Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

Mat Snapp is the Executive VP of Operations at Barter & Shake in Phoenix. Mat began his career in the restaurant industry as a teenager delivering pizzas. Later, Mat went to school for writing and became a professional writer/copywriter. He soon found himself leaving his writing career to work with Sam Fox Restaurant Concepts where, starting in 2004, he helped the organization open 95 restaurants. He left that company in 2021 and began his journey with Barter & Shake. Barter & Shake has over 90 cocktails on its menu.

Favorite success quote/mantra: "Amateurs practice until they get it right. Professionals practice until they can't get it wrong."

In this episode we will discuss: 

  • Operations
  • Mentors
  • Cocktails
  • Cocktail menu engineering

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