MUCCI'S Italian Bistro
  • Male
  • Monroe, NC
  • United States
  • MUCCI'S Italian Bistro
Share on Facebook
Share Twitter
  • Blog Posts
  • Discussions
  • Events
  • Groups (5)
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos (1)

MUCCI'S Italian Bistro's connections

  • Christina Raimondo
  • Community Market
  • Food on Film
  • Terri Hitchcock
  • FoodCalc
  • Alyson Mar, RD
  • Michael L. Atkinson
  • FohBoh
 

MUCCI'S Italian Bistro's Page

Profile Information

Title
Gen. Mgr.
Company
MUCCI'S Italian Bistro
Website
http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/38/1414504/restaurant/Charlotte/Muccis-...
What best describes my company
Fine Dining
Interests
Discovering New Food, Discovering New Wines, Finding Investors, Learning, Making Friends, Networking, Organic Foods, Other
Personal Quote
"We'll Make you A Meal You Can't Refuse!"
Biography
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)
Years in the Industry
2

MUCCI'S Italian Bistro's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Comment Wall (3 comments)

You need to be a member of FohBoh to add comments!

Join FohBoh

At 2:24pm on December 1, 2009, Community Market said…
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!

One product is our All Purpose GREEN Cleaning spray:
One spray for all surfaces. One smart solution. This All-Purpose Cleaner whisks away grease, dirt, and grime in one shot, without a trace.

Powers away dirt, grime, and grease without streaking or dulling surfaces.
Dermatologist-tested.
No phosphates, chlorine, or other unpleasant ingredients that could harm the environment.
This is a product you, your employees & customers will appreciate! To learn more about this and other great green cleaning products, please contact us. Make sure to ask how you can buy them at wholesale price!
At 12:04pm on November 6, 2009, Terri Hitchcock said…
Welcome aboard! Enjoy!
At 11:25am on November 6, 2009, MUCCI'S Italian Bistro said…
Hi MUCCI'S,

Welcome to FohBoh! We are the leading social-business network for the global restaurant industry and growing fast. Thanks for joining.

Michael L. Atkinson
CEO | Co-Founder, FohBoh
 
 
 

Advertisments

 

DEPARTMENTS

Social Wine Club for Craft Wineries

Smartbrief

Kids LiveWell atwitter over Twitter party

In its continuing effort to promote more nutritious and flavorful children's menu options, the NRA will hold a Twitter party  -More

Starbucks could become top on-premise wine seller in U.S.

Starbucks is planning to slowly expand its evening sales of wine, beer and small plates to thousands of selected stores throu -More

The evolving nature of snacks

Snacks have shifted from an after-school treat to a meal alternative as meal times become more fragmented.  -More

JOBS & CAREERS

Posting a job or finding a job starts here at FohBoh. Call us about special $25 posting packages to syndicate across all major jobs boards.

National News

Wahlburgers Announces Expansion Plans Including Franchise Agreement in Philadelphia

Wahlburgers has signed a franchise agreement with Hingham Associates, LLC that will bring five Wahlburgers to the metropolitan Philadelphia area over the next several years. The franchise group is actively looking at sites and is targeting a late 2014-early 2015 opening for its first restaurant.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. First Quarter 2014 Revenue Up 24.4%

Comparable restaurant sales increased 13.4% - Restaurant level operating margin was 25.9%, a decrease of 40 basis points

Jamba Juice Announces Grand Opening of New St. Louis, MO Location

Jamba Juice Company announced the brand’s continued expansion in the St. Louis market with the opening of a Jamba Juice® store at 11477 Olive Blvd. on April 16, 2014.

Expert in Real Estate Analytics Joins Luna Grill

Luna Grill, the San Diego-based Mediterranean restaurant chain, is welcoming retail real estate industry veteran Greg Thorburn to its leadership team. Thorburn has been brought on board to fill the newly created position of Vice-President of Real Estate.

Rita's Italian Ice Awards Area Development Agreement for Kansas

Rita's Italian Ice has awarded franchise and area development agreements for Kansas and the Kansas City area, which extends to the Missouri side of the city, to franchisees and local residents Jay Miller, Jeff Miller and Pat Reilly.

CROWD FUNDING

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.

TED TALKS VIDEO

TED: Matthew Carter: My life in typefaces - Matthew Carter (2014)

Pick up a book, magazine or screen, and more than likely you'll come across some typography designed by Matthew Carter. In this charming talk, the man behind typefaces such as Verdana, Georgia and Bell Centennial (designed just for phone books -- remember them?), takes us on a spin through a career focused on the very last pixel of each letter of a font.

TED: Jeremy Kasdin: The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets - Jeremy Kasdin (2014)

Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them -- yet. Jeremy Kasdin and his team are looking to change that with the design and engineering of an extraordinary piece of equipment: a flower petal-shaped "starshade" that allows a telescope to photograph planets from 50,000 kilometers away. It is, he says, the "coolest possible science."

TED: Norman Spack: How I help transgender teens become who they want to be - Norman Spack (2013)

Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren't comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the US to treat minors with hormone replacement therapy. By staving off the effects of puberty, Spack gives trans teens the time they need. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)

TED: Jennifer Senior: For parents, happiness is a very high bar - Jennifer Senior (2014)

The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive. In this honest talk, she offers some kinder and more achievable aims.

© 2014   Created by FohBoh.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service