Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Fun Continues....

Well, I'm still playing restaurant, but am trying to find time to keep y'all informed.

Have you heard about our new fundraising program?  We're giving away money to groups/charities/teams and other worthy causes.  Instead of reading it here, check out the webpage I made for you about it:

We also have a scrip program available if your school qualifies.  More info:

This Friday at the South Bend Buns will host a hoisting contest.  The challenge will begin at the South Bend Buns at 7:30 and run to around 9:30. All challengers must be over 21.  It's gonna be fun!!

And another thing...!  Our Curve Cafe friends really want you to stop in & say hi.  Their October breakfast special is amazing!  Get a two egg cheese omelet & toast for $1.86 all month Mon-Fri.  

Speaking of great deals, have you checked out our catering lately?  We do business lunches, formal, informal, private parties and much more.  We can do parties large & small, either thru our restaurants or our catering division.  We're MORE than just burgers.

That's about all for today!!  Have a great one!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

My what a long strange trip it's been.....

So much to say, but the internet is only so big.

First of all, I would like to congratulate Brianna (Bri) Meister for her recent move to General Manager of the South Bend Buns!  Please ask for her and welcome her to her new store.
Secondly, I need to congratulate Nicki Tobolski (Pickavet) for her promotion to General Manager of the Elkhart Between the Buns location!
Third, I have to welcome Brett Kocsis as the new General Manager of the Granger Buns location.  He comes to us from points unknown, but seems to be a nice guy.  Ask to meet him on your next visit!!

Plus we shuffled some other managers around if you need to know:
Chad is now at the Osceola Buns
James is now at the South Bend Buns
Dave is now at everywhere
Long time managers Phil Schreiber and Jeff Morauski are no longer with the company.

Ok, that covers the management moves, hopefully I didn't miss anyone and you can still find your favorites.  The good news is that the food and the service should remain just as good as ever since most of these managers come from other Between the Buns.

On to upcoming events.....
This Saturday: South Bend Buns will host their first Bloody Mary Bar of the season!  Free Breakfast, 32oz Bloody Marys that you build yourself and the best ND fans in the area.
You wanna see an early morning party?  This is it: 

The NFL is about to start their real season, no more of this half-baked wimpy second-string player games.  It's time for the main event!!
Let me type that slowly in case you missed it the first time, we have ALL the games.  Yep, 100% of the NFL is OURS for you to watch.  Come track your fantasy players, watch 10 games at a time, get MVP points while you're here, food specials, drink specials, beer specials - we are your perfect NFL location!

And with that....  I . am . outta . here!  Reporting to you on my day off (cause that's the only time they give me to do any marketing) from somewhere not tropical.... ~D

Friday, August 17, 2012

Happy Friday!!

It's time for the big announcement!!

For the September 1 Notre Dame football game 
ALL Buns locations will be opening at 7AM!!

All will have Irish Drink Specials
All will have free Breakfast
   SBend - Breakfast burrito bar
   Osceola, Elkhart & Granger - Biscuits & gravy while supplies last
South Bend will have their traditional Bloody Mary Bar!
All will have Papa Smurfs on sale!

The Game & our Kitchens start at 9am.  Be at a Buns to watch the Irish in Ireland!!

Since it's Friday I'll also mention we've got $4 Craft Beers today.

Happy Weekend to you all!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Whew, the Olympics are over.... and by that I mean - It's hard work giving out 204,000 MVP points!!  I don't see how these athletes do it.  Next time... more training for me.  See if you got some free MVP points. I worked hard giving them out, the least you could do is see if you won:

I've mentioned it before, and I'll mention it again - FANTASY FOOTBALL is the theme right now.  Dudes & dudettes are putting their teams together, hoping to get their players in the draft.  You'll have better luck with your team if you HOST YOUR DRAFT at the Buns.  We're giving away soooo much stuff!!  Each draft gets:

FREE Wings
    50 wings for groups of 6 or more
    25 wings for groups up to 5
FREE Drinks
   2 pitchers of drinks for groups 6+
   1 free pitcher for groups up to 5
$200+ Coupon Book for EACH league member
FREE Drinking Team Hat to league commissioner

More info:  Reserve Today before we fill up!

Coming soon, details on our Irish in Ireland parties!!  Stay tuned....

And don't miss out on today's Double & Triple plays.  They're really quite a deal when you think about it.

Well, it's back to the restaurant I go.... If you come into the Elkhart Buns, tell me you read this and who knows......

Sunday, August 12, 2012

It's Getting Interesting

So the Buns world has been shaken up a bit since the sudden separation of Phil from the Buns family.

Many of you have become attached to some of our managers, and we're just doing a little shuffling around.  Those of you who knew Jeff, he'll soon be located at our Granger location.  Bri, the General Manager of Elkhart is moving to the South Bend store and is looking forward to her new team.
Yours truly is going to be running the Elkhart Buns starting Monday.  So that's all the fun stuff.

As for what's new at the Buns.....

We're still taking reservations for Fantasy Football Draft Parties.  We want to give out lots of coupons, lots of wings & drinks and lots of Drinking Team Hats.  Call & reserve your league's draft party today!
Osceola :: 679-4474
South Bend :: 247-9293
Elkhart :: 206-9900
Granger :: 243-8889
~ ~ ~ Operators are standing by ~ ~ ~

And we've got food specials almost every day that changed a few weeks back.  If you haven't seen them yet, here's the list:

Today (Monday) is DOUBLE MVP POINTS day!  Use your MVP card & get to your rewards twice as fast.

Soon - I'll be able to tell y'all what we're doing for the Sept 1 Irish in Ireland Game.  Can't wait to tell ya!

That about covers it for today.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

The last week has been crazy as some of you might know....

