Talk:Original Tommy's

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While I lived in CA I only ever heard one advertisement for Tommy's. Do they still rely mostly on word-of-mouth? Irene Ringworm 19:33, 2 January 2007 (UTC) 19:32, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Tommy's uses print advertising65.125.163.221 20:46, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Working on editing this and putting more into the entry. Please contribute! --Dennis The TIger 21:33, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Tommy's uses advertising on social media via it's facebook page, twitter, instagram and tumblr. They also do radio commericals and did TV spot during the Dodger season last year. --Swiftymcqueen (talk) 23:42, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Chili Cheese Fries Photo[edit]

Would someone please fix the caption. I would myself but don't know. Thanks. Lonewuf 18:48, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Tomboy's[edit]

Does anyone know if there's a connection with Tomboy's? The name and offerings are kind of similar. ChildofMidnight (talk) 20:04, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

  • No. In fact, Tommy's went to court on people using a similar name some years ago. Ucla90024 (talk) 20:46, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
As Ucla90024 noted, there are a large number of Tommy's knockoffs throughout Southern California and beyond. One of the more blatant I've seen is Tommie's (which even uses similar colors). In addition to all the lawsuits, Tommy's uses the original shack as a part of their logo on all their locations; and their fight against knockoff has led them to have the slogan "If you don't see the shack, take it back." --Bobak (talk) 20:54, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

No Pepsi, Coke Now[edit]

At least the location in Santa Monica is now serving Coke products not Pepsi products (a recent change). IIRC the original Rampart location serves canned drinks out of a cooler instead of foutain drinks anyway (presumably for throughput), and has both brands. BCoates (talk) 17:54, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

all locations now have Coke products and the Beverly and Rampart location now has a fountain and did away with the cooler of canned drinks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Swiftymcqueen (talkcontribs) 23:40, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

What was the B&R location before it was Tommy's?[edit]

This has always puzzled me; it's a very odd set of buildings. Was it a motel?--NapoliRoma (talk) 20:56, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Wasn't it always a shack? Are you talking about the L-shape building? Will have to look at the materials they sent me awhile back. We knew Tommy. Ucla90024 (talk) 22:59, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
Cool! Yes, the L-shape building. If it wasn't the world's worst motel, was it an auto shop? Proto strip mall?--NapoliRoma (talk) 00:17, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Unsourced and promotional material[edit]

Too much of this article is unsourced, unencyclopedic and, in some cases, promotional.

One of their locations is closing. So what? We do not maintain a list of store openings and closings because it is not of encyclopedic value. Yes, a local newspaper noted it. Local newspapers include information of local interest. Your dad wins an award from the local Kiwanis club. The local newspaper runs the story with a photo. Sorry, but it's trivial to the rest of the world.

The chili, oh God, the chili. What do independent reliable sources say about the chili? Do they call it "Koulax's signature chili"? Do the discuss the "'secret' blend of spices", that "a ladle or two" goes on "nearly every available menu item" (mmmmmm... Chili Pepsi), the flour allows it to "set up" (flour as a thickener? Revolutionary!) and, of course, it is made "to exact specifications and is the same in each location" (basically, it's a chain restaurant that uses recipes).

I'm going back to clearing out the trash. If you believe anything I remove belongs in the article, please provide a citation to an independent reliable source or explain why this article should be different from the rest of the project. - SummerPhD (talk) 20:14, 22 March 2014 (UTC)