Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore (general)

Lauren Bailey is the CEO and Co-Founder of Upward Projects, based out of Phoenix, AZ. Lauren knew she wanted to be a restaurateur while mixing a drink at a bar on Martha's Vineyard in her early 20's. She got a job at PF Chang's when that concept had only 2 locations. She then returned to her hometown of Phoenix and began working in fine dining restaurants, and she even worked with Sam Fox Restaurant Concepts. She finally opened her first restaurant, Postino, with her business partner Craig Demarco. Today Upward Projects has 32 restaurants in 10 cities across 5 states with 1,900 employees. The company hit 100 million dollars in sales last year. 

Favorite success quote/mantra: "The brain works really well at talking you out of things, so you need to talk yourself into things."

In this episode we will discuss: 

  • Entrepreneurialism
  • Opening restaurants
  • Scaling
  • FOH
  • Business coaches
  • Partnerships
  • Raising capital
  • AND MORE!

Today's sponsors:

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

MarginEdge: Boost your efficiency and profitability without adding labor costs. MarginEdge is a complete restaurant management software that allows you to seamlessly manage all aspects of your business from one central location. Track food costs in real time, make inventory faster and less tedious, easily cost out your recipes, and get a daily P&L so you always know where you stand. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstopabble.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact the guest:

  • Website:https://upwardprojects.com/ 
  • Instagram: @laurenbailylb

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We are on Youtube: @RestaurantUnstoppable

 

Direct download: Lauren_Bailey_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Regan Jasper is a former Partner with Fox Restaurant Concepts and he is currently a Partner with Corbett's, in Tucson, AZ. Jasper saw great success working for and with Sam Fox Restaurant Concepts. Today, he is a Partner at Corbett's in Tucson, AZ. 

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "You lead or you follow or you just get out of the way."

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Fine dining
  • Poaching
  • Hotel restaurants
  • Culture
  • Operations
  • Opening restaurants
  • AND MORE!

Today's sponsor:

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

National Council for Mental Health and Wellbeing -  Create healthier, more engaged employees with Mental Health First Aid at Work for Restaurants. This training teaches employees how to recognize and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health or substance use challenges. It’s trusted by leading companies, offers flexible training options to adapt to the often- unpredictable restaurant and food services environments, and it’s developed and delivered by experts. Visit MentalHealthFirstAid.org/Restaurants to learn more OR use this link: CLICK HERE

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact the guest:

Website: https://corbettstucson.com

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Regan_Jasper_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Nathan Ares is the Owner of Ares Collective Restaurant Group based in Tucson, AZ. Nathan Ares was featured on Restaurant Unstoppable episode 681, mostly for his work with his restaurant, Prep and Pastry, in Tucson, AZ. Today, the Ares Collective is the creator/owner of 7 concepts in and around Tucson.

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Hospitality is a big word made up of small, little actions."

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Scaling
  • Social media
  • Partners
  • Cost of goods
  • Menu engineering
  • Hiring
  • Unions
  • Drive ups
  • AND MORE!

Today's sponsor:

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

MarginEdge: Boost your efficiency and profitability without adding labor costs. MarginEdge is a complete restaurant management software that allows you to seamlessly manage all aspects of your business from one central location. Track food costs in real time, make inventory faster and less tedious, easily cost out your recipes, and get a daily P&L so you always know where you stand. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstopabble.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact the guest:

Website: https://www.prepandpastry.com

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Nathan_Ares_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Alex McEntire is a the owner, founder, and Chief Donut Officer at Chin Up Donuts, based in Scottsdale, AZ. Alex McEntire worked as a barista in high school and did some catering work in college, but she left the restaurant industry after school when she joind Amazon. While working there, she started making donuts at home as a hobby. In 2019, she went all-in on creating a donut business back in her home state of Arizona. In November of 2020 she opened her first brick and mortar donut shop after many successful popups. Today, there are 2 Chin Up Donuts locations in AZ.

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Every day above ground is a good day."

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Working at/for Amazon
  • Providing opportunities to staff
  • Scaling
  • Popups
  • Raiding money
  • AND MORE!

Today's sponsor:

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact the guest:

Instagram: @chinupdonuts

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Alex_McEntire_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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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!

Today's sponsor:

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

National Council for Mental Health and Wellbeing -  Create healthier, more engaged employees with Mental Health First Aid at Work for Restaurants. This training teaches employees how to recognize and respond to signs and symptoms of mental health or substance use challenges. It’s trusted by leading companies, offers flexible training options to adapt to the often- unpredictable restaurant and food services environments, and it’s developed and delivered by experts. Visit MentalHealthFirstAid.org/Restaurants to learn more OR use this link: CLICK HERE

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact the guest:

Website: https://www.angiesfoodconcepts.com

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Tony_Christofellis_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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David Conn is a Partner at 4Top Hospitality. David Conn began working FOH in restaurants during college to earn good, quick money. David truly grew as a restaurant professional, though, while working with Amerigo, an Italian concept under the 4Top Hospitality umbrella. Tpday, David is a partner with 4Top Hospitality and there are currently 6 concepts in and around Jackson, MS in the 4Top family of restaurants.

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Excellence is simplicity."

In this episode we will discuss:

  • FOH
  • Partners
  • Opening a restaurant
  • Buffets
  • Credit card processors
  • ESOPs

 

Today's sponsor:

Meez: Are you a chef, owner, operator, or manage recipes in professional kitchens? meez is built just for you. Organize, share, prep, and scale recipes like never before. Plus, engineer your menu in real-time and get accurate food costs. Sign up for free today and get 2 FREE months of invoice processing as a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast. Visit getmeez.com/unstoppable to learn more.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/ and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact the guest:

Email: david.conn@amerigo.net

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: David_Kahn_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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John Currence is the Executive Chef and Owner of City Grocery Restaurant Group, HQ'd in Oxford, MS. John opened his first restaurant, City Grocery, at 26 in 1992. John later opened Big Bad Breakfast which has scaled to 22 locations today. The company has its sights currently set on 50 locations nationwide. 

