Figures. A Week After Obama Gives Shout Out to Ohio Restaurant – It Goes Out of Business

New Chet’s Restaurant was in business for 70 years.

Days after being mentioned by President Obama when he visited Toledo, New Chet’s Restaurant on East Manhattan Boulevard will close Sunday. The owner said he blames the economy and the smoking ban. – The Blade/Lori King

It figures. A week after Obama mentioned an Ohio restautant in one of his “success stories”, it goes out of business.
Cleveland.com reported:

An Ohio restaurant mentioned last week by President Barack Obama as an indirect beneficiary of the government’s Chrysler bailout will go out of business Sunday after a more than 70-year history.

Co-owner Richard Lawrence of New Chet’s Restaurant in Toledo says business has fallen victim to the economy and the workplace smoking ban approved by Ohio voters in 2006. He told The Blade newspaper of Toledo on Wednesday that auto industry cutbacks also hurt.

Lawrence says he used to deliver up to $300 in food per week to Chrysler Group LLC’s Jeep plant in Toledo, but now that’s down to about $100 worth.

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  • everything O touch turns to crap…..

  • squeaky

    “Ohio restautant in one of his “success stories”, it goes out of business.” there’s America’s success and then there’s obama’s success. in his world this is success. he’s operating off a different dictionary.

  • Granny

    What #1 says. Maybe Dear Leader should have his minions actually investigate the current state of health of anything or anyone he intends to mention. He sure has the SADIM touch!

  • squeaky

    obama must pluck things out of thin air because he obviously didn’t do his research [if we are to believe he really isn’t anti]. that was just a week ago. but like i said, a failing business may be a success for him. now for the rubes to get a clue.

  • Tru

    O is the kiss of death.

  • cal rifkin

    On their quest for their imagined, communist utopia here on earth, the marxists have and will do a tremendous amount of effin damage. Stomoping these cretins out for good in ’12 will be a start, but we will need to be forever vigilent. Well-meaning libs and stalinist busybodies who nose their way into everybody’s business will invariably shoot down any economic progress.

  • fishy

    Odumba and his minions know nothing about economics because they have been cuddled their whole lives behind ivory towers and trust funds/friends.

    On another note, Jim, you should report how Odumba and his Muslim cohorts are fostering wars across the Middle East without Congressional approval. The aim of Obumbler is to solidify power and oil interests for his Muslim Brotherhood and indirectly Al Qaeda. Our tax dollars are funding the rise of a new empire that will only create new worldwide strife. We must protest this Muslim Nation building that is falsely reported as an Arab Spring democracy movement. It is not.

  • fishy

    Odumba and his minions know nothing about economics because they have been coddled their whole lives behind ivory towers and trust funds/friends.

    On another note, Jim, you should report how Odumba and his Muslim cohorts are fostering wars across the Middle East without Congressional approval. The aim of Obumbler is to solidify power and oil interests for his Muslim Brotherhood and indirectly Al Qaeda. Our tax dollars are funding the rise of a new empire that will only create new worldwide strife. We must protest this Muslim Nation building that is falsely reported as an Arab Spring democracy movement. It is not.

  • Eddie Willers

    The curse continues…
    Obama picks the 4 top seeds go to the NCAA Men’s Final 4 none get there (1st time ever)
    Picks Colts Saints upset them..

    He’s like Medusa

  • #1AMERICAN

    Yes whatever odumbass talks about or touches turns to crap…on the other hand you hate to see a business go under but in this case it appears the majority of his business was to car working union thugs so I can’t feel too sad

  • vagabond trader

    Yeah, well, let me know how these people being destroyed by Zer0-nomics are going to vote, then I’ll have some empathy.

  • Betsy Ross

    That’s a weird story. That restaruant had to know for quite some time that it was failing. They knew long before Obama touted them as a success story. Something doesn’t add up here.
    And BTW $300 a week isn’t a whole lot. That’s an average of about $43 dollars a day. If one meal is about $8 that means and average of 5 people ordered their food in one day per week. Not a success story to begin with.

