BBC Owner Issues PR Diarrhea Statement After Getting Called Out For Not Paying Employees 


We have an update on the story published earlier about the British Beer Company’s owner Gary Simon telling his GM’s that employees would not be getting paid this week, presumably for work they’ve already completed.

First, they came after an employee who blew the whistle and posted about it on Facebook.

“There is no money.”

OK, then close the restaurant. Sell it. Fire everyone. In the meantime pay them what you owe them. Telling your employees you don’t have the money you owe them is not acceptable in any way, shape, or form. If you don’t can’t afford one week worth of payroll and you have multiple franchises, then you’re running a bootleg business.

You’re still doing takeout right? If so then every single dime you bring in should be going to employees. You can pay your rent after that. Trust me, they’ll be forgiving. Your employees don’t have that luxury. You’ve been open for 23 years. You’ve opened over a dozen franchises. You don’t do that if you’re piss broke.

Then Gary Simon issued a press release on the BBC’s Facebook page.

He took all day to come up with this PR diarrhea?

Gary Simon: “We 100% will be paying our employees what they earned.”

Also Gary Simon: “We did not decide overnight to not pay everyone”

So…..are you paying people Friday or not? And what kind of car you driving dude? I have a hard time believing you’re cash broke. Take out a loan. Do something. Paying your employees nothing on Friday for work they’ve already is an unacceptable solution. Period.

And to make matters worse they started deleting all the comments that started coming in calling out their bullshit.

Almost as bad as this asshole.

Don’t worry though, Josh’s comments weren’t taken down.

“Business owners carry the risk.”

Yes, they do. He took a risk that something like this could happen, and in that event he still needs to pay his employees. And when you own 9 franchises you’re probably doing OK for yourself. Just sayin.


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64 Comment(s)
  • randiguy2006
    March 27, 2020 at 9:40 am

    Cheesecake Factory just laid 41,000 off and you want this guy to keep paying his staff? You are delusional.

    • Richyrich
      March 27, 2020 at 12:01 pm

      The issue is not continuing to pay his employees, it is paying his employees for the hours they have already worked in for which they are owed remuneration . If he does not pay them, it’s a violation of law.

    • Gary can still fuck off
      March 27, 2020 at 1:12 pm

      How many employees were not paid their final check from the Cheesecake Factory? Answer not fuckin one. No one has an issue about laying people off but to not pay them is another story. Idiot.

  • CommonSense
    March 26, 2020 at 1:40 am

    Seriously? Everyone bashing Gary is just shouting out a bunch of insults with a serious lack of knowledge and facts. We are in the middle of a pandemic and the largest federal bail out in the history of our country. That bailout is because of situations like this. There is absolutely no way that small business owners could have predicted this and prepare for it. Restaurants operate on a tiny profit margin. That doesn’t change because you have 1 or 9. It is a very delicate balance and accounting is complicated not cut and dry. To drop in sales that severely and then close, there is likely no money what so ever to make payroll. For those saying to just pay them, liquid assets ect. You are being ignorant. It doesn’t work like that and even if he wanted to do that it would still take time! Who is going to buy these assets you want him to liquidate in the middle of this nonsense. Taking out a loan also takes time especially given what is going on right now. Employees will get their money faster when the bailout goes through as he is suggesting. His company is NOT the only one in this position. I understand that the employees deserve to be paid and it is frustrating and scary to be facing this but it is equally upsetting to the business owners loosing their business. All the drama, rumors and judgement people are spreading are only further damaging this business and can easily cost them the ability to reopen and recover which will cost 1000s of employees their jobs permanently! How is this the way to handle it in the middle of an unprecedented crisis?

    Lastly I have worked with and for the company and Gary. BBC and Gary have worked incredibly hard over 23 years to be active members of local communities, are actively involved in fundraising in their communities and have taken care of MANY employees over the years. They care about their employees a great deal and if he had any way to pay people I assure you he would! He has said ultimately he will find a way and he absolutely will. I understand employees want it now but unfortunately now isn’t possible and this is occurring nation wide. He is not a irresponsible owner by any means and trashing his reputation at a time like this is pretty terrible.

