Grubbs Infiniti #1 In The Nation

When the Grubbs family opened the doors to our new location next to DFW Airport, we wanted our customers to feel pampered and relaxed while buying a car.  George Grubbs III and George Grubbs Junior were absolutely meticulous in designing how the dealership would run on a daily basis and how it would “feel” to each customer.  They emphasized an unforgettable experience where people could relax, eat lunch or a snack in a fully catered kitchen, enjoy comfortable retreats to catch up with friends or get work done.  Unique, contemporary art is found everywhere throughout the dealership, complimenting the artistic lines and sleek INFINITI vehicles that take center stage.   

George Grubbs III credits much of the success to bold new vehicles from INFINITI.   “The Q60 delivers innovative performance and design that excites our customers.  This is luxury within your grasp.  You’re driving the kind of vehicle that inspires Formula 1 engineers.”  The QX60 was also a popular choice for a luxury SUV. 

“As our bestselling SUV, the INFINITI QX60 was designed with safety and versatility as its highest priorities. With safety features including Predictive Forward Collision Warning and Forward Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection available, the QX60 incorporates industry-leading safety technologies” said Randy Parker, VP, INFINITI of Americas.

This accomplishment wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing support from INFINITI, our dedicated staff and our loyal customers who have trusted us with their business. 

“On behalf of everyone at Grubbs, I want to congratulate our team for what you do every single day including sales, service, body shop, administration, make-ready…everyone. We’re the number one INFINITI dealership in the nation for good reason,” said Wes Hays, General Manager.  “We tip our hats to our competitors because they gave us a good fight.  But when our team sets a goal, nothing can stop us.  We want to be the best at what we do and let every customer leave feeling like they just experienced the easiest, most relaxed way to buy a car.”

With the exceptional growth and sales in 2016, Grubbs INFINITI is poised to set even more records for 2017.  We’re proud of our #1 INFINITI Dealer in the USA designation!  More importantly, we’re committed to keeping it by providing an impeccable service, a vast selection and total transparency in what we do.

*Grubbs Infiniti is number one in new car sales for CY2016

For more information, visit  www.GrubbsInfiniti.com

On The Road With Grubbs Infiniti – Buc-ee’s

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Have you ever tried a “Beaver Nugget”?  Don’t flinch, it’s delicious and it’s only found at Buc-ee’s, a Texas tradition for any road trip.  Founded in 1982 by Don Wasek and Arch “Beaver” Aplin III… hence the beaver mascot… Buc-ee’s has 37 locations all in the Lone Star State.
I’ve been a fan since my first visit, wandering the aisles with a dazed look on my face, trying to comprehend the vastness of the Buc-ee’s food and snack choices.  I’m not alone. 

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Priya Krishna from Bon Appetit Magazine wrote, “Ask any Texas chef about the one must-stop spot on a road trip, and the response won’t involve an obscure taco stand or a legendary barbecue joint.  Most likely, you’ll be pointed to Buc-ee’s.” 

How do you find one?  Well, the plethora of billboards leading up to one from miles away would be your first clue.  But that beaver head held up on a giant pole, lit up for everyone to see is what should encourage you to turn the wheel of your Infiniti into the parking lot and go inside.

Listen to me:  pace yourself.  Don’t fall prey to jamming a couple of Beaver Nuggets bags (caramel-coated corn snacks) and jerky into your basket and heading for the door. Because you’ll miss the handmade fudge that comes in so many flavors you might get dizzy trying to make the best selection. Want a fresh kolache? I like the raspberry with creme cheese.  How about a brisket sandwich?  They’re delicious.  Guzzle down sweet tea?  Don’t mind if I do!  And, just when you feel a little uncomfortable, head for the cleanest award-winning restrooms on the road.  Seriously, they have commercials that focus on those restrooms.

