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Re: Grinders

Postby beautyfromashes » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:50 pm

But I thought that Grinder's had taken over the noteriety of Gate's, Bryants and the Golden Ox as representing Kansas City in the food world.  How could it be anything but spectacular in every way?!?! It's been on tv!!!!!!!

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Re: Grinders

Postby aknowledgeableperson » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:58 pm

WinchesterMysteryHouse wrote:Who here complaining has ever worked in the restaurant industry?  Hands?


Not in restaurant but serving the public in a few jobs.  It can be a bitch in that there are times no matter what you do the customer is pissed for whatever reason, more likely before showing up. And working with the public is not for everyone.  That's why it is important for the employer weeds those out early.
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Re: Grinders

Postby loftguy » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:01 pm

ColumbusParkian wrote:my hand is very highly raised. I often go to Grinders, but most every time I go I think to myself how wildly different it would be ran if I were in charge.


More bicep, less boob?

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Re: Grinders

Postby ColumbusParkian » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:33 pm

LMAO!

Loftguy, do you know me better than I think you do??

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Re: Grinders

Postby moosnsqrl » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:38 pm

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Re: Grinders

Postby ChefColby » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:20 am

In defense of the resto owners, it is extremely frustrating and sometimes very embarrassing to read bad comments online. I don't know Stretch but I know what it feels like. You feel completely exposed and defenseless. Imagine getting a bad job performance review in front of the whole world. You'd want to yell at someone too. Stretch could stand there and watch his employees for 10 straight days and on the 11th day when he has something else to tend to, everything falls apart. So give the guy a break for venting a little. It may not be the right way to handle it, (I've been known to fly off the handle a few times on line) but it's not fun. A fiery response is not a shitty attitude. If anything it's passion for what you do.

If you want the best results from a bad experience, handle complaints directly with management and ownership quickly through direct contact. Doing that will elicit respect, concern and an honest response (and probably something for free  :D ) Doing it on here through the veil of anonymity is a sure fire way to fire up the owner who feels side stepped. I know you guys are just trying to have a conversation about an experience, but don't be surprised when an frustrated owner chimes in.

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Re: Grinders

Postby KCPowercat » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:35 am

Does the advice go for all those who choose to serve the public?  For example can we discuss the mayor doing a poor job?  Retailer?  Dry cleaner?  Bank?  President? 

I'm sure it is frustrating and embarrassing to read a customer getting a poor experience at the place you love and pour your heart into.....but to scold the customer for posting on the internet?  Come on. If that's the case businesses shouldn't benefit from positive internet reviews either....u mean they are still anonymous.

I totally get you that would be frustrating though. Part of the trade you chose though isn't it?
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Re: Grinders

Postby ignatius » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:54 am

fwiw, have been to grinders maybe 3 times in last month and haven't had any issues with service or the food.  can only think of one time that i've had very poor unacceptable service, but i can say that just about ever restaurant over a year or three.

now succotash otoh seems to pride themselves with poor service.  i go with those expectations set and can proactively manage it, like requesting the check well before i'm done eating.

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Re: Grinders

Postby chrizow » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:57 am

ignatius wrote:
succotash otoh seems to pride themselves with poor service.  i go with those expectations set and can proactively manage it, like requesting the check well before i'm done eating.


yeah succotash is another place famous for bad service, but we have had nothing but great service - not just adequate, but very cheerful, good service - since they moved to Holmes.  maybe slightly spacy on occasion, but not bad at all. 

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Re: Grinders

Postby beautyfromashes » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:30 am

chrizow wrote:maybe slightly spacy on occasion, but not bad at all.  


Ah ha! Traditional greasy breakfast places that people frequent to work off a hangover or cure the 'munchies'.  The servers aren't lazy or incompetent, they're high.
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Re: Grinders

Postby trailerkid » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:54 am

WinchesterMysteryHouse wrote:Props to Elextendo for representing his actual self on the Interwebz. 
That said, Mr. Tendo, take anonymous commenters' opinions with a big, elk-sized, salt-lick-sized grain of salt. 

Who here complaining has ever worked in the restaurant industry?  Hands?


It doesn't take a lot of restaurant experience to understand a militant lesbian that hates everyone won't make the best server at a busy restaurant.

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Re: Grinders

Postby elextendo » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:18 pm

Wow, I thought I was holding back and not really venting..maybe I should change my Font..ha
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Re: Grinders

Postby loftguy » Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:39 am

trailerkid wrote:It doesn't take a lot of restaurant experience to understand a militant lesbian that hates everyone won't make the best server at a busy restaurant.


Well, trailerkid, that depends wholely upon your concept of "best".

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Re: Grinders

Postby WinchesterMysteryHouse » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:07 am

No, but it does take some life-experience to understand the true nature of that waitresses' job.

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Re: Grinders

Postby trailerkid » Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:41 pm

WinchesterMysteryHouse wrote:No, but it does take some life-experience to understand the true nature of that waitresses' job.


Sure does! Art school dropouts and privileged white people with no people-skills need not apply. cc/ Stretch

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Re: Grinders

Postby WinchesterMysteryHouse » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:59 am

Bitching about service improvements, but diners' and managers' behavior could improve too. 

Cool stereotypes, brah

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Re: Grinders

Postby kucer » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:49 pm

Went with some co-workers to Grinders after work and had some great service. Attentive and friendly. Convinced the gals to go with the "Near Death" wings...they were troopers, but suffering.


Sounds like the Cinderella show cancellation was a big cluster though.

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Re: Grinders

Postby elextendo » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:33 am

Glad you had a good service..and yep some real winners on the back to rockville site.
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Re: Grinders

Postby brewcrew1000 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:37 pm

3 part interview with Stretch

http://blogs.pitch.com/fatcity/2011/07/ ... rt_one.php
http://blogs.pitch.com/fatcity/2011/07/ ... rt_two.php
http://blogs.pitch.com/fatcity/2011/07/ ... _three.php

It's great that he wants to showcase Kansas City with his new shows and other business ventures he's been doing.

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Re: Grinders

Postby kboish » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:46 am

Grinders coming to Lenexa soon?

Edit: this is not a question...Stretch mentioned this last night at the SKC event (sorry stretch...you never know when you're talking to a forum member :twisted: ). Just putting it out there to see peoples thoughts.

Said it was a Grinders Roadhouse. Will have music venue as well.


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