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • “Everything is everybody’s job all the time.” 
  • “Don’t your own press.” 
  • “Never forget that it’s your people that give you the ability to make the living that you do.

 

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Partners
  • Labor markets
  • Cooking
  • Leadership
  • Scaling
  • Tech stack
  • Values and how to instill them in your crew
  • Minimum wage conversations

 

Today's sponsor:

MarginEdge: Boost your efficiency and profitability without adding labor costs. MarginEdge is a complete restaurant management software that allows you to seamlessly manage all aspects of your business from one central location. Track food costs in real time, make inventory faster and less tedious, easily cost out your recipes, and get a daily P&L so you always know where you stand. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstopabble.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Email John at john@citygrocery.com

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: John_Currence_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Vishwesh Bhatt is the Co-Owner and Executive Chef at Snackbar, located in Oxford, MS. Vishwesh immigrated to the US from India and in college, he studied biology. It wasn't until he worked at a restaurant that he decided to become a chef, then went to culinary school in Miami. He worked in the City Grocery family of restaurants, which includes Snackbar (opened in 2009), until he took over as head chef and become part owner around 2017.

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Respect."

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Culinary school
  • Partners
  • Respect
  • Equity
  • Opening and closing restaurants

Today's sponsor:

MarginEdge: Boost your efficiency and profitability without adding labor costs. MarginEdge is a complete restaurant management software that allows you to seamlessly manage all aspects of your business from one central location. Track food costs in real time, make inventory faster and less tedious, easily cost out your recipes, and get a daily P&L so you always know where you stand. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstopabble.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Instagram: @kissmybhatt1

His website

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Vishwesh_Bhatt_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Jeff Good is the owner and President of Mangia Bene (and 2 other restaurants) in the Jackson, MS area. Jeff started in the industry as a teen, and also at that time he met his business partner in high school. After college, Jeff went into sales. He left that industry and decided to open a restaurant with his childhood friend, who is a chef. In order to convince investors to invest, he held dinners out of his home. Today, he owns 3 restaurants in the Jackson, MS area.

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "I ask God to help me do the right thing."

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Raising money/talking to banks
  • Work/life balance
  • Market
  • Partnerships
  • Infrastructure

Today's sponsor:

Meez: Are you a chef, owner, operator, or manage recipes in professional kitchens? meez is built just for you. Organize, share, prep, and scale recipes like never before. Plus, engineer your menu in real-time and get accurate food costs. Sign up for free today and get 2 FREE months of invoice processing as a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast. Visit getmeez.com/unstoppable to learn more.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/ and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Jeff_Good_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Charles Morgan considers himself simply a "restaurant guy" from Atlanta. Charles started in the restaurant business in Gulf coast Florida in 1979. Today he owns approximately 12 restaurants all over the Florida panhandle and the surrounding areas. 

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom."

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Expanding
  • Restaurants in the 70s/80s/90s
  • Commercial fishing and restaurants
  • Profit sharing
  • Labor markets

Today's sponsor:

Meez: Are you a chef, owner, operator, or manage recipes in professional kitchens? meez is built just for you. Organize, share, prep, and scale recipes like never before. Plus, engineer your menu in real-time and get accurate food costs. Sign up for free today and get 2 FREE months of invoice processing as a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast. Visit getmeez.com/unstoppable to learn more.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/ and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Charles_Morgan_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Fares Kargar is the Owner of Delbar Restaurant and Bibi Eatery in Atlanta, Georgia. Fares was born in Iran and grew up there until he was 18 when he moved to the US. Once in Atlanta, he went to school for hospitality management and while in school, he began working in restaurants. Once he graduated, he moved on to work in many restaurants, including Waffle House, until he landed at Rumi's Kitchen where he quickly became a GM. Finally, in 2020, he opened his first restaurant, Delbar. Today, there are 4 Delbar locations. 

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "This too shall pass."

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Expanding
  • Real estate
  • Fast casual
  • Tech stack
  • Reviews

Today's sponsor:

MarginEdge: Boost your efficiency and profitability without adding labor costs. MarginEdge is a complete restaurant management software that allows you to seamlessly manage all aspects of your business from one central location. Track food costs in real time, make inventory faster and less tedious, easily cost out your recipes, and get a daily P&L so you always know where you stand. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstopabble.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Instagram: @delbaratl 

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Fares_Kargar_PODCAST_2_mixdown.mp3
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Doug Turbush is the Chef & Owner of Seed Kitchen and Bar in Atlanta, GA. Doug started in the business as a 15 year old washing dishes. He went to school for hotel managment and went to the C.I.A. after that. His goal was to open his own restaurant by his early 30s. He lived and cooked in Thailand and lived and cooked in Atlanta until at 39 he opened Seed Kitchen and Bar in Atlanta in 2011. In 2013 he opened Stem Wine Bar next to Seed, and in 2016 he opened another restaurant which then closed in 2024. 

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Make it nice or make it twice."

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Culinary school
  • Hotel management school
  • Unpaid culinary internships
  • Getting as loan to open your restaurant
  • Opening a restaurant
  • Closing a restaurant
  • EOS

Today's sponsor:

MarginEdge: Boost your efficiency and profitability without adding labor costs. MarginEdge is a complete restaurant management software that allows you to seamlessly manage all aspects of your business from one central location. Track food costs in real time, make inventory faster and less tedious, easily cost out your recipes, and get a daily P&L so you always know where you stand. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstopabble.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Instagram: @eatatseed 

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Doug_Turbush_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Jen Hidinger-Kendrick is the Founder of Giving Kitchen. Jen and her late husband, Ryan, started a supper club in Atlanta around 2012. The supper club was incredibly successful and finally, four years later, they opened Staplehouse together. Staplehouse was also a great success. However, before the restaurant opened, Ryan was disgnosed with cancer and passed away in 2014. Jen sold her share of the restaurant to her partners and started Giving Kitchen, a nonprofit with this mission: "to provide emergency assitance to food service workers through financial support and a network of community resources."

