Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

Adam Barnosky is a member of the Ruberto, Israel & Weiner law firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. His practice is concentrated in the representation of real estate developers, restaurateurs, commercial landlords/tenants, cannabis operators/developers and hospitality industry clients in New England.

Joining me to ask questions and get the most out of this conversation is Andrew Wilkinson, founder and operator of Pizza Llama, a mobile wood fire pizza oven serving north eastern Maryland for the past 4 years.

Show Notes

Favorite Success Quote or Mantra:

  • Adam: The people who make it look easiest are the ones working the hardest. Work hard, plan, and follow through.
  • Andrew: Drop the (metaphorical) rope. Use it to get yourself up and drop it down for the next person behind you.

In this episode with Adam Barnosky, we will discuss:

  • Letters of intent/leasing
  • Commercial real estate focused on the hospitality industry
  • The Boston scene's real estate/hospitality expansion
  • Too many restaurants are opening - what do we do about it?
  • Hospitality fees for back-of-the-house
  • Lease vs. Letter of Intent (LOI)
  • Zoning
  • Licensing
  • Exit strategies
  • FAQs for leasing and restaurant real estate
  • Andrew's story building Pizza Llama
  • Going from making pizza for free to starting a pizza business
  • Slow and steady scaling
  • The need to scale back

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Contact info:

Adam's contact info:

Website: Ruberto, Israel & Weiner


Andrew's contact info:

Pizza Llama Instagram: @_pizzallama

Personal Instagram: @freepza

Thanks for listening!

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Huge thanks to Adam Barnosky and Andrew Wilkinson for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!


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