Life is a highway, according to Rascal Flatts. But apparently, it doesn’t lead to Boise.
Despite a paper trail indicating interest several months ago, a Rascal Flatts restaurant will not open in Downtown Boise.
The space at 151 S. Capitol Blvd. in City Center Plaza is being explored by a different tenant. The Rascal Flatts deal evaporated a while ago. Since the media have a regrettable habit of not following up on stories, consider this a better-late-than-never update.
In other words, no $25 chicken and waffle plates for you, Boise! With a menu of Southern cuisine, the first Rascal Flatts restaurant opened last year in Stamford, Connecticut. Soon afterward, Las Vegas-based R.F. Restaurants began filing building applications for Rascal Flatts restaurants in other cities. And why not? Nothing says high-quality dining like a restaurant named after a band, right?
You know what “What Hurts the Most”? This isn’t the first time we’ve been snubbed by a country-star restaurant. Remember when Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill was supposed to open at The Village at Meridian? That plan wound up like a dead cow in the pasture.
Bring on Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville chain. Enough happy hour specials at that place, and we’ll forget all about Rascal Flatts.