Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

Over the last 12 years Shawn Walchef’s restaurant, Cali Comfort BBQ, and media business has generated over twenty five million dollars in sales in San Diego, California without ever adding another single location. His greatest location curse became his greatest gift as it forced him to focus on all things digital just to stay in business. Currently his team has developed a plan to scale with a new bbq media model that is three times more profitable than his first business.

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Show notes…

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In today's workshop with Shawn Walchef we will discuss:

  1. Stay curious, get involved, ask for help
    • Every day at your restaurant is an event, treat it like that
    • Digital storytelling through smartphones
  2. Establish relationships NOT based on exchanging money
    • Put on events for people as favors
    • Document and share everything
  3. If you are overwhelmed with the abundance of apps and platforms...
    • the internet breaks down to
      • video
      • audio
      • images
      • written word
  4. When it comes to the step by step of sharing your work online...
    • the 4 P's are
      • Plan
      • Produce
      • Publish
      • Promote

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