Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

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Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote or mantra:

  • "Staying positive in a negative situation isn't naive, it's leadership."

In today's episode with Adam Rosenbaum we will discuss:

  • The business side
  • Empowering your staff
  • Events
  • Japanese culture and cooking
  • Building a menu around one item
  • Scaling
  • Building a brand
  • Business partners with your best friends
  • Ghost kitchens

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Knowledge bombs

  1. Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
    • Sense of humor
  2. What is your biggest weakness?
    • Sense of humor
  3. What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview?
    • Will they get along with everyone else
  4. What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
    • COVID-19, you have to pivot
  5. Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team.
    • When someone walks through the door you yell across the room to greet them
  6. What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff?
    • Respect
  7. What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?
  8. What's one thing you feel restaurateurs don't know well enough or do often enough?
    • Evolve
  9. Name one service you've hired.
  10. What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influenced operations?
    • Upngo Pay - Contactless payments for restaurants
  11. If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be?
    • Look someone in the eye when you shake their hand
    • Put down the toilet seat
    • Treat people how you want to be treated

Contact info:

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Huge thanks to Adam Rosenbaum for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!


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