Rick Ross

Rap tycoon and restauranteur Rick Ross is expanding his restaurant portfolio with a Checkers franchise. Ross purchased a Checkers Restaurant in Carol City, the tough neighborhood where Ross grew up in Miami Gardens, Fla.

The 40-year-old "Hustlin" hitmaker has come a long way since his days as a correction's officer working in a county lockup in Florida. Ross also owns several Wingstop fried chicken franchises.

In a short documentary for his "Buy Back the Block" single, the rapper explains he ate lunch at Checkers daily because it was cheaper than the other fast food locations.

"For me being a youngster, and I believe I speak for my entire community, we all knew Checkers was more affordable," he says. "It's the number one hamburger in the game. The boss said it. The number one French fries in the game."

Ross said he also wanted to give back to his community and invest where he's from. "Carol City, the city of Miami, is going to be proud and that's what means most to me."

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Why? That is my only question.
    The End

  • puppylove

    At least he is investing his money so he dont go broke.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    A successful Black rapper! You know some people think rap=dumb or not educated.

  • Chardonnai

    I want some garlic parmesan chicken wings from Wingstop

  • PettyEyezPrime

    THIS!

  • hi-liter

    This could be a good look for Ross in addition to his Wingstop franchise. I always enjoyed Checkers and Rally's food.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    ME TOO

  • nucynu25

    Congrats Rozay..i love it .

  • Chardonnai

    Its a good look. Meek aint making him no money that's for sure. Rick is securing his future outside of rap. That's smart.

  • nucynu25

    & leaving the kiddos something behind .. they aint gotta work at Rallys/Checkers ..they will own it.

  • hi-liter

    Sounds tasty. I like little wings, not those big huge ones, fried hard.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    It's nice when a rapper's business makes it. Can't rap forever and need a fallback plan.

  • Chardonnai

    I like flats personally.

  • We Can Do This

    Boss player move. Keep building.

  • SummerBaby

    This is awesome! Congrats bruh.

  • nucynu25

    You see his dumb ass talkn abt fightin my bae.. That nicca is just determined to be a fuk boi

  • Are we there yet

    I only eat boneless

  • Are we there yet

    I do too man. Stop.

  • nucynu25

    Hate boneless..

  • hi-liter

    Love flats, and so does Rick Ross. I saw him on something and he was like he loved eating flats because you can just slid them across your mouth while you driving LOL.

  • Chardonnai

    Then Safaree was like Drake aint got time, but EYE do. That's a fight I'd actually like to see. Safaree got all those built up emotions. He might start windmilling on Meek. LMAO.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Now I'm hungry

  • Carolina Blue

    Boss!!!

  • puppylove

    Them aint wings. They are chicken nuggets.

  • Are we there yet

    almost choked on a chicken bone when I was little. And that was before there was such a thing as boneless anything. boneless was best invention ever for me.

  • puppylove

    Just like my momma.

  • hi-liter

    No. I mean, I like chicken fingers, but not those things that look like wings but boneless.

  • Chardonnai

    IKR!! I need the bones. The marrow. I needs it all.
    #fatgirlproblesm

  • Are we there yet

    I hate boneless wings. Just fingers.

  • Carolina Blue

    +1

  • Chardonnai

    Them chicken nuggets! LOL

  • hi-liter

    Scared for life LOL

  • puppylove

    Yes. I would spend goodt money to see that.

  • Carolina Blue

    THAT IS NOT CHICKEN

  • Chardonnai

    Exactly. Slide them right through your teeth with one swipe.

  • Are we there yet

    I had swore off chicken and then my parents would pull it off the bone for me. By time I was in middle school boneless came out. I was so happy Jesus.

  • Carolina Blue

    +1

  • Low E. TUH!

    I DIG THAT HE DOES THIS...STILL OFFICER RICKY

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I like that he reps his businesses. He also really eats from them too.

  • puppylove

    Is you slow?

  • Are we there yet

    taste like chicken

  • hi-liter

    LOL, that's exactly what he said.

  • Are we there yet

    nope.

  • Chardonnai

    This blog has no chill, I swear to Gawd! LMAO

  • puppylove

    But it is just chopped up chicken breast. Get some real wings take the meat off the bone and see what you been missing.

  • Carolina Blue

    Not nice.

  • puppylove

    Issa joke.

  • Chardonnai

    I hate chicken breast....Ugh.

  • GuestSTAR

    Good for him. He has a song called, 'Buy Back The Block' and he mentions buying a Checkers, gas stations, Dollar General, the neighborhood, even the city. Glad he's investing his money well.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I'm going to get a chicken patty for me and PEP8 and take it to her school. I luh ha. BBL...maybe, feeling uber petty today.

  • Carolina Blue

    Lmao stop. No such thang as boneless...cursed them mugs out down out the zaxbys over some boneless..after i specifically said traditional!?

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    He also really eats from them too.
    -----
    Obviously.

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    Hot checkers fries. Yum yum yum.

  • Carolina Blue

    Not nice

  • Chardonnai

    They got the fire ass chicken tenders with gravy. Good Lord it so damn good!

  • puppylove

    Most places fry them wrong. They need to fry at a slightly lower temp because it takes them longer to cook through.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    You better leave big fella alone. He is smaller now.

  • puppylove

    Ordered some via postmates, and got some damn boneless. Had them refund me.

  • Are we there yet

    zaxby's done got slack as HELL past few years period. babe loves wings and things platter though.

  • Carolina Blue

    Zaxbys?? Hmmm i dont care for tenders though

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    Gm Pretty,i was just bout to ask then why he look like he in Wing Stop/Zone????

  • MissHarlem

    Love it. Slowly but surely we are getting back to being owners ?
    Centric is having a show similar to black shark tank but a panel of black women. Super hyped about it. Forgive me as the name escapes me. Google it

  • Scromes1212

    Said he trying to buy a mall.

  • puppylove

    Bounces in anticipation.

  • Chardonnai

    I might be getting them confused. Hold on.

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    There's nothing wrong with it. He's doing what's best for him.

  • Are we there yet

    it shore wasnt. tuh!

  • Carolina Blue

    Give me the wings keep the things...chicken strips and what not...nah

  • Carolina Blue

    Yeah get that refund

  • puppylove

    I sorry (still funny to me though)

  • Carolina Blue

    Lol

  • GuestSTAR

    I know, lol. Wish I could afford to buy just 1 franchise.

  • klwbaby

    He's smart enough to know he doesn't want to be on stage shaking those titties forever..

  • Scromes1212

    This is dope. More up and coming rappers should learn from the example he is setting. He got like 25 wing stops now this. He did the same thing with wing stop that Payten Manning did with papa Johns.

  • SummerBaby

    Me too!

  • Chardonnai

    Ok not Zaxby's. My bad.

  • Are we there yet

    bc you know someone gonna come up here and be like whats the name? can you sing the theme song to the show? what time? what channel. fukkk. your Google works just like minez.

  • Carolina Blue

    ???? so funny...

  • Chardonnai

    I'd buy a Popeyes. Red beans and rice on deck 24/7

  • Sucker Free

    I would like to open a bakery and a smoothie bar like robeks

  • Carolina Blue

    Lol i was like ok....i go there often aint never saw it on the menu

  • MissHarlem

    Why not. It's a good business move. One of our own owning something in our own community. Pisses me off when everyone but us got a business in our hoods profiting off of us.

  • Scromes1212

    It's possible. Especially if you in the right city.

  • Chardonnai

    If I could open my own restaurant that's not a franchise, I'd open a crab/crawfish boil spot.

  • Are we there yet

    folks here kill me.

  • nucynu25

    P E T T Y

  • MissHarlem

    Yup so before the unnecessary questions lemme ? ya

  • Carolina Blue

    Yes and them mfks be mad disrespectful too!

