Toby Keith's "I Love This Bar & Grill...

Toby Keith's "I Love This Bar & Grill" to open at Great Lakes Crossing

There are 73 comments on the WYCD-FM Southfield story from May 5, 2009, titled Toby Keith's "I Love This Bar & Grill" to open at Great Lakes Crossing. In it, WYCD-FM Southfield reports that:

"I Love This Bar & Grill" Coming to Auburn Hills! Country star to play surprise gigs at restaurant that bears his name! AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 29, 2009 - Country comes to Great Lakes Crossing later this year, when Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill opens its doors for down-home food and live music like this area has never seen.

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Canadian Fan

Windsor, Canada

#42 Jan 15, 2010
Thanks for the Info Daeli......I certainly hope Toby shows up for the Grand Opening.

Detroit, MI

#43 Jan 15, 2010
He's supposed to preform for the Grand opening.
Mike- auburn hills Mi

Grand Blanc, MI

#44 Jan 16, 2010
quit crying about the union, maybe he knows that michigan construction union hires lazy people. trust me i used to work as a union carpenter , alot of the peoplr were very overpaid and lazy.........just look what happend to GM.
Canadian Fan

Windsor, Canada

#45 Jan 18, 2010
Thanks Daeli. Hopefully I'll be able to make it over for the 1st. I'd love to see Toby there...I've seen him at the one in Las Vegas and that was really good.

Ellicott City, MD

#46 Jan 29, 2010
Ryan wrote:
"Who cares where the construction workers come from?"
What if they brought bartenders and waitstaff in from out of town?
How you doing in the economic race to the bottom, Derrick? I guess you got yours.
Toby Keith is a phony. Sings it but doesn't walk it.
1 of the protesters
hes not a phony, you are
Dana Kath

Southgate, MI

#47 Feb 7, 2010
He is actaully hiring many contractors from the michigan area. the man who painted the huge guitar that hangs down from the ceiling works outside of clarkston. and the man who manufactured that bar himself is out of milford. way to go toby, for helping michigan's economy!

Roseville, MI

#48 Feb 8, 2010
I can't wait until this place opens. I would like an order of Isolationism Fries with a tall glass of Blind Jingoistic Patriotism Punch to wash them all down.
Mad Momma

Utica, MI

#49 Feb 11, 2010
Fried Bologna sandwhiches here I come!

Birmingham, MI

#50 Feb 11, 2010
One post said its going to open on April 30th does anyoneknow if thats true and if Toby really will be there to perform. I want to camp out at the front door LOL

Fraser, MI

#51 Feb 11, 2010
He is hiring American's!!!! Being Union doesn't make you American, in fact most of America isn't Union and they actually work and get paid for the job. The union escorted all the jobs out of this state and you people are still whining about it. Why don't you go get a Non-Union job and put some food on the table. The Unions only help the lazy assholes. If you work, you get paid, isn't that a good concept? By the way I am the son of a Union worker.

We are one of the few Union states and ironically we are broke. I think those two things are connected. Just a thought!!!

God Bless You Toby Keith!! Hire Americans!!! Screw the Union!!!
Brandi wrote:
Toby Keith claims to be "all american" yet they're going to have SCAB's doing the construction on this project. Wonder how the UNION Ford Motor Company that he endorses feels about this, not giving union carpenters and such the job.

Detroit, MI

#52 Feb 14, 2010
Ok I started working there last Wednesday (filling out and signing paper work stuff like that) I work again training this Wednesday when i was in there they were pretty much done with everything. The only thing they had left to do was finish painting the guitar on the ceiling checking electrical equipment and clean up. We were originally supposed to open February 1st which is what i was told upon hiring however construction was held up and now I was told March 1st will be the day of our grand opening.

