Category Archives: A Word from Chad

  • A Word from Chad ~ December 2014

    The winter holidays are a favorite time of year for our family of restaurants, because these special celebrations give opportunities to gather together and create memories. Whether at one of our special events (see listings below), or when you choose to spend a special holiday meal with us, we are honored to spend the holidays […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ November 2014

    By the time this email hits your inbox, I’ll be on a plane bound for China. Visit Seattle, the city’s official destination marketing association has invited me to join them on this amazing trip. I currently serve as the Visit Seattle finance chair and the purpose of our trip is to meet over 400 customers […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ October 2014

    Celebrate fall and join us this month as we highlight local lamb on our menus. We’ve partnered with the American Lamb Board to feature unique lamb dishes showcasing one of our partner suppliers, Anderson Ranch. Located in the Willamette Valley, the Anderson’s have been raising Oregon grass fed lamb for five generations. Their sustainable practices […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ September 2014

    Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, We have had our summer evenings, now for (autumn) eves!” ~Humbert Wolfe It’s official – September is here, and fall is right around the corner. I admit I’m always a little sad to see summer go – especially when it’s been epic weather […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ August 2014

    Core values: A principle that guides an organization’s internal conduct as well as its relationship with the external world. Shortly after my dad founded this company, we created our core values, which still guide our company today: Individual responsibility, heritage of hospitality, professional, action-oriented, stewardship, building strong community, and free enterprise. These are not just […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ July 2014

    Two years ago we launched our loyalty program, The Reveler’s Club, to recognize and reward our guests for their patronage. The feedback and success of the program has been terrific, and we are excited to announce that on September 1 we will introduce a new and improved loyalty program, with additional tiers and benefits. Each […]

  • Seattle’s New Minimum Wage Increase

    Last week, after months of debate and speculation, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to gradually increase the minimum wage to $15/hour, the highest minimum wage in the country. This new plan gives businesses with more than 500 employees nationally at least three years to phase in the increase — four if they provide health […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ June 2014

    Ready for the sizzle? June is National Steakhouse month! Of course, we think every month is Steakhouse Month, but hey, we love celebrations and we’re happy to partake in anything that honors this beloved summertime tradition. As we all fire up our grills for the first time this summer, there is no better time to […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ May 2014

    It’s May and that means Oregon wine month! We are excited to shine our spotlight on a few of our great Oregon wine partners this month. No doubt that wine is an essential and fun part of our business, and our team loves being a catalyst for connections and educating our guests, whether it’s introducing […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ April 2014

    It’s been over a year since we launched the Revelers Club and nearly two years for our Gridiron Society. In that short time, our loyalty programs have achieved the highest level of rewards and recognition in the industry. Our guests have earned a total of $654,000 reward dollars, and the Gridiron Society has donated over […]