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    There's a website called 'Let me google that for you.'

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+is+the+black+version+of+shark+tank+on+centric

    I send to people all the time. If you've never been click the link and see what happens.

  • Carolina Blue

    Lmao man i was like is this simple bitch serious

  • Are we there yet

    i am the pettiest rose that youchu seen thus far...

  • Chardonnai

    I heard Breezy owns a ton of Burger Kings too. If so, Royalty gonna be set for like!

  • nucynu25

    I knew i loved you for a reason..shit taste like cotton balls.

  • Rayne

    I always get the number 1 w/o cheese. Fries fresh with a tall ice water.

  • Chardonnai

    I saw that.

  • Carolina Blue

    ??

  • nucynu25

    Did at Pizzahut ..bihh you can come get this fake ass chicken & the pizza ho.

  • puppylove

    Lmao

  • Carolina Blue

    ?...strange af aint it?

  • nucynu25

    BRUHHH

  • Scromes1212

    Got a small building I bought I been working on for about a year.im turning it into a small bookstore and grill. I been procrastinating though smh but when I get it done it's gonna be dope.

  • MissHarlem

    I'm so hyped. I love any business, riches, etc kinda shows. The profit to my lottery home. I watch them all. Keeps me focused lol

  • Carolina Blue

    Lmao yep...fuckked up the whole flow

  • nucynu25

    Are you my big sis? wE KNOW AINT NOTHING SLOW ABT YO ASS..

  • GuestSTAR

    I know, if you're gonna do it, might as well invest in food you eat and like.

  • Carolina Blue

    Nuttin!!!!!

  • Yoni

    Good look.
    Never had Wing Stop. We don't have a Checkers, but we do have a Rally's. They must be cousins.

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    It's a petty persons friend.

  • Are we there yet

    i dont know her

  • hi-liter

    I know the "judge" from Maternity Court will be on the panel, and I think the Carol's Daughter lady as well.

  • nucynu25

    Sis ..them fukn Arabs profit of our backs & wouldn't spit on us . Them bishes hate us

  • Chardonnai

    I just love to see black women winning. We are the most educated demographic in America. Its time they put some respect on own names, got dammit.

  • puppylove

    KFC wings are the shit with theie hot saucw.

  • Carolina Blue

    Fresh only.

  • MissHarlem

    Yea he does. He's been investing in different things for awhile now. I'm still in his corner. I have shades on from the embarrassment but I'm still in the corner.

  • nucynu25

    Never mind ..ya might be then lol

  • SummerBaby

    :waiting:

  • Are we there yet

    pup up here tambout its funny my 4 yo self almost choked to damn death.

  • nucynu25

    I love when we get along lol

  • Rayne

    Yep they're related. So is crystals and White Castle. If you in the south I'll trade you a wings and things for a wing stop. Wings and things is FYEEEE!!!

  • puppylove

    But did yew die?

  • nucynu25

    That sounds dope ..

  • puppylove

    You and me us neva part.

  • MissHarlem

    Do it

  • Are we there yet

    i didnt manage to die.

  • Are we there yet

    hello and gm!

  • nucynu25

    Am the one told her ass that ..you petty for remembering

  • Carolina Blue

    I put kfc hot sauce on everythang!!!

  • MissHarlem

    No time like the present so get going and good luck

  • puppylove

    He has some sense, just surrounded by fools.

  • SummerBaby

    Hello!

  • Chardonnai

    Me too. LMAO. God aint through with him yet! I believe will get it together eventually.

  • nucynu25

    She was dead ass..

  • Carolina Blue

    Wing stop is over rated too me....checkers is blah

  • Yoni

    Yeah I know about Krystal's and White Castles. We have WC here. I personally don't eat there, but I do make my own! We have a Wings and Things and a BW3's here. I like our W&T's. They have this cool wasabi sauce. Man listen.

  • MissHarlem

    I love the concept and show all together. This needs to be seen because after all we are the original.

  • puppylove

    Them hoes be stingy with it. Like YES i need a gallon of sauce for my order. They need to sell it in stores.

  • nucynu25

    We are one ..well Rallys the truth tho.

  • Are we there yet

    prettybootlickernikki

  • puppylove

    See. Its all good. You live to choke another day.

  • Scromes1212

    Thank you. I hope it will be. I just got to stop procrastinating and get the building done smh it's fu*ked up right now but I know how to fix most of it myself. Hopefully by next summer it'll be done.

  • Carolina Blue

    I saw that smh....she really wanted her to type the damn lyrics...cthu??

  • nucynu25

    lmao

  • Soren

    ??

  • Are we there yet

    she asked her to sing it.

  • Chardonnai

    Aint nothing to it, but to do it.

  • nucynu25

    & twerk to the beat & find out who they momma was

  • MissHarlem

    Yup. It's also time for us to demand more for ourselves and get out of our own fear that we can't etc. We are and will always be the shit. Time to readjust that crown and walk like it.

  • Carolina Blue

    Dont they though....bitch i need more than 2 packs. They should sell it in stores!

  • nucynu25

    yesss

  • lil goodie

    Rallys the sister company.. same thing.... happy Friday

  • Carolina Blue

    Lmao!!!!!

  • Chardonnai

    They have the packages for grab here. I just two hands full and stuff'em in my bad.

  • Scromes1212

    All wings overrated to me. I feel like can't nobody touch my wings lol plus it's not that hard to mess up wings.

  • Carolina Blue

    Man i was giggling my ass off

  • Scromes1212

    Exactly lol

  • nucynu25

    bihh wanted an autobiography

  • puppylove

    When I get KFC it's after work and I refuse to get out my car.

  • MissHarlem

    Bitch bye ?? you tryna bring me to ratchet petty level and I'm still high.

  • Carolina Blue

    Lol stop it

  • nucynu25

    Sorry sis ..that shit irked me tho .

  • Chardonnai

    I usually get the $5 dollar fill up for lunch. That's best dealing going right now.

  • Carolina Blue

    I cant stand them stankin breath mfks....red dots?

  • puppylove

    Nope I am off today so I will be sippin on something and being silly.

  • puppylove

    I can't leave the plantation for lunch.

  • Carolina Blue

    Me too....after me and my daughter kick it

  • MissHarlem

    I believe he will be fine. Talent is undeniable.

  • Carolina Blue

    And discography

  • MissHarlem

    Yup. Always said that

  • Carolina Blue

    This damn fool! ??

  • Chardonnai

    We are the Alpha and the Omega. Without us there is nothing. As soon as we accept this and step into it, we will literally run this mutha!

  • Soren

    First ?whangs and now ?'s. Go fat boy it's ya birthday!

    *cues Lil Kim's Get Money ???*

  • MissHarlem

    Same thing different name depending on the region. When I lived down south it was a rally's. Up here iys checkers. In Miami by mom.it's checkers. All the same CEO

  • Are we there yet

    you done met the clear boy?

  • SaltineCrackers

    He's really only 40??

  • Carolina Blue

    Their very affordable...

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Love me some Rick Ross, uhnn.

  • Chardonnai

    They like cousins. And you should try Wing Stop. They have a log of varieties. The Lemon Pepper and Garlic Parmesan are slap yo mama good!

  • Carolina Blue

    Ok. Next party youre on wing duty.

  • Low E. TUH!

    Go fat boy it's ya birthday!
    -
    THIS REMINDS ME OF A YELAWOLF AND GUCCI TRACK...THANKS MUCH!

  • MissHarlem

    Yup. It's happening

  • Petty Rubble

    It's about 14 across the country.

  • Are we there yet

    i hate pizzahut wing street anything. they are damn it AWFUL. taste like cardboard the pizza comes in.