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I have filled the back seat of my QX60 with bags of jerky.  Keep in mind that I had no idea that Elk jerky existed before I went to Buc-ee’s.  Now, I know it’s amazing.  Pecan Logs, the “Fudge of the Month” as well as Beaver Bites have provided miles of snack happiness for myself and my kids.  My wife does her best to ignore this fixation and I’m 100% that she hides the junk-food treasures I bring home as soon as she’s able.  That’s all right because I’ve managed to bring home the mugs and cups bearing that Beaver face and even a pin.  And, don’t get me started on the crazy Texas decorations and clothing that range from scorpion paper weights to slippers emblazoned with Texas Longhorns.

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“Even if I don’t need to stop, I find myself wanting to stop at Buc-ee’s,” Texan chef Tim Love told Bon Appétit. “When a new Buc-ee’s opens, it’s like a new roller-coaster ride. You just want to go in and see it. You don’t want to be left out.”

Truth be told, I’m happy to support an organization that treats their employees so well.  Buc-ee’s version of the minimum wage: cashiers, $12 to $14 an hour; food-service and car-wash help, $13 to $15 an hour; team leaders, $14 to $17 an hour; assistant, $17 an hour and up. Each job came with three weeks paid time off each year, which employees are welcome to use, roll over, or exchange for cash. If you want 40 hours a week, there’s 40 hours a week to be had; if you want more than 40 hours a week, that can happen, too.  That’s an organization that understands that when you treat people fairly and truly value their time and expertise… you’ll have the best team.

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At Grubbs Infiniti, we respect that ideal and do the same.  We may not sell Beaver Nuggets, but we have created a wonderful environment that puts people at ease and makes them feel welcome and at home.  Our cafe is stocked with snacks and catered lunches, comfortable areas to enjoy the free wi-fi and catch up on work or a good book.  And, of course, our amazing team always puts the customer first in everything we do and we value each and every person who is part of the Grubbs family.  Many of the Grubbs Infiniti staff members have been with my family for 10-15 years and I know that many of them look for that Buc-ee’s sign when they’re on the road.  That’s because we’re real Texans and we love things that are big, bold and fun.  So come let us put you behind the wheel of an Infiniti and then plan your next adventure.  Just make sure you leave some time for Bucc-ee’s. 

See you on the road.

George Grubbs III

On the Road with Grubbs Infiniti: New Orleans, Louisiana

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On the road again with Grubbs Infiniti!    Our destination: New Orleans, Louisiana and we brought a spacious QX80 along for the fun.  “The Big Easy” is 506 miles from DFW and inside the luxury interior of the QX80, the 7 hour trip flew by with lively conversation and undeniable comfort.

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Stopping for lunch in lovely Natchitoches, we enjoyed a meal overlooking the river at Maglieaux’s on the Cane.  It’s the same town that hosted Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton and other stars of “Steel Magnolias” while they filmed.  It’s a great spot to take a break and enjoy the scenery.

This quaint southern town was home for the cast and crew of the famous movie during filming and for many months, the people of Natchitoches played host to some of Hollywood’s finest.  We enjoyed the fresh seafood (get the shrimp and corn bisque) and thought the QX80 looked very nice in the square.

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Grubbs Infiniti Louis Armstrong TremeCrossing over the long bridges, we made it to NOLA and took a moment to tip our hats to the late/great Louis Armstrong and the amazing legacy he leaves in New Orleans.  There’s no doubt New Orleans is a music town and it’s considered by many to be the real birthplace of Jazz.  We came prepped by utilizing Infiniti’s InTouch system and streamed our favorite songs via Bluetooth technology over our Bose speakers completely hands free.  #Convenience!

Food is a great reason to visit Louisiana’s largest city and we made sure to make a stop at Willie Mae’s Scotch House.  It’s been serving some of NOLA’s best fried-chicken and soul food since 1957 in the heart of Treme.  Sitting down to a plate of the world-famous fried chicken, you’ll understand why this restaurant is a James Beard Award winner.  Totally worth the calories!

