Saturday, August 4, 2018

Goodbye McDade's, Hello Froogel's

The switch is complete.






The #14 store is much cleaner and brighter since the transition was made.  The displays that turned narrow aisles into obstacle courses and games of twister are gone as well.  Just don't mess with the deli. 

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did the spicy pimento cheese survive the change?

PittPanther said...

Reviewers are saying the hot food now sucks. Tastes like canned food.

Anonymous said...

Had lunch there today. The food was fantastic. MUCH better than McDade’s. Looking forward to going back soon.

Anonymous said...

Let the predictable trashing begin.

Anonymous said...

I love their sign! Classy!

Melvin said...

Why is PittPanther always so down on Jackson?

Anonymous said...

Company needs a new logo or name.

At least it ain't vacant said...

Pittpanther.

Thanks for your 'hearsay' Epicurean review.

Anonymous said...

Why did Fondren and Northside get to keep the “McDades” name, but not Belhaven?

Anonymous said...

@1:54 has a V important question—please let us know. Spicey pimento cheese is on point.

Anonymous said...

Froogle's is a MS grocery. It's been located primarily on the coast.
Before you start your " bashing everything Jackson", try to remember that it will be a good thing for Mississippians if a MS grocery succeeds in plans to expand.

Anonymous said...

I have not had the spicy p cheese, but I have had the regular. It was the same.

The store is way more organized now. It’s much easier to shop.

Anonymous said...

Has PittPanther ever been correct? I'm not sure he even correctly posts his own brand of socialism.

Anonymous said...

It took 6-8 months for folks in Gulfport to get used to going to Froogels in Hardy Court in Gulfport. Now it is packed, offers better prices than any other grocery in town, and seems to do their deli cooking well. However The Gulfport store has very limited deli space.

Kingfish said...

Friday's deli offering was just as good as always. Green beans were cooked with bacon and just as tasty. Catfish was battered from scratch and fried (Unlike that orange pre-battered crap). It was delicious as always.

Not to the F's from the Coast: Do not mess with that chicken pot pie on Thursdays. Bad things will happen.

Anonymous said...

Now I have to drive into Jackson proper to try some of that spicy pimento cheese and chicken pot pie.

Anonymous said...

KF, which store?

Anonymous said...

It was obvious at the Maywood store. No one obviously in charge on my first visit. Checkout was eating. Man with the card to correct price flirting with checkout. Second visit was somewhat better with an obviously overworked young lady trying to correct checkout. Some seemed to be former employees; some not. You got to keep your personnel straight and work is not the place to play or flirt.

Truly hope it survives as going to the big stores for a few items is NOT A GOOD EXPERIENCE.

Anonymous said...

Hope they will come to Madison and offer some competition for the monopoly-store on either side of 55.

Why was the question not answered about why two of the stores kept the McDade's name? Maybe the signs just haven't been installed yet.

Anonymous said...

Have you people figured out yet why grocery stores have delis? The chicken, fish and other meat is what has not sold at the back counter and would either go to the 'green-meat' area or be thrown out later that day if not sent to the deli cooks. They throw in canned vegetables just to help the green-meat sell. Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

McDade's in Maywood had the Froogel's sign on it.

Anonymous said...

McDade's in Maywood had the Froogel's sign on it.

I still call it the Sunflower.

Anonymous said...

1:50 Do you still call the store on Fortification "Jitney"?

How many kids did you chase off your lawn last weekend?

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