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Anything longlasting or worthwhile takes time and complete surrender."

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Supper clubs
  • Opening a restaurant
  • Partners
  • Selling a restaurant/concept
  • Dealing with tragedy
  • Nonprofits

Today's sponsor:

Meez: Are you a chef, owner, operator, or manage recipes in professional kitchens? meez is built just for you. Organize, share, prep, and scale recipes like never before. Plus, engineer your menu in real-time and get accurate food costs. Sign up for free today and get 2 FREE months of invoice processing as a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast. Visit getmeez.com/unstoppable to learn more.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Instagrsm: @jenhidingerkendrick OR @givingkitchen 

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Jen_HK_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Damian Otero is the CEO of Rreal Tacos and Miguel Hernandez is the company's COO. Damian and Rreal Tacos were previously on the show for episode 945 back in 2022. At that time, Rreal Tacos was opening their third location. Today there are 8 locations with more on the way. They are based in Atlanta, GA.

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Create an opportunity biug enough for everybody to get a piece of the action."

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Negotiating leases
  • Real estate and restaurants
  • Growth/expansion
  • Sharing equity with employees
  • Marketing

Today's sponsor:

Meez: Are you a chef, owner, operator, or manage recipes in professional kitchens? meez is built just for you. Organize, share, prep, and scale recipes like never before. Plus, engineer your menu in real-time and get accurate food costs. Sign up for free today and get 2 FREE months of invoice processing as a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast. Visit getmeez.com/unstoppable to learn more.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Instagrsm: @rrealtacos or @damianceo

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Damian_and_Miguel_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Corrie and Shuai Wang are the co-owners of Super Happy Fun Time Group which operates Jackrabbit Filly and King BBQ in Charleston, SC. Shuai is a Chinese immigrant who grew up in NYC. There he met Corrie while working in restaurants. Corrie is from upstate NY and is also an author. They moved to Charleston together in 2014 and soon after started a foodtruck and popups to test their culinary concepts. Jackrabbirt Filly opened in 2019 with King BBQ opening in November of 2023. 

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • Shuai: "You have yet to experience your best days."
  • Corrie: "Like attracts like." 

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Time management
  • Foodtrucks
  • extreme stress and burnout in the industry
  • Numbers!
  • Culture and staffing

Today's sponsor:

MarginEdge: Boost your efficiency and profitability without adding labor costs. MarginEdge is a complete restaurant management software that allows you to seamlessly manage all aspects of your business from one central location. Track food costs in real time, make inventory faster and less tedious, easily cost out your recipes, and get a daily P&L so you always know where you stand. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstopabble.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Email: hello@eatkingbbq.com OR hello@jackrabbitfilly.com

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Corrie_and_Shuai_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Bret Oliverio is the Owner of Sup Dogs, based in Greenville, NC. Bret began his post-school career as a radio broadcaster. His brother started Sup Dogs back in 2008 but tragically passed away a few years later. That's when, in 2012, Bret took over the restaurant and continues to own it today. Now, there are two Sup Dogs locations, plus a distillery and a cocktail bar. 

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "If you let up, you lose."

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Marketing
  • Leaving another industry for restaurants 
  • Get an accountant
  • Profit-first
  • Menu engineering
  • Verticle integration
  • Social media

Today's sponsor:

MarginEdge: Boost your efficiency and profitability without adding labor costs. MarginEdge is a complete restaurant management software that allows you to seamlessly manage all aspects of your business from one central location. Track food costs in real time, make inventory faster and less tedious, easily cost out your recipes, and get a daily P&L so you always know where you stand. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstopabble.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Instagram: @supdogs

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Bret_Oliverio_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Sother Teague is the "Creative Drunk." He is the Founder of Sother Hospitality, Beverage Director at Amor y Amargo, Cohost of the Speakeasy Podcast, author of "I'm Just Here For The Drinks", and most importantly, a bar tender. 

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "If you're the smartest guy in the room, you're in the wrong room."

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Partnerships
  • Theater of hospitality
  • Lawyers
  • Popups
  • Bars/bartending

Today's sponsor:

Meez: Are you a chef, owner, operator, or manage recipes in professional kitchens? meez is built just for you. Organize, share, prep, and scale recipes like never before. Plus, engineer your menu in real-time and get accurate food costs. Sign up for free today and get 2 FREE months of invoice processing as a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast. Visit getmeez.com/unstoppable to learn more.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Instagram: @creativedrunk

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Sother_Teague_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Kate Holowchik is the chef/owner of Lionheart Confections. Kate grew up baking with her family and began baking in corporate kitchens, such as Panera Bread, during college. After going from kitchen to kitchen, from FOH to baking in BOH, she eventually started Lionheart Confections, a baking popup based in New Hampshire, in 2020.

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Lead with a kind heart and live unapologetically."

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Mentors
  • Popups
  • Toxic kitchens

Today's sponsor:

Meez: Are you a chef, owner, operator, or manage recipes in professional kitchens? meez is built just for you. Organize, share, prep, and scale recipes like never before. Plus, engineer your menu in real-time and get accurate food costs. Sign up for free today and get 2 FREE months of invoice processing as a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast. Visit getmeez.com/unstoppable to learn more.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Instagram: @lionheartconfections

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Kate_Holowchik_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Matt Berry, Vinny Marino, and Dante Marino are the Co-Owners of Deadproof Pizza Co in New Hampshire. DeadProof Pizza Co is a mobile pizza vendor based in Manchester, NH. Chef Matt Berry created the concept and sought Dante and Vinny for help with marketing. They are all now co-owners of the wildely popular concept. 

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "If you're scared, do it scared."

