Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

Jamie Giovinazzo is the founder of Eat Clean Bro, a meal delivery service that started from a conversation at the gym, and a vision to help people be more healthy. In 2013, after 7 failed attempts, and only $300, Eat Clean Bro was finally able to get off the ground and hasn't stopped scaling since. As of 2019 Eat Clean Bro has tens of thousands of customers across 11 states.

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote or mantra:

  • "A man can fail many times, but he is not a failure until, he give up."

In today's episode with Jamie Giovinazzo we will discuss:

  • Being unprepared when you start your business
  • Learning from failure
  • Finding a business partner
  • Mistakes people make they start to make money
  • Partners. Do you need them?
  • The desire to help people
  • Being OK with failure
  • Organization is key
  • Recognize your weaknesses
  • Adderral addiction
  • You have to be honest with yourself to be successful
  • Drugs in our industry
  • Make friends in the industry
  • Growing while maintaining a small business mentality
  • Communication and problem solving are key
  • The future of small businesses in America
  • Helping other entrepreneurs
  • Playing the long game

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Knowledge bombs

  1. Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
    • Passion
  2. What is your biggest weakness?
    • Organization
  3. What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview?
    • Collaboration
  4. What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
    • Competing against brands with much bigger bank accounts
  5. Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team.
    • Treat people the way you want to be treated
  6. What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff?
    • Healthy prepared meals with no contract or minimum
  7. What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?
  8. 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?
    • Treat people the way you want to be treated, listen to your gut, always do the right thing

Contact info:

Instagram: @jamiegiovinazzo


Thanks for listening!

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Huge thanks to Jamie Giovinazzo for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!


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