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9 hours ago, RandolphGB said:

Bars and clubs have spent years making fortunes by paying bribes and operating illegally. 
 

No sympathy for them - and especially not the western owners that spent years believing they were invincible and have suddenly been brought back down to earth. 

Get a clue Nana Plaza owned by Thai Indian, Hillary owned by a Thai all of the land and buildings owned by Thais and a few individual bars may be leased by farangs. Remember they employed a lot of Thais who have been out  of work for over a year.

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10 hours ago, RandolphGB said:

Bars and clubs have spent years making fortunes by paying bribes and operating illegally. 
 

No sympathy for them - and especially not the western owners that spent years believing they were invincible and have suddenly been brought back down to earth. 

 

9 hours ago, RandolphGB said:

Couldn't care less. The Thais find different jobs.

 

Fairly harsh!

Your info says you are from Bangkok, but I think you are probably a country member.

Oh yes, I remember.

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3 hours ago, bbko said:

Easy fix, have bar snacks on the menu board and call it food; peanuts, crackers, crisps/chips.

Last summer's lockdown saw a few Udon Thani bars rushing to get a restaurant license so they could sell alcohol. The local authorities ruled that a stock of pot noodles and a microwave behind the bar didn't qualify as a restaurant.

 

YMMV

 

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6 hours ago, Trip Hop said:

In the last 10 and possibly 15 years I have yet to meet a farang bar owner that is making a fortune?  Some maybe have been making a living but the majority have been propping up their bars with their previously earned wealth or pensions?  Either that or they are fronts for other activities?

 

With an attitude like that, if you do actually live in Thailand I am extremely curious as to why?  Or is your life that sad that you have nothing to do except troll forums and bait people with comments as yours?  

You must remember that there are some on this forum whose reaction to any misfortune suffered by the people amongst whom they choose to live, leads one to suspect that the only place they can find sympathy is in a dictionary, between sh*t and syphilis...

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Stop bar bashing  .let's snack on with a pint and basher in western world freeze your nuts loosers (4c today . We dropped to 24c . Felt a draft ..) whilst I run round in my sunny shorts @ flip flops 

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Yes it seems that some politicians, forget that a lot of bars, do not have kitchen

facilities.  Such brainy people running the country of Thailand.  Talk first, think second.

  The governor of Bangkok has been too rich for too long, and has lost too many

brain cells.

 

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14 hours ago, RandolphGB said:

Bars and clubs have spent years making fortunes by paying bribes and operating illegally. 
 

No sympathy for them - and especially not the western owners that spent years believing they were invincible and have suddenly been brought back down to earth. 

The same Western owners who would be jailed for pimping and pandering in their home countries for selling their staff to customers. 

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1 hour ago, Stargeezr said:

Yes it seems that some politicians, forget that a lot of bars, do not have kitchen

facilities.  Such brainy people running the country of Thailand.  Talk first, think second.

  The governor of Bangkok has been too rich for too long, and has lost too many

brain cells.

 

They should do what the brew pubs and bars did in California where they had to serve food if they wanted to serve alcohol. Just have some hot dogs and require that everyone who orders a drink buy at least one hot dog. Or do something similar with easy pre-prepared Thai food. Charge them a nominal price for the snack. 

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If I owned a bar I would buy a whole bunch of bags of potato chips and sell them. Can you imagine a huge city like Bangkok is the same as that tiny little town in Foot Loose?! 

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20 hours ago, RandolphGB said:

Couldn't care less. The Thais find different jobs.

 

Just like in most other countries.

You can see reopening businesses struggling to get staff because during the lockdown and shuttering people have found alternative employment.

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On 12/3/2021 at 11:18 AM, RandolphGB said:

Couldn't care less. The Thais find different jobs.

 

Really? So what about all the millions of Thais who have no income and no job.

 

Is it their fault for the position they find themselves in now?

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The secret is in the wording.  "Serve" does not mean "cook/prepare".  

 

I'd make up a menu for the closest cheapo food stall and have punters order a 20B serving of noodles (or whatever) to be discounted off the bin if you spend north of 200B.  Increase the price of beer by 5B to offset the cost.

 

For the punters who actually want a real meal, just swipe a menu from McD's and offer that.

 

Don't clear away the plate of leftovers (because the BIB like tangible evidence they can see, feel, touch, and possibly eat)  and the punter can happily drink all night after his "meal".

 

Sorted with virtually zero cash outlay, no stock to rot or waste, no additional staff, and a few plates and cutlery to wash.

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On 12/4/2021 at 12:33 AM, mstevens said:

Saw an ad online for a gogo bar in Nana Plaza which is now open by offering Mexican food....and presumably other things too. Totally contrived way to do business.

I hear their soft-shell tacos described as 'to die for'

 

YMMV

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21 hours ago, Gsxrnz said:

The secret is in the wording.  "Serve" does not mean "cook/prepare".  

 

I'd make up a menu for the closest cheapo food stall and have punters order a 20B serving of noodles (or whatever) to be discounted off the bin if you spend north of 200B.  Increase the price of beer by 5B to offset the cost.

 

For the punters who actually want a real meal, just swipe a menu from McD's and offer that.

 

Don't clear away the plate of leftovers (because the BIB like tangible evidence they can see, feel, touch, and possibly eat)  and the punter can happily drink all night after his "meal".

 

Sorted with virtually zero cash outlay, no stock to rot or waste, no additional staff, and a few plates and cutlery to wash.

Going along with your 'BIB like tangible evidence' theory, you need to make sure there's no condoms in the waste bins, ok?

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