  • bemetoo

    Wing stop has that fake big ass GMO Chicken

  • Scromes1212

    Wings so good Make you wanna slap yo momma lol

  • puppylove

    Ride passenger so you can eat in the way home.

  • Chardonnai

    ...........................................................................

  • Carolina Blue

    Yeah pizzahut fell off bad

  • puppylove

    Flat damn line

  • sunni_daze

    Invest in what you like. Wings n Burgers!

  • SaltineCrackers

    LOL!!

  • Chardonnai

    Awwww damn.

  • Carolina Blue

    Lmao no.....i dont want to her to be for real with him or no boy right now. She has too much on her plate.

  • puppylove

    I used to HATE dominoes. Tastes like cardboard and corn meal. They have stepped their game up, but I still prefer my local places.

  • Petty Rubble

    I did. I was laughing the whole time. Good sis Google is your friend

  • puppylove

    Nerp we on company time so we have to stay put.

  • Carolina Blue

    Yes we have a Tonys here....so damn good.

  • Petty Rubble

    Does Meek even have 5 million?

  • Carolina Blue

    Shit i fuckk em up at the stop sign

  • puppylove

    Fave place here puts the toppings UNDER the cheese. So damn good.

  • Are we there yet

    our local spot called randy's. jesus. I might eat there today

  • Carolina Blue

    Ummm soooo biased lol

  • Carolina Blue

    Giant slices with that gooey cheese dangling yummmm

  • puppylove

    If he made it on his girl's tour.

  • A-way29

    more poison for our communities. Why couldn't he link-up with Styles-P? Every neighborhood need Juices For Life!
    http://juicesforlife.nyc/why-we-care

    Smh. That dollar will change a soul

  • nucynu25

    Stop wuttin on pizza hut ..

  • nucynu25

    +1

  • nucynu25

    BLOOP

  • puppylove

    So damn fresh you cant hols it. Gotta eat with fork and knife, and decide if it is worth burning your mouth. ???????

  • goat

    That sh1t do be big. The Wing stop here service is terrible. So unorganized and slow as fcuk.1 of their problems is they got too much going on for only serving chicken n fries. You should never ever have to wait 30 minutes for some chicken n fries.

  • Carolina Blue
  • Carolina Blue

    Hell it doesn take me that long at home.

  • Carolina Blue

    Its always worth it

  • Carolina Blue

    I swear they eat raw garlic like its a damn apple...

  • Annaunki

    I commend him on his progress, I would also like for black men to start their own names and build from there, and we support them and not run them down, the black men I have seen open up business has been ran down, cant stay afloat, greed, hate its a shame

  • Low E. TUH!

    THEY TWINS...WE USED TO HAVE RALLY'S AND THEY CHANGED ALL OF THEM TO CHECKERS.

  • Yoni

    We don't have a WING STOP HERE! I'm not traveling for wings. If I run across one, I might give it a go.

  • Low E. TUH!

    THEY DON'T MAKE HOT WINGS EVERYWHERE LIKE WE MAKE HOT WINGS SCROMES!

  • Yoni

    Right.

  • goat

    I tried to support this particular location multiple times and I've only had prompt service once. I'll probably go get some this weekend just to see if the service is any better before I completely give up on them.

  • MissHarlem

    Yup and I don't go in their stores for shit.

  • Soren

    Lol ? reminds me of Go Stupid, it's ya birthday ?

  • Carolina Blue

    So are you tired of saying yall dont have a wingstop where you live? Lol

  • MissHarlem

    Very. I don't go in their stores.

  • SummerBaby

    The one around my way is slow asf too! I ran out one night to grab some & my guy was like dayum what took so long.

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    Does anyone question how you chose to spend your money? What are you currently doing for your community? Are you also considering that this creates jobs within the community or does that not matter?

  • Carolina Blue

    Better than me

  • SummerBaby

    So you're saying you don't have a Wing Stop by you? ? #petty #weplaytoomuch

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    I miss Rally's, best fries ever.. Rally's and Checkers are gone from Western Pa.. We flew down to Florida last week for Legoland.. I was elated ya hear to visit Checkers!!! Burger and fries was bomb as hell..

  • Carolina Blue

    Smdh....mfks aint never satisfied.

  • nucynu25

    BLOOP

  • nucynu25

    never

  • SummerBaby

    Did you used to have a different name on here?

  • Sexy CJ

    I See U.....William Leonard Roberts II @ Rick Ross.....#Business Man.....

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3ba85878f51866a73611853e35dde6af0cd3c68faedb7177692d4a11fdab9d56.jpg

  • goat

    LOL.. Wing stop almost got you in an unnecessary argument. I place my order thru the phone app and I still have to wait except for 1 time.

  • A-way29

    nah, why?

  • Sexy CJ
  • SummerBaby

    Yes indeed ???

  • Carolina Blue

    Lol heck yeah!!!??

  • Low E. TUH!

    OFFICER RICKY - BRING WHATABURGER TO MEMPHIS TOO!!!

  • nucynu25

    FOH ..Ross eating lemon pepper wing before he had wealth . Now be he' s ivesting but it is up to par with your desire he changing ? #CRABSINABUCKET

  • SummerBaby

    Your font is kinda similar to another poster.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    I can't fry chicken wings, but I can eat them very well, lol.. My baked chicken is the truth bake em hard and crispy..

  • MissHarlem
  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    Never. It's a shame because it's never good enough. If you don't do anything it's not good enough and if you do something its not good enough. The same ones screaming that shyt usually aren't doing shyt themselves.

  • Low E. TUH!

    WHAT'S THAT THERE? :PC:

  • Carolina Blue

    Crab ass mfks.....so toxic to the community.

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    There aren't any trees being seen either. There's a green screen with nothing on it.

  • puppylove

    Mouth be damned.

  • MissHarlem

    Damn I need that Kerri Washington gif that says you right.

  • Carolina Blue

    Right! I cant with those types!

  • Rayne

    The department of justice is here in Chicago and has found that police ?? officers have violated most laws and civil rights of residents in illinois.

  • A-way29

    When/If i gain the capital I will operate in that capacity. You're missing the point, and that's ok. If you think this benefits us that's your right to believe so. I work close with organizations that caters to our people suffering from health disparities. We are at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to access to quality healthcare services. So, excuse me if my sentiments are not to your likings.

    Creating jobs that puts us in deeper health bondage is not ideal. We need to look at the bigger picture.

  • Sucker Free

    I did like the spicy chicken sandwich but I ain't able to do fast food anymore

    Good luck Rozay!

  • Carolina Blue

    Lol ??

  • A-way29

    ohh...lol. All the fonts look the same to me.

    Just a brotha trying to help folks out. In my office, typing away :).

    How's your day going?

  • goat

    That Hickory smoke BBq and Garlic Parmesan got some kind of crack in it, cause it be calling me like
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4108c2f7a7bd3cdbf49f91fe0386dc01f386db2f37655466114d2dfabd346029.jpg

  • Rayne

    When I was last in Atlanta I stole so many of those sauces. I even tried to make my own. Lawd lawd lawd.

  • Carolina Blue

    Same here. Im paranoid their funk is gonna get in my clothes and hair too.

  • A-way29

    Crab? That's an unclean animal. We suffer because we're not aware of what we are supposed to be eating.

  • SummerBaby

    It's cool so far! What about yours? What you doing this weekend?

  • A-way29

    Tell me, please, what's good about highly processed food?

  • MissHarlem

    In the spirit of our President Obama farewell address he stated if you don't like something change it. If you don't like how Asians own bss in our hood own one. You don't like habibi having corner stores in our hood own one. If you hate your job leave. It really is only up to your ass not be lazy, entitled and just flat out ignorant. Not what our ancestors died for. Tuh

  • A-way29

    Tell me, please, what's good about highly processed food? It's beneficially?

