Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

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Growing up in Texas, twin brothers Jonathan and Justin Fox were inspired by Texas heat and southern spice. After moving from Fort Worth to Atlanta, Justin and Jonathan were homesick for Texas-style barbecue and after being unable to find the flavors they grew up with, the twin brothers decided to take matters into their own hands. With no professional training, Jonathan and Justin began throwing backyard gatherings for friends and family to test out their barbecue skills. Small gatherings grew into cooking for over 250 people, a barbecue catering operation was born. After a pop-up stint at Smith's Olde Bar in 2005 where Fox Brothers was named “Runner-up Best Barbecue in Atlanta", the brothers decided to open their own restaurant. In 2007, The Brothers along with partner Beau Nolen, opened the Candler Park location on Dekalb Avenue and began welcoming guests with their signature style of smoked brisket, pulled pork, wings, and a mix of original side dishes seven days a week.

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favor success quote/mantra:

  • "If you ain't learning, you ain't living."

In this episode with Jonathan Fox we will discuss:

  • Advice for first time BBQers
  • Finding your unique selling point
  • How to stand out today
  • Finding a brick and mortal location
  • Parking problems with a very popular restaurant

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Knowledge bombs

  1. Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
    • The best service and best food
  2. What is your biggest weakness?
    • Always trying to have the best service and food
  3. What's one thing you ask or look for when interviewing/growing your team?
    • Something about them and who they are and what brings them to us?
  4. What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
    • Remember to say no
  5. Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team.
    • Connect with people and make positive experiences
  6. What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influenced operations?
  7. What is one thing you feel restaurateurs don't do well enough or often enough?
    • Stay on quality
  8. 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?
    • If you're not learning, you're not living
    • Be proud of what you do
    • Just because you have it doesn't mean you need to sell it



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Huge thanks to Jonathan Fox for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

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