About Us

The home office is in South Mission Beach in San Diego, California. We are located within a historic,
progressive, surf community; a bustling nightlife and trendy high-end bars.

Quick Strain Tins goal is to directly increase the sales and tips of a large number of clubs, bars
and restaurants throughout the world.
2933 Bayside Walk
San Diego, CA 92109

Inventor Bio
My name is Jason Griffin, the inventor of the Quick Strain Tin. I am originally from a small town in
South Georgia called Valdosta. I grew up the youngest of six in a perfectly-loving, middle-class family in
culture-rich, low-income neighborhood on Jackson Street. After High School I attended
Florida A&M University in Tallahassee and graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering from the
FAMU/FSU College of Engineering. Tallahassee is where I first got my feet wet behind a bar called
Club V-XII and then Bullwinkle’s, one of the ‘Top 10 College Bars’ in the nation.
Thinking of both of them definitely makes me smile.

The modeling industry brought me out to LA for a fun-filled, exciting struggle for a year and a half. After leaving the
Sunset Strip, I ended up under the sun in San Diego. This is where I’ve worked, partied, laughed and learned with
some of the greatest examples of what is best about the restaurant/bar industry. I love to learn, smile a lot, try to use
my two ears and one mouth proportionately and truly enjoy life.

That’s definitely enough about me. So, I’ll leave you with my bartending work history and one of my favorite quotes
by Maya Angelou...

“Life loves to be taken by the lapels and told ‘I’m with you kid, Let’s go!”


The Inventors Bartending Experience
Basic Urban Kitchen – “A cool, urban, concept bar designed and owned by John Mangini; a good friend, visionary
and truly great person.”- 04/06 to Present
Stingaree-“ A six million dollar, high-end, ultra-trendy three story bar with a water fall owned by James Brennan on
6th and Island in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter-12/05 to Present
RT’s Longboards Grill –“A fun, laid back, Pacific Beach, surf and beach bar named after RT, a legendary San Diego
lifeguard, and owned by his brothers, Craig and Doug Trenton. - 01/03 to Present
Onyx Room/Thin Room – “Two beautifully designed trendy clubs owned by Greg S., on 5th Avenue of the San Diego
Gaslamp Quarter 03/04 to 02/06
PB Bar & Grill – 02/04 to 07/04
Market Street Bar and Grill – 03/04 to 04/05
China Doll - 01/04 to 09/04
Typhoon Saloon- 01/02- 01/04
Juke Joint Café- 01/01- 09/04
Acqua Al 2 – 11/00 to 01/02
Bullwinkle’s- 09/97 to 06/00
Club V-XII - 10/96 to 09/97

Recent bartending accomplishments:
2009- Bartender of the Month
2007- 944 Magazine Bartender Spotlight
2005- Tuaca Games Bartending Champion (with partner Dan Niefer)


Some of our favorite quotes…

We grow by dreams. All big men are dreamers, some of us let dreams die, but others nourish them, nurse them through bad days…to the sunshine and light that always comes.
Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) 28th President of the U.S.

Whatever you truly and sincerely want out of life you can have because it is within your reach. But you do have to reach out for it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some men succeed because they are destined to, but most men because they are determined to.

A Journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
Jewish Proverb

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by the moonlight and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish born English poet, playwright

The gent who wakes up and finds himself a success hasn’t been asleep.
Wilson Minser (1876-1932) American Author

Every time a man puts a new idea across he finds ten men who thought of it before he did but they only thought of it.

Life loves to be taken by the lapels and told, ‘I’m with you kid, Let’s go.’
Maya Angelou (Born 1928) American writer, activist, teacher, poet

At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope that it can be done, then they see it can be done - then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.
Francis Hodges Burnet (1849-1924) English born author

My mother told me, “If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general; if you become a monk, you’ll end up Pope.” Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Spanish painter and sculptor

Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where all the fruit is.
Arthur F. Lenehan

He would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance: One cannot fly into flying.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German philosopher

If you really do put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.

Some men see things as they are and say “Why” I dream things that never were and say “Why not?”
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish playwright, critic, social reformer

Give me where to stand and I will move the Earth.
Archimedes (287-212 B.C.) Syracusan mathematician, astronomer, inventor

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
Elbert Hubbard (1856- 1915) American businessmen, writer, printer

Consider the postage stamp, my son, it secures success through its ability to stick to one thing until it gets there.
Josh Billings (1818-1885) American humorist

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
James Bryant Conant (1893-1978) American university administrator, diplomat