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Brian Bogert is a co-founder of Oklahoma City restaurant group The Social Order Dining Collective (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Texadelphia, Seven47 & The Jones Assembly). Born and raised in Oklahoma City, he graduated from Heritage Hall High School. Brian was and continues to be a formidable tennis player, winning the state championship two years in a row. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX with degrees in Finance and Marketing. When he’s not cheering on the OKC Thunder and Roger Federer, Brian is coaching high school tennis athletes at his high school alma mater.

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote or mantra:

  • "The balance between contentment and stress is life's biggest riddle."

In today's episode with Brian Bogert we will discuss:

  • Work/life balance
  • Similarities between coaching sports and owning restaurants
  • The beginnings of fast casual
  • Communication skills
  • Business partners
  • Franchising
  • Advice for becoming a franchisee
  • Understanding your numbers
  • Finding the right accountant
  • Understand every aspect and role within your business
  • Profit First money management system
  • Managing a young, drunk crowd
  • Consulting
  • Using existing architecture to inform restaurant concepts
  • Social media marketing
  • Early mistakes
  • Soft/hard openings

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Knowledge bombs

  1. Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
    • Make it happen
  2. What is your biggest weakness?
    • Saying "No"
  3. What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview?
    • The intangibles; is he/she a good person
  4. What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
    • Pivoting in the pandemic
  5. Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team.
    • Keep your head on a swivel/be proactive
  6. What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff?
    • Keep your head on a swivel/be proactive
  7. What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?
  8. What's one thing you feel restaurateurs don't know well enough or do often enough?
    • Listening
  9. Name one service you've hired.
  10. What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations?
    • Developed an in-house app
    • Asana - Manage Your Team's Work, Projects, and Tasks Online
  11. 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?
    • Take cafe of eachother
    • Travel
    • Listen

Contact info:

Instagram: @teambogie

Thanks for listening!

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Huge thanks to Brian Bogert for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!


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