After 4 long months of building, phone calls, thousands of emails and blowing through my rollover minutes on my cell phone, Arguments and on occasion the actual feeling of "what the hell am I doing" we opened to the smoothest restaurant opening I have ever been a part of. When i tell you that I have done my fair share of openings, this was by far the smoothest, most successful opening I have been a part of.
The kitchen was on fire( no pun intended) the FOH was spot on, and the bar was not missing a beat, in fact our only major complaint was that one of plates was to big. If that's the worse that can happen, well I think we did a pretty good job.
I just want to thank my team, Matt & Dione for all the hard work and hours that they have put in (and will continue to put in for the first few weeks) because with out the two of them there is no way we could have pulled it off.
My Wife also deserves a big thanks, to accept another project especially an opening project is a huge sacrifice, and it doesnt go unnoticed. The time that this business takes away from personal family time, especially since Nicole works the complete opposite schedule as I do,I really appreciate your understanding.
And also the rest of the management team Dave & Bryon and of course Mike, Bill & Patti, thanks for letting me be a part of this venture with you.
Now remember, its only been one shift, one service, one night, and with many more to come we are no where near claiming we have a huge success. But if last night is a snapshot of what to expect, all I can say is we are in a great position to do so.... real soon!