Opening a new restaurant

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Barbourville Resudent

Barbourville, KY

#1 Feb 19, 2013
Ok so I'm seriously thinking of opening my own restaurant here in Barbourville. I'd like to get some input from my fellow neighbors on what you all think would go over well. What kind of establishment would you like? A Buffett similar to the old Hillbillys but with better quality food? Or a place that serves you with a daily special menu?? What types of food would ya'll like? I would like to hear from you!! Comment away!!
Please

Bimble, KY

#2 Feb 19, 2013
Please do not have another buffet restaurant. It would be nice to be able to go in and sit down and be waited on. And a daily special menu would be great. Only requirement is it be clean and good food and reasonably priced....

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#4 Feb 19, 2013
Please wrote:
Please do not have another buffet restaurant. It would be nice to be able to go in and sit down and be waited on. And a daily special menu would be great. Only requirement is it be clean and good food and reasonably priced....
The only problem with having waitresses is none of you would leave a reasonable tip for them to make ends meet. I wouldn't eat where morons were the cooks. Picking their nose and scratching their butts then handle food. No thanks, I'll eat at home.

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

Bimble, KY

#5 Feb 19, 2013
Barbourville Resudent wrote:
Ok so I'm seriously thinking of opening my own restaurant here in Barbourville. I'd like to get some input from my fellow neighbors on what you all think would go over well. What kind of establishment would you like? A Buffett similar to the old Hillbillys but with better quality food? Or a place that serves you with a daily special menu?? What types of food would ya'll like? I would like to hear from you!! Comment away!!
Most people will not agree but there are a LOT of people around here with Money... Lot's.... And a High End sit down restaurant would in short order have a Reservation list ... A Lot of locals travel all the way to Knoxville and Lexington just for a dinner at a fine 5 star restaurant...

Or a Wild Game Restaurant serving Buffalo, pheasant, Quayle, Rabbit and assorted wild menu items in a venue that has a woodsman atmosphere....
hays

Madisonville, KY

#6 Feb 19, 2013
You're gonna need to serve alcohol to draw folks in. Look at Appleby's. Good luck with that though! Something like a Texas Roadhouse would make a killing. I've never seen them not busy!

“Speaker of Mountain Wisdom....”

Since: Jan 10

Bimble, KY

#7 Feb 19, 2013
hays wrote:
You're gonna need to serve alcohol to draw folks in. Look at Appleby's. Good luck with that though! Something like a Texas Roadhouse would make a killing. I've never seen them not busy!
I agree... without the ability to have a glass of wine or beer with dinner any restaurant will just muddle by at best....
karen

Barbourville, KY

#8 Feb 19, 2013
I would love to see a nice place come to town but the problem here now is we have to many little resterants to where not the rich can go in and eat and not cost a arm and leg.working ppl get 30 minutes for lunch so this would be hard on them to come in,order,eat and get back to work.not being able to serve alcohol will hurt any resterant here cause ppl go to corbin to do this.So to make a nice living go to corbin and open one up.Thanks these so called church ppl for running your business out of town!
heyyy

Williamsburg, KY

#9 Feb 19, 2013
steakhouse/buffet.. yum... I hate not having a good salad bar anywhere close.. Only salad u get around here is mcdonalds or wendys
For Real

Madisonville, KY

#10 Feb 20, 2013
It would be wonderful you need for it to be up on the main highway and have space that the eighteen wheelers could get off to eat a lot of truck drivers thats a way from home i am sure would love haven a mill while out there i think that place where meyers was would make a great place for a restaurant it would require some work be it would be big place
Gasbag

Winchester, KY

#11 Feb 20, 2013
For Real wrote:
truck drivers thats a way from home i am sure would love haven a mill
I saw a mill once. They cut wood into wedges!
Please

Bimble, KY

#12 Feb 20, 2013
It doesn't have to be a high end restaurant but just make sure you have good food. The word will get out if it's good and you'll be busy. Plus if people working only have 1/2 hr for lunch they will call ahead and order take out.
Trigger

