Buck's of Woodside
Buck's of Woodside has been coined the "Cheers" of Silicon Valley. It's known for its eccentric decor and quirky personality. Model airplanes are suspended from the ceiling, and a Statue of Liberty wearing a sombrero and Mona Lisa tie holds an ice cream cone aloft. But make no mistake: this restaurant's walls have heard the conversations of some of Silicon Valley's premier company leaders and entrepreneurs, such as Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning of Tesla Motors. In the words of Buck's owner Jamis MacNiven, "We're just a local joint...It's like Facebook with real faces."
Backstory and Context
Buck's of Woodside is known for its "flapjacks and tomfoolery." Almost all Sillicon Valley leaders have eaten a Buck's at least one time. However, tech geniuses are not the only famous people to pop into Buck's, Mel Gibson is a frequent customer. Jamis MacNiven is privileged to meet all of his influential customers.
Forrest, Conner. "How Buck's of Woodside became the 'Cheers' of Silicon Valley." Tech Republic. July 04, 2014. Accessed June 12, 2017. http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-bucks-of-woodside-became-the-cheers-of-silicon-valley/.