Sunday, September 06, 2009

Changes are a comin'

Broke ground on the new "Joint" this week........we are staying in Nolensville, we just need a larger kitchen and better facilities. Ill post plans/renderings/elevations soon for you to thing is very important though, we will NOT lose our atmosphere, as a matter of fact we'll be adding to it. Having a larger kitchen is going to be such a huge help. Our current kitchen is 330sq feet.....we've milked it for as much as it will give. The overall product will be much more consistent in a larger space, we'll have the equipment we need etc..
Also, having the blog re-designed in line with the new website.......and the new joint. the new Joint will make the blog informative again. new codes, draft beer, restaurant auctions, staff will double.......putting all the chips on the table one more follow along


wrongforum said...

Is the new place going to be that old Chinese restaurant in that little strip mall up the road?

Brandie said...

Hope you will still have outdoor seating! Nothing like sitting outside, eating a little que and drinking a cold beer on a nice afternoon!

MiF said...

Good to see you back! I read your entire blog about a week ago. I loved reading '06 - '08, but could tell that things were getting really busy for you in '09. From Gourmet to Bon Appetit, its been a great year for y'all!

Best wishes on the move over!

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