There are a few businesses that haven't shown up in Nashville yet. Every now and then, residents complain and whine about it, but it does little good.
One of those businesses is this one:
As it turns out, IKEA finally decided to open a store in Tennessee. They're opening in the worst possible part of the state: Memphis. If you think Memphis must be great because it was the home of Elvis, you haven't been to Memphis.
Needless to say, I won't be making that trip to IKEA. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized I probably wouldn't shop there all that often even if it was down the street. I'm not a fan of furniture that requires an advanced degree to assemble.
Another business we don't have is In-N-Out Burger. Since the chain only opens restaurants within an hour of its distribution center, that's no surprise. The chain's restaurants are limited to five states. But I had an In-N-Out Burger while in L.A. and I have to say...highly overrated. This was my burger:
Nashvillians are even more vocal about wanting a nearby Whataburger. Whataburger beats In-N-Out Burger in taste tests, mostly because the meat supposedly has a better flavor. It's all subjective, though, I'm sure.
We had a Whataburger in Nashville when I was growing up. The building is still there. This is what Whataburger looked like back in the day:
This is what our old Whataburger looks like now:
Today's Whataburgers can be a little cheap looking, if you ask me:
While In-N-Out Burger can be a little...er...bright.
Maybe we should just stick with our current "best burger" spot.
What business would you most like to see come to your town?