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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #425 on: December 07, 2020, 02:13:37 AM »

I don't think a lot of governments are honest with the numbers. Reporting bad numbers is political suicide so why do it.


The Georgian English language website used to mention the ages and health conditions of the those that died. They stopped doing that several months ago. Now they are doing much much more testing and finding thousands of new cases every day. In most of the new cases the people barely feel it.

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #426 on: December 07, 2020, 02:51:26 AM »
Maxx,

Many people infected are indeed symptomatic..but for those that are not and particularly those recovering in hospital, even much younger folk, catching it can be deadly.

Some folks just do not want to understand..

No govt wants to implement deeply unpopular policies..this is about ensuring the health system can cope.




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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #427 on: December 30, 2020, 09:17:46 AM »
Maxx

Last week hospitals in Tbilisi were at full stretch and folks on trolleys or waiting in Ambulances for houre to be seen .

THAT is why what you deem 'unfair' is happening.

The govt is trying to stop COVID-19  rendering the  health service unable to cope..

Did you see that for yourself or has this just been reported by the "quality" media outlets?
I know of places where this hysteria is a non-event. It does not justify to kill the small businesses for some flu.

Now they run the train with the more tests the more cases you have due to false positive.

It becomes all so predictable and easy to understand once you follow several countries all doing the same. Maybe soon they run the new mutation stories there as well.

I hope Max you will be ok with your restaurant. I wish you best of luck.
Sadly Georgia is playing most probably what the eu is demanding, which sadly eliminates this as a valid option for living.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2020, 09:21:25 AM by goldenstone »

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #428 on: January 31, 2021, 09:05:29 PM »


So how bad for Georgia has been this covid-19 crisis? BTW how Georgia is maybe is how it is where you are?


I just found these charts. 12.8 deaths in 2019 is per 1,000 people and 12.7 deaths per 1,000 people is for 2020. So the annual death rate in Georgia dropped during this pandemic.  ::)






http://knoema.com/atlas/Georgia/Death-rate

http://georgiatoday.ge/news/23741/Up-to-130-Restaurants-to-Declare-Boycott%2C-Shut-Down-Delivery-Service--


"On Saturday, at 15:00, we will join a peaceful protest in front of the Government Chancellery.
"We hope that the population will understand our move, which is caused by extreme despair," reads the statement.
Presently, the following restaurants join the boycott:

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« Last Edit: January 31, 2021, 09:17:32 PM by Maxx2 »

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #429 on: March 02, 2021, 08:52:45 PM »
Maxx,

Food looks great! Wish you luck opening during Covid.

In Stockholm, there were no good Mexican places, and just a poor TacoBell knock-off chain. But a few years back, a tiny taco place opened near my work. Then a year or two later they opened another bigger place just across the street from my apartment. They now have 6 taqueria locations.

www.laneta.se

Since you're starting out, keep the menu simple. Just a few items, and do them well! (Just my 2 cents)

Just had Georgian for the first time this weekend at Skalka in Seattle. Maybe BillyB knows it?

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #430 on: March 03, 2021, 11:54:53 PM »
Just had Georgian for the first time this weekend at Skalka in Seattle. Maybe BillyB knows it?



I know it now thanks to you. I checked their website and learned they opened in late 2019. I didn't eat out much in 2020 and certainly not in Seattle with riots happening. Years ago a lady I dated took me out to a Georgian restaurant in Kiev. It was one of the best meals I've ever eaten and although I'm not a fan of wine, the Georgian wine was the best wine I've ever drank. I'll pay Skalka a visit in the near future.
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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #431 on: March 04, 2021, 06:22:06 AM »
Went to Georgian restaurant in Odesa years ago.
Biggest rip off ever in terms of high price, small amount of food, and not good tasting.
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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #432 on: March 04, 2021, 10:30:45 AM »
Went to Georgian restaurant in Odesa years ago.
Biggest rip off ever in terms of high price, small amount of food, and not good tasting.


A lot of expats here, when they decide to be honest, complain about Georgian food. I like their Khachapuri (cottage cheese bread) and their lobio (beans) but not much else. Missing good ol' American food is what drove me to open a restaurant.


Got a new worker. She is Iranian. She has an MBA. She likes her work. 38 years old. Nice, mature, pleasant person.


