Royal Cafe Is for Sale

Hey Mitchell, my understanding is that the Full House chef has since moved onto Miliki (whose own future is a big question mark). But yes, Marino said he wants to find a new owner who will keep the staff — though of course it may be impossible to guarantee it.

Posted by Luke Tsai on 07/06/2016 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Mama's Royal Cafe Is for Sale

Has he held onto the former chef from the Full House Café? Any talk of whether the staff (as well as the recipes) might be part of the package when he sells?

Posted by Mitchell Halberstadt on 07/06/2016 at 8:57 AM

Re: “LocoL is Fast Food with Heart and Soul

Hey Luke,

Great review on LocoL. It's very cool to see new retail food business find success in areas like Oakland. Here's a few tips on opening a retail food business: https://businessfirstfamily.com/retail-food-business/

Thanks for sharing,
Dennis

Posted by Dennis Jordan on 07/06/2016 at 8:31 AM

Re: “Mama’s Royal Cafe Is for Sale

That's what happens when you have it your heart and soul and decided to spend your silver years with your the person you love and that has been by your side supporting you. Danny Hippo I don't think it is about a $3.25 minimum wage hike.

Posted by Andrew L Webe on 07/06/2016 at 6:25 AM

Re: “Mama’s Royal Cafe Is for Sale

This is what happens when you hike minimum wage from $9 to $12.25 overnight.

Posted by Danny Hipps on 07/06/2016 at 5:59 AM

Re: “'The Black Woman is God' Opens at SOMArts

So excited about this show. A long time coming. We Black Women are finding our voices. Forming Sistar Circles all over the country. Once we remember how to unite our resources for our greater good, the sky is the limit. Empowering. Enlightening. Engaging.

Posted by Melody Powers on 07/06/2016 at 12:56 AM

Re: “Mama’s Royal Cafe Is for Sale

:( first Pretty Lady, now Mama's .... I want George to be able to retire, but NOOOOOOOOO was my first response as well. I hope a fan of Mama's buys it & doesn't change much... please please.

Posted by bill thAdon on 07/05/2016 at 11:51 PM

Re: “Cops That Worked at Richmond Schools Now Under Investigation for Alleged Sexual Misconduct with Former Student

Expect a lawsuit for slander you have to use the statement alleged.

Posted by #getready on 07/05/2016 at 11:23 PM

Re: “An East Bay Pimp Trafficked Her Daughter. And the Man that She Turned to For Help Exploited Her For Sex.

Ohmygaud, have i got more info for you on mims. This is no surprise to hear this story and im truly saddened. Have you ever read the yep on Baywar? The criminalization of prostitution is at the heart of institutionalized rape.

Posted by mistressmax3db9 on 07/05/2016 at 10:53 PM

Re: “Mama’s Royal Cafe Is for Sale

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Posted by Kate Rhoades on 07/05/2016 at 10:12 PM

Re: “Cops That Worked at Richmond Schools Now Under Investigation for Alleged Sexual Misconduct with Former Student

Guap should be in protective custody, not out on the street.

Posted by Ann Arbogast on 07/05/2016 at 6:02 PM

Re: “LoBot Gallery, Mainstay of Oakland’s DIY Art and Music Scenes, to Shutter at End of Month

First thing in my mind--sick and city suicide. Maybe the baby going with the bathwater, but there's evil there that takes this out of that low level idiocy. This is sick.

Posted by Cynthia Morse on 07/05/2016 at 2:11 AM

Re: “The Richest One Percent Moves to Kill Medical Marijuana in Florida — Again

I asked Mel Sembler The night before last, why he thought an 85-year-old man should be shaping the future of the state of Florida?, And he replied smugly "because I can " he and his evil wife Betty must be stopped they must be put in their place we must not let 85-year-old oxygenarians shape the future of this great state! People rise up against these evil people.

Posted by John G. Ziesing on 07/04/2016 at 1:20 PM

Re: “It's Official: Marijuana Is Medicine

That's a great news..

Posted by Jean Marc Begue on 07/04/2016 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Mid-Week Menu: A Coffee Box, a Sicilian Spinoff, and ‘Broffee’

Matt, I've never found Luke wanting as a food critic, and I suspect that he knows the meaning and significance of "craft coffee drinks."

Here's a hint -- in this case, regarding "artisanal bottled water":

http://www.scoutingny.com/the-best-bottled…

Posted by Mitchell Halberstadt on 07/03/2016 at 11:40 PM

Re: “Snoop Dogg, Too $hort Endorse California Marijuana Legalization in New Video

The auma is bad and I have 100,000 people voting no based on my opinion

Posted by oakland420 on 07/03/2016 at 9:52 PM

Most Popular Stories


© 2016 East Bay Express    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation