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Category question

Should Jack's be put in the Category:19th Street Homewood or even just Category:Downtown Homewood businesses? Or, more generally, how should local chains be treated? (Milo's Hamburgers would be another to keep in mind.) While in Jack's case the chain started with a restaurant in Homewood that still happens to be there, Jack's corporate HQ is not in downtown Homewood (but rather west Homewood). Categorizing a chain using all the locations seems overboard, but should the original location of a local chain be a special case? Should they instead or also be categorized by the current location of their headquarters? --Lkseitz 10:24, 5 September 2006 (PDT)

  • I haven't been consistent myself. For Etheridge Brothers Barber & Style I just used the original location, but for Green Acres Cafe I categorized by all the locations (which is probably most appropriate for something with only 2 or 3 locations, max.). In this case, I think I'd just go with the HQ location, try to list all the other locations in the article, and perhaps expand the section on the original location into a separate article. At this point I don't think there's a wrong answer. --Dystopos 11:50, 5 September 2006 (PDT)

Date of opening

  • The official spokeswoman for Jack's told the Magic City Post in 2010 that the official opening date was November 21 (a Monday). A contemporary article in the Shades Valley Sun indicated that the restaurant "formally opened" on Friday the 25. In Benny LaRussa's interview, the date is given as November 23. --Dystopos 13:15, 21 November 2010 (PST)

Store Numbers

I'm going strictly by memory, but I believe at the time this article was written, the Jack's web site included the store numbers on the locations page. It appears they've revamped the site so that it no longer does so. If you look at the locations page source, however, it appears the store number is included as the value of "new_my_jacks" for each "Set as My Jack's" link. (Based on the fact that the Homewood store is "1".) Not particularly helpful for the casual web surfer, but if you feel strongly about getting a store number, that's (currently) how you can (apparently) do so. --Lkseitz 10:52, 17 December 2012 (PST)