As far as all you Union people go and all others that want to argue on where the construction people are from. SHAME ON YOU. Its people like yourselves that give unions a bad name. I work there and I can tell you that A lot of those people that worked on that building are from Michigan, and even if they weren't its none of your business. Your not the boss, you don't make the decisions for the company so shut your mouths. How about instead of sitting here arguing about what you have no control over get off your big fat lazy bums and look for another job. Have you ever thought that maybe you weren't hired based off your lousy attitudes? You don't work there so you don't know what goes on, take it from somebody who does and get over it. Whats done is done. End of story.
Entitlement Joe

Troy, MI

#53 Feb 15, 2010
Hi, I'm a former UAW member with no diploma of any kind. I can't really do that much unless I am spoon fed instructions and the task meets all of our work rules. I don't want to really work hard, but I just want to get paid $25/hr plus benefits. Where do I sign up? Toby Keith OWES me this job!

BTW - I can't guarantee that I won't sabotage the quality of the job because of bitterness towards my employer.

Dryden, MI

#54 Feb 18, 2010
when is your bar opening it is now 2010. i heard Feb. 22, then i heard march 1st
Entitlement Joe

Roseville, MI

#55 Feb 20, 2010
Where the hell is my job at? I'm callin my union office. I never got a piece of that pie.

Lake Orion, MI

#56 Feb 24, 2010

Detroit, MI

#57 Feb 26, 2010
We open this monday @ 11 am.
Bill Sherman

Detroit, MI

#58 Mar 2, 2010
KKK at the palace
Jim W

United States

#60 Mar 2, 2010
Brandi wrote:
Toby Keith claims to be "all american" yet they're going to have SCAB's doing the construction on this project. Wonder how the UNION Ford Motor Company that he endorses feels about this, not giving union carpenters and such the job.
Who cares what the union people feel. he's opening a business in a town dessimated by union contracts that killed GM and Chrysler. And if a union knows anything about rthe restaurant biz, they would know that with cookie units such as those in a chain, you find a crew and stick with them because there's no use in recreating the wheel with an idiotic and often stupid set of local union rules.

Little Rock, AR

#61 Mar 5, 2010
Brandi wrote:
Toby Keith claims to be "all american" yet they're going to have SCAB's doing the construction on this project. Wonder how the UNION Ford Motor Company that he endorses feels about this, not giving union carpenters and such the job.
Toby's is providing jobs to Americans Who says you have to belong to a local union to work.

Burton, MI

#62 Mar 6, 2010
Ok, my family and I went there last night (03/05/10) on opening night for dinner. WHAT A MISTAKE! My wife informed me that the ladies room was partially flooded, water all over the floor, along with some toilet paper. Here's a breakdown of what happened. The times are approximate but very close.
5:25 PM: wife, kids, and I were seated in a booth near the stage. Great seats, no complaints there. We were actually right next to the wait station for the staff.
We watched countless servers and employees walk around as they were very busy. I even commented to my wife it looked like a couple of the female waitstaff were running laps we saw them walk past us so much.
5:40 PM: No servers or waitstaff had bothered to even talk to us. I got up and went to the hostess at the front and asked for some help. She got us a waitress (Jessica) who promptly lied to the hostess and stated that she checked on us. Jessica took our drink orders.
6:00 PM: Our drinks finally arrived with our appetizer. We ordered our dinners.
6:30 PM: Jessica is no where to be found, the girl she states that she was training shows up and asks if we need a refill and states that our food will be right up.
6:45 PM: Our waitress in training reappeared and asked if we needed a refill and again stated that our food would be right out.
6:55 PM: Our food arrives, well, somebodies food anyway. It wasn't what my son and I ordered. My wife and daughters food was right. The problem was that all of our food was cold. I mean, barely luke warm.
7:00 PM: I was finally able to get a waitress to stop and speak with us. I asked for the manager.
7:10 PM: The manager came over to speak with us and apologized. I informed his that I understand that it was opening night, but this was ridiculous. He suggested that since we waited so long already, we not wait any longer as the kitchen was very backed up and he couldn't guarantee when our food would be done.
Hey, he took care of the appetizer and the coke we each ordered. That was about it. I'll give anybody the benefit of the doubt, but this was inexcusable.

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