Yes, it's true... Phil is no longer working for Between the Buns.  Yes, he was and continues to be an owner.  He will no longer be working in the restaurants, he'll be sitting back as an owner.  We wish him the best.

Dave - now in SBend
At this time, you might notice some management changes.  Jeff, the General Manager of our South Bend store has moved into the Granger location to replace Phil, and I (Dave) have moved into South Bend to take Jeff's position.  Of course, no one could ever 'replace' Phil in Granger nor Jeff in SBend.  Everyone is just trying to fill their predecessor's shoes.

But enough of that, on to the fun stuff!!

The Olympic promotion is going strong!!  We've given out over 45,000 MVP points so far with 150,000 more to go.  Use your MVP card to be entered into each store's daily drawing.  See if you won one of the daily medals.  Details here:

Also, FOOTBALL IS COMING!!  Which means fantasy football is coming.  We're doing a great promotion - Free Wings, Free Drinks, Free Coupon Books.  Check it all out:

But other than that, marketing is kind of on hold for a while since I have to step back from the marketing (among other things) to work in a restaurant.

See you in the stores soon!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

We did it!!  We nailed down the plans for Fantasy Football.  If peeps have their league parties at the Buns they'll get:

FREE Wings
    50 wings for groups of 6 or more
    25 wings for groups up to 5
FREE Drinks 
   2 pitchers of drinks for groups 6+
   1 free pitcher for groups up to 5
$200+ Coupon Book for EACH league member
FREE Drinking Team Hat to league commissioner
(Girl not included with Fantasy Football Draft Party package)

And don't miss the "Happily Ever After" charity event at the Granger Buns tonite.  It's a great cause.  Read about it here >>

That's all my excitement for the day.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Yippie!!  Rain!!  Oh shoot, I'm gonna have to mow my lawn finally.....

Well, tomorrow is the big day!  Our fundraiser at the Granger Buns for "Happily Ever After" is almost here.  It's kind of a long story... do ya mind just visiting this link? Thanks

In other charity news, THE Brady Quinn wants to send someone to see ND play in Ireland.  Ya, for real.  Check it out.

Our Fantasy Football program is almost nailed down, you'll get more info hopefully this week.

I just finished our next email newsletter which is full of Buns goodness.  If you're not on the list, get on it at this link:

One last thing, how was your last visit to the Buns?  I really wanna know, so talk to upper management here & tell us the good, the bad & the.... ummm..... well.... not so pretty.  

Finally, I'm trying to see how many people read this lovely blog, so I'm gonna ask an easy trivia question that every reader should be able to answer....  What is our Saturday Drink Special?  Just respond below.  Winner randomly selected from those who are right.  Good luck!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Gearing up for another fun filled week here at the Buns!

Probably the most exciting thing is our upcoming Olympic promotion.  You could win a medal (so to speak) at the Buns just by using your MVP card.  We're going to give away over 200,000 MVP points during the Olympic games.  Wanna know more?  Check it out:

Being a Monday, I kinda have to remind people that it's Double MVP point day, so get out there & use your card!

And this week is going to be all about gearing up for football season.  NFL is coming, college football is coming..... more to come soon on all the action here at the Buns.

Have a great Monday!

Friday, July 20, 2012

As Harry Caray would have said, "HOLY COW!!"

All our new items & promotions have really caught on this week.  I'd have to say that the Strawberry Lemonade is the biggest hit!!  I'm sure the heat has something to do with it.  It's not boxed, well sort of.  The lemonade is, but then we add real pureed strawberries.  Mmmmm.....

By the way, did you know we have Fried Pickles?  And these aren't the kind most restaurants get (frozen).  We put our own breading on real, never frozen pickles.  Crispy, salty and served with a creamy bloomin' sauce.

Oh, and by the way.... I lied.  Well, it wasn't a lie when I told y'all the other day that there was going to be a surprise next Wednesday.  But there's been a change in plans, and we're going to simply keep our $5 Bang Bang shrimp special on Wednesdays.  Sorry for the tease...

Have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Blog Continues

Wow!  I'm impressed.  61 views yesterday!  I guess I need to start considering saying something profound in these things.  Four score & seven .... oh forget it.  I'm not doin' that!!

Yesterday I was so excited about doing this blog thingy, that I totally forgot we started a new sandwich & new drink in addition to the new lunch special.  Duh!!  My bad....

The Spicy Gipper Reuben - Trust me, I thought it sounded weird too, but after 14 shots of tequila, I tried it.  It was really good!!  Ok, I didn't do the tequila, but it did take some arm twisting.  It is much tastier than one would think up front.

And with the anticipated heat today, I don't want to leave out our new non-alcoholic beverage.  STRAWBERRY LEMONADE!

I'm so excited.  More meetings today.  In one meeting I gained 3 days of marketing work!  How does that happen?  With all these meetings, how am I supposed to get any work done?

C'est la vie....

But there is big news & a big surprise coming next Wednesday.  It's so cool, I'm not even able to tell you yet!!  But what could we possibly do on Wednesdays?  Hmmm.....


Monday, July 16, 2012

Between the Buns (by me) is gonna start blogging!

Welcome to the Buns blog.  Gonna have to get used to this.

Starting the day with an advertising meeting focused on NDame.  Totally excited though b/c I got in touch with a Domer who is fencing in the olympics & he's willing to do a meet & greet at the Buns after the games when school starts back up!!  So exciting!!

I hope that the buttons for the new lunch specials work today!!  It's called "The Back 9" - for two reasons.
1) It's on the back of the menu
2) There's 9 featured items all just 5.99 during lunch!

Well, that's my first real blog post.... let's see if I can keep it up.