Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

John Banquil is the CEO and President of Ling and Louie's Asian Bar and Grill, based in Arizona. John started in the restaurant industry at 16 as a host. At a young age, he found himself as a F.O.H. manager in upscale, fine dining restaurants. In 2018, he bought Ling and Louie's, which today consists of 3 brands and 7 locations in 4 states. 

Favorite success quote/mantra: "Leadership is a role you grow into gradually no matter how long you've been in the role. In the short term, you are as good as your intensity, in the long term you are only as good as your consistency, and in between intewnsity and consistency lives clarity and persistence."

In this episode we will discuss: 

  • Consistency
  • Franchising
  • Leadership
  • Culture
  • FOH
  • Menu engineering
  • AND MORE!

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