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Author: MoeBruin Big gold star, 5000 posts Top Favorite Fools Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 401  
Subject: Re: Hmm lets see now Date: 8/27/1999 6:13 PM
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What has changed. Okay this company has missed their expected profit margins once in who knows how long and may end up a little short in the 3rd quarter. I say big deal!!!. Are the resturants losing customers, probably not! If the weather is nice out do you stay outdoors or indoors. Probably out. Is the weather only good on the west coast from my point of view yes.
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NOTHING HAS FUNDEMENTALY CHANGED
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CWRailroad,

I have been long on this stock and am now undecided weather to stay long or bail. However, to say that NOTHING HAS FUNDEMENTALY CHANGED is definitely showing that you are believing the "Railroad" job on the PR release.

First off to say that same store sales are down because of good weather on the West Coast is totally a bunch of ____. I live on the West Coast and yes the weather is nice here with very little rain, just like it was last year and the year before that and the year before that. To say for example that weather would effect the Irvine store is full of it.

Second while they blame the whole problem on the weather, they then vaguely admit to some "operational" problems on the west coast that have now been fixed. Thanks guys for the information. Would love to know what they think their problems were and how they fixed them.

Third the fact that same-store sales didn't rise should be a big concern let alone they went down. DAB is a pricely place and on the West Coast we are now in the best economic boom that there has been in sometimes. It is this type of economy that entices people to spend lots of money at places like DAB. So the environment is right for same store sales to increase but instead they decreased. How will a downturn or a mild recession hit this place if its beginning to struggle in a boom.

Unfortunately, I don't know the answers to the above and even more unfortunate management has not been very forthcoming. So you might thing that at the current price the stock is a bargain but at least get your hand out of the sand enough to admit that things have changed and there are some questions that need to be answered.

Moe
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