So I've seen groupons for things I'd like, but was leery until a restaurant I frequent popped up a few months ago. Pita Pit is right downtown and has pretty good food, so I jumped at the opportunity to get my lunch on the cheap. Hummus and Baba Ganoush is even better half off!
Yesterday's caught my eye as a company concept that I'd thought of a few years ago but obviously never did anything with it. It's called How Do You Roll, it's a sushi shop where you customize your roll ala Subway.
When we lived in Tulsa, my then girlfriend (now wife) and I worked around the corner from a place called The Atomic Burrito. No it doesn't exist any longer and with a name like that I'm sure you're shocked. Honestly, it was phenomenal food. The guys running it were way ahead of their time. Originally it was a standard faster food Tex-Mex restaurant. They flipped the concept to be a build your own Burrito, Taco, Quesadilla, Salad Bowl facility. Think Subway with flavor, fresher ingredients, meat that's actually cooked in house served in a tortilla. We now have a couple places like this all over called Freebirds and Chipotle.
When my wife and I began making sushi at home, I told her this would be a great idea for a restaurant. Sushi Freebirds-style. We even had a sushi party a few years ago where we taught others how to roll them and they loved being able to choose their own stuffing. Well, that's another great idea I shouldn't have sat on.