Tag Archives: regulars

Waitress Turkey Shoot

“You can’t go yet.” She said as she rounded the stairs and stepped into my office. I had my fleece on and my laptop bag in hand. It had been a busy day and was past time to leave, and for one half a second I thought she might be joking. It is something I […]

Beans & Cornbread

Behind the scenes we call him Beans & Cornbread because we still don’t know his name.  That is ok with me.  I really try not to get to know my guests.  I prefer my relationship with them to be more professional than social. There are guests who love to have the owner give them special […]

Death By Regulars

Some thoughts on longevity for independent restaurants: Everyone knows how hard longevity is in the restaurant industry; most of us understand that the statistical average life of a restaurant is unnaturally short due to the number of restaurants that fold in their first few years.  The ones that make it past four or five years […]