Fri, 4 December 2015
In this episode we discuss: what can happen when your "why" has an others focus; why you need to just take a chance, because you'll never open a restaurant unless you start; how important it is to do the research before you open; how being too lax can cause your people to be confused and unhappy; The benefits of opening a restaurant with your own money; open book management; hiring; leveraging technology; and the impact visioning can have on your restaurant.
Opening Homeroom Mac & Cheese was a dream come true for Allison Arevalo and Erin Wade. Before becoming restaurant owners, both were working boring corporate jobs while daydreaming about one day opening a restaurant. After meeting at a busy Oakland cafe one fateful rainy day, they decided to quit their cushy jobs and sink their life savings into a mac and cheese restaurant.