Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

Jamie Schrotberger is the CEO at Spread Bagelry. Jamie Schotberger went to school for finance and economics. He began working after that at investment firm Black Rock where we focused on recognizing businesses that were disruptors in their markets while also being scalable. He left that company to serve as the CFO at Garces Group, where he met Brooks Tanner, Spread Bagelry's current COO. Jamie joined Spread Bagelry as the CEO in 2019 and plans to scale the business to 50 locations within just a few years. Spready currently has 10 locations, and looks to open 8 more before the end of 2023.

Check out episode 955 with Brooks Tanner as mentioned in today's episode!

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Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favor success quote/mantra:

  • "Inspire and encourage." Instead of Command and Conquer.

In this episode with Jamie Schrotberger we will discuss:

  • Reducing the commoditization of bagels
  • Fast casual
  • Different generations use restaurants differently
  • Growing too fast

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Knowledge bombs

  1. Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
    • Humility
  2. What is your biggest weakness?
    • Too optimistic
  3. What's one thing you ask or look for when interviewing/growing your team?
    • Culture, will they elevate the entire group?
  4. What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
    • Growth, product distribution
  5. Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team.
    • Don't think small, think about future growth
  6. What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff?
    • Notice people and understand "the other side of the counter"
  7. What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?
  8. What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations?
  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?
    • Be kind
    • Have humility
    • Treat everybody with the same amount of respect and care



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Huge thanks to Jamie Schrotberger for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

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