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Pour Decisions Bar & Grill
Hi, I’m Ron Gudenkauf, Owner of Pour Decisions. I thought I’d share a little about the birth of Pour Decisions Bar & Grill & some tidbits about me. Thanks for visiting our website & listening to my journey.
I was born in 1972 & was raised on a pig farm in Iowa. I relocated to Cheyenne, Wyoming, at the start of my 7th-grade year.
My restaurant journey began in 1987 at the ripe age of 14 bussing tables & washing dishes at a well-known local restaurant. I quickly found myself in the kitchen learning the trade from some awesome seasoned cooks. After 5 years in the restaurant business, I graduated from high school & joined the Navy. The U.S. Navy shipped me off to boot camp in Chicago. While serving my country with pride, the thought of owning a restaurant, someday, lingered. After a number of other ventures, on June 23rd, 2021, at the age of 48, I finished my last construction build-out right here at Pour Decisions Bar & Grill. That day also marked the opening of my 1st restaurant. You guessed it….Pour Decisions Bar & Grill, a family establishment.
Curiously, the most commonly asked question around here is “Where did the name come from?” Well, here’s the story. On February 17th, 2020, in Lake Havasu City, AZ, I saw a DUI campaign that read, “Don’t Drink and Drive. Don’t Make Poor Decisions.” I joked with my wife, Suzy, in front of a group of friends about how I had the perfect name for a Bar & Grill. That’s when the Pour Decisions Bar & Grill concept came to life. Suzy suggested changing the spelling of “Poor” to “Pour” so I did!
I have always believed that attaining goals happens by helping
others reach theirs, whether it is just through life or in this case,
through the food we serve, & the personal service we deliver.
I have an awesome crew that helps me do just that. What
makes us stand out from other bars & grills or even other
restaurants for that matter? Our delicious food tipped the
scale and turned us into more of a family establishment than
a bar. We take pride in “made from scratch” recipes. For
example, I’ve been enjoying the spaghetti & chili we have served
for 20+ years. Both are loaded with fresh vegetables.
Our fried pickles, onion rings & mushrooms are battered and
fresh to order & are accompanied by “made from scratch”
dressings & sauces. Believe me, you’ll taste the difference! Even the fries come straight from the potato!!
With that being said, you may ask, is it worth the additional labor & costs associated with freshness?
Now, don’t take my word for it…..come in & give us an opportunity to earn your business. Some of those who taught me much of what I know visit the restaurant from time to time. It’s such an honor to serve them, so please stop in to Pour Decisions Bar & Grill & allow us the honor of serving you!
Hope to see ya soon!!