Buying a restaurant is pretty stressful. But I did it. In the hours leading up to me actually signing the papers and handing over the cashiers check, I changed my mind about 4-5 times. But in the end, I did the deal! I now have 2 restaurants. The new place is in a small town called Seagoville, Texas and it is surrounded by other small towns. There’s not a lot to do in Seagoville. At least, there wasn’t… but now, I’m going to change that. And I have to say, the town has been so nice to me. They have welcomed me with open arms. Someone even emailed me asking if the high school band could play at the Grand Opening. I can’t even tell you how excited I am to be opening a location in town that wants me to be there. Thank you Seagoville.
I need to paint, do a small amount of repairs, get my permits, design my menu, hire a staff, get all of the utilities turned on, buy some food, beer, paper products, and away we go! It’s THAT EASY! Ok, that was a little sarcasm. It ain’t easy. but with a little luck, some hard work and a lot of prayer, we’ll be open in about a month!
My girlfriend and I actually were the very first people to eat at the new restaurant. I picked her up Saturday night and she had no idea where we were going. Since the kitchen was not actually in working order, we stopped by this little mexican restaurant about a block away and got to-go food. I had already made a trip to the new restaurant and put a tablecloth over one of the tables. I also bought a card and a Teddy Bear, Red Roses and had them waiting on the table along with a bottle of wine. I had my computer playing music and it was ON! I figured she would either Love this idea or hate it. She loved it. It was just the two of us. I think I finally got one right.