    • Gary still a POS
      March 26, 2020 at 8:27 am

      No what is pretty terrible is the fact good old Gary couldn’t run his most likely 8 figure business in a responsible way. The fact that he can’t come up with 120k to pay his employees shows he has no clue how to run a business of that scale.
      I am sick of hearing about the excuses of the pandemic when we have shuttered for a whopping two weeks so far. There is no way a stable business that is run by competent people runs out of cash flow within 2 weeks. We have had a record economy for more than the last year and businesses including restaurants have been making record profits. His use of the pandemic as an excuse is pathetic. And yes ol Garry has plenty of assets, stocks, securities that he could easily liquidate to make the payroll.

      If he has no means to raise a measly 120k after running a multi million dollar business than there is only one reason .
      The business is headed down the toilet to begin with, he has mismanaged it and now he is using the pandemic for an excuse.

      Oh that’s right he has done so much for the community, what a joke. If he really wants to help the community then pay your help and burden yourself with the 120k deficit you created, not them.

    • richyrich
      March 27, 2020 at 9:21 am

      It’s not a matter of thin margins or running a restaurant chain, which is enormously complex, with a lot of moving parts and challenges that cause most to fail within the first year. Gary obviously knows what he is doing. It is a matter of law, which he is violating by not paying his employees for hours already worked. I know almost nothing about BBC (other than the fact that the food is mediocre) but I would not be surprised to find that he has regularly pulled all retained earnings out of the company, which is his prerogative, but if I was in his shoes, I would find the $ to pay his employees for hours worked, or he will have various states’ attorneys general up his ass, or worse yet, a PR backlash that could very well close down his business.

        March 27, 2020 at 1:11 pm

        There is “French Cuisine”. There is “Fine Italian Dining”. So, if you say “the food is mediocre”, well, I can’t help but think that this is an accurate description of what passes for mealtime on the British Isles.

        You might like English muffins, but those were invented in America!!!!

  • Who Flung Cum
    March 25, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Is there any more subtle sexual harassment then constantly referring to the business as BBC? I can’t be alone on this..

  • Jeremy Jacobs
    March 25, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    This is unacceptable. To treat people like this at such a hard time is unimaginable. It makes me sick.

  • The Spic Tormentor
    Spic Tormentor
    March 25, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    This guy seems like he likes to party. And his definition of partying is slamming a nice bottle of pino and doing some lines off a boner

  • REO Speeddealer
    March 25, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Cool it with the BBC shit, gross. This dude looks like a gay, methed-up verion of a Paul Hollywood wannabe.

    • murdochpatsymcreynolds
      Alex Reimer
      March 25, 2020 at 4:21 pm

      I love BBC! Oooooooh!

  • Capt Stubing
    March 25, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    This whole blog series comes of like a Bernie Bro wrote it. Everyone thinks that owners of large businesses are all well off millionaires, and yes, some are. But there are a whole mess of business owners out there that run their business just like a paycheck to paycheck household, if not worse. They see big account Balances and don’t think about the fact that a lot of times, that money isn’t really theirs. All but a typically small portion belongs to vendors, employees, the govt, etc. They run up credit card balances and borrow (take) money from the business for personal investments, homes, cars, vacations etc etc. They’re really no different than the “rich” couple next door that’s living the life on the outside, but has their house mortgaged to the hilt, sky high CC balances, but don’t have the cash to support themselves longer than a shitty snowstorm on a long weekend…

    • randiguy2006
      Dont bother
      March 25, 2020 at 3:07 pm

      You’re wasting your breath trying to explain that to the dummies here.

