(Photo from http://www.mimiscafe.com/)
As soon as Mimi's Cafe went corporate, the restaurant started to go downhill. While they are still a profitable business, customers and employees alike are starting to complain about the food and the way that the restaurant is run. It is unfortunate to see a nice restaurant such as Mimi's to fall victim to Corporate America. While the owners of the company enjoy increased profits, the
employees(hosts, servers, cooks, etc.) continue to lose out on more
and more benefits and perks that they previously enjoyed, such as employee dining discounts. The customers at the restaurant are suffering as well, as a result of the corporate buyout. The quality of food that Mimi's Cafe uses is not the same as it used to be. They have switched many products in order to save money at every corner. Their lemonade, their fresh graded cheese, their salsa, and many other items have changed for the worse in order to save money. While the food at Mimi's continues to be mediocre at best, it is becoming harder and harder to enjoy any dining experience at Mimi's given these poor changes in management and quality.