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#1 Unread post by terpstudent » Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:05 am

I am a student at the University of Maryland and am working on a team assignment to create a business plan for a new Motorcycle Themed Restaurant. Part of the paper requires us to survey a focus group so I'm hoping a few of you could take the time to reply to a few question. Feel free to pass a question if you don’t want to answer it and if you have some other friends that could help us out, please pass this on. All your help is greatly appreciated! Your email addresses will not be recorded in any way. If you have any questions, please let me know!


1) Do you currently own a motorcycle?

2) Would you consider eating at a restaurant catering to motorcycle enthusiasts?

3) You've favorite type of motorcycle is
a)American/Chopper/ Harley b) Japanese/ Speed/ Racing c) Touring
d) I love all types!

4) When you think of a 'Motorcycle' Theme restaurant do you think:
a) Adventure Touring b) Practical Commuting c) Hells Angels

5) Would you bring your family to a friendly motorcycle themed restaurant?

6) Would you go to a motorcycle themed restaurant that had an average price for a drink and an entree of
a) $15/pp b)$25/pp or c) $35/pp (pp=per person)

7) How far would you be willing to travel to a motorcycle themed restaurant?
a.) 10 miles, b.) 20 miles, c.) 30 miles or more.

8) Do you consider yourself a blue collar or white collar worker?

9) Average family income?
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#2 Unread post by storysunfolding » Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:18 pm

I've never understood a school whose mascot was an endangered turtle known for it's delicious taste...

Anyway

1) I own a motorcycle

2) Sure, especially if they had door prizes, some kind of membership for points and random bike giveaways... but then who wouldn't?

3) Can you pick just one? Cruiser, standard, dual sport, dirt, working, one day to be working

4) a) Adventure Touring b) Practical Commuting

5) Any of them that come on the motorcycle I guess.

6) a) $15/pp... stilll two good tanks of gas right there... that drink better be a really nice beer.

7) Not sure

8) Yes

9) I buy a lottery ticket every week
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#3 Unread post by embries » Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:32 pm

1) I own a motorcycle

2) Yes, particularly if it had a more trendy theme as opposed to a biker-bar type of atmosphere

3) Touring

4) Adventure Touring

5) Yes, given that it is a family themed restaurant

6) Depending on the atmosphere, food, location, I could see any of these being appropriate

7) 20 Miles is roughly my limit for a restaurant activity. If there were other reasons to go or other activities I could see going farther. Also, if it were near some other attraction that I would be visiting I would be more likely to stop in while I was there.

8) White Collar

9) >$300,000 USD

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#4 Unread post by archanis » Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:47 pm

1) no, just earning the money for it


2) it depends on what type of enthusiasts. as long as it wasnt over run with kids my age :laughing: i dont get my generation

3) from what i've seen, i like all types for different reasons.

4) when i was younger, the answer would be hells angels, but now i think adventure/touring.

5) maybe my parents, but they dont go 'SQUEEE!' for no apperant reason... i hope

6) i would go from 15-20, depending on how good the food was, and what was actualy served. realisticaly, for the first year of buisness or more, untill you get your standard clientell, you would have to go to the 20-25 dollar range to make a significant proffit. also, consider that since it IS a motorcycle themed place, that you do not want to add a bar. most people will be riding there... hate to see them not make it back

7) this is alaska here. i have to drive 125 to make it to a half way decent resteraunt. anythings good for me


i consider myself a blue collar worker. manual labor isnt conducive to a tie.

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#5 Unread post by flynrider » Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:18 pm

I looked over the questions and they're all pretty much aimed at asking whether or not I'd be interested in a product that had a motorcycle "theme". I'll go for "no" on all counts. This current trend of, "let's put a motorcycle on it and it'll sell", I find somewhat boring. Motorcycling (to me) has little to do with what you wear, where you eat and what you watch on TV. In short, if a restaurant has good food and good service, I don't care if it has a Sesame Street theme. I'll eat there.

Don't let that slow you down, though. It's obvious that there is a huge (temporary) market out there that will buy anything associated with motorcycles. The fascination is due to wear off pretty soon, though and they'll be off to the next fad. I wouldn't make a long term investment in motocycle themed anything right now. I think we're looking at the backside of the trend curve on this one. Short term, it's still a viable marketing profile.
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#6 Unread post by storysunfolding » Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:25 pm

I don't think he's actually planning to open a restaurant, just develop a business plan for class. I think the idea would be fun. Motorcycle parking for a good portion of teh parking lot closer than anything for cages. Maybe a tappas style restaurant with themed sections (Different bikes or touring styles). Just thinking about all the ways you could go with a motorcycle idea instead of a basic family restaurant plan (artificial antiques on the wall, some sort of plaid uniform) makes for a much more interesting assignment.

