From a letter written by Mike Royko: “I’ve know Sam Sianis for many years and consider him one of my closest friends. He has so many fine qualities, many of them sadly lacking in our present society, that I’m not sure where to start, but I’ll try.”

“Work ethic: If everyone in this country tended to their jobs or businessses with Sam’s diligence, Japan would be up to its collective ears in red ink. Since taking over Billy Goat’s Tavern, he has turned it into one of the country’s best-known bars. He treats his employees fairly and earns their loyalty. In the meaning of service, Sam and his staff treat all of his customers alike, whether they are famous or an old bag lady who wants to sit in the corner to get out of the cold.”

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Nobody makes a better flippin’ cheezborger!

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