Meet Gary Simon, the owner of the chain restaurant British Beer Company.
One of these places was opened up in Worcester a few years back and lasted as long as virgin with a Tijuana hooker. Then a couple months ago he sold the Portsmouth, NH location so he should have plenty of cash on hand to help his employees weather the storm, right?
According to an email he sent out to the GMs of the remaining locations, he can’t come up with the cash for payroll for his employees and he’s blaming Washington DC.
“Remember you are only one of many millions of people that they’re dealing with.”
Oh, fuck off Gary. Is that supposed to make people feel better?
One of the managers sent him an email telling him that his employees are rightfully gonna pursue legal avenues if they’re not paid money for work they’ve already done.
But he’s still whining that Donald Trump hasn’t sent him a check yet.
Bitch, you just sold your Portsmouth location. You own a bunch of other locations and according to the Barnstable County Registry of Deeds you own all this too.
Plus, you OWE them that money. Is he honestly saying that their weekly paychecks were conditional upon him being able to sell bangers and mash? Most of these people work off tips anyway. Basically what he’s saying here is that BBC operates paycheck to paycheck as well. They have no cash on hand but somehow own nearly a dozen restaurants.
Oh, and he was whining about the commie cold and its effects to the Cape Cod Times:
St. Patrick’s Day is also a typically busy time at the British Beer Company, which has 10 locations, including Falmouth Heights, Hyannis and Sandwich. The restaurants will begin to offer a limited takeout menu and delivery starting Tuesday and will operate daily, except Mondays, from 4 to 8 p.m., with family-style corned beef and cabbage dinners available for the holiday.
“We are going to do what we need to do to stay open,” founder and owner Gary Simon said. “We have been open for 23 years, and this is probably the biggest challenge, but we’ve seen other hardships. We have a great following and employees and hope to keep the staff working and serving our loyal guests.”
Although some employees will likely need to seek unemployment assistance, he hopes the new delivery service will help provide income for some staff members.
“We are in uncharted waters,” Simon said. “Every day will be a learning experience.”
Yea, he has a great following and employees. Just not great enough to pay them apparently.
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