Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

Anthony Valletta is the President of Bartaco. Valletta is from Boston and studied the restaurant business both in the US and abroad in London. After graduating in 2005, he eventually found himself as the Managing Partner at Longhorn Steakhouse and stayed with the company for 7 years. He was Del Frisco's Director of Operations for 7 years from 2011 to 2018. He then worked as the COO at Mina Group, and held the same title at Birdcall in Denver. He has been the President of Bartaco since 2021.

Check out episode 829 with Andy Pforzeimer Co-Founder of Bartaco as mentioned in today's episode.

Check out episode 966 with Sam Caucci Founder & CEO of 1Huddle as mentioned in today's episode.

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Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • Cowards never start. Losers never finish. Winners never stop."

In this episode with Anthony Valletta we will discuss:

  • The role of the "President" in a restaurant company
  • Corporate restaurant world
  • Empowering managers
  • Restaurant tech and where to find the best options
  • Gaining loyalty in stead of frequency with a limited marketing budget

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Knowledge bombs

  1. Which “it factor” habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
    • Discipline
  2. What is your biggest weakness?
    • Patience
  3. What's one thing you ask or look for when interviewing/growing your team?
    • Humility
  4. What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
    • Acquisition and retention of great people
  5. Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team.
    • Do three things really well at one time, and prioritize them properly
  6. What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff?
    • Go above and beyond for a guest no matter what
  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. What is one thing you feel restaurateurs don't do well enough or often enough?
    • Don't say who wrote the rule, afraid to change
  10. 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?
    • No one will remember what you did, they remember how you made them feel
    • Gratitude turns what we have into enough
    • A mistake made twice is a decision



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Huge thanks to Anthony Valletta for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

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