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Grubbs Infiniti Cafe Du MondeContinuing our food tour, no trip to New Orleans is complete without some coffee and beignets.  In 1862, the Cafe Du Monde opened in the New Orleans French Market serving dark roasted coffee with chicory and hot beignets.  They’re open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and we did our best to brush all the powdered sugar off our hands before jumping back into the QX80.

The Big Easy is a city where historic sites cozy up to modern buildings.  New Orleans features a blend of French and Spanish creole architecture and one of our favorites was a colorful shotgun house in the French Quarter.  Decked out in colorful Mardi Gras colors, this bit of history contrasted nicely to the modern lines of the QX80.

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Grubbs Infiniti BalconyNew Orleans is world-famous for its abundance of unique architectural styles which reflect the city’s historical roots and multicultural heritage.  During a visit, you might hear people talk about the balconies and galleries of NOLA.  Here’s the difference:  A BALCONY is a narrow platform projecting outwards from the wall of a building and is unsupported by posts or columns reaching to the ground.

A GALLERY is wider than a balcony and are supported by posts or columns reaching to the ground. Pedestrians caught in a New Orleans downpour can appreciate the wide overhang of French Quarter galleries!

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New Orleans has the reputation of being one of the most haunted cities in America. So we took the QX80 to have a look at the Hotel Provincial.  Some of the buildings that make up the hotel were used as hospitals during the Civil War and guests have reported strange moans and visions of doctors and men in Civil War uniforms walking the halls.  Boo!

One of our favorite places to visit for a special meal is Commander’s Palace in the Garden District.  Built in 1880, this legendary restaurant offers true Louisiana charm and creole dining.  Lunch time fans rave about their 25 Cent Martinis and Turtle Soup.  We made room for Lally’s Praline Parfait (a must have).  Thankfully, the QX80 features a 2nd row with tilting seats so a nap was enjoyed on the way back to the hotel.

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The Garden District is really the best place to enjoy Mardi Gras (the big floats can’t fit in the French Quarter) and we saw many trees still decked out with the beads that are thrown for the big celebration.  We thought the QX80 looked right at home in front of one of the area’s more beautiful old houses.

As always, it’s good to come home to Texas and Grubbs Infiniti.  New Orleans is an amazing city filled with music, food and fun.  It’s an easy trip in an Infiniti and one we highly recommend!  So go grab a po-boy (get it “dressed”) and Jambalaya and relax and go with the flow.  After all, it’s the Big Easy and you’re sure to make some new “Whodi’s”.

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On The Road with Grubbs Infiniti: Santa Fe, NM


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On the Road with Grubbs Infiniti! Destination: Santa Fe, New Mexico.  The  trip was 639 miles and the goal was to get some snow, Hatch green chilis and Southwest art.  We loaded up a QX60 with luggage, lots of snacks, 4 passengers and hit the gas!

When you’re traveling with 4 passengers, the interior of the QX60 is perfect with all the extra legroom and the optional 3rd row seats.  We were able to get all the luggage and still leave room for any great purchases we found in Santa Fe.  Even though the landscape is pretty flat along 287, the amazing wind turbines really punctuated the view.   

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If you’ve never been to New Mexico, it’s worth a visit.  It’s called “The Land of Enchantment” for a reason. From sprawling ranches to a thriving art scene, Texas’s neighbor boasts a wealth of history and rich heritage. 

Time for a break and some coffee.  We made great time in the QX60 and with such great fuel economy, trips to the pump were few and far between.

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For those wanting to ski and hike, Santa Fe is home to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.  As the landscape changed, we caught glimpses of snow and a view of the peaks in the distance. Because all guests have a personal idea of comfort, the QX60 offers three distinct climate zones. The driver, front passenger and rear passengers enjoy their own set of controls. We were warm and toasty for the whole trip.

Santa Fe, New Mexico!  The oldest capital city in the US and renowned for its Pueblo-style architecture and as a creative arts hotbed.  It’s called, “The City Different” and when you visit, you’ll discover a mecca for food, art and fun. 

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We gave ourselves 4 days in Santa Fe and made sure to include visits to the city’s historic landmarks including the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, built in the 1800’s.  