    • Judge Fucking Judy
      March 25, 2020 at 3:59 pm



    • SassySwede
      March 25, 2020 at 4:06 pm

      The one very important piece of his ‘reasoning’ to not pay employees is his lack of incoming money. But, he also broadly and publicly voices that it’s as simple as his employees not having to pay mortgages and bills because…laws (lol). Well Here’s a statement the dumbass should’ve thought thru more – tell my employees they don’t have to pay mortgages/utilities. But, on the flip side, this blithering Idiot forget there will be smarter peeps that will pick up on his stupidity and see past him blowing theories out his ass to get away with cheating and harming others. Stop being a dick and pay your employees!! After all, you don’t have to pay your mortgages or other bills! (Waiting for him to post about how it’s illegal for Unc and his employees for publicly post copies of and wording from his emails.
      Damn wanker!

      • Sass
        March 25, 2020 at 4:08 pm

        Well comment was supposed to go as main reply to article, not here, but still conveys the point.

    • (Chubbies) Fuck (the) BBC
      March 25, 2020 at 9:20 pm

      Pay this Friday is not a prepayment for upcoming work, it’s for work already done. If this dickhole knew he couldn’t cut those checks under these strenuous circumstances, or he should have shuttered immediately. If anyone patronizes this dump once we’re back in business, I hope there’s antifreeze in their draught..

  • Nature Boy
    March 25, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    OMG what a fucking douche bag!!!!! BTW love the first picture of this half a fag wearing his button down fucking denim shirt and behind him is anthor picture of the wrestler Ric Flair!!! Wow you fucking bitch, take your dick out of your boyfriend’s ass for 5 minutes and pay your fucking employees!!!! Fucking ass clown

  • randiguy2006
    March 25, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    Everyone loves to tell other people what to do with their money.
    Sounds like he’s doing the best he can with a bad situation.

    Once things come back Im sure he’ll take care of his employees.

  • TT
    March 25, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    As far as I know Laws still DO APPLY during this crisis! MA has offered small businesses loans so that this shit doesn’t happen! He would not have to pay back for 6 mos after the crisis! He cannot expect people to work and not be paid!! He wouldn’t like it if it were him or his family! Take the loan, pay your employees and call it a day! We own a small business and we would go into hock before we didn’t pay an employee!! This whole this is ludicrous!! And….any employee who bitched on his pages should be apologized to!! No repercussions! I feel sorry for his employees but maybe this is a sign that they should find a better working environment!

  • diner
    March 25, 2020 at 11:57 am

    The BBC is WAY overpriced.

  • Rinse, wash, repeat
    March 25, 2020 at 10:30 am

    This guy will file bankruptcy soon and the lawyers will end up with whatever money is left after liquidation. Meanwhile he will retain all his personal assets, wealth, houses etc. as they are protected from business assets. He no doubt is a failure as a businessman and will no doubt start up another business venture soon after the dust settles. Probably in the wife’s name. This shit happens every day. Some people have no conscious and will fuck anyone in a heartbeat to live a lifestyle they cant in reality support.

    • WeRFucked
      March 25, 2020 at 11:50 am

      I blame our laws. Hell… our own president uses the bankruptcy laws to his advantage every time he makes a bad decision.
      They need to be tougher.

  • upper deck biscuit
    March 25, 2020 at 10:25 am

    I think I’m going to have the hershey squirts.

  • Bob Murchison
    March 25, 2020 at 10:20 am

    I woke to a itching nutsack this morning.

    • Spocks Testicle
      March 25, 2020 at 11:09 am


      • Luke Fondleberg (Deez/Doze)
        Bones McCoy
        March 29, 2020 at 10:04 pm

        Dammit Jim, I’m a doctor, not a manscaper!

  • Ratchetsaurous Rex
    March 25, 2020 at 9:26 am

    That FB group is the worst. This dudes a massive douche huh. If your employees WORKED then yeah buddy you OWE THEM.

    And FUCK taking this down if he actually does pay up. I love when people come on here tryna trash this blog. Yet here they are reading every single one of em. Fucking faggots.