  • Well people wanted “change” and that’s what they got.

  • SturJen

    In Janesville, WI there is this tavern that sits on the grounds of GM, it used to cater to all the GM workers on break. When GM expanded in the 80’s it offered to buy out the tavern so that the space could be used as a parking lot; the owners refused.

    Now in 2011, there is no GM in Janesville, WI. Oh, there’s rumors of it reopening, but the reality is that it is the oldest GM plant in America. It will never reopen. That bar is still there, but I don’t know how it stays open.

    Another Irony is that Obama visited that GM Plant before his ’08 election. Shortly after his election, it closed.

  • KOW

    He use to have the magic touch on sports teams, Chicago Bulls, All 4 #1 ranked teams in Mens NCAA Basketball, guess that magic touch is now turned to businesses.

    Just hope and pray that if Obama visits your town that he does not mention your business, or where you work.

  • RWiss

    Liberalism fails every where it’s been tried. Of course liberalism is a mental disorder. They can’t even see their failures and then call their failures successful.

  • If i was a owner of any businesses in this country, i wouldn’t want this man near my business. Everything he touches goes under, he must be curse or something.

  • Primary Boehner

    Odumba and his minions know nothing about economics because they have been coddled their whole lives behind ivory towers and trust funds/friends.

    Tragically the truth is much worse than this.

  • No Man

    He hates us.

  • gonin twelve

    Idiology is always a lousy replacement for experience. The fool in charge still doesn’t realize this as he continues to melt down. In other news, GO Weiner.

  • Jim

    LMAO The kiss of death!

  • workingclass artist

    That’s a future GOP ad…

  • thescribbler

    Well, there’s a few more people who won’t be voting for Obama in ’12.

  • Obama must be curse

    Thats why that mole on his face draws flies.

  • jorgen

    O’bozo is a jinx. Whatever he promotes dies.

  • PJ

    Marxist economic plan, nanny state smoking regulations…DESTRUCTION!

  • karra

    I wouldn’t want that wanker anywhere near my business – talk about the kiss of death – much like he’s doing to the once magnificent United States of America…

  • Henry

    You’d think people would have figured this curse out already…

    “No!!! Please stay away and don’t mention us”!!!!!!!

  • greenfairie

    The Obama Jinx lives! It’s like getting put on the cover of that Madden NFL video game.

  • Ken

    I bet Obama would say it happened because it wasn’t unionized….

  • Rev Dr E Buzz

    See, to the leftist, this is actually a success, because now they can go get into the food line like everyone else, and have lovely administrators help them with their lives.

    I believe Obama is thinking this way, it explains a lot of his stupid actions, and considering we still know absolutely nothing about the guy, I am free to think whatever I want to think.

    Judge that guy by his friends…Billy Ayers and Wright to name two, and his philosophy becomes clearer.

  • Densie

    So if gas goes up another dollar and energy prices increase and food prices increase and clothes prices increase, there will be a lot more of this in all the states.

  • kato

    The Blowhard’s speech in Toledo was all BS. The economic reality is this restaurant and countless other businesses that are being killed by the grifter-in-chief’s senseless policies.

  • John

    Everything Obama’s touches turns into a curse.

  • Rose

    ODRAMA QUEEN THE DEATH DEMON FROM HELL!

    BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Questionman

    @Rev Dr E Buzz, that doesn’t mean you’re right
    Anyone who thinks that racism is dead in America only needs to
    sign on to any news story with the word “Obama” in the headline to
    see how many poor white trash bigots there! The real cause of the business closing was the smoking ban Ohio has in effect. When goverment oversteps it’s boundries by placing bans on private businesses especially resturants & bars the impact is negative. Anyone who blames Obama are racist with no idea of economics!
    You also laughed at the schoolchildren expense when the schoolname after the president was temoraily shut up! All to make the black man look bad!