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Who wins in food delivery?

Food delivery has become the normal expectation for many consumers, which includes Underdogs Too.   Personally, although I consider myself a person who will always try a new idea; I was probably one of the last people to get onboard with food delivery at my flagship restaurant, the Taco Shop at Underdogs. Currently, delivery makes up […]

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Where the ?!$!? is my food?

I decided to start writing again, as it has been too long! This is the first part do a 3-week series on the following topics: Where the <blank> is my food? Who wins in food delivery? My love/hate relationship with Yelp So, let’s start on topic #1 for this week. Every week I seem to […]

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Hidden Menu Items

I thought it was time to tell everyone a little secret, about our hidden menu items!   One of the challenges we face at Underdogs Too is customers who want to add our modify our menu items.  While we do our best to accommodate, we do have some items, like our Nick’s Way Tacos which […]

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Negative Air Pressure

As a restaurant owner, you face many challenges that are unexpected, and require some quick education, and the latest one is negative air pressure. We noticed in this very cold and wet San Francisco weather that we had very heavy drafts in our restaurant.   We noticed high velocity drafts that were literary pouring out […]

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So much for a soft opening..

It has been awhile since I have blogged, as it has been so busy at Underdogs Too!  Our plan for a soft opening didn’t work out, as the neighborhood happily embraced us with open arms!  We basically opened our doors and never closed them again. This has been a blessing but has presented some challenges […]

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We are about to Open!

We are getting very close to opening!  We are just finishing up our inspections, employee training, and kitchen training this weekend. You can see the employees hard at work below in training! We had Lindsay from Assembly Required Projects teaching us Toast, and I highly recommend her if you are thinking of Toast for a […]

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Food Testing and Opening Challenges

As I have been pushing hard to open Underdogs Too, I came upon a great article about opening a restaurant. The article compared opening a restaurant to birth, and while I have to say birthing is probably much harder, I do agree with the premsis of the point: “1. Openings are like birth. Your taco/omakase/Macanese/farm-to-table […]

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The Race is on! 30 days!

I am excited that we are about 30 days away from opening.  This is the month where the place starts to take shape!  We have just started to lay down the concrete for the floor of the bar and also started on the bar framing.  In the next few weeks we will start on the […]

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Demo, Budget and Plans

Well, the demo portion has begun!    This is the fun and scary part, and I am excited to see it start to form into Underdogs Too.  I put on my mask and with the help of Karl Hasz Construction, went to work. After just a few days the place was fairly cleaned out.   […]

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 3600 Taraval, San Francisco, CA, 94116      415-759-8112