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Ken Schwartz Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast

With Excitement allow me to introduce to you today's guest, President & CEO SSA Foodservice Design + Consulting, Ken Schwartz. SSA Foodservice Design + Consulting is a global hospitality design and consulting firm established in Tampa by Ken Schwartz in 1987. SSA specializes in food and beverage service design and is known for their Bespoke design solutions. Schwartz has been selected as one of the top 12 design consultants in the world and the SSA team has grown from a single office to multiple locations in the US and Europe. SSA project engagements range from small boutique coffee establishments to $2.6 billion resorts. Brands, architects, and interior designers within all sectors of foodservice design (ie restaurants, casino, hotels, resorts, healthcare, workplace dining, sports venues, airports and college/universities) engage SSA for its extensive knowledge, creativity, and collaborative approach.


Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote or mantra:

  • "There is no substitute for great planning."

In today's workshop with Ken Schwartz we will discuss:

  • Startup capital needed
  • Design team
  • Consulting fees
  • Water, sewer, transportation fees
  • Closing costs
  • Insurance deposits
  • Tech: POS/software
  • Interest on money borrowed
  • Opening labor
  • Change-of-use costs
  • Insurance

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Huge thanks to Ken Schwartz for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!


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