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As the general Manager of MUCCI'S Italian Bistro I would like to give the FohBoh a short introduction to our establishment and my self.
My name is Mark Mucci, I am a single father of 2 teenage daughters. I began my experience in this business as a Dishwasher for the last 2 owners of the location that MUCCI'S Bistro now occupies after several devastating and nearly crippling financial and family oriented setbacks. For MANY months (more than a year), having no car, I walked 7-1/2 miles to wash dishes and eventually wait tables. I also did some catering and bar tending.
For a very brief period I worked in the kitchen. In August of 2008 the Previous owner informed me that he was going to close the restaurant to launch an exciting new business in a different industry I was nearly ready to loose my mind as there were already NO JOBS in this area. He very quickly calmed me down with his next statement. He explained that selling everything inside the location would result in a big loss, not including storage and brokerage fees. He also explained that if he had to sell it as a restaurant, any potential buyer (slim in a bad economy and banks already tightening lending) would need Him to personally finance the purchase which would be very risky at best with a stranger. He said he thought I could run a restaurant and believed in me enough to offer to help me take over.
After the initial shock wore off I began to think of all I had been through and where I found myself and decided to make the Plunge!
I accepted, changed the menu, the decor, the staff and the name & opened in October 2008 with absolutely NO CAPITALIZATION, Credit, Financial aid (except start up cash for Permits/ Licences etc borrowed from my parents) The rest as they say "IS HISTORY" in the making.
Mucci's Italian Bistro has faced many obstacles and challenges in this the worst economy in decades. Opening MUCCI'S Bistro in October of 2008 has presented us with an opportunity to learn and to grow and ultimately succeed. We regularly monitor URBAN SPOON Our FACEBOOK Fanpage (1500 fans and Growing) and several other sites where our visitors review our business. We take each and every comment seriously and try to respond accordingly and as quickly as possible.
Our customers, (those satisfied and those unsatisfied) tell us what we need to change and what we need to continue doing. As we learn to roll with the punches and adapt to new challenges MUCCI'S Bistro asks you to visit frequently and express your satisfaction or dissatisfaction openly with our staff or myself.
We do however realize that we simply can not please every single customer every single time but WE SURE ARE GONNA TRY. Should you wish to give us a shot, we ask that you come knowing that we are doing our best and appreciate each and every one of you. Even those who may have a less than desirable opinion of us.
WE ARE LISTENING and LEARNING more from you! THANK YOU!
In January 2009 URBANSPOON.COM viewers vote MUCCI’S as the #1 Italian Restaurant in Monroe, NC!
In Febuary 2009 Carolina Weekly’s Culinary Corner Rates MUCCI’s in Top 10 Sweet Heart Pics for Valentine’s day Charlotte area Restaurants along side the Likes of Morton’s, The Capital Grille, Ruth’s Chris SteakHouse and others.
In February 2009 Carolina Weekly’s FOOD CRITICS Gives MUCCI’S 4 OUT of 5 STARS with a full page write up!
In March 2009 URBANSPOON.com viewers vote MUCCI’S as #1 Restaurant in Monroe, NC!
In June 2009 URBANSPOON.com Viewers rank MUCCI’S in TOP 10 Restaurants in the Greater Charlotte Area.
In October 2009 URBANSPOON.com viewers vote in TOP 100 in Entire Charlotte Area!
In February 2010 URBANSPOON.com viewers vote MUCCI’S as #1 MOST ROMANTIC Restaurant in the ENTIRE Charlotte Area by 90 votes!~ (# 2 came in with 42 votes)
In April 2010 Charlotte Elevate magazine’s Lifestyle Awards give MUCCI’S “Best Little Known Restaurant in Charlotte” (Note: MUCCI’s is 30 miles East of Charlotte)
We are all beginning to learn how important it is for restaurants to use green products for cleaning. Restaurants are one place where cleanliness and sanitation are essential. Currently most restaurants continue to use products which are toxic to the surrounding environment and unhealthy for customers and employees. At Community Market we offer a wide range of truly green products that you will feel good about using & at a price you will appreciate!
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All-new pasta dish features Grand Cru® Alpine-style cheese Roth® Grand Cru® cheeses have a complex and full-bodied flavor that's crafted to achieve excellence in your menu applications. Try it in Manicotti en Croute with Brandied Fig Dipping Sauce. This elegant and inventive dish recently won our recipe contest for postsecondary culinary students, and is perfect as a sophisticated appetizer, passed hors d'oeuvre or savory dessert.
Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) announced that Clarence Otis is stepping down as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Darden's Board of Directors has appointed the Company's current Independent Lead Director, Charles A. Ledsinger, Jr., as Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. The Company also announced that it has amended its corporate governance policies to provide for the separation of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer roles.
Today the National Restaurant Association issued the following statement regarding the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision asserting McDonald’s Corporation is a joint employer of its franchisees:
Rising India, Inc. (OTC: RSII), announces today it will immediately begin work toward the acquisition of up to 5 profitable stores in the popular Quick Serve Pizza Restaurant segment. Current targets are currently earning about $450,000 in revenues per year, per store. Acquisition of targets would provide immediate cash flow identified from profitable longstanding, absentee owner operations with proven model success.
If you are looking for capital to start or grow your restaurant, create the next 501c3, develop and launch the next app for the restaurant industry,or want to help your peers in some meaningful way, we want to know about it.
Inspired by biological design and self-organizing systems, artist Heather Barnett co-creates with physarum polycephalum, a eukaryotic microorganism that lives in cool, moist areas. What can people learn from the semi-intelligent slime mold? Watch this talk to find out.
When he was young, artist Shih Chieh Huang loved taking toys apart and perusing the aisles of night markets in Taiwan for unexpected objects. Today, this TED Fellow creates madcap sculptures that seem to have a life of their own—with eyes that blink, tentacles that unfurl and parts that light up like bioluminescent sea creatures.
Surgeons are required every day to puncture human skin before procedures — with the risk of damaging what's on the other side. In a fascinating talk, find out how mechanical engineer Nikolai Begg is using physics to update an important medical device, called the trocar, and improve one of the most dangerous moments in many common surgeries.