A stay at the Inn and Spa at Loretto puts you right in the heart of Santa Fe and minutes from the art on Canyon Road.  

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We bundled up and headed into the square for breakfast at Cafe Pasquals. Santa Fe is famous for their Hatch Green Chili and Pasquals is a local favorite for serving up fresh, seasonal, organic and naturally raised foods. Delicious!

The QX60 delivered exceptional handling during our Santa Fe adventure. We headed up the hills for a breathtaking view of the Sangre de Cristo mountains.  The name of the mountains refers to the occasional reddish hues observed during sunrise and sunset. With all the fresh snow, skiers and snowboarders were in heaven.

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It’s good to be back home in Texas!  The miles flew by with our theater package in the Infiniti QX60. With dual 7-inch screens and Bose surround, we watched our favorite movies during the drive back to Dallas/Ft Worth.  It was a fun adventure and our QX60 from Grubbs Infiniti made the drive a pleasure.

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”

Grubbs Infiniti and One Warm Coat

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This time of year, I get so busy that I’ll leave the house without a coat.  If you’ve lived in North Texas for any length of time you know that the weather can change by 20 degrees in less than 2 hours and that my forgetfulness often leaves me doing everything I can to get home and warm up.  For so many people in DFW who are cold…it’s not a matter of forgetting their coat… they simply don’t have one.  

That’s why Grubbs Infiniti partnered with “One Warm Coat” this year in an effort to provide anyone in need with a warm coat free of charge. We encouraged our team to donate coats they no longer need and they absolutely delivered above and beyond. They’ve been supported by many of our customers and I’ve been so amazed and humbled by this generosity. 

My hope is that more people will join us and be blessed knowing that their coats will go directly to children, women and men in need.  Since 1992, this astonishing organization has grown nationally to supporting over 3000 coat drives a year. 

So, if you have any used or new coats, scarves, gloves or hats, please bring them by Grubbs Infiniti in Grapevine or Grubbs Euless Pre-Owned Center before December 21st and be warmed by the thought that your gift will be helping so many others.  Thank you so very much.

George Grubbs III

Owner/ General Manager

The Art of Grubbs Infiniti

The Art of Grubbs Infiniti FacebookGrubbs Infiniti has long believed that their beautiful luxury vehicles should be surrounded by equally beautiful architecture and art.  So they were pleased to present a group exhibition of new works featuring Texas artists.  “The Art of Grubbs Infiniti” was held on Thursday, August 13th and was attended by many Dallas/Ft Worth collectors, media and VIP’s.  The new Grubbs Infiniti is the largest Infiniti dealership in the world and the perfect showcase for an art event.  Owner George Grubbs III said, “Our customers tell us it’s wonderful to visit Grubbs Infiniti and experience the fine art we feature every day. We wanted to open our doors to more artists and celebrate new and upcoming artists in our community.”

The Art of Grubbs Infiniti featured prominent artists including abstracts from Melissa Key and bold sculptures from Manuel Sarmiento and Artisan’s Collective. Grubbs Infiniti also invited student artists from the Grapevine/Colleyville schools to exhibit and presented them with a $1000 donation to their art department.  The school’s Art Director Jeff Nisbet said, “I think this event is remarkable.  To have my students have this experience, to have George Grubbs III as an alumni giving back to his school and his roots is amazing. I love working with students and seeing their perspectives on the world reflected in their art.  To have them featured this way is so rewarding.”  Works from Grapevine High School students Hawley Young and Erin Branscum drew great reviews and both are going to college to pursue careers in art. 

During the evening, guests were treated to appetizers from City Kitchen and one of the highlights of the event was the inclusion of margaritas made from Casamigos Reposado Tequila.  “Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to try Casamigos and I thought it would be a perfect compliment to our evening. The event was such a huge success.  Everywhere I turned, people were smiling, laughing, eating and enjoying the art”, said George Grubbs III.

To learn more about Grubbs Infiniti, visit www.GrubbsInfiniti.com

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