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Today’s most erroneous quote possible

The News-Gazette, and particularly Don Dodson, does a helluva job each week with their weekly business round-up column, “It’s Your Business.”

But this week, I couldn’t help but pick out this little nugget, a quote from Smoky’s House BBQ owner, Joe Evans, who is opening a second location in Savoy to pair with his first in Charleston, Ill.:

In reference to his reasoning for opening a BBQ restaurant in the C-U area:

“There’s really nothing like what we offer in Champaign-Urbana,” he said, noting that Smoky’s House will provide steaks, wraps, burgers and delivery.

“We smoke all our meat on-site, make all nine barbecue sauces on the table and prepare our food on-site,” he said. “We offer dine-in, carryout, delivery and catering.”

Now granted, delivery is offered, and that’s something to consider. But, um… yeah.

This. And uh, this one too. Not to mention, this. Or hell, why not — this one too.

Odd, to say the least, in terms of identifying a market, and looking for the gaps…

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