Mon, 11 September 2023
Prakash Karamchandani is the Co-Founder of Balance Grille in Ohio. Prakash Karamchandani (PK) met his best friend and business partner, HoChan Jang (CJ), in college. Once they graduated and had not much luck finding their dream jobs, they decided to open a restaurant. In 2010, they opened their first restaurant, with PK focusing on finances and building out systems. After their second location, the concept truly took off and became successful. Today, there are 6 Balance locations. One of those locations has an aquaponic farm inside the restaurant where ingredients are grown, harvested, and used on their menu.
Check out episode 1007 with Prakash!
Calls to ACTION!!!
Favorite success quote/mantra:
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