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Carolina Wings, 105 Northpoint Drive: December 2013   15 comments

Posted at 11:49 pm in Uncategorized

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The latest Carolina Wings to close is this one in Lexingtion near the Regal theaters.

As you can see here, things are alreay in-train to reopen this building as Daddy Mac's of which, their facebook page says:

Daddy Mac's Restaurant was created by three brothers as a tribute to their Grandfather, whom they affectionately called Daddy Mac. This restaurant brings back childhood memories filled with laughter, fun, larger-than-life stories and wonderful aromas of great meals being cooked by Daddy Mac in his kitchen.
The grandsons' vision is to open their kitchen and share with you, those comforting and delicious meals that invite laughter and good times with friends and family. We hope that you will take home fond memories of your own.

and their Help Wanted ad on CraigsList says:

We are a full service restaurant that will specialize in hand cut steaks, pastas, burgers, speciality appetizers & desserts. We also offer one of Lexington's largest craft beer selections as well as an extensive wine and liquor list.

(Hat tip to commenter Beth)

Written by ted on January 22nd, 2014

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  1. Don't get me wrong, but doesn't.......

    We are a full service restaurant that will specialize in hand cut steaks, pastas, burgers, speciality appetizers & desserts. We also offer one of Lexington's largest craft beer selections as well as an extensive wine and liquor list.

    sound like just about all the other 'cookie cutter' descriptions for restaurants of this type in town??

    Homer

    23 Jan 14 at 3:19 am

  2. ^Nooooo...this cookie cutter restaurant is completely different!

    tonkatoy

    23 Jan 14 at 7:41 am

  3. Went to this location a couple of years ago for a football team banquet. Their buffet didn't even have wings on it!!!

    What!?

    Food was just bad. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

    I wonder if this is the same "Mac" that took over when "CW's Taproom" closed in Harbison, becoming "Naughty Mac's," the worst name for a restaurant ever.

    jonathan

    23 Jan 14 at 10:22 am

  4. I'm going to defend the cookie cutter restaurants. You have to have some sizeable population to get enough traffic to get something 'different.' Most people want "sameness." Not that I personally like the cookie cutter approach, but they have to market to what the people expect.

    badger

    23 Jan 14 at 10:34 am

  5. I don't oppose the cookie cutter concept, but trying to church it up that way is just silly, IMO.

    tonkatoy

    23 Jan 14 at 11:03 am

  6. Is Daddy Mac's the same people that owned CW? I won't even bother with it if so, because the customer service at CW was HORRIBLE!

    TahoeChic

    23 Jan 14 at 5:00 pm

  7. It really seems like whoever owned Carolina Wings is just re-opening the same crappy restaurants with the same crappy food, just under different names, because it couldn't possibly go bankrupt twice. That's not cookie cutter, that's a lack of imagination. I find it hard to get excited about another sports bar that thinks it's upscale because it has something other than Coors Light on tap.

    Jason

    23 Jan 14 at 5:27 pm

  8. Turn it into a mega Taco Cid. I'll eat there.

    rick

    23 Jan 14 at 7:39 pm

  9. @Jason - that's exactly what I was trying to say. It seems there is no imagination, for the most part, at any of these restaurants.

    Like I said in my post last night; the quote I stated could be the mission statement of any number of restaurants in the area (just change the name of the town/city).

    It's hard for me to get excited when you go into a 'casual dining' establishment and the menu looks almost identical to the another one a block down the street.

    Plus, unless the chain is one that is required to buy their products from the home office you know that it came off of the same Sysco truck that supplies all of the other restaurants with the same products.

    I swear that the chicken tenders we have in the cafeteria at work are the same as the ones they have at O'Charley's.

    Homer

    24 Jan 14 at 12:00 am

  10. Speaking of CW's - I saw the post earlier this week about the location at the old Mac's on Main being closed on a Friday night. Anyone know what's up with that??

    Homer

    24 Jan 14 at 12:03 am

  11. Tried CW when I first moved to Lexington in 2010. Was not impressed. Tried it twice. Both times not impressed. Now I either eat at Buffalo Wild Wings or Wing Nuts for wings. I really enjoy Wing Nuts!

    Roy

    25 Jan 14 at 12:09 pm

  12. As I expected; Daddy Macs didn't pan out. Several things factored into their demise. They took too long with the remodel which meant they lost business for 4 months instead of 1. The prices were higher which meant those folks (like me) that did return couldn't get cheap beer & cheap food. So only a few former regulars came less often. Some just moved on to other places.
    So... they are changing back to Carolina Wings. I hope things work out because this is a convenient location for me.

    John R

    24 Oct 14 at 3:34 pm

  13. @ John - When did Daddy Mac's close?

    I ate there once. The food was good, but if I recall the service was slow. The prices were ok, but they were slightly higher than a place we would go to once a week, so we never made it back.

    James

    25 Oct 14 at 12:59 am

  14. @James, they closed for just 2 days this week to change the signage back to CW.

    John R

    25 Oct 14 at 8:52 am

  15. I went there once. I didn't like it.

    Rick

    26 Oct 14 at 11:58 am

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