Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore


In this episode with Derin Alemli, we discuss:

  • Being true to yourself.
  • Studying the consumer market.
  • Retaining the human element in a technology driven restaurant.  
  • Using catering to scale into a brick and mortar.  
  • Using ingredients that can be integrated across multiple menu items.
  • The lean startup methodology. 
  • Starting with a "minimal viable product".
  • Keeping your menu simple, yet interesting.
  • How to sell a vision.
  • Using SBA loans to validate the vision and find more funding. 
  • What to consider when finding a location. 
  • What the flow of a high-tech, low-touch company looks likes.
  • Why Derin decided to go with proprietary technology. 

Graduate of the University of Central Florida and the University of Chicago, Derin Alemli is a cereal entrepreneur. His first entrepreneurial success, DownBeats, set Derin up to tackle his newest entrepreneurial venture Square Roots Kitchen, a fast casual restaurant using technology to give customers the ultimate meal customization experience. Their theory is that an automated restaurant, if done right, can give consumers an easier and more personalized experience that's fast while allowing to operate with minimal staff members.

Show notes…

Favorite Success Quote or Mantra.

"Be true to thy own self."

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