  • Shame on BBC
    March 25, 2020 at 9:11 am

    I call bullshit. My boss at Texas Roadhouse said if the co. Paid all their employees in 100 stores it costs 1.2mil a month. 9 franchises cost 100k? Na, and BBC is not nearly as busy at TXRH. I feel so bad for the staff

    • DudeRanchStripClub
      March 25, 2020 at 10:49 am

      Dear Shame on Big Black Cock,

      I did the math, it checks out. Enjoy your week.

  • Jordis
    March 25, 2020 at 8:58 am

    I sold my stock in them last year. After 15yrs I got about a 40% return. I’ll miss those share holder events I never attended but gave away as gifts and those Utopias they’d send me ( again. Gave away as gifts).

    The stock is doing well and there is no reason to be claiming poverty unless he’s waiting on a bailout and claiming larger losses is going to benefit his wallet. Lots of companies will be doing this…or, he dipped into the company to pay for a lifestyle that he overcharged for. This doesn’t mean he can’t afford to pay employees. It means he is CHOOSING a lifestyle over paying his employees.

  • Maura Fucking Healey
    March 25, 2020 at 8:56 am


    • JoeMomma
      March 25, 2020 at 10:32 am

      Straight white male…..

      Maura’s favorite, if not only, target……

  • The perfect excuse
    March 25, 2020 at 8:47 am

    What’s most surprising in this report is learning they still have 9 pubs open. These guys must be experts at borrowing from Peter to pay Paul by now

    • Maura Fucking Healey
      March 25, 2020 at 8:58 am

      The guy’s a ginormous CUNT! (And not in a good way…)

      • Jordis
        March 25, 2020 at 10:20 am

        There’s a good way?

    March 25, 2020 at 8:47 am

    This happened in Lawrence, where Polartec is made:

    “The Malden Mills factory burned down on December 11, 1995. A boiler at the company’s plant had exploded, destroying three of the factory’s buildings. The fire put 3,000 employees out of work. CEO Aaron Feuerstein decided to continue paying the salaries of all the now-unemployed workers while the factory was being rebuilt.”

  • Crank
    March 25, 2020 at 8:32 am

    How has everyone managed to get their hands on the company’s books? Im guessing a lot of people flapping their yaps have never started or run a profitable business.

    Why aren’t there more people blogging on this site? There used to be more contributors but they seem to have disappeared and been replaced with constant woe is me, begging for$$$ or this site shuts down. For someone who can’t afford employees, it’s hypocritical to go after other companies that actually employ people during this insanity. Especially since you’re so smart and know how dangerous it is out there despite living in your basement.
    Do better.

      March 25, 2020 at 9:20 am

      Various “agencies” have some excellent forensic accountants. I can’t wait to hear their reports of where the money went.

      Given the concerns of the quality of financial management at BBC, I would expect that the government accountants are going to be busy reviewing the BBC books, before any bailout money makes it there.

  • Capt. Angry
    March 25, 2020 at 8:20 am

    I just looked on glass door. Two servers reported that a server is paid $3.00 to $4.00 dollars per hour. I realize other positions pay differently but none are earning big paychecks. A huge fuck you to this ass hole and anyone that supports him. There is no way he runs his business so thin he can’t cover a weeks payroll. Even if he does he should short creditors and suppliers before an employee’s final paycheck. Even if that’s not possible, as others have pointed out. This fucking douche bag definitely has either cash on hand, assets he could fire sale, or a credit line he could secure. I fucking guarantee if his home were to be repoed to pay employees what’s lawfully owed, he’d find a way to pay up real fucking quick.

    To the douche bag that thinks laws don’t apply during a pandemic. You’re an even bigger shit head than Garry.

    • Experience
      March 25, 2020 at 9:14 am

      (I’m a server) yes we get paid 3ph HOWEVER if we dont make minimum wage after counting our tips the restaurant has to pay us minimum wage in our check.

  • Sam Adams
    March 25, 2020 at 7:02 am

    Your limey beer sucks anyway.

  • Ignoring stay at home
    March 25, 2020 at 5:20 am

    Amanda Sawyer bombing around War Whack today.


