Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

Tony Christofellis is the co-founder of Salad and Go and the co-founder of Angie's Food Concepts, all based in Phoenix, AZ. Tony grew up in the restaurant industry with many of his family members owning restaurants. In 2011, he got the idea for Salad and Go, and in 2013 it opened. The purpose of Salad and Go was to make organic food more affordable and drive-through friendly. Eventually Salad and Go received private equity and the other partners wanted to take the concept in another direction, so they parted ways. Tony then opened Angie's Food Concepts, which seeks to make luxury foods affordable to everyone. There are currently three concepts under the Angie's brand. 

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Get some!"

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Scaling
  • Vertical integration
  • Food cost
  • Private equity
  • Real estate and construction
  • AND MORE!

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Contact the guest:

Website: https://www.angiesfoodconcepts.com

Thanks for listening!

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