IBJNews

Scotty's plans new restaurants, loses contracts on others

Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

Scott Wise, who operates nine restaurants in Indiana through his company A Pots & Pans Production, plans to open two more restaurants in Indiana next year.

However, his company also is losing the management contracts on two restaurants that carry the Scotty's name—Scotty’s Lakehouse at Geist Reservoir and Scotty’s Burger Joint in Columbus, Pots & Pans said Wednesday in a written statement.

Wise's company said it has signed letters of intent to open a Scotty’s Brewhouse  in Mishawaka in April and another in Fort Wayne in June. The company currently operates six Scotty's Brewhouses, with three in Indianapolis and one each in Muncie, Bloomington and West Lafayette.

Pots & Pans said it has no ownership in Scotty’s Lakehouse and Scotty’s Burger Joint. The owner, MSCB Group LLC, hired the company to develop and manage the two restaurants.

MSCB Group did not immediately return a phone message left Thursday morning. Employees reached at Scotty's Lakehouse and Scotty's Burger Joint said the restaurants were still open as of Thursday, but referred further questions to MSCB Group.

Pots & Pans said its contract to manage the restaurants has been terminated effective immediately, but it is negotiating with MSCB to keep the eateries open at least until the end of the year "in the interest of associates and their families."

“The last thing we want during this holiday season is to financially impact the people who are the heart of our business and have loyally given their all in running our day-to-day restaurant operations,” said Wise in a prepared statement.

Pots & Pans also operates Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. in Broad Ripple.

Wise, who started his first restaurant in Muncie more than 15 years ago, told IBJ in 2010 that he'd eventually like to open Scotty's locations across the country.
 

ADVERTISEMENT

  • MSCB Group?
    It appears that MSCB Group LLC (formed early 2012) is the successor to another group -- who owned it before them? Scotty's Lakehouse food was barely okay. When they raised the price on their burgers by forcing the purchase of fries in a combo (previously À la carte, this turned an "okay burger" into an over-priced entree. Also, you almost never found beers produced by Thr3e Wise Men (ex - Golden Zoe IPA). These type of operating/name licensing agreements rarely work. Waiting for the next iteration of a restaurant in this location.
  • This is the beginning
    I'm not surprised by this at all. MSCB Group probably got tired of his ridiculous business practices. Crappy food, too big of a menu, gimmicky marketing. It's pretty obvious Wise cares more about seeing his name in the news than he does about quality or service. With location choices like Mishawaka, Columbus, and Fort Wayne, it looks like his goal is to turn this in to a regional Applebees or Chilis. The downtown location isn't making a profit, and the Southport location is barely hanging on as well (allegedly.) Hopefully, Indy residents stop wasting their money and time on the crap coming out of these places and start patronizing quality establishments. Wise needs to get out of the restaurant business and get into something that pays him for being clever on facebook and twitter.
  • Close the rest of them.
    Here's the problem with Scotty's: the menu, even after having been pared down, is so large that you always leave the place believing it's the first time the cook had ever made that dish. That, and it's over-priced.
  • Surprising
    I'm still amazed at how well these restaurants do. They use the cheapest ingredients you can buy (the same stuff they serve in public school cafeterias), yet they are always packed. I heard they cut down the menu from the previous 20 page book of theirs, which is a start. But they should probably try using better ingredients instead of the bland crap they have now. I guess it just goes to show that if you have a good space and cheap beer, you will do fine.
  • Good Decision
    Whoever decided to pull the plug on the contract for Scottie's Lakehouse made a good call. It gets a good crowd, but the menu is very limited and the food isn't very good. My twenty something kids don't even go there for beers.
  • I didn't know this
    Mmmm

Post a comment to this story

COMMENTS POLICY
We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
 
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
 
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
 
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
 
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
 

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT

facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ on Facebook:
Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ's Tweets on these topics:
 
Subscribe to IBJ
  1. Uh, sorry Johnnie, but you are incorrect. Despite the assertions by yourself and various defenders and captains, sports attendance is NOT off significantly at most sporting events in the US. Variances in attendance has been in the range of single digits, both + & - for years now. MLB has had most of its best overall attendance nubers in the last decade, and that trend has been consistent for most major sporting events. The number one issue cited by most fans when asked about attendance is the overall cost of attending. The presence of HD and big screen televisions in home doesn't even register, as a factor for not attending an event. VALUE in the product is the key, and apparently is something lacking in the current ICS. What other explanation is there when with what is routinely touted as the "best" racing on the planet, fans are staying away in DROVES. A "close" title battle into the last event at Fontana, with the "cars and stars" of the ICS, and who showed up? MAYBE 8K. Sorry, but HD TV isn't to blame for that kind of fan apathy.

  2. Do you need finance to establish your business ? Are you interested in getting a loan at 3% from our private company? If so please Email: suntrust_oil@blumail.org

  3. If she was worth the $ the public outcry over direct tv dropping them would have kept them on their dishes as we have seen with other companies. I too quit watching channel 13 after she showed up since I left channel 8 because of her all show rather than production results. When Randy on 8 corrected her she had a big head and incorrectly challenged his correction for pronunciation of a city. Other antics while she matures was too much for me with her very inaccurate forecasts. All the forecasters were predicting rain until Thursday except Chris. They predicted sunny on Thursday but instead of rain until Thursday upon which the sun would finally make it out in full glory Chris was right on the money just as I too predicted looking at the radar on weather.gov. One thing I love about Angela is the fear you can see in her every time it thunders in the winter. It far exceeds the entertainment value of her body language (high heel noise drags, depression, etc) when her forecasts are so incorrect. Her hair stands on end, you have to see it!!!

  4. Good Day, Apply For A Loan I am Mr Fernadez Antonio, a private Loan lender and a cooperate financial for real estate and any kinds of business financing. I also offer Loans to individuals, Firms and cooperate bodies at 3% interest rate We offer any kind of loans. email us via fernadezloaninvest@outlook.com LOAN APPLICATION FORM First name:......................... Middle name:......................... Last name:........................................ Date of birth (yyyy-mm-dd):....................... Gender:........................................... Marital status:................................... Total Amount Needed............................... Loan Duration.................................... Address:.......................................... City:............................................. State/province:................................... Zip/postal code:.................................. Country:.......................................... Phone:............................................ Fax:.............................................. Mobile/cellular:.................................. Monthly Income.................................... Occupation:....................................... Best Regard, Mr Fernadez Antonio.

  5. i will love to share my testimony to you all the people in world i got married to my husband about 2 year ago we start having problems at home like we stop sleeping on the same bed,fighting about little things he always comes home late at night,drinking too much and sleeping with other women out side i have never love any man in my life except him. he is the father of my child and i don't want to loose him because we have worked so hard together to become what we are and have today .few month ago he now decided to live me and the kid,being a single mother can be hard sometimes and so i have nobody to turn to and i was heart broken.i called my mom and explain every thing to her,my mother told me about DR.okoro how he helped her solve the problem between her and my dad i was surprise about it because they have been without each other for three and a half years and it was like a miracle how they came back to each other. i was directed to DR. okoro on his email:okorospell@gmail.com and explain everything to him,so he promise me not to worry that he will cast a spell and make things come back to how we where so much in love again and that it was another female spirit that was controlling my husband he told me that my problem will be solved within two days if i believe i said OK So he cast a spell for me and after two days my love came back asking me to forgive him i Am so happy now. so that why i decided to share my experience with every body that have such problem contact Dr okoro the great spell caster on his email addresses spellcasterforlove@outlook.com

ADVERTISEMENT