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TimTheBarGuy

TimTheBarGuy This is the place for fun and profitable ideas and discussions on the bar, restaurant, nightclub, food and beverage businesses. TIM BORDEN
I am a hospitality industry consultant who has been a key player in the development and marketing of more than 40 bars, restaurants and nightclubs, as well as event marketing for more than 50 client beverage brands.

Here's my 2 points of difference as a consultant:
(1) Almost all of the locations I helped open are still operating successfully, and...
(2) I still consult for most of them, some for 10 years running or more. Longevity is the hardest thing to achieve in the F&B business - and I'm proud of the teams at each location for their success!

Here's my 2 points of difference as a consultant:
(1) Almost all of the locations I helped open are still operating successfully, and...
(2) I still consult for most of them, some for 10 years running or more. Longevity is the hardest thing to achieve in the F&B business - and I'm proud of the teams at each location for their success!

Operating as usual

In 2021, houses earned more money than people. In 2021 the median rise in home values was $52,667; the median wage for a...
04/04/2022
Your House Makes More Money Than You Do

In 2021, houses earned more money than people. In 2021 the median rise in home values was $52,667; the median wage for a full-time worker was about $50,000. As The Wall Street Journal put it: “Homes Earned More for Owners Than Their Jobs.” That’s never happened before in the U.S.

Why labor can’t compete with real estate

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03/03/2022

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01/23/2022

Big Seatbelts

12/04/2021

When beliefs are tied to our identity, threats are personal…and we get defensive. It’s especially true for beliefs shared with our social groups. Tribe can literally trump truth.

If we want to believe in things that are true, don’t play on a team. Be the ref.

Quote: Jonathan Rauch, “The Constitution of Knowledge”

11/10/2021

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"People started talking about setting up GoFundMe pages, doing fundraisers, and all that. But this is no time to pass th...
03/29/2020
Tom Colicchio Spent 19 Years Building a Restaurant Empire. Coronavirus Gutted It in a Month.

"People started talking about setting up GoFundMe pages, doing fundraisers, and all that. But this is no time to pass the tip cup. I’ve been working on hunger issues for a long time, and I’ve seen how the charitable response winds up masking the need for government intervention. This problem was too big for charity. Our government needs to step up."

What it’s like to lay off nearly 300 employees — and rethink unchecked capitalism

"Imagine that the groceries that you have are covered with some glitter," VanWingen said. "And your goal at the end of t...
03/27/2020
Sanitize groceries, discard takeout containers immediately, doctor says

"Imagine that the groceries that you have are covered with some glitter," VanWingen said. "And your goal at the end of this is to not have any glitter in your house, on your hands, or especially on your face. And imagine that disinfectants and soap, they have the power to dissolve that glitter."

You can bring COVID-19 into your home via your groceries or takeout food. Here's how to prevent it.

03/26/2020
03/19/2020
Winning combo - Bacon Burrito!
09/14/2019

Winning combo - Bacon Burrito!

Bottomless brunch cravings bacon you crazy? 🥓😜 $20 bottomless brunch buffet at Lincoln Park, & $20 bottomless beer/mimosas, 11am-3pm weekends, all three locations! 🍻🥂 #BottomlessBrunch #TacoPubChi

08/21/2019

Sound advice 😁

08/17/2019

Peter Fonda accidentally shot himself and nearly died on his 11th birthday. It was a story he told often, including during an acid trip with members of the Beatles and the Byrds during which Fonda reportedly said, " I know what its like to be dead."
John Lennon would use the line in the Beatles song "She Said She Said."

The Death of Second-Ring Suburbs?
07/27/2019
The Death of Second-Ring Suburbs?

The Death of Second-Ring Suburbs?

Aging suburbia is going through an identity crisis. Existing residents would like the place to stay much the same. New residents, including those who don’t live there yet, are demanding something else. The problem is that these places can’t continue to stay the same. Yet, the change is too diffi...

06/21/2019
06/20/2019

‪No matter what anyone says, just 𝗦𝗛𝗢𝗪 𝗨𝗣 and 𝗗𝗢 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗪𝗢𝗥𝗞.‬

Song Banged Out In Half Hour By Professional Songwriters To Define Teenager’s Personality For Next Two Years
05/24/2019
Song Banged Out In Half Hour By Professional Songwriters To Define Teenager’s Personality For Next Two Years

Song Banged Out In Half Hour By Professional Songwriters To Define Teenager’s Personality For Next Two Years

LOS ANGELES—Working at a clip only slightly faster than usual, a team of professional songwriters spent a half hour banging out a new song that will define local teenager Destiny Cibula’s personality for the next two years, sources reported Thursday. “All right, let’s wrap this one up and ge...

04/24/2019

And thank goodness for that.

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This needs to be added to the dictionary now! 🤣👍💯
03/27/2019

This needs to be added to the dictionary now! 🤣👍💯

No doubt this will be in the next edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. ;)

03/15/2019

Join us this weekend for the biggest St Pat's Tent Party in Chicagoland 10 years running! See you there!

Chicago Traffic right now. Normally the height of rush hour.#Brrrr #DeepFreeze #PolarVortex2019 #Chicagoweather #PolarVo...
01/30/2019

Chicago Traffic right now. Normally the height of rush hour.

#Brrrr #DeepFreeze #PolarVortex2019 #Chicagoweather #PolarVortex

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