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Old 12-06-2007, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I don't drink, at all,.... but a Guiness Stout!! That's just plain nutrition!!
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Old 12-06-2007, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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I don't drink, at all,.... but a Guiness Stout!! That's just plain nutrition!!
Absolutely. That's not "drinking", that's Lunch, in a glass.
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Pittsfield, Maine
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And dinner as well!
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Old 12-06-2007, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Pittsfield, Maine
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" PBR will be on tap and hopefully Smithwick's as well since those two are my favorites."

After having had Smithwick's, how could you possibly like PBR? (LOL)
I guess my Southern and Irish roots are showing.
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Old 12-06-2007, 04:36 PM
 
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the suggestions above are just my two cents worth!!
We welcome any suggestions and insight that one may have. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some of those.

Our goal is to make sure that anyone from a student to a large family can afford to eat at our place. The menu will be different than what is offered in the area. We have been talking about a full and half portion offering. Most of the items will be fresh and made in the kitchen. In fact we want to tap into the local farms and butchers to make sure everything stays as fresh as it can be. Also take out or "grab n go" will be available as well.

PBR will be on tap and hopefully Smithwick's as well since those two are my favorites.

We are very excited and equally as nervous and cautious about opening a new place in Maine. Lynn and I think that taking our time and really get it planned out will be one of the major keys to it surviving. Of course the most important one is that each of you not only have a wonderful meal but a great experience and a funtime as well. We will definitely be hands on and accessible owners. You may get tired of seeing my mug but definitely not Lynn's. She is the beauty and brains behind it. Me, just a figurehead. LOL![/quote]

most local papers will profile and promote a brand new business for free, give the bangor daily a call, and you may have a chance at some of the best and free advertising possible!!

offer gift certificates,,blow one up with pictures of food on it,,to post,, you can charge 25 dollars for a thirty dollar gift certificate (for an incentive)

if i were setting up a restaurant,,id think about video displays,,like a 32 inch flatscreen tv,,,all about cooking,,cooking tips,, it could be of you fixin up the menu, or advertising for birthday parties/catering/ banquet facilities

sounds like youve got quite the gameplan in place,,,very wise to take it slow!!
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Old 12-08-2007, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Pittsfield, Maine
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if i were setting up a restaurant,,id think about video displays,,like a 32 inch flatscreen tv,,,all about cooking,,cooking tips,, it could be of you fixin up the menu, or advertising for birthday parties/catering/ banquet facilities

sounds like youve got quite the gameplan in place,,,very wise to take it slow!![/b]
We want to stay away from televisions or any displays. Too many places offer those viewing items and we think take away from the art of talking to one another. The key is for us to keep it as different as we can while maintaining the customers happiness.

Thanks for all of your suggestions. We greatly appreciate them.
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:09 AM
 
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Is your plan to be open 7 days a week?

If not, how about offering cooking classes one of the days you're closed? I think those 1day classes are a lot of fun and don't require a big time commitment so you get a nice turn out. Plus they are great for socializing and meeting new people.
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Pittsfield, Maine
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Is your plan to be open 7 days a week?

If not, how about offering cooking classes one of the days you're closed? I think those 1day classes are a lot of fun and don't require a big time commitment so you get a nice turn out. Plus they are great for socializing and meeting new people.
That is a good idea. We will let that one bounce around our noggins.
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Old 12-09-2007, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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Absolutely. That's not "drinking", that's Lunch, in a glass.
DH..calls it liquid bread!
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Old 01-15-2008, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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Hey you two, how 'bout an update?
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