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TBonz to open Evans location Tuesday

Posted: November 9, 2012 - 5:49pm  |  Updated: November 9, 2012 - 7:17pm
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Steven Uhles
Suzanne Sinisgalli, manager of the new TBonz Steakhouse, prepares the employee schedule for the restaurant’s opening week. The restaurant opens Tuesday.

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TBonz is ready to claim its "steak" of the restaurant business in Columbia County.

The steakhouse, well-established in Richmond County, will open it new location on North Belair Road Tuesday.

TBonz owner Tom Jastrom said a lot of factors led to opening a new location just eight miles down Washington Road from the Augusta TBonz.

“The growth in Columbia County certainly had a lot to do with it,” he said. “And this is the kind of place that seems to fit in Columbia County. It seemed logical.”

Jastrom said they looked at locations for a while before closing on the old Stonecrest Steakhouse location in late July. He said it took about four months to prepare for Tuesday’s opening and admitted that for a while, TBonz might be a work in progress. He said because the new location is not as visible or easily accessed as the Washington Road store, quality – of food, service and experience – will be important from the moment the doors open.

“The location is a challenge,” he said. “Being offset, you better not mess up too many times.”

Suzanne Sinisgalli, the new location’s manager, said having an established brand is helpful. Phone calls to the original TBonz have been fairly constant and anticipation, she said, is high. While the fan favorites that have made TBonz something of an Augusta institution will remain, the pleasure of running a privately owned business is a certain freedom. She said steaks and fresh ingredients remain the staples, but Columbia County-specific menu items may appear from time to time.

“There’s always room to be creative,” she said.

TBonz will be open 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 3 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

 

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mycomments

First mistake - not opening

First mistake - not opening for the Sunday lunch crowd. Second mistake - not opening for the weekday lunch crowd which is expanding rapidly as new businesses move into the Marshall Square area.
Why no lunch and only dinner?

itsanotherday1

Agreed

When I read the hours of operation, that was my first thought too.

Though the location isn't perfect, I think they will do well due to name recognition. I predicted Stonecrest's demise when they opened the doors. Their "Ruth's Chris menu/business plan won't fly in Augusta; and add to that a poor location. They were doomed from the start.

belle

Hours

I am surprised that they are open on Sunday but not for the after church crowd! BIG mistake there. Weekday lunch crowd in Columbia County is weak. Most want to grab a quick light lunch.

storiesihaveread

I really hope the

Service is better at this new location. They screwed up m bill over charged me. Still waiting for the discount coupon 7 months later.

Just My Opinion

storiesihaveread, I hope

storiesihaveread, I hope you're right on the service. I hope the owner/manager is reading this...I can put up with mediocre food, but I won't put up with mediocre service. And if it's poor service, then they can pretty much forget getting any more of my money for a good while! And I'm the type that will tell EVERYBODY about bad service.
Okay, with that said, I'm looking forward to trying out the new place. And as far as them not being open for lunch...maybe they want to see how things go for now, and they can always add it later. Much easier to add something along these lines than it is to take it away!

specialist

T bones

We quit going to t- bones years ago when we were not given a salad when we ordered a steak....Sans. Logan's.
Do you offer a salad now or is it still extra?

jaschild

steak snobs?

is it just us, or do others find the quality of their steaks mediocre? last experience had us playing tug o' war with the gristle.

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