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Let's Dish, 111 Sparkleberry Crossing Sute 5: 23 April 2010   4 comments

Posted at 3:10 am in restaurants,stores

Let's Dish was a take & bake operation in Sparklebery Crossing at the intersection of Sparkleberry and Clemson Roads. It's a regional chain, but I believe this was the last location in South Carolina. Personally I don't really understand the appeal of the concept. I can certainly understand not wanting to actually cook at home, especially involved dishes, but it seems to me that take & bake still leaves you with dishes and silverware to clean up, plus you don't get out of the house. Of course I realize not everyone actively dislikes eating at home as I do, but it still seems a minimal benefit. Steak Out seems to have failed with a similar concept, but as far as I know, Piggly Wiggly's "Dream Dinners" take & bake is still going.

I think Sparklebery Crossing seems to have dodged the bullet of perceived failure -- so far. They have had Coldstone Creamery, D's Wings, Al Amir, and Za's Pizza all go under, which is a lot for such a new development, but to date they have managed to get reasonably top-tier replacements (though D's was vacant for quite a wihle).

(Hat tip to commenter Jason)

Written by ted on April 28th, 2010

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  1. Tried there "dinner" one time. It was complete crap. Tasted like low budget frozen dinners.

    ChiefDanGeorge

    28 Apr 10 at 5:10 am

  2. If I understand it right, these places have all the ingredients and you pay to create a set # of meals at a single appointment. You then take them home and freeze them until you get ready to cook them. It is supposed to give you more variety than if you had to go to the store yourself.

    My wife and I looked at the one on Forest Dr (in Piggly Wiggly), but there was a significant cost involved and didn't seem like a good deal for someone without an unlimited food budget. I looked at the Let's Dish website and the minimum cost is $95 for 4 meals.

    Matt

    28 Apr 10 at 7:32 am

  3. Each meal is 6 servings though, so that's nearly two weeks' worth of dinners in those 4 meals.

    Jason

    28 Apr 10 at 3:39 pm

  4. A place called Carolina Personalized Gifts has now moved into this spot

    Frank

    6 Dec 12 at 2:03 pm

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