Wednesday, February 27, 2013
City Council OKs the alcoholic beverage license Tuesday.
The newest entry in the Suwanee restaurant scene moved closer to its debut Tuesday. The Suwanee City Council approved the alcoholic beverage license for Friends Sports Grill at the February council meeting. Ray Stanjevich, the owner/operator of the eatery, was at City Hall for the approval. He is planning on a March opening, although it might not be in time for St. Patrick's Day. He still has some other regulatory hurdles to clear before business can begin. Stanjevich, who also runs the Friends Sports Grill in Dacula, said he is considering getting a booth at the Suwanee Beerfest, which is set for March 16 at Town Center Park. -- How do you think Friends Sports Grill will fare in Suwanee? Share your opinions on the restaurant scene in the …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The eatery plans to open in Suwanee in the spring.
Thursday, January 31
Friends Sports Grill is hiring for two locations, its current restaurant in Dacula and a planned location in Suwanee set to open in March. "We are hiring for all positions in Suwanee," owner Ray Stanjevich wrote in an e-mail to Patch. "That includes managers, servers, bartenders, hosts, cooks and dishwashers. Experience is necessary for some positions, but not all. Restaurant experience is preferred, but retail experience is also acceptable, as well as other forms of customer service experience. We offer full time as well part time jobs, and scheduling is flexible." The Suwanee location is expected to employ about 40 people upon opening. It will be located at 3890 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, Suite 1, in the former Corralejo location. …
Monday, January 28, 2013
As the NFL title game approaches, Gwinnett restaurant operators are preparing. Share your plans for Sunday's game.
The Super Bowl between Baltimore and San Francisco will kick off on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m. on CBS. --- As the Super Bowl approaches Sunday (February 3), restaurant operators in Suwanee and Gwinnett have a real flap on their hands. Their meal ticket -- chicken wings -- is in something of short supply. "Yes, it's true," said Ray Stanjevich, owner/operator of Friends Sports Grill in Dacula. "There is always a chicken wing shortage at this time of year." "Actually, wing prices for the last 12 months have been fairly high, especially in comparison to other years in the recent past," Stanjevich added. "Normally, wing prices start to increase at the beginning of the football season and they peak at Super Bowl. After that, they gradually …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The latest Suwanee restaurant entry will go in the former Corralejo location near Town Center.
The evolving Suwanee restaurant scene will get another new entry in the spring when Friends Sports Grill sets up shop near Town Center. Ray Stanjevich, owner/operator of the coming Suwanee eatery, says Friends should be open in 2-3 months. It will be in a strip mall on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road that backs up to Town Center and the nearby housing development. The suite formerly housed Corralejo and Indigo Joe's. Stanjevich also owns the Friends location in Dacula, and is a veteran of the restaurant industry. -- How do you feel about Friends Sports Grill coming to Suwanee? Do you think it will be successful? Share your thoughts in the comments below. "It's a very competitive industry," Stanjevich noted recently while working on the interior…