Yeah i found them to be pretty much worthless. The vary nice man couldn't answer any of my questions and said my business plan was perfect. Of corse i knew it sucked, mostly because it was my first draft and theres no way in hell it was perfect. Later i attempted to contact the same man who freely offered to take my questions over email and well... he never responded. I guess it wasn't worthless that's a vary strong word. I guess it just wasn't what i needed or was hoping for.
I am very disappointed in your views of score, pwheel. Life and business is all what you take out of it, their is an opportunity to learn something in every encounter and action your take. You obviously just saw that you could get a free mentor and only took advantage of that part of SCORE. If you would have even taken a glimpse of any part of their website you would have seen the countless amazing resources that they have available. They have tools, recommendations, and best of all real world experience for every stage of a business.
Just because you are opening a business in the food and beverage industry does not set you in an "exclusive" club of enterpreneurs and business owners. We all have to go through the same steps in opening and starting a business! Also, I don't see how you can complain about something that was FREE! SCORE is a not for profit organization started by retired business executives, they are meeting with you on their time and making no money doing it. The fact that they were bankers to is a very important thing considering you are looking for funding, they are the exact types of guys who would be looking over your loan applications!
All-in-all from your statements you have made, I don't think that owning a business is right for you. As a business owner you should have an always learning attitude and be thankful for any little piece of information you can get, especially if its FREE! The last thing we need in this world is another restaurant/bar owner who is high on himself and thinks he knows everything.