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Corey Manicone Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast

Corey grew up in the industry as his parents owned fast casual restaurants in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he learned first hand the good, the bad and the ugly that comes with operating. In 2015, Corey joined New York City based Relay Delivery as the first employee, helping define the optimal delivery playbook used by hundreds of restaurants. Seeing a need in the market to further enhance the off-premise business model for restaurants, he co-founded Zuul in early 2018, New York's first ghost kitchen solution. Today, Zuul licenses their proprietary ghost kitchen technology, allowing restaurant operators across the country an opportunity to achieve a much-improved economic model for delivery while also enhancing the consumer experience.

Check out episode 769 with Kyle Inserra as mentioned in today's episode.

Check out episode 835 with Michael Chernow as mentioned in today's episode.

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote or mantra:

  • “You can beat the person that won’t give up.”

In today's episode with Corey Manicone we will discuss:

  • Franchising
  • Hardships in the industry
  • Negotiating your lease
  • What Corey learned from big companies outside the restaurant industry
  • Virtual Brands
  • Best practices for dealing with 3rd party delivery

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Contact info:

Twitter: @coreymanicone


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Huge thanks to Corey Manicone for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!


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