summer 2018 NEWSLETTER

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New location coming to AZ!

Thirsty Lion - Dessert Ridge
The new Thirsty Lion will be located in Dessert Ridge Marketplace and will be the 4th in the Arizona market!  Currently we're planning on opening in late spring of 2019. 

Check out the Dessert Ridge Marketplace

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New updated menu in July

Popular seasonal items
will now be available year round!

Our seasonal menu helps us develop new items that eventually make it onto the core menu...if they're popular enough.  New additions to the menu will include Pork Carnitas Tacos, Korean Fried Chicken, Grilled Shrimp Pad Thai, Gochujang BBQ Pork & Kimchi Fried Rice
and the Impossible Burger!
See a sample of our new menu


new Glade Parks location in TX

Euless, TX
Construction has started on our new location in Texas and we plan to open in December of this year!  Follow our Facebook page for Glade Parks to stay up to date on the progress.


The Longest Day
at Grand Central

1st Annual Alzheimer's Fundraiser
For the month of June Grand Central has helped raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association through guest check donations and a bowling fundraiser on June 21st.  So far, we've raised $3,485 that will go directly to supporting those effected by the disease.  
Learn more about the Alzheimer's Association


Grant Norrid

Welcome to the team!
CEG & Thirsty Lion announce and welcome Grant Norrid as the new CFO of the company. Grant has an extensive background of 10+ years in the restaurant industry and will be a great addition to the company as the expansion of Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill ramps up in multiple states.


NEW - Employee Referral Program


Staff Spotlight
Johncie Thomson

Bartender: Tempe, AZ
What do you love about TL: It's a great opportunity to learn, challenge myself everyday  and gives me opportunity to see what I'm really capable of, it's very rewarding.

Home life: Johncie has 2 dogs, a BF of 7 years Aaron and recently bought an airstream...named her Gretchen...and is saving for a diesel truck to pull her with.


Ever cut your finger with an orange peeler?  Had a glass shatter in your hand?  While 2017 was a banner year for CEG, it was also a year in which bartender injuries doubled from the previous year.  We called on ex-Bartender turned Training Manager, Jennifer Fern to share her tips, tricks and tools of the trade.
1. Use the cut glove to prep garnishes and to clean up broken glass.

2. The orange peeler – Slow down and try peeling up on the fruit and away from hand.

3. Do not use warm glasses. Putting ice in a warm glass will shatter it.

4. Never stick your hand in the dishwasher when it’s not draining.   Drain, remove, empty the trap and use a light.

5. Never bang the shaker tin on the bar top.  Use the palm of your hand to hit directly where the glass and tin meet.


Want to become a Instagram contributor?  Ask a manager about submitting photos for our official Thirsty Lion page!