Would it ever get off the ground? I doubt it. While you'd be appealing to a niche market and even if we are still in a motorcycle fad, there are too many people that are alienated by the idea of a motorcycle.
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Thanks for the help!

#7 Unread post by terpstudent » Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:09 pm

Yes, this is actually for a class, just making a business plan, and will never see a ground breaking ceremony.

I appreciate all of your responses, and a few more would make this part of the business plan a little easier!

Thanks again for the help!
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#8 Unread post by ZooTech » Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:23 pm

terpstudent wrote: 1) Do you currently own a motorcycle?
Yes
terpstudent wrote: 2) Would you consider eating at a restaurant catering to motorcycle enthusiasts?
Already do. It's called "Quaker Steak and Lube".
terpstudent wrote: 3) You've favorite type of motorcycle is
a)American/Chopper/ Harley b) Japanese/ Speed/ Racing c) Touring
d) I love all types!
D.
terpstudent wrote: 4) When you think of a 'Motorcycle' Theme restaurant do you think:
a) Adventure Touring b) Practical Commuting c) Hells Angels
Preferably "C", but with better food!
terpstudent wrote: 5) Would you bring your family to a friendly motorcycle themed restaurant?
Of course.
terpstudent wrote: 6) Would you go to a motorcycle themed restaurant that had an average price for a drink and an entree of
a) $15/pp b)$25/pp or c) $35/pp (pp=per person)
Preferably "A", but would consider "B" if the food warranted the expense.
terpstudent wrote: 7) How far would you be willing to travel to a motorcycle themed restaurant?
a.) 10 miles, b.) 20 miles, c.) 30 miles or more.
The farther the better.
terpstudent wrote: 8 ) Do you consider yourself a blue collar or white collar worker?
Blue collar with white collar credentials! :laughing:
terpstudent wrote: 9) Average family income?
For all to see? Nah, I'll pass.

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#9 Unread post by Scoutmedic » Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:25 pm

1) No
2) Yes
3) D - All types
4) C - Hell's Angels
5) Yes
6) B - $25/pp
7) C - 30 miles or more
8) Blue Collar
9) $30,000

Good Luck with your business plan and class!

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#10 Unread post by Kal » Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:09 am

1) Do you currently own a motorcycle?

Several

2) Would you consider eating at a restaurant catering to motorcycle enthusiasts?

Decent bike parking nd not being treated by a leaper for walking in Leathers carrying a lid? I'd give that a go.

3) You've favorite type of motorcycle is
a)American/Chopper/ Harley b) Japanese/ Speed/ Racing c) Touring
d) I love all types!

e) Standards. Although if you were asking me to name a bike if I could ride only one for the rest of my life it would probly be an Italian Rce machine.

4) When you think of a 'Motorcycle' Theme restaurant do you think:
a) Adventure Touring b) Practical Commuting c) Hells Angels

Somewhere to meet up with friends and hangout. You might want a large softdrinks bar where people can just hang.

5) Would you bring your family to a friendly motorcycle themed restaurant?

Defintly, I am even now corrupting my son into the 'ways of bikehood'TM.

6) Would you go to a motorcycle themed restaurant that had an average price for a drink and an entree of
a) $15/pp b)$25/pp or c) $35/pp (pp=per person)

Yes, but the cheaper it is the more often I'd go.

7) How far would you be willing to travel to a motorcycle themed restaurant?
a.) 10 miles, b.) 20 miles, c.) 30 miles or more.

c) Its an excuse to ride, however the closer it is the more likely I am to be a regular.

8) Do you consider yourself a blue collar or white collar worker?

White

9) Average family income?

Somewhere just under $50,000US I guess...

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#11 Unread post by cb360 » Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:52 am

1) Do you currently own a motorcycle?

Yes

2) Would you consider eating at a restaurant catering to motorcycle enthusiasts?

Yes

3) You've favorite type of motorcycle is
a)American/Chopper/ Harley b) Japanese/ Speed/ Racing c) Touring
d) I love all types!

D

4) When you think of a 'Motorcycle' Theme restaurant do you think:
a) Adventure Touring b) Practical Commuting c) Hells Angels

A

5) Would you bring your family to a friendly motorcycle themed restaurant?

Yes

6) Would you go to a motorcycle themed restaurant that had an average price for a drink and an entree of
a) $15/pp b)$25/pp or c) $35/pp (pp=per person)

Preferably A, but B seems more reasonable

7) How far would you be willing to travel to a motorcycle themed restaurant?
a.) 10 miles, b.) 20 miles, c.) 30 miles or more.

B

Do you consider yourself a blue collar or white collar worker?

