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With Excitement allow me to introduce to you today's guest, the Owner of Guerrilla Tacos, Tiago Coffee Bar & Kitchen, Gogo's Tacos, and Guerrilla Cafecito. Valles got her start at Coffee Roasters where she met Bill Chait and was recruited to work at Petty Cash Taqueria. During this time, Valles was studying law and started a bookkeeping business, where she'd help fellow business people. It was also during this time that she met Chef Wes Avila, who she partnered with to open Guerrilla Taco's brick and mortar location.

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Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote or mantra:

  • "Fake it til you make it."

In this episode with Brittney Valles we will discuss:

  • The importance of self-teaching through technology
  • Self-awareness
  • Non-monetary benefits to experiences
  • Kitchen layout
  • Employee-manager relations
  • Punishment vs accountability

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Knowledge bombs
  1. Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
    • Just go for it
  2. What is your biggest weakness?
    • Cocky/ego
  3. What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview?
    • Flexibility
  4. What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
    • growing up while owning a restaurant
  5. Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team.
    • Having grace
  6. What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff?
    • teach staff to be individuals
  7. What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?
  8. What is something restaurateurs don't do well enough or often enough?
    • Advocate/proactive
  9. What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations?
  10. Name one service you've hired.
  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?
    • Have grace
    • Exercise
    • Just because you get a lot of it for cheap, doesn't mean it's good

Contact info:


Instagram: @brittneyvalles

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Huge thanks to Brittney Valles for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!


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