Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

Mandy Heflin and Hogan Jamison are Co-Owners of Chula Seafood, based in Phoenix, AZ. Mandy moved from Seattle to Phoenix when she was 18 and missed the seafood culture from her hometown. Her husband's (and co-owner of Chula) family operated a sustainable fishing boat out of San Diego, and so they decided to bring an incredible seafood market and restaurant to Phoenix. They sold seafood in Phoenix from 2014 until 2016 when they opened the first Chula Seafood location, and in 2019 they opened a second. Hogan has been in the restaurant industry for over 25 years, 12 of which were with Fox Restaurant Concepts. He joined Chula during the very first opening and has been with them since. The third Chula location opened in 2022. 

Favorite success quote/mantra: Mandy... "Start with kindness." Hogan... "Growth mindset."

In this episode we will discuss: 

  • Sustainable seafood
  • Marketing
  • Educating your employees and customers best practices
  • Scaling and opening
  • Training and orientation best practices
  • Tech stack

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  • Instagram: @chula_seafood
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