If you like Subway, a fifth Moose Jaw franchise will soon be opening.
We have nothing against Subway. In fact, when we are in a pinch for time members of our editorial staff tend to swing by and grab a six or 12-inch sub to quench our hunger pains.
That being said, Moose Jaw should instead be attracting new and unique restaurants and food chains.
Within the past year, Rock Creek, Browns Socialhouse and Melrose Place have all opened their doors in the Friendly City. Each one is unique in their respective set ups, the type of cuisine they serve and the atmospheres they present to diners.
The same goes for Déjà vu Café, National Café and Nit’s Thai Food all of which have been serving up unparalleled styles of food in the city for years.
They are unrivaled on the Moose Jaw food scene. Granted, part of that stems from our city being home to each of those longtime restaurants.
One of the allures for prospective restaurant owners in Moose Jaw should be that we don’t have a surplus of well-known restaurant chains.
As such, there are opportunities for new flashy or traditionally minded restaurants to make a splash amongst Moose Jaw diners.
Like most North Americans, Moose Javians enjoy the luxury of grabbing a bite at a local fast food restaurant. It’s quick, doesn’t take long to have your order in hand and is relatively inexpensive.
In a society that is constantly on the go, places like Subway are handy for Moose Javians, but a unique array of restaurants not only provides more opportunities for residents and guests with more choices to wet their pallets.
Plus, with a larger selection of different and marquee restaurants in our city, the possibility that bigger and newer businesses might be more attracted to invest in Moose Jaw exists.
We should advocate for a wider selection of restaurants as opposed to franchises in their place.
All editorials are written by the Times-Herald editorial staff.