Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A tale of two eateries!

Following is a short comparison of two hypothetical eateries that opened across the street from each other. One eatery prospered while the other not so much so;

Charlupa's Meat and Such!

Charlupa's owner pretty much has his head up his ass and so everyone suffers. He opened a rather nice looking steak joint that was all show and no go! Chuck is his name and other than that, the elevator didn't go up very high.

When Chuck opened his place, things went well for a while. But after some time, that wasn't so much the case. You see Chuck didn't really seem to care about his customer base. He didn't bother collecting and building an email file on those who ate at his venue nor did he bother to advertise in print or on the net. His menu was rather lackluster with no photos of his 'wonderful' signature dishes... which he never really bothered to tell anyone about. His staff, while hard working, lacked direction, goals or even a playbook for success. In a word, the place was blase to the point of boredom. I understand his people began to refer to him as Upchuck behind his back....

Herbs Steak and Potato Joint!

Herb's restaurant was run by a guy name Herb. He was there all the time and made it a point to greet his customers at the door. Yet Herb was also lazy and so hired on an intelligent and motivated staff. Herb knew how to delegate responsibilities and how to incentivise his people. Every week, Herb offered his staff monetary incentives to push slow moving or high profit foods. He trained them on how to build up a loyal clientele following via email and social sites. He changed his menu every six months to keep it fresh and made sure to go the extra distance to include mouth-watering photos of items he was proud to serve. Yes, Herb was a busy man and he was a happy man as he watched the profits roll on in.

Someone once told me that it was almost impossible to fail in the eatery business. I'm betting old Chuck is giving that idea a run for its money!

Rockaway and Merriam Woods join forces!

Oct 7. – In order to further the protection and safety of its citizens, the cities of Rockaway Beach and Merriam Woods elected to join their police forces together to bring that number to four. Almost from the get go, there were numerous arrests as the police executed an intense 'crackdown' via a saturation patrol.

Now, while that sounds good on the surface. I cannot help but wonder what the effect of this action will have over the long haul. Unless something is done to improve the business atmosphere, I'm afraid both areas will become ghost towns.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Charlie's in Forsyth to offer extended breakfast!

Forsyth MO - Effective as of October the 10th, 2016 - Charlie's Ribs, Steak and Ale will be offering their breakfast menu from opening at 7:30 AM until 2PM on Saturday's and Sunday's! Specifically, they will be offering:

B&G and More - $6
Two eggs, two biscuits with hash browns!

The Works - $6
Two eggs, choice of meat, hash browns and choice of bread!

Steak & Eggs Platter - $10
7 oz sirloin, two eggs, hash browns and choice of bread!

Country Fried Steak and Eggs - $10
6 oz breaded steak topped with gravy, two eggs, hash browns and choice of bread!

For more details, you can reach Charlie's at 417-546-2011 during normal business hours!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Arvest Bank branch in Forsyth to close!

Forsyth MO. - Representatives from Arvest Banking headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas; with branches in Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri announced that the branch located in Forsyth Missouri will be closing its doors on December 30, 2016. The drive through will remain open for customers to make and withdraw money and there are two locations; one in Hollister and another in Branson that offer full banking services.