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    That cheap, greasy, processed food is horrible for one's health. This is nothing to brag about.

  • hi-liter

    If it's not Ross putting a Wingstop there, a liquor store, Payday Loan, or Check into Cash will go in its place.

  • SummerBaby

    Preach in my Young Dolph voice. It's up to us to take that leap & go for what we want.

  • A-way29

    I share the same feelings. Trust me.
    Checkers is beneficial to our health?

  • Michelle

    Interesting......

  • MissHarlem

    Then own a health store in your hood. Every hood I know has one. We need more as you see fit. Own one.

  • A-way29

    i understand.

  • nucynu25

    Another reason we suffer is bc are so quick to trivialize the efforts of those who look like us .I have never in my like seen a cracka question another cracka for investing in his/her community . Asians hve 4 nail salons on one block & i guarantee you no one sits at the table and tells Kim not to open another one ..

  • hi-liter

    People know what they supposed to be eating, but its not what they want to eat. People want to enjoy their food, and if they want to eat chicken wings, then okay.

  • Scromes1212

    Exactly lol

  • Carolina Blue

    Tell me, please, whats good about critizing a black man getting his piece of the pie legally and respectfully???? Huh??

  • A-way29

    Thats cool. I'm sneezing up a storm. I'm gonna hit the sauna and lay low. I'm low-key now-and-days. Looking for a new gig too, so, submitting my resume everywhere.

    Any plans on your side?

  • MissHarlem

    Tired of motherfckrs just complaining and nagging but not being a solution. Stfu already with bullchit.

  • Soren

    You eat ass?

  • Carolina Blue

    He dont hear you though!!!!!

  • A-way29

    bro, nothing is wrong with eating chicken wings. But, is it organic? Is it filled with GMO's? Is processed food beneficial for us?

  • nucynu25

    add on of the lsit of shit we cant do
    no nicca names
    dont whip your games
    no mk bags
    no investing in fast food chains
    Did i miss anything ?

  • Irony

    Man! ?

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    I'm not missing the point, I don't think you see the point. You don't need his money to make a difference in your community on a scale that makes a drastic change. He's doing for himself/community the way he sees fit and you have to do whats in your means to create change.

  • Carolina Blue

    People eat what they can afford .

  • A-way29

    its all about quality of life. Ya'll clearly missing it- and its ok. we should all be open to suggestions. No?

  • Yoni

    What is "don't whip your games"?

  • Yoni

    Be black.

  • Scromes1212

    There missing that point. Your not dissing wings just the wings there serving us.

  • Carolina Blue

    Is your health up to par?

  • A-way29

    understood. Yet, if youre in a position of power and influence, use it to its fullest potential.

  • MissHarlem

    I don't eat fast food. Everyone here knows this. I'm looking at the group economics of this. Creating jobs in the community that we live in. We are the owners employing our own. That's bigger than a food argument at this time.

  • A-way29

    Thank you.

  • nucynu25

    Is a blk man investing his coins in franchises beneficial for his kids ? We aint talking bout you & your preference ..or is that the lack of understanding .

  • A-way29

    Quality of life is not important?

  • hi-liter

    Like I said, people don't care about that stuff, especially people who can't afford that high priced healthy food you talk about. Organic foods shouldn't be so expensive, people cant afford it AND feed everyone else in the house.

  • A-way29

    smh

  • hi-liter

    They're

  • puppylove

    No eating chicken with bones cause we slow and might choke.

  • Scromes1212

    Thank you lol

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    So are folks hating this BLACK man bought a franchise. Hire black. What's the requirement for blacks buying businesses?

  • MissHarlem

    I also been working in healthcare a little over ten years. So I'm not blind to health risks but I'm not blind on accountability either.

  • A-way29

    umm..reread what i posted. i'm doing my part. We should be open to suggestions. Especially, if the alternative is BETTER than the current solution.

  • Carolina Blue

    I just said this....people eat what they can afford

  • Scromes1212

    Care

  • Are we there yet

    no mk bags
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    once the teens start wearing them...

  • hi-liter

    All day.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Just saw the article, smh..

  • nucynu25

    No , he missing the point . When you open your spot thats just like a mf telling you that the books or food you serve isn't beneficial to the community .. but you employing the community & creating wealth for your kids . I am all abt objectivity but this is stupidity.

  • Carolina Blue

    High and mighty

  • hi-liter

    LOL.....got it before you saw it.

  • Yoni

    You must be white. LOL

  • A-way29

    no one is arguing. we're having a discussion. I'm glad you're doing your part. I'm doing mines as well.

  • Yoni

    THIS!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Never.

  • A-way29

    it's well. I'm up and walking. Made it to see another day. Yours?

  • Yardgirl

    Good for him! Fast food is not going anywhere so why not invest? You don't eat it, fine, but there are folks out there who do. Better than buying a fleet of cars to impress people, while they sit there and devalue.

  • MissHarlem

    Girlll. I do plan on being that black nail salon owner who will shut Kim Lee down by just my business model. Tired of them.

  • A-way29

    What high price food have I listed?

  • Carolina Blue

    Exactly. At this point its not about chicken.

  • Scromes1212

    I get both points. I feel like we should be mindful of what we put in our body but that doesn't take away from Ross making a great business move for himself and his family.

  • A-way29

    smh...of course

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    To answe ya first question, YES, niqqas hatin

  • Soren

    Don't wipe from back to front

  • nucynu25

    Am done ...stay up brotha

  • SummerBaby

    I'm looking for something new too! I hate my current job sew much. ?

  • Irony

    Better than buying a fleet of cars to impress people, while they sit there and devalue.
    ____________________________________
    THIS^

  • Yoni

    I done got tired of preaching that ON HERE!

    The Asians would not be ANYTHING if it weren't for OUR dollar. They (and others) don't eat our food. They don't shop where we shop and they don't live where we live.

  • Carolina Blue

    Im sure hes influencing people.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I'll be one of your first supporters

  • Are we there yet

    This is nothing to brag about.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    A black person owning their own biz is always something to brag about. Not his damn fault folks choose what they choose. If he didnt then a white man would. This is best comment of the day right here IMO. She cant eat it. But still wished him luck:

    Sucker Free • 13 minutes ago

    I did like the spicy chicken sandwich but I ain't able to do fast food anymore

    Good luck Rozay!

  • hi-liter

    Organic food is expensive to some people, especially in those hoods where Ross is placing restaurants. Everyone else's money prolly don't spend like yours do bruh.

  • A-way29

    so, this is called PRIDE. When facing the realizations of your efforts are truly non-beneficial a person quickly tears down instead of engaging in dialogue. Its cool

  • MissHarlem

    Argument for lack of a better word at that time. Debate is more accurate and we are being mature so I welcome it.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    A black man owning his own business ks nothing to brag about? Ok stupid.

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    Do what you can do with yours and others will do what they do with theirs. Be the change you want to see and if you're already doing it then good for you.

  • A-way29

    much respect, my sister.

  • Carolina Blue

    Yeah sure. Im getting off this merry go round.

  • nucynu25

    edit

  • Carolina Blue

    Maybe if its organic.

  • nucynu25

    BASICALLY ...I think Solo said we are not free to exist .

  • Annaunki

    umm why no MK bags tho?

  • hi-liter

    So Ross gone put a restaurant in the hood selling plants and organic seeds, who will patronize this place?

  • nucynu25

    lmao

  • MissHarlem

    Always. You gave me that so it's only right I return it. ?

  • Yoni

    What's wrong with him OWNING a Checkers/franchises? If the opportunity is presented to YOU, would YOU turn it down? Do you say that to the white/Asian/Arab/McDonalds/Burger Kings/Wendy's and Taco Bell counterparts that are doing the same thing, but in OUR neighborhoods? I really NEED to know and understand YOUR perspective on this?