  • Spocks Testicle
    March 25, 2020 at 5:16 am


  • Tom Blackburn
    March 25, 2020 at 5:11 am

    I’m loving the GOP plan to mass exterminate the elderly in order to stop the spread. Each state would be required to have at least four incinerators. Obviously bigger states would have more. Then every day the government selects 10,000 people 70 years or older. They’re rounded up and executed. Dan Patrick suggested it first and it really will solve this virus!

    • george costanza
      The angry taint
      March 25, 2020 at 8:42 am

      Your tinfoil hat is showing Tom

    • JoeMomma
      March 25, 2020 at 10:57 am

      If we start with those over 70 currently in office I’m all for this plan.

      It’s the only way we can ever get term limits.

  • Silencio Dogood
    March 25, 2020 at 4:56 am

    Gary Simon: “We 100% will be paying our employees what they earned.”
    He’ll pay when the government gives him the money to pay his staff, it won’t be coming out of his empty pockets (so sad Gary). Apparently, small businesses have accepted another step toward Socialism, and the BBC will soon be run by the Gov God, like the Post Office! it will be glorious!

  • God Bless The United Kingdom
    March 25, 2020 at 4:22 am

    Stay Strong.

  • only my opinion
    March 25, 2020 at 3:45 am

    One would think this guy has a credit line.
    Tap into that now, fulfill payroll obligations and recoup when the business comes back.

  • Amanda Sawyers Son
    March 25, 2020 at 3:44 am

    I am going to the nearest one tomorrow to drop an upper deck biscuit in the toilet tank.

    • Luke Fondleberg (Deez/Doze)
      Luke Fondleberg
      March 29, 2020 at 10:09 pm

      Bonus points if you Air Force it!

  • Rick the dick
    March 25, 2020 at 3:28 am

    Rick Pess1n is a fucking FB tyrant f*ggot.
    He runs the hockacock page and others.
    If you disagree with him in the least, he drops the ban hammer, sometimes makes some snide, pissy f*ggot comment, then blocks the person.
    Done it to a lot of people, just foodie types, it’s ridiculous.
    I wonder if he still does the hearing aids at a certain box store that has a name like rosco?
    F@ggot cunt.
    He might be worthy of a TB story someday.

    • Luke Fondleberg (Deez/Doze)
      Luke Fondleberg
      March 29, 2020 at 10:11 pm

      I believe his story’s already been told under the pseudonym ‘Greg Bates’ of North Shore Eats.

  • Judge Fucking Judy
    March 25, 2020 at 2:30 am


  • Judge Fucking Judy
    March 25, 2020 at 2:29 am


  • Lou P
    Lou P
    March 25, 2020 at 2:01 am

    From the tone and content of Gary Simon’s statement, I get it that he is sincere and will come through to pay the employees very soon.
    It’s unreasonable to expect him to hock his car right away to put towards his obligation.

    Question: If Gary Simon does come through in the very near term, will the TurtleBoySports blog take down the articles trashing him? Or, will they claim “victory” because the blog will take credit for appearing to force him to own up to his responsibility ?
    I suspect the latter, and I’m not sure that would be truly accurate.

    • Grammie
      March 25, 2020 at 8:06 am

      Agreed, agreed, agreed. Can we cut the guy some slack, this is not the time for trashing people who are trying to hold a business together. We all have to work together a little.

  • Nancy Pelosi is a dried up cunt
    March 25, 2020 at 1:55 am

    Never vote for any Democrat again.
    The response to Chinese virus on the left is appalling.

  • Kenny Jones
    March 25, 2020 at 1:37 am

    Total douche canoe. Pay your workers!

  • Friend of Kikes
    March 25, 2020 at 1:34 am

    Typical heeb tactics… is Simon a j3wish name?

  • Nelsons Blood
    March 25, 2020 at 12:49 am

    Pay your employees what they are owed.

  • Nice try fuck stick
    March 25, 2020 at 12:17 am

    Man the fuck up and pay your employees!

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