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Pop-ups
  • Marketing
  • Pizza
  • Finding the balance

Today's sponsor:

MarginEdge: Boost your efficiency and profitability without adding labor costs. MarginEdge is a complete restaurant management software that allows you to seamlessly manage all aspects of your business from one central location. Track food costs in real time, make inventory faster and less tedious, easily cost out your recipes, and get a daily P&L so you always know where you stand. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstopabble.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Instagram: @deadproofpizzaco

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: 1067_Matt_Vinny_Dante_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Irene Li is the co-owner of Mei Mei Dumplings in Boston, MA. Irene grew up in Boston in a Chinese-American family where food was always paramount. She realized her love for cooking while attending Cornell. She and her brother and sister opened Mei Mei Street Kitchen, a food truck, in 2012. In 2018, Irene bought out her co-owner siblings in order to take full control of the business and take it in a new direction, a direction dedicated to identifying and addressing food injustice. She soon realized that dumplings were the most popular item on the menu, and doubled down on that item. Today she sells dumplings wholesale and at farmer's markets, and holds cooking classes. She is also an advocate for policy change regarding restaurants and food injustice within Boston and the Commonwealth. 

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • “Generosity and the abundance mindset. We can share things because it’s not pie.”

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Food injustice
  • Food trucks
  • Creating educational cooking classes
  • NUMBERS!
  • Wholesale
  • Selling your product at farmer's markets
  • Open book management

Today's sponsor:

MarginEdge: Boost your efficiency and profitability without adding labor costs. MarginEdge is a complete restaurant management software that allows you to seamlessly manage all aspects of your business from one central location. Track food costs in real time, make inventory faster and less tedious, easily cost out your recipes, and get a daily P&L so you always know where you stand. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstopabble.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Wensite: https://meimeidumplings.com

PrepShift website: prepshift.co

 

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: 1066_Irene_Li_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Peter Minich is the Owner/CEO of Fresh City Kitchen based in Boston, MA. Peter got his start in the industry at the age of 16 and eventually made his way to Vail, CO to ski and work in kitchens after school. He worked in restaurants there and soon found himself at the Culinary Institute of America. He worked in many fine establishments all over the country until he became the VP at Fresh City in 2010. He bought the company in 2014 and has been the CEO ever since. Today, Fresh City Kitchen is primarily an office catering company. 

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Mise en place."

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Numbers!
  • Culture
  • Culinary school

Today's sponsor:

Meez: Are you a chef, owner, operator, or manage recipes in professional kitchens? meez is built just for you. Organize, share, prep, and scale recipes like never before. Plus, engineer your menu in real-time and get accurate food costs. Sign up for free today and get 2 FREE months of invoice processing as a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast. Visit getmeez.com/unstoppable to learn more.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Email: pete@freshcitykitchen.com

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: 1065_Peter_Minich_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Edison Yee is the President/Partner of Bean Restaurant Group headquartered in Springfield, MA. Edison Yee's father opened a restaurant in Massachusetts 5 decades ago which operated until 2018. Edison started working in his dad's restaurant at the age of 10, back in the 1970s. In 1990, Edison took over the family business and today serves as President. In 2002, the family opened their second concept, and another followed in 2006. Today, Bean restaurant Group operates 16 restaurants.

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Mise en place."

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Family business
  • Putting on a show, an experience for the guest
  • Specials on the menu
  • 450 plus seating
  • EOS!

Today's sponsor:

Meez: Are you a chef, owner, operator, or manage recipes in professional kitchens? meez is built just for you. Organize, share, prep, and scale recipes like never before. Plus, engineer your menu in real-time and get accurate food costs. Sign up for free today and get 2 FREE months of invoice processing as a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast. Visit getmeez.com/unstoppable to learn more.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website!

Email: edison@beanrg.com

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Edison_Yee_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Dan Haggerty is the co-owner of Industry East and Stashbox in Manchester, New Hampshire. Dan got his start in the industry as a dishwasher in an upscale Italian restaurant in Massachusetts. He moved up to prep cook and hated it. He asked if he could be put on FOH and that's when he fell in love with the restaurant industry. After taking many jobs both in the industry and outside of it, he eventually started a "traveling mixology" business which turned into a brick and mortar restaurant (Industry East) in 2020. Stashbox opened soon after that. The future is bright for this NH restaurateur!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Only show up if you really want to be here."

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Bars
  • Liquor licences
  • Catering

Today's sponsor:

MarginEdge: Boost your efficiency and profitability without adding labor costs. MarginEdge is a complete restaurant management software that allows you to seamlessly manage all aspects of your business from one central location. Track food costs in real time, make inventory faster and less tedious, easily cost out your recipes, and get a daily P&L so you always know where you stand. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstopabble.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Instagram: @indusrty.east.bar and @stashboxnh

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Dan_Haggerty_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Justin Alpert is the owner of 42 Architecture based in Boston, MA. Justin grew up just outside Boston and enjoyed going to restaurants as a kid with his family. He became an architect after school and designed spaces in the realms of medical and residential. He soon realized he did not enjoy the cut-throat, profit-driven mindset of the firms he worked for and decided to start his own firm focusing only on restaurants. 42 Architecture opened in 2020 and is growing today.

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Support those that support others."

In this episode we will discuss:

  • The essential SEVEN things to know before hiring an architect!

Today's sponsor:

MarginEdge: Boost your efficiency and profitability without adding labor costs. MarginEdge is a complete restaurant management software that allows you to seamlessly manage all aspects of your business from one central location. Track food costs in real time, make inventory faster and less tedious, easily cost out your recipes, and get a daily P&L so you always know where you stand. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstopabble.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Instagram: @justin42arch

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Justin_Alpert_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Eric Cacciatore, Founder and Host of Restaurant Unstoppable is joined by Jared Parisi, RU's editor, and Callen Meola, RU's Community Manager, to discuss the future of Restaurant Unstoppable and share some very exciting announcements!

Join the NEW Restaurant Unstoppable Network Facebook group!

