Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

In today's episode, we make an example of Co-founder and President of A Good Egg Dining Group, Keith Paul! Before starting his first restaurant, Keith Paul was a Sales Rep for Ben E. Keiths Food Distributor, where got a crash course about the restaurant business and made invaluable network connection. In 2000, Paul opened his own restaurant Cheever's, which still serves Oklahoma city to this day. Today, A Good Egg Dining Group consists of 9 unique concepts: Cheever's, Iron Star Urban Barbecue; Red PrimeSteak; Republic Gastropub; Tucker's Onion Burgers; Kitchen No 324; The Drake; Barrios; and Mexican Radio.

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Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote or mantra:

  • "The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away."

In today's episode with Keith Paul we will discuss:

  • Curious about human nature
  • Hiring/firing
  • Leveraging your wholesalers
  • What is courtesy in the hospitality industry?
  • Promotion
  • Collaboration
  • Finding the right city for your concept
  • Creating a good business plan
  • Scaling
  • How to establish trust
  • How to schedule
  • Inventory control
  • Growing too fast?
  • Open-book management
  • Profit sharing?
  • "Writing the end of the story."
Direct download: 779_Keith_Paul_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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