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Upon graduating college Dave Hirschkop opened Burrito Madness in College Park, MD. As a way to deal with unruly drunks, Dave created a hot sauce. Before long that hot sauce became Dave's main focus, and Dave's Insanity Sauce was born.

Today Dave owns a website and business called Dave’s Gourmet where they sell Dave's Insanity Hot Sauce, pasta sauce, overnight oats and much more.

In Today's episode, Dave shares how he spun a gourmet food business out of his restaurant and what advice he has for other restaurants looking to launch their products into stores and online retail. 

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote or mantra:

"Your attitude determines your altitude."

-Tony Robbins   

In this episode with David Hirschkop we discuss:

  • Creating something truly memorable, unique, and great. 
  • If it's not exceptional with your first rendition, keep trying. 
  • Starting where you can and slowly scaling as you can. 
  • Scaling with concentric circles.
  • Regarding retail, focus on instore velocity a.k.a. how fast a product is selling in one store before you look to scale to multiple stores. 
  • Understanding that you're not going to be good at everything, so be the best at what you're already good at. 
  • Considering how well your product ships. 
  • Understanding the power of "why". 
  • Considering the supply chain.
  • Needing conviction. 
  • Creating an experience at every touching point. 
  • Running surveys. 

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Huge thanks to Dave Hirschkop for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!


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