Show notes…

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • Eric: "Ain't nothing to it but to do it."
  • Callen: "Do the next right thing."
  • Jared: "Darkness is difficult and pathfinders are few."

In this episode we will discuss:

  • The very exciting future of RU!

Today's sponsor:

Meez: Are you a chef, owner, operator, or manage recipes in professional kitchens? meez is built just for you. Organize, share, prep, and scale recipes like never before. Plus, engineer your menu in real-time and get accurate food costs. Sign up for free today and get 2 FREE months of invoice processing as a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast. Visit getmeez.com/unstoppable to learn more.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Join the NEW Restaurant Unstoppable Network Facebook group!

Eric's email: eric@restaurantunstoppable.com

Jared's email: jaredp@restaurantunstoppable.com

Callen's email: callen@restaurantunstoppable.com

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: 1061_Getting_Personal_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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David Lombardo is co-owner, CEO, and president of Lombardo's Hospitality Group. David is a fourth generation owner of the Lombardo's brand of restaurants and event spaces. His grandfather, Sal, turned the old Lombardo's into a supermarket and event space. Today, Lombardo's consists of several concepts, including catering, nightclubs, event spaces, restaurants, and wholesale. Before joining the family business officially, David attended UVM and worked at and became the Assistant General Manager at Legal Seafoods.

Check out episode 1023 with Matt Lombardo as mentioned in today's episode!

Check out episode 1032 with Ed Doherty and Al Lucas from Predictive Index as mentioned in today's episode!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "If you take care of your guests like your family, they're going to take care of your success."

Today's sponsor:

Meez: Are you a chef, owner, operator, or manage recipes in professional kitchens? meez is built just for you. Organize, share, prep, and scale recipes like never before. Plus, engineer your menu in real-time and get accurate food costs. Sign up for free today and get 2 FREE months of invoice processing as a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast. Visit getmeez.com/unstoppable to learn more.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Email: david@offthevinecatering.com

Instagram: @lombardoshospitalitygroup

Direct download: David_Lombardo_REDO_mixdown.mp3
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Chris Yonker is the Founder of The Center for Conscious Living and Fulfillment, a coaching/consulting business that primarily focuses on succession in businesses. Chris was born and raised in the midwest and grew up to work in sales. He worked for 3M in sales and eventually transitioned into a leadership/strategy position. He worked there for 25 years and during that time, about ten years ago, he started his business, The Center for Conscious Living and Fulfillment. He has been full time with his business for 5 years now. He also hosts a podcast! Check it out below...

Check out Chris Yonker's podcast, The Secret Thoughts of CEOs

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "It's not so much to be busy; so, too, are the ants. The question is, what are you busy about?"

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Succession
  • Success - what is it to you?
  • Personal development
  • Missions statements

Today's sponsor:

MarginEdge: Boost your efficiency and profitability without adding labor costs. MarginEdge is a complete restaurant management software that allows you to seamlessly manage all aspects of your business from one central location. Track food costs in real time, make inventory faster and less tedious, easily cost out your recipes, and get a daily P&L so you always know where you stand. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstopabble.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website: chrisyonker.com

Chris' podcast: The Secret Thoughts of CEOs

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Chris_Yonker_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Greg Kahn is the owner of Gregorio's Trattoria in VA and MD. Greg started out in sales after school and quickly realized he would be happier owning a restaurant. He sought a mentor and learned all it took in his mentor's restaurant. Soon after, around 2008, he bought one of his mentor's stores and in 2013 turned it into the first Gregorio's Trattoria. Also in 2013 he opened the second Gregorio's. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he opened location three and is currently building out location four.

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Provide a delightful guest experience by showing how much we care."

Today's sponsor:

MarginEdge: Boost your efficiency and profitability without adding labor costs. MarginEdge is a complete restaurant management software that allows you to seamlessly manage all aspects of your business from one central location. Track food costs in real time, make inventory faster and less tedious, easily cost out your recipes, and get a daily P&L so you always know where you stand. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstopabble.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Email: gregory@gregoriostrattoria.com

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Greg_Kahn_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Matt Bernabe is the Owner of Urban Hot Dog and Fat Frank's. Matt got his start as a very young entrepreneur, always feeling he had the entrepreneurial spirit. He got his first real job in the restaurant industry at Chic-Fil-A where he went from new employee to GM in just a year. He was then part of the opening team (just him and the owner, basically) of Urban Hot Dog in 2012 in Albuquerque, NM. He purchased the restaurant from the original owner in 2014 after attending business school. Fat Frank's opened in the basement of the Urban Hot Dog location and a second Urban Hot Dog opened along with a second food truck.

Check out Restaurant Success by the Numbers by Roger Fields as mentioned in today's episode!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "A high tide rises all ships."

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Nepotism
  • Numbers/KPI's
  • Food trucks
  • Catering
  • Expansion
  • Tech stacks - Popmenu, Meez, Toast, Restaurant Systems Pro, etc.

Today's sponsor:

Are you a chef, owner, operator, or manage recipes in professional kitchens? meez is built just for you. Organize, share, prep, and scale recipes like never before. Plus, engineer your menu in real-time and get accurate food costs. Sign up for free today and get 2 FREE months of invoice processing as a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast. Visit getmeez.com/unstoppable to learn more.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Email: matt@urbanhotdogcompany.com

Instagram: @urbanhotdogcompany

Direct download: Matt_Bernabe_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Danny Azzarello and Alan Frei are the co-founders of CRACK'D Kitchen and Coffee. Both guests grew up in restaurants and learned the fundamentals from working in profitable and system-heavy chains. They met while working together and decided to open CRACK'D in 2019. Today there are 5 locations, along with retail and secondary concepts.

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Whatever it takes."

