We are in the thick of it, training our newest additions to the
Scotty's family to create our raving fan atmosphere. As the
building starts to take shape, "training is underway and is
progressing very well. The staff is going through the training with
success. They are really excited, and anxious to provide the best
possible service to our guests," said Steve Schwartz, Assistant
Manager of Scotty's Burger Joint.
Schwartz is a Columbus native and jumped at the chance to work
for the Scotty's organization. "My favorite thing about this
company is its vision. I have been a long time believer in the
"ultimate guest service" and it is something I instill in myself as
well as my staff. Scotty's knows this and does many things to drive
this. The passion the company has in instilling this into each and
every staff member is far above and beyond," said Schwartz.
If you are like some of us, before we decided to open this store
we had no idea where Columbus was. Soon we found out that it is a
hidden gem in southern Indiana. "Columbus is an extremely diverse
demographic which is filled with rich history. It is one of the top
cities in the nation, in regards to architecture. They have been
featured in many publications as well as news channels. Extremely
family oriented to the point they built a multi-million dollar
playground in downtown in the same building as we are located,"
7 Tidals Dip
Johnny Appleseed Turkey Burger
What can you expect from the new
"We have the largest patio in Columbus, as well as a 70" flat
screen TV. Great for sporting events. The local & organic
concept is fairly new to Columbus and will provideexceptional
tasting food. We are going to do everything we can to be "green".
Sixteen handcrafted, local beers on tap. Local meat, dairy and
other products will be utilized to make our amazing food. Our
management staff is dedicated to the success of our restaurant as
well as our staff. We have an amazing support team from Scott
himself all the way down and with this behind us nothing is
impossible," said Schwartz.
Want to learn more about the new
Now-a-days feeding a family
of any size can cost an arm and a leg.
Heck trying to take your
significant other on a date is tough on your wallet.
How about a full meal for 2
people for $30?
Now until September 18th at Scotty's Brewhouse
96th St Indianapolis and Scotty's Lakehouse in Geist for
$30 you can receive an appetizer or dessert and 2 adult entrees.
Even better? You also get signed up for the Scotty's VIP program
for FREE. That's right you get to earn points that
you can cash for apparel, gift cards, iPods, flights, wine and even
a trip to Las Vegas. Recently a guest cashed in his points for
FOUR, yes you read that right, FOUR round trip flights for him and
his family to head to Orange County, California. Think about the
Have kids? With your new VIP card they can also be signed up for
a Kidz Club card, their very own loyalty program where they can
earn and cash their own points for prizes such as Toys R Us gift
cards. This in addition to the cartoons on the personal TV's at our
tables will convince your children every time to eat where you want
Don't live in Indianapolis? Don't worry on Tuesdays and Sundays
kids eat FREE at ALL Scotty's Brewhouse locations.
The Kidz Club program is also available at all locations.
Scotty's Brewhouse - 96th St.:
Originally written in 2007 by Scott Wise.
Sidenote: This blog is not written to defend right or wrong, what
is happening in Iran/Iraq/Afghanistan and not to talk about
political parties or anything else of that nature.
Do you remember where you were when you heard/saw? That's always
the question asked, isn't it? Scotty's Brewhouse had been open for
5 years in Muncie. We had been open in Bloomington for 5 weeks.
Tuesdays were the day I held a management meeting. Every Tuesday, 8
I'm the kind of person that needs background noise to keep me
sane. I don't watch the tv or listen to the radio; but, I need it
on just as a distraction.
This being said, my desk and I faced the managers. Their backs
were to the tv across the room in my office. I don't remember what
I was probably "yelling" at them about; but, 10 minutes later, it
really didn't matter that our servers were not cleaning their
tables fast enough… thousands of people had just died.
You know how you think back to "flashbacks" in your life and you
remember little snippets, like a little piece of a movie? That's
how I remembered that day, I can remember peering over one of my
managers heads, seeing the tv screen and wondering, "what the hell
did that plane just crash into a building for?" I remember the rest
of the day was so "dreary and foggy."
It felt like the feeling you had as a kid when you couldn't find
your mom or dad in the grocery store or mall. You felt lost, with
no hope. The person or thing that is supposed to protect you and
hold you when you are scared, was gone. That's how I felt that day.
I felt like Mom/Dad United States couldn't protect us, we didn't
know what was happening, where it was happening next or why. That
feeling of desperation and fright will stick with me forever.
There's another reason why I will never forget 9/11.
It's my birthday.
I've never been sad to share this day with those that lost their
lives. For God's sake, I'm still alive and celebrating life, how
could I be upset about that. At first, I hated giving my birth date
to people on the phone, or in the airport, for credit card
authorizations or the like. People always said, "I'm sorry."
Sorry for what? I'm not sorry. I'm proud. I'm proud to remember
those people every year. It is not my day, it is theirs. Hell,
birthdays lose their panache after the age of 21 anyway. And, very
few of my friends forget my birthday now. The fact that it is tied
to one of, if not the, worst tragedies in American history… more
than 3000 people will never celebrate a birthday again.
I love to shop. I know, weird being a heterosexual male and all.
Might have been the 2 sisters and no brothers that did that to me.
So, I'm "metro." And, I love New York. My mom, dad, wife and I
would take a trip to New York every Fall to shop and see a Broadway
We had our annual trip planned for late September that year of the
tragedy. We all talked and decided, if they are letting planes fly
into NYC, we will still go. New York needed the support of tourists
at that time more than ever.
I will tell you what, I will never, ever forget that trip. From
the armed guards and dogs at the airport, to talking to people in
the stores. I would ask the clerk if they felt comfortable talking
about it, to tell me where they were. I heard stories of some of
them waking up and seeing it all happen out there window, to one
person that just started running across the bridges covered in
soot, dust and crying…
We decided to go visit one of the fire stations that lost many men
and women in the tragedy. In front of the fire station were banquet
tables set out covered with pictures of the fallen, candles
burning, flowers, cards… There were cards from school children from
all over the United States.
As I was looking and watching, I didn't notice but one of the
firemen was behind me watching us. He was tall, burly and looked
tired. I turned around and walked up to him, stuck my hand out and
pulled him into me with a warm hug/embrace. I just told him, "we
are here for you." As I pulled away and wiped my tears, I watched
him cry and walk away.
September 11 will never be forgotten.
-Scott Wise, CEO
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