Monday, August 30, 2010
It seems that every time I log on to facebook these days I see more and more people who "Like"this link: You will NEVER drink another TIM HORTONS COFFEE after seeing this!.
Everyone needs to chill out! You can walk into any restaurant and find unsanitary issues if you are looking for them. I worked in the restaurant business for 22 years and during that time we tried our best to keep things sanitary and safe for our customers, but things happen. You do your best to minimize those mistakes and train your employees to keep your high standards of sanitation.
The fact of the matter is that unsanitary conditions are everywhere, if you are looking for them, you will find them. People are on high alert at restaurants because of heightened focus on food safety in the media today and bloggers who write entries that people take as fact. (Such is the case here). Every restaurant has to go through health inspections at least once a year. Many restaurants conduct there own inspections (which are usually tougher than the state or local inspections).
The next time you "like" stories like these please take a look at where you work, where you live . Even though we all try to keep things clean and safe, it is impossible to do it 100% of the time. Illness from unsanitary conditions are rare, this is because our body's immune system can usually fight these things.
Also on a side note....Tim Horton's does not put MSG or Nicotine in their coffee..look it up.
Friday, August 13, 2010
I am not going to lie I am not familiar with the everything associated with the free zone so i am not going to speak to that. I do consider myself a conservative , but I don't think that we can solve the issues of our country,state or any government by having one sides opinion matter over the other. The issue with this country is that we are all so caught up in our own opinion and believing that it is right and the other side is wrong that we don't listen to other opinions . We just tune them out and call the other side names.
The founding fathers created a country where we will succeed because of the difference of our ideas are to be discussed and through that discussion hopefully we can come up with the best solution to solve the problem.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
22 years ago my friend Scott and I got on our bikes and went up and down Route 60 in Fredonia. We spent the afternoon filling out applications for the local businesses on the strip. We then returned to my house to watch “The Brave Little Toaster” by Disney.
After that I received two phone calls one from Perkins and one from Ponderosa . I interviewed with Ponderosa first , then Perkins. Perkins offered me a job as a cook and I accepted . I took the job and I only wanted to work it for the summer. I was going into my senior year of High School and didn’t want to be tied down by a job.
My father then became ill and I needed to keep this job, and I am glad I did. Over the next 11 years I worked with some of the best people on earth . I met my wife Sheri there . I worked for a man who went on to help shape my life as well as countless other people’s life as well . Larry was and is such an important part of my life.
In 1999 the Perkins franchise sold it’s stores to Denny’s . We had two days to learn a new menu and new “Standards” . It was a difficult time, but one full of opportunity. I met Vince and he gave me a great opportunity to move into management with Denny’s.
In 2002 I transferred to the Angola location and had an opportunity to work with Vince , there I grew so much and within a year I was the General manager of the store. Vince has always been fair to me and has shown me respect . He has always taken an interest in me and for that I am truly grateful. It is tough knowing I will not work with him anymore.
I appreciated my time with Denny’s corporate. I always felt valued and appreciated. In 2009 Denny’s sold all of the stores to a Franchise Group and things began to change. The purpose of this entry is not to bash anybody , it is to thank them. I was not a good fit for this company (New Franchise) and they were not a good fit for me. I wish them luck and success in the future.
There are many of you that are reading this that have worked with me at Perkins or Denny’s. . I am blessed to have gotten to know so many people through the 22 years I have worked with you. I have so many close friends that I have met through work and many more friends I have met because of work. As I approach my last day with the company , I have to smile and be thankful to God for bringing such wonderful people in my life.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me since 1988, you will all have a special place in my heart!