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Training and checklists
  • Franchising
  • Work ethic
  • Food trucks and food carts

Today's sponsor:

MarginEdge: Boost your efficiency and profitability without adding labor costs. MarginEdge is a complete restaurant management software that allows you to seamlessly manage all aspects of your business from one central location. Track food costs in real time, make inventory faster and less tedious, easily cost out your recipes, and get a daily P&L so you always know where you stand. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstopabble.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website

dannya@crackdkitchen.com

Instagram: @crackdkitchen

Direct download: Danny_and_Alan_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Paula Haines is the CEO of Freedom a la Cart. Paula Haines graduated college with a degree in marketing. Freedom a la Cart is a nonprofit that empowers women of Ohio who are survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation. The cafe and catering business gives these women workforce skills and training. The organization started in 2009, the social enterprise started in 2011, and Paula joined in 2013. Freedom a la Cart started as a food cart in 2011 and in 2021 opened their first cafe. They have plans to open more in the near future!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Many people will come to Freedom a la Cart because of the mission, but how you build a business is by creating repeat customers and being exceptional."

In this episode we will discuss:

  • Marketing
  • Enabling vs. Empowering employees
  • Culture
  • Business models
  • Non-profits

Today's sponsor:

OneDegree Coaching: Self-awareness is the #1 skill for leaders in the New Era of Work. Self-awareness is also said to be the Peak of emotional intelligence. So How Truly self-aware are you? Cue Ed Doherty, OneDegreeCoaching, and the Predictive Index. The Predictive Index is a Talent Optimization platform that helps leaders understand themselves and others, helping build happy, high-performing teams. Try the Predictive Index Behavior Assessment for free! Head to restaurantunstoppable.com/tryPI  to take the PI Behavioral Assessment. Once you take the assessment, Ed Doherty is offering a free 30-minute call to read your results and help you become a better Self-aware leader.

Tater Kegs, because It’s time to serve the Tater your guests deserve! Tater Kegs are shredded potatoes mixed with delicious flavors. All the best parts of a baked potato in the perfect handheld package. From the freezer → to the fryer → to the guest. Serve them in a variety of different ways and in many different applications. Great for dine-in, delivery and to-go. With all the uncertainties in the world today we should be able to be certain that our food always has great flavor, and Tater Kegs provide that comfort in every bite! Request samples at Taterkegs.com.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website

Email: paula@freedomalacart.org

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Paula_Haines_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Joe Pine II is the author of The Experience Economy: Competing For Customer Time, Attention, and Money and Co-Founder of Strategic Horizons LLP. Joe Pine began programming computers in the 7th grade. He worked at IBM for 13 years and moved up to management and strategic roles within that company. Since the he has been a consultant, coach, expert and author on the topics discussed today. 

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Go beyond goods and services to staging experiences and guiding transformations for each one of your individual customers."

In this episode with Joe Pine, we will discuss:

  • What is the Experience Economy?

Today's sponsor:

MarginEdge: Fluctuating food prices. Staffing challenges- Now more than ever you need to control costs to remain profitable. MarginEdge is a restaurant management software that lets you see your food and labor costs in real time. By automating your invoice processing and totally digitizing your back office, MarginEdge saves your team hours on paperwork and gives you instant insights to manage your prime costs. No contract. No setup fee. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstoppable.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Chech out the Strategic Horizons website

Thanks for listening!

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Nick Kosevich is the CEO and Co-Owner of Earl Giles and Beverage Director at Mr. Paul's Supper Club. Nick started in the restaurant business in 2001 at the Minneapolis restaurant Palomino, where he learned a lot. He learned even more and found a groove at Town Talk Diner, owned by previous guest Tim Niver, where he also worked with previous guest Tommy Begnaud. He started Bitter Cube in 2009, a bitters company, and started Earl Giles 7 years ago. He dabbles in writing, podcasting, consulting, restaurant ownership, distillery ownership, and much more. He is a man of many talents!

Check out episode 1050 with Tommy Begnaud as mentioned in today's episode!

Check out episode 1052 with Tim Niver as mentioned in today's episode!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Pressure is a privilege."

Today's sponsor:

OneDegree Coaching: Self-awareness is the #1 skill for leaders in the New Era of Work. Self-awareness is also said to be the Peak of emotional intelligence. So How Truly self-aware are you? Cue Ed Doherty, OneDegreeCoaching, and the Predictive Index. The Predictive Index is a Talent Optimization platform that helps leaders understand themselves and others, helping build happy, high-performing teams. Try the Predictive Index Behavior Assessment for free! Head to restaurantunstoppable.com/tryPI  to take the PI Behavioral Assessment. Once you take the assessment, Ed Doherty is offering a free 30-minute call to read your results and help you become a better Self-aware leader.

Tater Kegs, because It’s time to serve the Tater your guests deserve! Tater Kegs are shredded potatoes mixed with delicious flavors. All the best parts of a baked potato in the perfect handheld package. From the freezer → to the fryer → to the guest. Serve them in a variety of different ways and in many different applications. Great for dine-in, delivery and to-go. With all the uncertainties in the world today we should be able to be certain that our food always has great flavor, and Tater Kegs provide that comfort in every bite! Request samples at Taterkegs.com.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Email: nick@earlgiles.com

Instagram: @nickkosevich

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Nick_Kosevich_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Tim Niver is the owner of Saint Dinette, Mucci's, Mucci's Frozen, and the host of the Niver Niver Land Podcast. Tim's first job in the industry was with McDonald's at the age of 15. After college, in 1992, he lived in Spain for 10.5 months before returning home and working in some of the best restaurants in Las Vegas, Colorado, and NYC. He opened his first restaurant in Minneapolis, called Town Talk Diner. He opened Saint Dinette in 2015 and Mucci's soon after, in 2016, followed by Mucci's Frozen.

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Don't stop the money."

Today's sponsor:

OneDegree Coaching: Self-awareness is the #1 skill for leaders in the New Era of Work. Self-awareness is also said to be the Peak of emotional intelligence. So How Truly self-aware are you? Cue Ed Doherty, OneDegreeCoaching, and the Predictive Index. The Predictive Index is a Talent Optimization platform that helps leaders understand themselves and others, helping build happy, high-performing teams. Try the Predictive Index Behavior Assessment for free! Head to restaurantunstoppable.com/tryPI  to take the PI Behavioral Assessment. Once you take the assessment, Ed Doherty is offering a free 30-minute call to read your results and help you become a better Self-aware leader.