  • Carolina Blue

    Away29 will?

  • Yoni

    BOOM!

  • Soren

    Hilarious? You single?

  • Are we there yet

    they are deemed as ghetto and once teens wear them they should be a no. this not how I feel. this is blog logic.

  • nucynu25

    bc kids wear them

  • Scromes1212

    No summers eve

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    I go to a black woman at an Asian salon. She stays booked and no one wants to go to the other people at the salon.

  • A-way29

    i dont have "money". trust me, i know where you're coming from. As I mentioned before, this is why when someone is in high power and influence, that they make better choices when giving back to his/hers communities. In my opinion, he did not need to add a checkers in our community.

    Listen, I lived in the south and that fish sandwich at Checkers was my go-to 3-4 times a week. lol

  • MissHarlem

    ?. It's coming along. It's getting real now ?

  • hi-liter

    That person will be the only one.

  • Soren

    Ha!!!!

  • Carolina Blue

    A1

  • missmiami305

    That's wassup. However, that particular Checkers is garbage and in desperate need of some major upgrades. I am sure he'll take care of it.

  • Yoni

    And that's probably as far as it will go.

    Did yall hear that Congress closed the investigation on the Flint Water crisis.........and Flint STILL has dirty water.

  • Soren

    Just say oh that's what I say/sing to stupid people lol
    Not yew ?

  • hi-liter

    LOL!!!!! Got em!

  • Yoni

    Who said WE are the only one's that eat at Checker's? He could serve all whites and take their money and I wouldn't be mad at him.

  • Carolina Blue

    Facts!

  • Scromes1212

    Me lol I hope he have black bean burger on the menu also. They be off the hook!

  • A-way29

    why not? Why does the "hood" always have to have a negative connotation? We need to revive it. My cuz and i had a talk a few years ago. He mentioned how its whack for a guy to have a benz sitting outside his apartment in the hood. My question, if that's his choice, why cant a person have a benz or beamer in the hood? As long as he's legit and his life is going well, its all good.

    We need programs that cater to being self sufficient.

  • Are we there yet

    its called marketing. what works in one market/hood dnt work for all. you ever BEEN to carol city? i have an let me tell you. those folks are not thinking about no damn juice bar.

  • SummerBaby

    Child support, single mamas, Gucci & Keyshia

  • Are we there yet

    accountability
    ^^^^^^^^^
    just said this. folks choose what they choose

  • MissHarlem

    That's who I need. I need them to come home with me. Be with people who speak their language. Professional, certified and willing to always learn and go to classes that I will pay for to stay on trend and ahead of the game.

  • Yoni

    They (Kim'nem) ain't NEVER got MY dolla.

  • A-way29

    Understood. you as well. be safe out there. times are getting dark.

  • A-way29

    Understood. Be well.

  • nucynu25

    I wasnt talking to you or tearing you down . You must be new ..my font is very unapologetic if I were attempting to be rude or diminish what you saying I simply would've. I told you I was done ..peace be onto you brotha ..stay woke

  • hi-liter

    All am saying is, if it doesn't make money, it doesn't make sense.

  • Irony

    Like you said fast food isnt going anywhere! So why not make it a black OWNED business? I know a guy works at the hospital, only eats organic and "healthy" won't eat anyone's cooking at potlucks, health junky per say, and he just spent the last couple of weeks in the hospital. What's going to happen is inevitable.

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    She's good. I need to call today and see if she has any availability next week.

  • A-way29

    always have a plan B. make sure you're good, sis.

  • Yoni

    I wonder how much her booth rent is. I hate that she has to pay them to work.

  • Carolina Blue

    Same to you.

  • Passion

    ??

  • puppylove

    Ask whats her face.

  • Are we there yet

    its all that needed to be said really.

  • A-way29

    we gotta break that cycle

  • nucynu25

    Only so much the soul can take.

  • Sucker Free

    So...Paula Patton accuses robin thicke of child abuse for spanking their son...

    Does Paula not know she is black and that's what we are supposed to do?

  • Yoni

    I would. #realtalk

  • Carolina Blue

    BAM!?

  • A-way29

    true. im focus on my own. they have access to everything - quality wise.

  • MissHarlem

    Stop giving them mine December 2015 when I got serious opening up one. Said to myself that the next time I get my nails done will be at my own.

  • hi-liter

    They want him to be selling organic burgers and plant juices instead of wings.

  • Miany

    Carol City is not IN Miami Gardens... Miami Gardens is the gentrified name of Carol City... Shout out to Ross...he has been investing in franchises here for YEARS NOW.

  • Carolina Blue

    Girl...i aint got time.

  • A-way29

    have your read the label on that bottle? Geesh lol

  • Yoni

    Not necessarily. Are WE the only ones that eat at these franchise's?

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    I'm not sure next time I'm in there I'll investigate.

  • MissHarlem

    Love your nail techs because they work hard and have to love what they do in order for you to feel good.

  • Are we there yet

    well take your juice bar loving ass on down to carol city and open you up a juice bar.
    Be the changeBe the change that you wish to see in the world". ? Mahatma Gandhi.
    and last i knew of it...it just wasnt styles who helped bring it to life but jadakiss too. why you leave him out?

  • A-way29

    no, but the focus is on our people first, and then everyone as well. At the end of the day, no one is excluded. We should all want better.

  • Carolina Blue

    I really did laugh out loud....stop it.?

  • Soren

    Must watch Power withcho 6 yrs olds. OH?

  • Yoni

    I always say, "they" make it easy for you to kill yoself.

  • A-way29

    im speaking in general. I appreciate it.

  • Are we there yet

    the majority of folks in either worried about juice or burgers? ross making more money down that way with juice bar or a checkers in other words?

  • hi-liter

    Once I see them on every shoulder in my hood, I don't want it.

  • A-way29

    pick-up a PT gig there too lol

  • nucynu25

    Me neither sis ..sits in corner with you.

  • Are we there yet

    in a majority black area

  • Carolina Blue

    I bet...lol

  • A-way29

    corn

  • Are we there yet
  • A-way29

    respect

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I'm so excited for you. You've been working so hard for it.

  • Carolina Blue

    All this talk about chicken got me ready to hook up the fry daddy

  • nucynu25

    LMAO

  • Yoni

    aka: illegal

  • MissHarlem

    That's my personal debate. I want to pay my workers a salary vs booth rent. I see why owners charge a booth rent and that might be inevitable for me until after six months

  • MissHarlem

    That's my personal debate. I want to pay my workers a salary vs booth rent. I see why owners charge a booth rent and that might be inevitable for me until after six months

  • Are we there yet

    you is you. you is not bren.

  • Are we there yet

    you is you. you is not bren.

  • A-way29

    lol

  • A-way29

    lol

  • Yoni

    Then you won't "own" anything, EVER. Not even your name. LOL lbs

  • Yoni

    Then you won't "own" anything, EVER. Not even your name. LOL lbs

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    The boy allegedly reported him. Sad they were together 20 years and end up like that

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    The boy allegedly reported him. Sad they were together 20 years and end up like that

  • MissHarlem

    Thanks boo. ??

  • MissHarlem

    Thanks boo. ??

  • A-way29

    Jadakiss* I made the edit.

    We good?

  • A-way29

    Jadakiss* I made the edit.

    We good?

  • Miany

    Of course Fingalicking, wing stop and checkers make more money in predominately black areas than jamba juice does.

  • Miany

    Of course Fingalicking, wing stop and checkers make more money in predominately black areas than jamba juice does.

  • Irony
  • Irony
  • nucynu25

    Man ..am going to Popeyes on my lunch

  • nucynu25

    Man ..am going to Popeyes on my lunch

  • Yoni

    So who is the yt man that sings that "Obama" song?

