Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

With excitement allow me to introduce to you today's guest, CEO of The Little Beat, Little Beat Table, Le Pain Quotidien. For nearly 16 years Becky Mulligan was living the "intrapreneurial" lifestyle while climbing the executive ladder within the Starbucks organization. While at Starbucks she held the title of District Manager; Regional Director NC, VA, & SC; Direct of Mobile Ordering & Pay; Director of Program Development; Director of US Prioritization, Planning, & Promotion; and Regional Direct WA.

Check out Servant Leadership: Learn the Most Effective Soft Skills to Become a Servant Leader and Guide Your Team to Success by Liam Taylor as mentioned in today's episode.

Check out It's My Company Too!: How Entangled Companies Move Beyond Employee Engagement for Remarkable Results as mentioned in today's episode!

Check out episode 709 with Field Failing as mentioned in today's episode!

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote or mantra:

  • "Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls." -Maya Angelou

In today's episode with Becky Mulligan we will discuss:

  • Playing several roles in various types of companies
  • Find out what your team members want from your employment and company
  • Lessons learned from Starbucks
  • Scaling and driving culture
  • Servant leadership
  • Love your brand
  • The "visioning" process
  • Be intentional

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Knowledge bombs

  1. Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
    • Presence
  2. What is your biggest weakness?
    • I want to do too much too fast
  3. What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview?
    • Passion for the product, people who challenge me and tell me when something is not right
  4. What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
    • Getting restaurants reopened/opening new restaurants
  5. Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team.
    • Vulnerability, authenticity, humility
  6. What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff?
    • Sharing the knowledge you team has for food
  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?
    • Be present with their people
  9. What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influenced operations?
    • Meez - The recipe tool for professional chefs
  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?
    • Have courage
    • Be real
    • Be kind

Contact info:

Instagram: @eatlittlebeet


Thanks for listening!

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Huge thanks to Becky Mulligan for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!


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