Tater Kegs, because It’s time to serve the Tater your guests deserve! Tater Kegs are shredded potatoes mixed with delicious flavors. All the best parts of a baked potato in the perfect handheld package. From the freezer → to the fryer → to the guest. Serve them in a variety of different ways and in many different applications. Great for dine-in, delivery and to-go. With all the uncertainties in the world today we should be able to be certain that our food always has great flavor, and Tater Kegs provide that comfort in every bite! Request samples at Taterkegs.com.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website: https://www.saintdinette.com

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Tim_Niver_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Ryan Bowlds is the Senior Director o Product Innovation at Restaurant Technologies, Inc.RTI is a current sponsor for Restaurant Unstoppable. What exactly is RTI?

  • Delivery: Cooking oil delivery is one component of our Total Oil Management solution. As a Total Oil Management customer, you’re able to better control your oil. Our equipment is installed so we’re able to deliver and pump in bulk cooking oil to your business. Think outside the JIB and modernize your restaurant with oil tanks that we fill for you, so you never end up with too much or too little oil. 
  • Bulk Oil Tanks: Our automated cooking oil management solution removes the inconvenience of messy rendering tanks, as well as unreliable JIB delivery and storage. Instead, we conveniently provide storage for fresh and used oil in our clean, custom tanks. Total Oil Management takes a weight off your shoulders and provides a safer, more efficient solution to one of the hardest jobs in the kitchen.
  • Filtration and Monitoring: With oil filtration and monitoring capabilities, you can prevent problems, maximize oil life and achieve better cost management.
  • Removal and Recycling: Disposing of cooking oil is a dreaded task that is riddled with risk and deflates morale. According to the Burn Foundation, nearly 12,000 reported burns occur every year among restaurant employees, the highest number of any employment sector. Our automated solution reduces that risk and takes the burden off you and your staff.

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Control the kitchen chaos."

Today's sponsor:

MarginEdge: Fluctuating food prices. Staffing challenges- Now more than ever you need to control costs to remain profitable. MarginEdge is a restaurant management software that lets you see your food and labor costs in real time. By automating your invoice processing and totally digitizing your back office, MarginEdge saves your team hours on paperwork and gives you instant insights to manage your prime costs. No contract. No setup fee. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstoppable.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

RTI website: rti-inc.com 

Direct download: Ryan_Bowlds_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Tommy Begnaud is the Chef/Owner of Mr. Paul's Supper Club. Tommy Begnaud is from St. Paul and got his first real job in a restaurant washing dishes at the age of 13. He was a bartender in college and when he left school, he worked in his family business for about 5 years. He then realized he wanted to open a restaurant. He went off to culinary school and spent the next 10 or so years working in some great and not-so-great restaurants until he opened Mr. Paul's Supper Club in 2022 in Minneapolis.

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "If people are going to spend their hard-earned money, let's make sure they have a good fucking time."

Today's sponsor:

MarginEdge: Fluctuating food prices. Staffing challenges- Now more than ever you need to control costs to remain profitable. MarginEdge is a restaurant management software that lets you see your food and labor costs in real time. By automating your invoice processing and totally digitizing your back office, MarginEdge saves your team hours on paperwork and gives you instant insights to manage your prime costs. No contract. No setup fee. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstoppable.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Instagram: @cheftommybegnaud

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Tommy_Begnaud_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Peter Campell is the Chef and Owner of Red Wagon Pizza Co. in Minneapolis. Peter started making pizzas at the age of 2 with his grandfather. He grew up working in kitchens and continued to do so through college. After a long time working with banks and in the world of real estate, he started making pizzas on Friday nights for friends and family. He started his business in 2012, doing pop ups in farmers’ markets. In 2014, he opened his brick and mortal restaurant, Red Wagon Pizza Co. 

Success quote/mantra: 

  • "Don't fear failure."

Today's sponsors: Owner.com, One Degree CoachingRestaurant Systems Pro, and Tater Kegs

Contact info: 

Direct download: Peter_Campbell_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Timirie Shibley is the Co-Owner and Co-Creator (along with her husband, Patrick) of Doo-Dah Diner in Wichita, KS. Timbre has been a foodie since the age of 2. She worked in sales and customer service for many years until she and her husband met in their mid-40s. A few years later, in 2012, they bought a restaurant on Craigslist that was once a Chinese food restaurant, and opened Doo-Dah Diner with about 10,000 dollars. Doo-Dah Diner has been going ever since (11 years and counting!).

Check out episode 1036 with Adam Guild as mentioned in today's episode!

Check out Owner.com as highly recommended in today's episode!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "We reserve the right to get smarter."

Today's sponsor:

OneDegree Coaching: Self-awareness is the #1 skill for leaders in the New Era of Work. Self-awareness is also said to be the Peak of emotional intelligence. So How Truly self-aware are you? Cue Ed Doherty, OneDegreeCoaching, and the Predictive Index. The Predictive Index is a Talent Optimization platform that helps leaders understand themselves and others, helping build happy, high-performing teams. Try the Predictive Index Behavior Assessment for free! Head to restaurantunstoppable.com/tryPI  to take the PI Behavioral Assessment. Once you take the assessment, Ed Doherty is offering a free 30-minute call to read your results and help you become a better Self-aware leader.