  • Yoni

    So who is the yt man that sings that "Obama" song?

  • Soren

    Corn doesn't dissolve through the digestive process. My dookie looks like a payday bar when ever I eat corn.

  • Soren

    Corn doesn't dissolve through the digestive process. My dookie looks like a payday bar when ever I eat corn.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Clearly. Lol

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Clearly. Lol

  • Irony

    BYE!

  • Irony

    BYE!

  • nucynu25

    Only if she DOESNT use Summer Eves..

  • nucynu25

    Only if she DOESNT use Summer Eves..

  • MissyJ

    DCFS accused him actually... And if he actually showed up to Julian's Kindergarten graduation drunk at 9am.. He needs reporting rofl

  • MissyJ

    DCFS accused him actually... And if he actually showed up to Julian's Kindergarten graduation drunk at 9am.. He needs reporting rofl

  • Carolina Blue

    Yummmmm girl me too! Me and my baby girl!

  • Carolina Blue

    Yummmmm girl me too! Me and my baby girl!

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    you is not bren.
    ------
    Seriously? FOH we need verified checks like Twitta/Insta.

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    you is not bren.
    ------
    Seriously? FOH we need verified checks like Twitta/Insta.

  • nucynu25

    lmao ..i really wasnt prepared for this.

  • nucynu25

    lmao ..i really wasnt prepared for this.

  • Sucker Free

    Yikes

  • Sucker Free

    Yikes

  • MissHarlem

    Exactly. Highly annoying we don't fix just complain

  • MissHarlem

    Exactly. Highly annoying we don't fix just complain

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Good for him!

    In other news, I heard about Paula and Robing Thicke and I decided to go to Paula's page because I could have sworn just a couple of months ago she was TBT'ing to a pic of her and him talking about no regrets. Anyways...I end up on Robin Thicke's page and he has several pages of the teenager that he is currently dating. Under almost every single pic he is commenting and saying that she is healthy and that there is nothing wrong with her size. The girl looks starved. Extremely thin.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Good for him!

    In other news, I heard about Paula and Robing Thicke and I decided to go to Paula's page because I could have sworn just a couple of months ago she was TBT'ing to a pic of her and him talking about no regrets. Anyways...I end up on Robin Thicke's page and he has several pages of the teenager that he is currently dating. Under almost every single pic he is commenting and saying that she is healthy and that there is nothing wrong with her size. The girl looks starved. Extremely thin.

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    Hursh I can't eat that currently.

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    Hursh I can't eat that currently.

  • Carolina Blue

    They like bones

  • Carolina Blue

    They like bones

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    *drools* Shut up. I don't want this salad.

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    *drools* Shut up. I don't want this salad.

  • Yoni

    I get it. But it's THEM tho'. They getting paid daily. Then drive off in their high dolla cars off of OUR dime.

  • Yoni

    I get it. But it's THEM tho'. They getting paid daily. Then drive off in their high dolla cars off of OUR dime.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Does Paula not know she is black and that's what we are supposed to do
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    This is lowkey offensive to me. But anywho, there is apparently more going on here. He admits to banning her from attending his father's funeral. I think they need a parenting agreement in place. They need to agree in writing, whether physical punishment is ok.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Does Paula not know she is black and that's what we are supposed to do
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    This is lowkey offensive to me. But anywho, there is apparently more going on here. He admits to banning her from attending his father's funeral. I think they need a parenting agreement in place. They need to agree in writing, whether physical punishment is ok.

  • hi-liter

    NEW POST on your fav dingy rapper.

  • hi-liter

    NEW POST on your fav dingy rapper.

  • Carolina Blue

    Lol well i was gonna run up to popeyes instead ill just bake my salmon and hook up some spinach...?

  • Carolina Blue

    Lol well i was gonna run up to popeyes instead ill just bake my salmon and hook up some spinach...?

  • Are we there yet

    he was wrong for not letting Paula go to the man fune tho. However...paula was wrong for talking about his drinking and drug use in court docs. i expect Robin to be exposing her in 5, 4, 3, 2...

  • Are we there yet

    he was wrong for not letting Paula go to the man fune tho. However...paula was wrong for talking about his drinking and drug use in court docs. i expect Robin to be exposing her in 5, 4, 3, 2...

  • Yoni

    I do my own. It's nothing to keep'em clipped, cleaned, filed, painted. I prefer clear. LOL

  • Yoni

    I do my own. It's nothing to keep'em clipped, cleaned, filed, painted. I prefer clear. LOL

  • Scromes1212

    No but we need to be mindful of what we put in our body as a community. We can't worry about what "there" doing

  • Scromes1212

    No but we need to be mindful of what we put in our body as a community. We can't worry about what "there" doing

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    They're disrespectful as fawk. They've corned the hair store market. I watched an interview where a black man said he couldn't get his supplies like he needed unless he called with an asian name or spoke with an accent.

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    They're disrespectful as fawk. They've corned the hair store market. I watched an interview where a black man said he couldn't get his supplies like he needed unless he called with an asian name or spoke with an accent.

  • MissHarlem

    Yes. I always frowned upon that. They need benefits so why not a salary. Make them feel stable.

  • MissHarlem

    Yes. I always frowned upon that. They need benefits so why not a salary. Make them feel stable.

  • MissyJ

    She was wrong for talking about issues that affect their minor child in a court of law..... Rewind and explain please.... oh and are you a parent?

  • MissyJ

    She was wrong for talking about issues that affect their minor child in a court of law..... Rewind and explain please.... oh and are you a parent?

  • Carolina Blue

    ??

  • Carolina Blue

    ??

  • Are we there yet

    i been knew. another rose tried to tell me that was him. i know all of the roses font from my longtime lurking.

  • Are we there yet

    i been knew. another rose tried to tell me that was him. i know all of the roses font from my longtime lurking.

  • Tyler McClain

    Hopefully he can turn the quality of Checker's food around as well.

  • Tyler McClain

    Hopefully he can turn the quality of Checker's food around as well.

  • Yoni

    No ma'am. Not even close. LOL

  • Yoni

    No ma'am. Not even close. LOL

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    Grass roots change will make a big difference in what's going on. Don't look to Rick Ross to make change in your community. We the people who give a fawk need to be actively taking action to make change.

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    Grass roots change will make a big difference in what's going on. Don't look to Rick Ross to make change in your community. We the people who give a fawk need to be actively taking action to make change.

  • SummerBaby

    Thanks! I can't take this current gig anymore. I'm working on a plan because this ain't it.

  • SummerBaby

    Thanks! I can't take this current gig anymore. I'm working on a plan because this ain't it.

  • Are we there yet

    paula on booger sugar her own self most likely. and yes i am a parent.

  • Are we there yet

    paula on booger sugar her own self most likely. and yes i am a parent.

  • Yoni

    Overit. Just like my damn boot, size 9, black. LMAO

  • Yoni

    Overit. Just like my damn boot, size 9, black. LMAO

  • Carolina Blue

    I thought it was that person that wont talk to folks they dont know

  • Carolina Blue

    I thought it was that person that wont talk to folks they dont know

  • Are we there yet

    they dont know her

  • Are we there yet

    they dont know her

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    I don't know any Roses because I'm not a Rose.

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    I don't know any Roses because I'm not a Rose.

  • Carolina Blue

    Exactly! Im sure theyre one in the same.

  • Carolina Blue

    Exactly! Im sure theyre one in the same.

  • A-way29

    are you on LinkedIn? that's important.
    Also, a PT gig at a share office space company will put you in a great atmosphere for networking. Just a thought.

  • A-way29

    are you on LinkedIn? that's important.
    Also, a PT gig at a share office space company will put you in a great atmosphere for networking. Just a thought.

  • Low E. TUH!

    HAD ME GOING STRAIGHT TO THE GOOGLE!

