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Lauren Brie Lynch Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast

The University of Albany graduate, Lauren Brie Lynch had 10 years food and beverage experience before joining forces with Jay Janawsky, and Chad Vigneulle to open Harlem Public in 2011. With the moment the team went on to open At The Wallace in 2014, followed by The Honey Well in 2016. All three restaurants continue to go strong to this day. Addition, there is a food hall opening on the horizon in Washington Heights.

Show notes…

Favorite success quote or mantra:

"Make something good and the money will come."

In this episode with Lauren Brie Lynch we will discuss:

  • How technology can positively impact you as the owner
  • Knowing your lane and staying in it
  • Defining roles
  • The importance of mentoring your younger staff
  • Stress management
  • The numbers game for opening
  • Risk factors
  • Opening/building pains and how to deal
  • Theft
  • Building relationships with your staff
  • The importance of checklists
  • Social media
  • Aesthetic is secondary
  • The ins and outs of partnerships
  • Technology in the restaurants
  • Empower your staff

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Knowledge bombs

  1. Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
    • Communication
  2. What is your biggest weakness?
    • "Getting stuck in my own head"
  3. What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview?
    • Do I want to hang out with this person
  4. What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
    • Remaining open-minded and staying relevant
  5. Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team.
    • Be welcoming
  6. What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff?
    • Asking how the guests is doing
  7. What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?
  8. What's the one thing you feel restaurateurs don't know well enough or do often enough?
    • Humanizing staff
  9. What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your four walls restaurant and how has it influence operations?
  10. If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be?
    • Other people will come in and do something better
    • I want to be like the cheers bar that welcomed anybody
    • Many ways to skin a cat

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Huge thanks to Lauren Brie Lynch for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!


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