As of last Monday indoor seating is allowed. We are shooting for an early April opening. I'm hoping tourists from other countries after feeling cooped up for the past year will want to live life again. Tourist season officially opens in May.

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #433 on: March 04, 2021, 10:36:45 AM »
Maxx,


Since you're starting out, keep the menu simple. Just a few items, and do them well! (Just my 2 cents)

-hbomb


Thanks hbomb! It is my plan. I'm doing a Chipotle type restaurant. We are learning as we go.

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #434 on: March 04, 2021, 10:51:46 AM »






$15.15 to make 7.5 pounds of beef meat for tacos, burritos et cetera. The scale had the stainless steel pan zeroed out.

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #435 on: March 04, 2021, 10:49:00 PM »
Looks good Maxx!


With La Neta, the big thing is the salsa bar. It's just 4 salsas, with pretty decent heat, and cilantro and diced onion. Then simple tacos.


With the Georgian food I just tried, I was surprised by the heat of the ajika to be honest. In Russia, I can't recall anything with any amount of heat with it. Just dill, mayo, smetana! Didn't try the Georgian wine, but was able to grab a Russkie and Czech piva. But the Kinkhali and Adjaruli were both good.


So I'd expect the locals to enjoy some good Mexican food with with the hot salsas.


Good luck with the opening!

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #436 on: March 05, 2021, 12:03:32 AM »






This is the refrigerated cold unit. The bigger tray is for the lettuce. One of the small trays is for the diced black olives. The rest are for salsa, corn salsa, cheese, pika de Gallo and so on. There are nice LED lights that go around the two units.





This is the hot unit. It is dry and not with water. The large trays will have beef, chicken, Mexican rice, beans, Mexican potatoes. The medium size trays will have a vegetarian mix, Chipotle style vegetables, white rice with cilantro and other things that need to be kept warm.





Yesterday the woman on the left invited me to her friend at the right's 25th birthday party. The woman on the left is my new employee, Sam. The woman at the bottom of the photo Eto, is an accountant who will probably be doing my books.

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #437 on: March 05, 2021, 12:38:38 AM »
Looks good Maxx!

Good luck with the opening!


Thanks hbomb. It really is a lot of fun. Like I have said before. It beats living in a trailer in East Texas and having Friday night bingo at the senior center to look forward too.

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #438 on: March 05, 2021, 01:08:29 AM »








The ladies of the party.





Alex is a new friend. He is from a Caribbean nation. I don't know which one. They are recently married.


Alex goes to the same church I go to. The paster Matt and his wife Rebekah are from Australia. The services are in English and Russian.





Sam and I made "Mexican lasagna" where the pasta is substituted with tortillas. Very tasty! The salad was made by my Russian friend Nadia. This we served after the church service.
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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #439 on: March 08, 2021, 06:25:13 AM »



Mexican pizza



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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #440 on: March 08, 2021, 07:37:03 AM »
Looks great . If it wprks you can open a branch in my area, somehow Mexican food has not made it yet to the South Netherlands.
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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #441 on: March 08, 2021, 11:42:13 PM »


Mexican pizza







I like the idea of your restaurant having a picture menu of all the dishes with hot women smiling behind them.
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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #442 on: March 09, 2021, 05:03:26 AM »



I like the idea of your restaurant having a picture menu of all the dishes with hot women smiling behind them.


Not a good idea to make comments on the appearance of my employees. My Russian woman friend suggested I make Sam above the face of my restaurant.


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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #443 on: March 09, 2021, 05:09:30 AM »
Looks great . If it wprks you can open a branch in my area, somehow Mexican food has not made it yet to the South Netherlands.


Shadow, if you get to Batumi someday I would love to serve you a meal. Georgia desperately needs tourism but the government put in a lot of rules that makes it unprofitable. As example the curfew from 9 PM to 5 AM. They seem to like that one and the mask mandate when going outside. The restaurants and particularly the bars are suffering big time. I just heard today not a lifting of regulation but imposing a new one. Live music is restricted until April 1st.

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #444 on: March 10, 2021, 01:50:53 AM »






The young women in red is a Indian student studying to be a doctor. She has 3 more years to go. Sam, the woman in black is an Iranian with a MBA. Very capable and steady. Likes cooking and helping me develop this business. We will probably open the business when the curfew is raised or lifted.
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