When passing through Roswell NM, one does not enjoy a broad range of dining options. We usually come through from Midland TX around 5:30 pm and stop off at schlotzsky’s which appears to be run by a mother daughter team. You can see Mom in the picture below in the kitchen area.
You will notice chairs on top of the dining tables an hour and a half before closing time. While we were waiting for our delicious sandwiches, we noticed a car driving by really slowly with driver peering in trying to determine if store was open. Driver looked in direction of tables with stacked chairs and then sped up and departed.
So schlotzsky’s appeared to have lost a customer because of their desire to start evening cleanup early. I wonder if the national franchise office would be happy with this practice?