Building off of yesterday's post about Famous Dave's, I've also been thinking about how it's amazing that there are only two "real" Valentino's locations in Lincoln these days. It wasn't long ago there were four locations in town, and they all stayed very busy. Today, I rarely hear Lincolnites talk about going to Valentino's. Instead, if people say they went to one of the restaurants, it tends to be because "Uncle Bob" from out of town wanted to go there because he only gets to go once every three years.
Come to think of it, I haven't been to a Val's restaurant in three years -- not since we went with our friends the Lutfiyas from St. Louis who, as former Lincolnites, feel it's their duty to go to Val's and Runza whenever they get back in town.
Are former Lincolnites doing more to keep the Val's restaurants open than are current Lincolnites?