The Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli franchise located at 1725 Duke Street in our Carlyle neighborhood, closed as of last Friday night, November 6, 2009. Heidi’s, located next door to the popular Quattro Formaggi Restaurant, replaced Stella’s Cafe not too long ago.
I looked to try and find some news regarding the closing and also to see if the closing affected other Heidis franchises around the country. I came up with nothing.
This leads one to reach a couple of conclusions.
- The franchise, in its current location, never really took off and closed to break its lease.
- The franchise owner itself had some financial issues.
My family ate there a few times and had no bad experiences. The franchise had freshly baked bread and pretty decent service. The one bad thing I will say is that they were a little pricey. But, you did get a lot of food for the price.
On the franchise’s Yelp page, it got varying degrees of reviews.
One reviewer wrote (4 stars):
Fresh homemade bread makes the sandwich! Had the Pastrami, much better than subway or potbelly.
Yeah, potbelly is half the price , but its also half the sandwich…
Another reviewer wrote (1 star):
$9.20 for a salad with romaine lettuce and no mixed greens: -2
That salad has no meat on it: -1 (at least charge me less for no meat!)
Salad comes with your choice of fruit: +1
The avocado pieces in that salad were brown: -1
No low-fat options for dressing: -1
No tasty options for dressing: -1
I will continue to go to Potbelly where my salad costs $5.75 with or without meat and has much more interesting salad combos and dressing options.
What are your thoughts on the closing?