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Offline Mmmph

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Varasano's New Concept
« on: October 08, 2014, 01:25:30 PM »
He touched on this, but really didn't elaborate in his slice interviews a few months back.

http://www.varasanos.com/PressRelease2014_08_19.php

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Re: Varasano's New Concept
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2014, 01:38:57 PM »
I wish him continued success. Ironically, I happen to be reading the PFT Pizza Raquel 2005 -2008 posts where Varasano was an active participant in the conversation.  I do wonder what the ambient noise will be like with 20 screens of different random spectator sports running simultaneously.  Also, I don't understand the comment, especially it's inclusion in a press-release stating, "tipping will not be required."  Is tipping ever required? Perhaps welcomed, desired, appreciated. If it said 'not allowed' that would still be odd but I'm not sure what the gimmick or angle is? Don't get me wrong, it's not the cheapskate speaking. I wonder about the marketing angle. Thanks for posting!
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Re: Varasano's New Concept
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2014, 03:52:29 PM »
I wish him continued success. Ironically, I happen to be reading the PFT Pizza Raquel 2005 -2008 posts where Varasano was an active participant in the conversation.  I do wonder what the ambient noise will be like with 20 screens of different random spectator sports running simultaneously.  Also, I don't understand the comment, especially it's inclusion in a press-release stating, "tipping will not be required."  Is tipping ever required? Perhaps welcomed, desired, appreciated. If it said 'not allowed' that would still be odd but I'm not sure what the gimmick or angle is? Don't get me wrong, it's not the cheapskate speaking. I wonder about the marketing angle. Thanks for posting!
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A 25% gratuity will be added to parties of 5 or more, unfortunately.
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Re: Varasano's New Concept
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2014, 05:27:18 PM »
I wish him continued success. Ironically, I happen to be reading the PFT Pizza Raquel 2005 -2008 posts where Varasano was an active participant in the conversation.  I do wonder what the ambient noise will be like with 20 screens of different random spectator sports running simultaneously.  Also, I don't understand the comment, especially it's inclusion in a press-release stating, "tipping will not be required."  Is tipping ever required? Perhaps welcomed, desired, appreciated. If it said 'not allowed' that would still be odd but I'm not sure what the gimmick or angle is? Don't get me wrong, it's not the cheapskate speaking. I wonder about the marketing angle. Thanks for posting!
Cheers,
Don


A growing trend among fast casual restaurants is to skip tips.  Can be a good thing for employees as some are payed better starting wages.  Unfortunately still below a livable wage in most cases. 

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Re: Varasano's New Concept
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2014, 05:33:32 PM »
A 25% gratuity will be added to parties of 5 or more, unfortunately.

from the menu…seems to be the norm in the industry

18% gratuity added for parties of six or more

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Re: Varasano's New Concept
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2014, 07:31:59 PM »
A 25% gratuity will be added to parties of 5 or more, unfortunately.
Where did you read this? Just wondering. Seems like it's a fast casual place, which likely means no "servers" necessarily. Not sure why they'd be tacking on 25% for a tip, but then again I don't live there and don't know the culture.

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Re: Varasano's New Concept
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2014, 07:58:51 PM »
I fail to see what's so new about a sports bar with pizza but I'm sure it will do well.  I guess he's not going to use a sheeter like most "fast casual" pizza places and maybe naturally leavened dough>

BTW, the menu is for his current sit-down location, not for the new location(s).
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Re: Varasano's New Concept
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2014, 08:22:23 PM »
I'm reading that it's a fast casual restaurant, rather than a sports bar with (crappy) pizza.

Cocktails are available and are pre-made, presumably so you can just order, grab, and sit. Interesting beer on tap, rather than just AB or Coors products, a cocktail program, and (hopefully) quality pizza in a fast casual atmosphere seems to set this apart from a standard sports bar with pizza.