Somerset, KY

#13 Feb 20, 2013
Sounds great. Personally I would to have a nice restaurant where I can go and get a cup of coffee served to me in a glass cup. No plastic,no paper and no fast food.
A daily special sounds nice.As they use to say a plate lunch,in a real plate.
With the clientele you would have,waitress or waiters would be tipped.
No you do not have to have spirits for any one to really enjoy there meal.I'm there for the food and atmosphere, to relax and enjoy being catered to.
I wish you the very best of luck with your endeavor.
Barbourville Resident

Barbourville, KY

#14 Feb 20, 2013
Here's what I was thinking of doing. Getting it going is a different story in its own... I want a nice welcoming atmosphere I am a clean freak with OCD so cleanliness is a top priority in my book. I had thought about a Buffett then I thought why not offer all you can eat and have it served to you at your table while also offering other food choices as well. I'm a stickler for hospitality I like ppl knowing me and calling me by name. It just adds something and makes me feel appreciated so I would expect my servers to treat my customers like they would their own family or close friend. I had thought about renovating the Barbourville Grill. Just not sure yet. I am considering a lot of different things and I thank y'all for your input.
just me

London, KY

#15 Feb 20, 2013
Barbourville Resident wrote:
Here's what I was thinking of doing. Getting it going is a different story in its own... I want a nice welcoming atmosphere I am a clean freak with OCD so cleanliness is a top priority in my book. I had thought about a Buffett then I thought why not offer all you can eat and have it served to you at your table while also offering other food choices as well. I'm a stickler for hospitality I like ppl knowing me and calling me by name. It just adds something and makes me feel appreciated so I would expect my servers to treat my customers like they would their own family or close friend. I had thought about renovating the Barbourville Grill. Just not sure yet. I am considering a lot of different things and I thank y'all for your input.
I have never been in a restaurant with a buffet that served all you could eat at your table. I think you would be getting in over your head people would run your waitresses to much they wouldn't be able to keep up. But it's a good thought.
Sammie

United States

#16 Feb 20, 2013
Quantummist wrote:
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Most people will not agree but there are a LOT of people around here with Money... Lot's.... And a High End sit down restaurant would in short order have a Reservation list ... A Lot of locals travel all the way to Knoxville and Lexington just for a dinner at a fine 5 star restaurant...
Or a Wild Game Restaurant serving Buffalo, pheasant, Quayle, Rabbit and assorted wild menu items in a venue that has a woodsman atmosphere....
I TOTALLY AGREE! Maybe you need to open a restaurant, sounds like you already know what your talking about.
watdahelldoyoukn ow

Barbourville, KY

#17 Feb 20, 2013
Quantummist wrote:
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Or a Wild Game Restaurant serving Buffalo, pheasant, Quayle, Rabbit and assorted wild menu items in a venue that has a woodsman atmosphere....
Dan Quayle ? or quail bird?
Barbourville Resudent

Barbourville, KY

#18 Feb 20, 2013
just me wrote:
<quoted text>I have never been in a restaurant with a buffet that served all you could eat at your table. I think you would be getting in over your head people would run your waitresses to much they wouldn't be able to keep up. But it's a good thought.
Sonny's in Corbin does
Blessed

Barbourville, KY

#19 Feb 20, 2013
It would be wonderful to have a decent steak house in Barbourville.
Why

London, KY

#20 Feb 20, 2013
Don't do it......it's fast food or nothing around here.....
abc

London, KY

#21 Feb 21, 2013
Breakfast, Gravy,bisquits,Real Hash browns,bacon,rolls,and whaffels, and orange juice,Lunch, Brown gravy steak,Peas,meat loaf,fryed appeal,greens,chicken,mashed taters,and brown gravy,cheese cake,or creame cheese cake,Dinner, vegie soup,chicken dumplins,speggie and meat balls, chillie and crackers,big ass pan of home fried taters , Ice tea, and froot loops in a butter bowl with cold milk :) call it SumUmDeats...hillbilly food,,,even peanutbutter and crackers....:) every one around here says us go get SumUmDeat..They really do....oh yes hot dogs and hamburgers and a good old fashioned bannana split...how long has it been? we can still split a bananna...put a little ice cream on it....:) and keep the price Low a high price takes the taste away from the food cause your worrying about how much you paid and you if you got enough gas to get back home..you wife say why you eat out I had food fixed your wasteing money damn!!:( them you wanna puke or shit as soon as possible...and never go back again.

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