Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore
With excitement allow me to introduce to you today's guest, Peter LeSar. Perter is the founder of Restaurant Development Theory and the author of Restaurant Strong: The First Principles of Restaurant Outperformance and How to Make Them Work For You.
Peter co-founded two restaurants: Donde Jose, recognized by The World's 50 Best Restaurants Discovery Series as one of the 50 "next generation dining destinations" around the globe; and Lo Que Hay, named as one of the"15 best new restaurants openings" through the Americas.
Prior to his restaurant openings, Peter operated a publicly-traded hospitality company both as interim CEO and Long-time CFO ($125million of revenue with 5,000 employees and operations in 7 countries). he has been the president of an Asian hospitality company with $50+ million in revenue and 1,350 employees.
Join Peter at where he helps restaurants to bridge the knowledge they need to scale from small businesses into large ones.

Check out Peter's book: Restaurant Strong: The First Principles of Restaurant Outperformance and How to Make Them Yours

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote or mantra:

  • "There's a lot more that we don't know about our own spot in the world than we even realize we don't know."

In today's episode with Peter Lesar we will discuss:

  • Everything covered in the book +PLUS MORE

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Knowledge bombs

  1. Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
    • Conviction
  2. What is your biggest weakness?
    • Too creative
  3. What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
    • Getting the word out
  4. Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team.
    • Take off time for thinking
  5. What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff?
    • Be yourself
  6. What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?
  7. What's one thing you feel restaurateurs don't know well enough or do often enough?
    • Learn
  8. Name one service you've hired.
  9. 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?
    • One on one counts more than anything else
    • The history of the relationships with people matters incredibly
    • Get a dog

Contact info:

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Huge thanks to Peter LeSar for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!


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