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Lyons Ale House
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Discovering new food, Discovering new wines, Buying/Selling a Business, Making Friends, Networking, Franchising, Finding Investors, Investing, Deals, New locations
Lyons Ale House owns and operates several casual dining restaurants and family sports bars and pubs nationwide. Lyons is a Modern American upscale casual grill & bar chain that operates restaurants & bars in several states. The menu features affordable, yet high quality family favorite menu items prepared from made-from-scratch recipes and served in generous portions. The sophisticated yet unpretentious interiors, proprietary food and beverage products, attractive price points and high service standards combine for a great dining experience. The company owns and operates all locations.
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Some Typical Restaurant Manager Interview Questions

Posted on March 22, 2008 at 6:06pm 5 Comments

Following are some of the typical interview questions you should be prepared to answer truthfully, confidently, succinctly, and intelligently when interviewing for a management position. Remember, these questions are used not only to elicit a direct response, but also to assess your thought processes, work ethic, personality, perception of your self and others, etc. You should always try to answer in a positive fashion or with an answer that will indicate a positive resolution or outcome… Continue

Tricks for Hiring to Avoid Firing: Sound advice and real life solutions

Posted on March 21, 2008 at 6:05pm 2 Comments

Looking for a reliable general manager is an overwhelming task. And if you can't recruit from within, I have some tricks for finding someone who fits.

First, you have to find candidates. You can try management recruiters, newspaper ads and so forth. But you don't usually have the luxury of a lot of lead time, which suits these two options the best. To get candidates in a more timely manner, try the Internet. Post your position on places such as Monster, Career Builder and Craig's… Continue

Think and Observe Like a Guest (Independent Operator Tips)

Posted on January 8, 2008 at 9:46am 1 Comment

Owners and general managers should use all their senses and be total

sponges of what is going on in their restaurant. One method is to

make hourly perimeter checks that begin with walking the outside

of your restaurant just like a guest patron arriving for the first time.

This enables you to have a guest's perspective of the total

restaurant experience. After all, your diners begin forming

impressions the minute they drive into your parking lot.

Look… Continue

Do All Operators Follow Federal Law to Truncate Credit Card Receipt Data?

Posted on January 4, 2008 at 5:43pm 1 Comment

What’s on the credit and debit card receipts you give your customers? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, says it’s time for companies to check their receipts and make sure they’re complying with a law that’s been in effect for all businesses since December 1, 2006.

According to the federal Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA), the electronically printed credit and debit card receipts you give your customers must shorten — or…


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At 6:52pm on December 7, 2009, Jagadish C said…
Hi Tony-

Thanks for the connect. Let me know if I can help you out in anyway to promote your restaurants.

At 7:28pm on March 12, 2009, Rick Greene said…
Hello Tony,
I would like to personally invite you to my!! Its a place where you can advertise your business, promote your special events & invite your customers there to blog about food related events. Your customers will also be able to exchange recipes, join groups and interact with other food customers from around the world!! It's a different concept, but I think that's the draw. I am very excited about the future of this site. My company (Goins Enterprises) is currently launching a national campaign to promote this website. We feel that as we are promoting nationally, our members should promote to their own customers. I think that this site will give "Ellen Giminski" of Denver, the opportunity to experience your establishment & browse your menu and pictures. This will entice Mrs. Giminski to visit your establishment on her next trip. This, (I think) is a great formula for giving your customers a more intimate
look at your establishment.

We have also designated a place on the Home Page where we will doing "Close Ups" on Restaurants, Chefs & Special Events. Please stop by and take a look. Please contact me with any comments or constructive criticisms.
At 2:02pm on March 6, 2009, Craig Priebe said…
Hi Tony
Today is the Deadline!
Here's an opportunity- won't take but a moment and it's fun...
- go here-
-and vote for #F06 Cherry Almond Truffles - vote only once and pass it on to all of your friends
I am a finalist in a big video recipe contest and I need your votes to win
deadline is Friday March 6
Craig Priebe
"Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas"
At 10:13am on February 10, 2009, Oleg Moskalensky said…
Hello Tony,

I have to apologize, kind of dropped off the map for about a year with all kinds of things. Now getting back into FohBoh - are you still interested in getting more info regarding Online Ordering for your establishment? If so - please let me know and I'll answer any/all questions you may have and demo the functionality, at your convenience. Hope you're doing well, business and otherwise. Take care.
At 7:06am on July 7, 2008, IDS Menus said…
Tony thanks for the add. If you would like to discuss how digital menu boards can benefit your business, please contact me at 800-542-9779 x237 or email
At 2:43pm on March 28, 2008, Shelly Farrar said…
Hi Steve, Please let me know if there's anything we can do for you as we offer a suite of guest feed-back solutions to include, but not limited to: Mystery Shopping, Snap Shops, Web Surveys and Guest Recovery.

You can view our website at

At 3:13am on March 27, 2008, Merrili Jones said…
I live about an hour from Des Moines and Iowa City. That's really neat!! I would like to visist sometime. When is your projected opening for Urbandale?
At 10:52pm on March 25, 2008, Merrili Jones said…
HI Tony,

I see that you have Iowa listed under your name. Where are you in Iowa?
At 10:34am on March 25, 2008, Thom LaRussa said…

I wanted to invite you to view my page and webite. Hope that you are having a wonderful day.

At 10:22am on March 25, 2008, Bob Swift said…
By the way we have already received confirmation on the equip distributor on the shipment, will e-mail you the spreadsheet.




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