I've been both but my collar is white these days even if it is just a t shirt

9) Average family income?

Not sure exactly - but 80 somethingish is probably pretty close

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Thanks again!!!

#12 Unread post by terpstudent » Tue Nov 01, 2005 12:25 pm

I want to thank all the TMW people that took the time to help our group out. Our plan isnt due until next week so if a few more of you get bored and want to help out, feel free!
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#13 Unread post by Ninja Geoff » Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:30 pm

1) Do you currently own a motorcycle?
Yes, 1999 Honda XR200R

2) Would you consider eating at a restaurant catering to motorcycle enthusiasts?
Yes

3) You've favorite type of motorcycle is
d) I love all types!

4) When you think of a 'Motorcycle' Theme restaurant do you think:
all aspects. need a bit of all the differant subcultures of motobikes

5) Would you bring your family to a friendly motorcycle themed restaurant?
Yes

6) Would you go to a motorcycle themed restaurant that had an average price for a drink and an entree of
a) $15/pp

7) How far would you be willing to travel to a motorcycle themed restaurant?
like was said, it's an excuse to ride. but also, closer, the more i'd go

8) Do you consider yourself a blue collar or white collar worker?
white collar

9) Average family income?
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#14 Unread post by Mag7C » Tue Nov 01, 2005 3:59 pm

1) Do you currently own a motorcycle?
yes
2) Would you consider eating at a restaurant catering to motorcycle enthusiasts?
yes
3) You've favorite type of motorcycle is
a)American/Chopper/ Harley b) Japanese/ Speed/ Racing c) Touring
d) I love all types!
D!
4) When you think of a 'Motorcycle' Theme restaurant do you think:
a) Adventure Touring b) Practical Commuting c) Hells Angels
B
5) Would you bring your family to a friendly motorcycle themed restaurant?
No, but not because of theme. I wouldn't take them to any restaurant...
6) Would you go to a motorcycle themed restaurant that had an average price for a drink and an entree of
a) $15/pp b)$25/pp or c) $35/pp (pp=per person)
A
7) How far would you be willing to travel to a motorcycle themed restaurant?
a.) 10 miles, b.) 20 miles, c.) 30 miles or more.
C
Do you consider yourself a blue collar or white collar worker?
Sub-blue
9) Average family income?
None of your business! :wink:

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#15 Unread post by Flite » Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:57 pm

1) Do you currently own a motorcycle?
yes

2) Would you consider eating at a restaurant catering to motorcycle enthusiasts?
yes

3) You've favorite type of motorcycle is
a)American/Chopper/ Harley b) Japanese/ Speed/ Racing c) Touring
d) I love all types!
B

4) When you think of a 'Motorcycle' Theme restaurant do you think:
a) Adventure Touring b) Practical Commuting c) Hells Angels
all 3

5) Would you bring your family to a friendly motorcycle themed restaurant?
Yes

6) Would you go to a motorcycle themed restaurant that had an average price for a drink and an entree of
a) $15/pp b)$25/pp or c) $35/pp (pp=per person)
A or maybe B if the food/service was worth that much

7) How far would you be willing to travel to a motorcycle themed restaurant?
a.) 10 miles, b.) 20 miles, c.) 30 miles or more.
C, but the closer the more often I'd make it.

8..)Do you consider yourself a blue collar or white collar worker?
Green collar(military)... but I think my particular job qualifies as white-collar.

9) Average family income?
~60,000
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#16 Unread post by CajunBass » Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:12 pm

No, I don't think so. The image of the classic "Biker Bar" would be all I would think of. I'd pass on by and stop somewhere else.
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#17 Unread post by Vit0r » Mon Nov 07, 2005 12:24 pm

1) Do you currently own a motorcycle?
No, but I will in one week!

2) Would you consider eating at a restaurant catering to motorcycle enthusiasts?
Yes.

3) You've favorite type of motorcycle is
a)American/Chopper/ Harley b) Japanese/ Speed/ Racing c) Touring
d) I love all types!
B.

4) When you think of a 'Motorcycle' Theme restaurant do you think:
a) Adventure Touring b) Practical Commuting c) Hells Angels
C.

5) Would you bring your family to a friendly motorcycle themed restaurant?
Yes.

6) Would you go to a motorcycle themed restaurant that had an average price for a drink and an entree of
a) $15/pp b)$25/pp or c) $35/pp (pp=per person)
A.

7) How far would you be willing to travel to a motorcycle themed restaurant?
a.) 10 miles, b.) 20 miles, c.) 30 miles or more.
B.

8) Do you consider yourself a blue collar or white collar worker?
Blue collar.

9) Average family income?
My family, bout 110k. Me, 30 bucks a week.

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