While this is not a restaurant I would choose in this day and age, due to lesser quality service and food in past years, it used to be extremely popular when I was growing up. I have fantastic memories of my mother taking me to KC's Plaza to go to Houlihans for their London Broil! So it's been a nice surprise for me to once again enjoy them with their great happy hours at both the Olathe and Leawood locations the last few years, on occasion.
We decided to try it again a couple of Friday's ago with some friends, in Leawood. While we were greeted immediately, we were told their wasn't any space in their bar, the only area where we could enjoy the happy hour. Since it was after 9 pm, and the crowd was really not large at all, we couldn't figure out how there was no space. Then I recalled this happening another time we'd come. In studying the bar area I realized that there were several places where customers (just 2) could really take up way too much space and that the bar in general was really quite tiny! For that reason, and the fact that the hostess seemed unenthused with our dilemma (probably just nothing she could do to help us), we left. It's a big roll of the dice for a restaurant to only have such a good deal on food and drink available in a tiny bar, and possibly lose their customers if there's no room. My suggestion would be to allow the food specials in the whole restaurant, at least. This way, you're accommodating your customers to some degree as they made the special trip and choice of your restaurant.
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