Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

Brian Duncan is the Founder of Down To Earth Wine Concepts LLC. Brian is a Chicago native and graduated from Illinois State University. In 1992 he joined the Chicago restaurant Spruce with owner Dan Sachs and Chef Keith Luce. In 1999, Brian and Dan Sachs opened Bin 36, a 13,000 square foot restaurant in downtown Chicago. Shortly after that, Brian created Bin 36 Wines, to make and sell his own wines. In 2008, Brian began attending seminars and public speaking opportunities about wine and education. In 2015, Brian created Down To Earth Wine Concepts LLC, a consulting company which pulls from all of Brian's expertise: public speaking, hospitality, business ownership, food and wine education, and corporate team building exercises.

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favor success quote/mantra:

  • "You have to have humility."

In this episode with Brian Duncan we will discuss:

  • Public speaking
  • Humility
  • Wine education
  • Staff training
  • How to run a profitable wine program

Today's sponsor:

At Popmenu, we know that in today’s world, a great hospitality experience usually begins onlineKeeping the conversation with guests going beyond the meal also requires simple, powerful, fun technology capable of expression through all kinds of channels. Our team takes pride in helping restaurants put their best foot forward digitally so they can focus on what they do best. We think PDF menus are super boring, we believe 3rd party platforms have had too much say in how consumers find their next dining experience and we deeply feel that sharing your beautiful menu doesn’t have to be so difficult, time-consuming and expensive. As a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable, you'll receive $100 off your first month of Popmenu!

Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

7shifts is the team management platform for restaurants. From hiring to scheduling, training, and retaining, they’ve got the tools you need to help you run your business with ease. Better understand your restaurant, hit your labor targets, and keep your entire team connected. Plus, 7shifts integrates with POS and payroll systems you already use and trust! Join over 30,000 restaurants using 7shifts today. Restaurant Unstoppable listeners get 3 months for free. Sign up here: https://www.7shifts.com/unstoppable

Contact:

Instagram: @obrion

Facebook: @downtoearth

Email: brian36@icloud.com

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

Huge thanks to Brian Duncan for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Direct download: Brian_Duncan_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EST

1