  • Low E. TUH!

    HAD ME GOING STRAIGHT TO THE GOOGLE!

  • Carolina Blue

    Ah huh

  • Carolina Blue

    Ah huh

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Checkers sounds good I'm hungry

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Checkers sounds good I'm hungry

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    I love this gif, meme whatever its called, ???

  • pecancandy

    Happy to see this man investing money and making major moves. Minorities have been coming into our communities and making major profits for decades now. They sell us it that they don't even eat. From time to time I like to go to hair store to cop some cheap makeup or get some bling to channel my inner hood rat. Last time I decided I wanted to get a wig well baby when the black lady that they had back there told me Ming Lee said I could only try on 3 wigs.........that was a defining moment for me. If all the hoods would boycott these businesses for on week, I bet customer service would get better. This year I hope to prepare most of my food and buy black!

  • Carolina Blue

    ?????man i was rolling that day! I thought i was in the damn twilight zone!!!

  • Are we there yet

    http://www.etonline.com/music/151159_robin_thicke_admits_to_drug_abuse_says_paula_patton_left_because_he_told_her_the_truth/
    rumors on her for years. if he didnt take it there then why did she? he has already admitted to using drugs and drinking and STILL already had joint custody so in essence the court already knows this. so what was the point of her putting it in the paperwork.

  • Carolina Blue

    I already know homie!

  • Are we there yet

    kid cudi doing the dance is what i call it lmaooo

  • missmiami305

    Aint nothing gentrified about Miami Gardens aka Murder gardens. Crime has skyrocketed. Nothing more than the city being incorporated for more funding and corrupt politicians. Same ole ish as carol city.

  • Are we there yet

    you a lilly. you a tulip

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    I saw the previews for that show!!! It made me feel so empowered.. I love it!!!

  • MissHarlem

    I always did mine as a child and other people too. Not far fetched to own one. It's what I love. Lol

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    Or plain ole' rose adjacent.

  • Low E. TUH!

    WHO YOU GOT? WING FACTORY USED TO BE THE PLUG UNTIL I HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE...I SENT A TWEET AND THEY ACTUALLY CAME FOR ME! "YOU SURE IT WASN'T YOUR HAIR?" BISH I'M LOCKED! AIN'T NO WAY THIS IN MY HAIR IN THESE EFFIN FRIES!!! THIS WAS BEFORE I STARTED GROWING UP...I THINK THE OWNER IS MY FACEBOOK FRIEND AND I DARE HIS ARSE TO GET WRONG!

    SO...CRUMPY'S IT IS. AND ALL STAR! I HAVE YET TO TRY ADLINES...

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    ???

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    That's sad. Now I'm sad. I was going to live vicariously through you.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    ??

  • Blaque Mahogany

    She looks sickly

  • Carolina Blue

    Lmao nu got it

  • MissyJ

    Oh "most likely" ....

  • Carolina Blue

    I saw

  • Scromes1212

    I ain't messing with All-star. Nope. Them wings reheated. Maybe Dixie queen but that's about it. I think mine better then all there's . JS

  • Annaunki

    Im confused but ok..lol

  • SummerBaby

    Good info! Appreciate it.

  • Annaunki

    WHAT? forget i asked, I see this is something i missed...lol, thanks anyway

  • Prettybootnikki

    Girl me too!!! I couldn't agree more!!!! I even asked my family about soul Korea. And wondering how to go over there to get the cheap stuff and have my own beauty supply store. I'm thinking that's where they get all of their products and inventory from but I could be wrong

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    The 40-year-old “Hustlin” hitmaker has come a long way since his days as a correction’s officer working in a county lockup in Florida

    The shade. The shade.
    @sandrarose

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    The number one French fries in the game.”

    LIES.
    McDeath has the best fries! Hands Down!

  • Sucker Free

    It was a joke hun....some people got it im sure...as Auntie is always harping the opposite

  • Yoni

    Oh most definitely want/will OWN one. We got to! "It's the American way", right?

  • Yoni

    See.

  • Yoni

    It's "they're" and I am mindful of what I put into MINE and my family's.

  • Low E. TUH!

    OK GRASSHOPPER!

  • ShelbyMoore

    The only problem with that theory is, black people don't like to support other black people. There's always a touch of jealousy there.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Good for bawse, this makes me hungry.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    ??

  • Scromes1212

    Thank you for the English lesson lol

  • Yoni

    LOL Glad I could help. You know we have to help each other out. LOL

  • Scromes1212

    True lol

  • Tammie Reed

    Good for him, I want to stop by his Atlanta Wing Stop restaurant. My friend was at the grand opening a few days ago, said it was really good!

  • Rayne

    Yess gal and I watched some show where a radio jockey had a senator there and asked him does he think the waters safe to drink. He like yea this and that. They brought his ass a glass to drink and I busted up laughing. He said he's stupid but not dumb. Idiot lmao

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    He's so fuggin fat. Buy a low income housing project and push back from the table.

  • Miany

    It is gentrified & on its way to being gentrified to the point of no return...Why do you think they got rid of the flea aka Carol Mart?? They are going to put on in that plaza??? Believe what u want but I know WHITE money when I see it... a few years ago folk tried to tell me Lil' Haiti was not on its way to being gentrified, now if you google lil' Haiti all you will see is stories about developers coming in...

  • Antigone Heart

    ...illuminati confirmed again, but it was apparent for Ross before the illuminati hand sign he flashed in the picture above; that is the takeaway from this..

  • Dani B.

    Good for RR ...KEEP giving back and expand to possibly building affordable housing communities , rec centers in our neighborhoods etc...

  • kgirl33

    Good for him!

  • kgirl33

    ???

  • Emily post

    Smart.....

  • Emily post

    You can gentrify anything that people don't own.... They know Nublacks don't own nothing and millennials don't own homes. Older blacks are the ones that held it down back in the day.
    Communities and neighborhoods are where the long lasting money is. Even if it's in the hood you own it you are good. Look what happend to the blacks in Oakland.

  • Emily post

    You can gentrify anything that people don't own.... They know Nublacks don't own nothing and millennials don't own homes. Older blacks are the ones that held it down back in the day.
    Communities and neighborhoods are where the long lasting money is. Even if it's in the hood you own it you are good. Look what happend to the blacks in Oakland.

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Often individuals read a statement and make the statement to be what they want it to be, instead of what it ACTUALLY SAYS. This is my perspective on it... I NEVER said ANYTHING is WRONG with owning a Checker's franchise. I just said it was NOTHING to BRAG about. I repeat. My statement reads exactly that. "This is nothing to brag about." . HUGE DIFFERENCE It's just like that drug dealer in the hood getting money ....but being a drug dealer and taking part in the downfall of the black community........ is NOTHING TO BRAG ABOUT. It's just like that stripper on the pole getting money.......but showing her vagina to every single man for money is NOTHING to BRAG ABOUT.

    Sorry...none of fast food is "healthy"...however at least you can go to McDonalds and substitute your fries for apples. At least you can go to Burger King and order a "salad". Does Checkers have these choices that we so very need in the black community? Individuals of the black community are already dying of high blood pressure, heart attacks, diabetes and better.....so "Checkers" is the last thing we need. We have to watch what he eat. That's why you only see Checkers in poverty stricken areas.....because the whites, Asians, and Arabs that you mentioned aren't having it! Please don't mistaken this as if I am uplifting other fast foods as if they are better than Checkers. I am just saying we can "BE BETTER". Don't do what the Asians, Arabs, and Whites do. Don't just own a store in the hood, collect revenue, and never even fix it up. Own it, BE BETTER and change the menu if you HAVE the MEANS to do so. Talk to the creator of the Checkers and see what you can do as an owner to change the face of the brand. Rick Ross is a millionaire with connections that the average individual does not have. To answer your question. YES!!!! I would definitely own a Checkers if given an opportunity. Would I try to change the face of the brand? You damn right! Would I put money INTO my store and pave the parking lot? I sure would!!!! Would I fight for healthier choices on the menu for the sake of the black community? You damn straight. Its cool being the owner....but I would be so much more than that. I hope this gives you a better understanding of where I am coming from.

