You never say never, but it’s hard to see the CH not being used in the future.
Kids and parents rave about the CH experience during the recruiting visit. Plus the food is so good. I’m not a catfish person but everything on the menu is awesome. The grilled cajun chicken is incredible.
Past players and parents often eat there when back in town. I know a parent of a current recruit was so looking forward to eating there on an upcoming trip.
We have a Ruth’s here in Lafayette, LA - for maintaining grade points we reward our twins with dinner there at the end of each semester. This last dinner during the holidays was disappointing (for what it costs)
I ate at the original Ruth’s Chris’s in New Orleans years ago. It was so small and unassuming, its size compared to a newer Ruth’s Chris’s was like comparing the original one-room Walmart in Bentonville to a mega Walmart now. I have also eaten at the Catfish Hole. Ruth Chris’s is great, and a great story, but way overpriced IMHO. If I were a recruit, I’d much rather go to an only-in-Fayetteville place and experience like the Catfish Hole than any chain, Ruth Chris’s included. And then if they get a sweet NIL deal and a pro contract down the line, they can go to Ruth’s Chris’s all they want in their NFL team’s city, they can afford it, and go to the Catfish Hole when they are back in Fayetteville.
If any of y’all are traveling down in south ark stop in at Taylor’s in dumas. Everyone raves abt there steaks down here. I live close to lr and I make the trip but the drive home is miserable with a full stomach! Lol