Got this in the contact form yesterday. Not entirely sure if I should be reading more into it or not; though it’s interesting to see the new happy hour going into effect. I don’t see any details about that on the website (yet); anyone want to report when it goes live?
John Churm, a successful local restaurateur with 26 years of experience in the hospitality industry, has been named general manager of Greg’s Grill.
Located in the heart of the Old Mill District in Bend, Greg’s Grill opened last spring and is owned by Greg and Teresa Hubert of Seattle.
Churm is a partner with the Huberts in two popular and thriving Bend restaurants, Red Robin, also located in the Old Mill District, and Carino’s Italian, situated in the Cascade Village Shopping Center on the city’s north end. Churm moved to Bend in 2000 from Portland, where he had worked for Pacific Coast Restaurants, Inc., and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.
While he will maintain an active role with the operations of both Red Robin and Carino’s, Churm said he is enthused about getting the chance to guide Greg’s Grill.
"This is clearly one of the region’s most beautiful restaurants, with the stunning Northwest-style architecture and the views of the Deschutes River," Churm said. "It will be my job to make sure locals and visitors alike associate our restaurant with excellent food, friendly and capable service, a fun, upbeat environment and value for the dollar."
Signature dinner entrées at Greg’s Grill include prime and choice-cut steaks, cedar plank salmon and rotisserie chicken. A wide selection of items from the grill, pastas and burgers, along with appetizers, soups, salads and side dishes, round out the diverse menu.
The ensuing weeks will mark the introduction of "some exciting changes" to both the luncheon and dinner menus, Churm noted, as well as the new ("It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere") bar menu available from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Greg’s Grill features both indoor and outdoor seating for more than 350 people, as well as seating at its spacious bar. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It also has a private dining area for private parties.
Churm and his wife, Cathy, and their two youngest children, Alex and Maddy, reside in Bend. The couple’s two grown sons, Chris and Max, live abroad. A native of San Clemente, Calif., Churm is active in the community, and sits on the board of the Youth Choir of Central Oregon and, in conjunction with Red Robin, has been a school sponsor of Sparrow Clubs USA for the last five years.
For more information about Greg’s Grill, call (541) 382-2200 or visit www.gregsgrill.com.