  • Tee Bullock

    Go head love to see my people investing

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    We REALLY do need more healthy choices in poverty stricken areas as it relates to food. Hopefully commercial real estate will make opening up a health store possible for me. Wish me luck....

  • Ms Thang

    I've come to the conclusion that people will always have something negative to say

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    You have your opinion....and I have mine. Be blessed and have a great weekend!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Why not a school or something to do with education? Why Checkers? Why do "WE" always seem to invest in restaurants?

    Yes, it is good to go into business and owning something in our own community, but why a fast food place? Now, I could be wrong and his purchase will assist in employing more people in the community.....and in that case, I will take my "Why" back. But for now...WHY?

  • Yoni

    Cliff notes please.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Well I want to know "Why" Checkers and if it is because it will provide jobs for the community (cause a job is a job), then I will take it back.

  • ………

    Smart CO!

  • Are we there yet

    Girl.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    See, this answered my "why" as I am not versed enough on him to know that he has been filtering back to the community.

    Thank you

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    After loosing all that weight Rick Ross buys himself some Checkers.............

    Congrats I guess.....

  • Locapoca

    Go Rose! get long money ? build an empire and get sources of income!

    http://media.giphy.com/media/h19XT0qdBgJj2/giphy.gif

  • Are we there yet

    I just said it was NOTHING to BRAG about.
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    And why is owning a biz nothing to brag about. Yoni wasnt the only one who asked this.
    How do you know that Rick Ross has not or is not planning to try to change items? Checkers is working on being healthier. they now offer smoothies. Hopefully soon they will include salads and apples. It took about...THIRTY YEARS for the BK's and McDonald's to get there. So damn. Give the brand some time. Rick has talked about his weight loss and how he STILL eats Checkers and Wingstop. So hell eating it in moderation not gonna kill anybody. It mighta made him fat to begin with bc he has talked about it above how much he loved it growing up. But when you know better you do better.
    How do we know he gonna just not ever fix up his store locations either?

  • Yoni

    LMAO....

  • Are we there yet

    The franchise ownership also enables him to give back to the city and the people who nurtured him.

    “Providing jobs. Investing back into the community. Staying in touch with where you from,” are the reasons Ross gives for his franchise ownership.

  • Are we there yet

    i aint never seen the damn hate so much over black folks doing for a black community before in my life before this post. and you know i was raised by a fast food working mama so i am not here for none of nothing.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    That's dope, but I think communities could benefit from Juice Bars or something more healthy, don't we have enough of that kinda sh!t?

  • Yoni

    YOU?!!!! *wipes eyes AND glasses* Put it on SOMETHIN'!
    *singing*
    Can't nobody take my pride. Can't nobody hold. Me. Down. Oh noo. I gotsta' keep on mooovin'.

    #suitable?

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    So when clarification is given....that's a problem too. Lol...

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I think the community could benefit from two-parent households, guided by a well-educated, MARRIED couples. ?

  • We Can Do This

    Never lied.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Thank you and thus, I retract my "Why?"
    Not everyone who purchases a franchise or business in the community gives back, so when they purchase in the community, I ask "WHY?"

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Teenagers to be exact. But Uggs, which are worn by those same folks, are okay

  • QweenOfThorns

    He is a BIG fan of the big buford so this comes as no surprise.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Nothing but positive vibes ???

  • Are we there yet

    lmaoooo yessss

  • Yoni

    :2dance:

  • Tea??

    He also has a Dominoes. Ross is smart he used his stolen name and fake gangsta persona to get some money and make business moves outside of rap good stuff Ross or whatever your real name is.

  • Yardgirl

    Yessir, and isn't that "ironic"! See what I did there lol :-)

  • HisNameAintJesus

    Now y'all can mosey on over to judahawake(.com), the new conscious site for black people.with features like facebook, you enjoy your friends and family. GET DAT MONEY RICK!!!!! judahawake(.com)

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    He should've bought a gym...lol let me stop...

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    It's good that he's investing his money elsewhere.

  • Connie

    I tell you! While that man is building an empire and making a positive difference...smh

  • Irony

    I wrote it with the intent.?

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    Buying a bunch of terrible quality fast food spots for us to continue to kill ourselves with diabetes and high blood pressure is not "buying back the block"... Just fleecing his pockets.

  • SumthinSweeter

    *clapping*

  • Capricornicy

    This.

  • nekkkyj

    Congratulations to him

  • Traci404

    Fastfood made him have high blood pressure and obese.
    Duhhh

    So is he really giving back? Or bringing more destruction?
    When you KNOW BETTER you DO BETTER?
    He knows better. Where are the FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

    this other stuff is killing us.

  • Simone

    Have you ever been to Carol City? A juice bar would not do good there. You have to invest in or build businesses according to consumer demand in that area.

  • missmiami305

    I live there(home owner) and have to drive 15-30 minutes away for healthy options and a decent grocery store. The area needs some more options. That entire avenue has mcdonalds, wendys, bk, kfc and taco bell. Not to mention the mom and pop soul food restaurants which serve nothing but fried foods. One dang winn dixie which is disgusting and in need of renovations and a walmart. That's it. No options and it is really sad when you have to venture outside of your neighborhood when you seek something of quality. Miami gardens doesnt even offer a monthly farmers market. The demand is there. They just prefer to offer residents garbage.

  • missmiami305

    ?THIS!!!!

  • missmiami305

    A 5 guys would have been nice

  • Ms Thang

    He's still creating jobs and building his wealth.

  • Yardgirl

    ??

  • Allihave2say

    The customers have choice to control their intake and the quality of food they each. They are responsible for their own health. A burger here or there isn't a killer within itself, the overall unhealthy lifestyle is.

  • nick c

    I never seen a black person in my local whole foods.

  • Jussjess25

    Good investment checkers does well in the south. Not so much here in the city

  • mocha brown

    Well he does know food very well! Yasss get it Ricky (no shade) ok a little.??

  • Simone

    Most fast food places offer healthy options. I eat healthy most days so I read a book years ago about healthier food choices. The demand in Carol City is bigger for unhealthy options. If not, all of those places that offer mainly unhealthy options would be shut down because people would stop spending money there and drive 15-30 miles out, like you do, for healthier options. Businesses go and stay were the profits (demand) are.

  • Munchosgirl

    You must be talking about the Winn Dixie in Opalocka...I go to the one on 183rd and 57th ave.

  • Traci404

    Invest in something nit killing people causing high blood pressure and diabetes

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    They don't hear me tho

  • disqus_FW7pCIigCY

    yes he's giving back....he's keeping jobs in the community, black folk always talking mess....do you say that to those ARABS/ASIANS that open stores in the hood and sell rotten meat and overpriced unhealthy products.... restaurants aren't the reason we're fat pigs, we have a choice to drive into the drive thru and place a order or drive pass and eat celery at home...... he's thinking past his rap career and building a legitimate future for himself......owning a Franchise is the way to go.....if only I had the money....good for you Mr. Ross

  • disqus_FW7pCIigCY

    Like you're investing in lol....if it's unhealthy don't eat it, don't drink it, don't smoke it, don't take it, don't drive it.....just say no...very simple.

  • BTweekin

    He Owns A Few Pizza Huts Too.

  • monique

    Checkers fries are the shiznit! They are the only fries that do not need ketchup/mayonnaise. If I could I'd buy one too.

  • Liah

    Smart man...!