Toasty’s is coming to Downtown

Walking along Superior Street today I noticed several Toasty’s menus conspicuously leaning in the window of the former Farley’s (among others) location.

A quick Facebook search reveals a post which includes:

“Here is a sneak peek of Toasty’s Sandwich Shop.  Located downtown on Superior Street.  Scheduled to open Fall of 2015”

Will Toasty’s succeed where so many others have failed?  Is the location in fact cursed?  What caused the most recent downfall of Farley’s?  Discuss!


Paul Lundgren

about 9 years ago

To maintain our tradition of repeatedly posting a rundown on 220 W. Superior St.:
  • Toasty's Sandwich Shop - opening Fall 2015
  • Farley's Grill - April 2014 to June 2015
  • Z's Deli - January 2013 to March 2014
  • Jalapeno Express - October 2011 to August 2012
  • Maya Mexican Restaurant - June 2010 to April 2011
  • Grapevine - 2008 to 2010
  • Taj India - 2005 to 2008
  • My Buddy's Place - 2002 to 2005
  • Mr. Nick's - 1998 to 2002
  • Burger King - 1996 to 1998
  • Mr. Nick's Famous Charburger - 1970 to 1996

Kristin Halverson Johnson

about 9 years ago

Well, they say that 90% of restaurants fail so I guess statistically... it's time for another winner like Mr. Nick's Famous Charburger that lasted 26 years.


about 9 years ago

Wow, that location knows how to keep customers away. I really hope Toasty's can succeed downtown.  I know that they posted this update on their facebook page and said they look forward to catering.


about 9 years ago

Does anyone else ever feel like the DNT is sourcing their stories from this website?   Or, is it strictly coincidence that the blog posts and the articles always pop up within one day of each other?

As a side note:  I liked Jalapeno Express.  Did they fail because their customer base declined to the point where they couldn't sustain the business, or was it more a cost of overhead (rent) / financial management issue?

Special K

about 9 years ago

As long as they can serve a lunch that costs less than $10 that I can't easily get elsewhere, are realistic about the fact that west of Lake Ave becomes a ghost town after 5:30, and have consistent quality/availability, maybe they'll do OK. 

Farley's and Jalapeno Express each failed on one or all of those criteria.


about 9 years ago

I never went to Farley's, was surprised to see it had closed.  My coworkers ordered from them once or twice.  The burgers were priced too high. $9.99 or $10.99.  The space is kind of small. Having  quick take out food at lunchtime is a good idea.

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about 9 years ago

I loved the horchata at Jalopeno and went there to eat mediocre food in a terrible environment for the horchata alone.

Farley's was overpriced mediocre food in a terrible environment, so I went twice and stopped.

Until the property owner treats it like an investment, remodeling it to be a good space to eat in, I can't imagine wanting to pay anything more than Chipotle prices to eat there. It's just loud, overlit, and uncomfortable.

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