Blue 22 Soul Kitchen and Bar

I was very pleased to have the opportunity to do some work, late summer 2017, with Lamar Ware and Donald Lee of Blue 22 in Starkville, Ms. First let me say if you like down home cooking go to this place for their blue plate. The food is remarkable and you can tell it is truly made with love. Not to mention the price is by far the best in town. You definitely get more than you pay for on this blue plate for sure.

Anyway, I got to spend a few weeks with these guys while they were getting open to help them with a few things. In brief here are some of the areas I assisted.

  • Human Resources – Staffing, Interviewing, Hiring,…
  • Training – Management training, FOH Training, BOH Training…
  • Managerial Development – Scheduling, Inventory, Purchasing…
  • Server Bootcamp – Etiquette, Setting the standard, How to talk to tables and The almighty Bev-Nap…
  • Spreadsheet Developments – Purchase Log, Order Guides, Count Sheets, Line Checks and Prep Sheets
  • Labor Assistance – Time Clock Management, Audits…
  • Menu Assistance – Some Recipes, Some Menu Items, Layout and Verbiage assistance…
  • Trade Agreement – Free advertising for blue 22 in return for a discount to MaxxSouth employees…

The Trade Agreement – I work in conjunction with companies like MaxxSouth Broadband and local restaurants like Blue 22. I help broker a trade agreement between the two companies which helps both parties. In this case, MaxxSouth employees get 20% off their bill and a free tea or soft beverage, Blue 22 gets a banner ad on the MaxxSouth sports website and flyer distribution form MaxxSouth’s ground team .It’s a Win-Win.

Advertising Examples – Banner ads on various websites. Flyer Distribution. TV Ads on The MaxxSouth Guide Channel and full blown television commercials.

Discount Examples – Employee discounts. Set amounts off the bill. Reduced rental fees on private parties.

For more info on getting into a  trade agreement email downsoutheats@gmail.com.

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