We're proud to announce our new General Manager. With a few weeks under his belt, Andy Beye (pronounced "bye") is already makin' his mark and bringin' in fresh ideas 'n energy to our beloved pub. The best way to get to know him, is to hear it from his own self. So here's some quick facts and a bit o' perspective straight from Andy.
A 'Lil Background
I grew up locally - graduated from both Blue Valley Middle School and Blue Valley High School where I played sports and made a lot of lifelong friends. Those friends and my family have been coming to Paddy O'Quigley's either here on 151st, or the old original on 119th, to watch games, enjoy great food like our wings, and generally have a great time. Our motto at O'Quigley's, "Family and Friends Forever" is exactly what we mean when we say we want everyone to feel welcome when they come see us.
I've been in this business over 10 years and have worked in a number of different concepts, working in all capacities from bartender to cook to GM and even as a managing partner -- I hope to bring that broad experience to O'Quigley's and help build on an already great tradition.
Paddy O'Quigley's is a great neighborhood pub and grille - with a history of great food and fun. I really identify with the kind of place where people feel welcome. I want to know our customers, what they want, what they expect and make sure everyone has a great time here.
Our guests have busy lives. When they come out for the evening, they can go anywhere, but when they come here, they're trusting us to give them a great experience. We need to do a great job taking care of them and keeping them coming back. That's what neighborhood pubs do, and that's what O'Quigley's has built a 25-year reputation on.
In my first few weeks, I've learned a lot about this location, our great staff, and our guests. For now, I want to continue to build a strong team with a passion for great service. We have a lot of fun working together, but we also take our job seriously and want to be known for great food, exceptional service, and a fun atmosphere.
In terms of fun, O'Quigley's has done a lot of work with charities, but we want to do even more - partnering with the right folks to throw fun events that grow our brand and help out good causes. We're thinking of hosting a 0.2K run (once around the building) later this summer and a fun event that's been done in the past here are goldfish races. Stay tuned for more as we get those plans pulled together.
Other Longer Term Plans
One thing we've been kicking around a little is starting up a weekend brunch. With our fantastic patio, I'd like to see it filled with guests enjoying a meal on a cool summer morning - with one of our famous Bloody Mary's to go with it. Of course, that's just an idea right now, but we'll start working on that soon.
In the meantime, I'll welcome everyone to come in and say hi. I'm looking forward to meeting more of our guests.
Crowning the Burger War Winner
benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Guests 'n staff alike submitted their best burger ideas 'n we chose four finalists to face off to see which burger would be the most ordered throughout the month.
Well - the Wolverine Rage was the winner...in a bit of a landslide too, we might add. So congrats go to John Patterson, the creator of this fine burger 'n the current Burger Champion of the Year.
Now, ya might be askin' - what's a Wolverine Rage? Well, 'tis our famous burger with pickles and an added layer of crunch with crispy Paddy chips under jack 'n cheddar cheeses before being topped off with sriracha slaw - served with your choice of side. As the winner, it's still available and will eventually go on the long term menu...we just have to work with Mr. Patterson on it's name, though!