Tater Kegs, because It’s time to serve the Tater your guests deserve! Tater Kegs are shredded potatoes mixed with delicious flavors. All the best parts of a baked potato in the perfect handheld package. From the freezer → to the fryer → to the guest. Serve them in a variety of different ways and in many different applications. Great for dine-in, delivery and to-go. With all the uncertainties in the world today we should be able to be certain that our food always has great flavor, and Tater Kegs provide that comfort in every bite! Request samples at Taterkegs.com.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Email: timirie@doodahdiner.com

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Timirie_Shibley_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Sam Fore is the chef and Owner of Tuk Tuk Sri Lankan Bites and Tuk Tuk Snack Shop. Sam went to school for marketing and studied consumer behavior. She did web design for Boston restaurants, including those owned by past guest Jamie Bissonnette, before moving to Lexington,KY. There she began cooking Sri Lankan food (she is first-generation Sri Lankan). She hosted brunches for about six months around 2016 in her home on Sundays and hit a max attendance of 44. This became unsustainable, but she enjoyed it. She started doing pop ups in bars and became very popular. She eventually began doing pop ups all over the country and has gotten into recipe development. She just opened her first brick and mortar about 2 months prior to this podcast recording!

Check out episode 744 with Jamie Bissonnette as mentioned in today's episode!

Check out episode 1031 with Chef Nok as mentioned in today's episode!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Work hard and be nice to people."

Today's sponsor:

MarginEdge: Fluctuating food prices. Staffing challenges- Now more than ever you need to control costs to remain profitable. MarginEdge is a restaurant management software that lets you see your food and labor costs in real time. By automating your invoice processing and totally digitizing your back office, MarginEdge saves your team hours on paperwork and gives you instant insights to manage your prime costs. No contract. No setup fee. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstoppable.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Sam_Fore_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Johnny Zela is a the COO of Condado Tacos and an employee since DAY ONE! Johnny began his restaurant career in 1995 as a 15 y/o dishwasher in his hometown of Chicago. After high school he joined the US Navy and was a ship's accountant for 4 years before getting out and going to work in bars and restaurants in Chicago. He bought a restaurant there and sold it after 5 years of running it profitably. He then moved to Columbus and applied as a bartender at Condado Tacos before the first location had even opened. Within a year, he was the restaurant's Director of Operations and today he serves as the COO.

Check out episode 1045 with Chris Artinian as mentioned in today's episode!

Check out episode 1044 with Sangeeta Lakhani as mentioned in today's episode! 

Check out episode 1026 with Adriel Lubarksy as mentioned in today's episode!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Take yourself out of your comfort zone every day. Seek both mental and physical exhaustion so you can be at peace with yourself, but never satisfied."

Today's sponsor:

MarginEdge: Fluctuating food prices. Staffing challenges- Now more than ever you need to control costs to remain profitable. MarginEdge is a restaurant management software that lets you see your food and labor costs in real time. By automating your invoice processing and totally digitizing your back office, MarginEdge saves your team hours on paperwork and gives you instant insights to manage your prime costs. No contract. No setup fee. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstoppable.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website

Email: johnny@condadotacos.com

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Johnny_Zela_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Chris Artinian began selling insurance and investments out of school. He soon realized that career wasn't for him and he landed a job at Morton Steakhouse and the bottom of the restaurant's ladder. He soon climbed up the ranks and became the CEO and President of the Morton Restaurant Group. He moved on from there to Smokey Bones and most recently he became the CEO and President of Condados Tacos. Condados Tacos aims to have over 100 restaurants by 2026.

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "You make a living by what you get, you make a life by what you give."

Today's sponsor:

OneDegree Coaching: Self-awareness is the #1 skill for leaders in the New Era of Work. Self-awareness is also said to be the Peak of emotional intelligence. So How Truly self-aware are you? Cue Ed Doherty, OneDegreeCoaching, and the Predictive Index. The Predictive Index is a Talent Optimization platform that helps leaders understand themselves and others, helping build happy, high-performing teams. Try the Predictive Index Behavior Assessment for free! Head to restaurantunstoppable.com/tryPI  to take the PI Behavioral Assessment. Once you take the assessment, Ed Doherty is offering a free 30-minute call to read your results and help you become a better Self-aware leader.

Tater Kegs, because It’s time to serve the Tater your guests deserve! Tater Kegs are shredded potatoes mixed with delicious flavors. All the best parts of a baked potato in the perfect handheld package. From the freezer → to the fryer → to the guest. Serve them in a variety of different ways and in many different applications. Great for dine-in, delivery and to-go. With all the uncertainties in the world today we should be able to be certain that our food always has great flavor, and Tater Kegs provide that comfort in every bite! Request samples at Taterkegs.com.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website

Instagram: @condadostacos

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Chris_Artinian_NEW_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Sangeeta Lakhani is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at Service! Sangeeta moved to the US from India just before she turned 17. She tried her hand at art school and eventually landed on culinary school. Neither paths were for her at the time. in 1992, at the age of 21, she began working at a pizza place and became co-owner. She operated that restaurant until 2004. In 2004 she opened Bodega in Columbus, OH and operated that restaurant for 10 years. She was the co-founder and chef at The Table from 2013 until 2020. She started Service! very recently as a relief effort for hospitality workers. She serves as the Executive Director.

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "It's never too late to be the person you were meant to be."

Today's sponsor:

 

OneDegree Coaching: Self-awareness is the #1 skill for leaders in the New Era of Work. Self-awareness is also said to be the Peak of emotional intelligence. So How Truly self-aware are you? Cue Ed Doherty, OneDegreeCoaching, and the Predictive Index. The Predictive Index is a Talent Optimization platform that helps leaders understand themselves and others, helping build happy, high-performing teams. Try the Predictive Index Behavior Assessment for free! Head to restaurantunstoppable.com/tryPI  to take the PI Behavioral Assessment. Once you take the assessment, Ed Doherty is offering a free 30-minute call to read your results and help you become a better Self-aware leader.

Tater Kegs, because It’s time to serve the Tater your guests deserve! Tater Kegs are shredded potatoes mixed with delicious flavors. All the best parts of a baked potato in the perfect handheld package. From the freezer → to the fryer → to the guest. Serve them in a variety of different ways and in many different applications. Great for dine-in, delivery and to-go. With all the uncertainties in the world today we should be able to be certain that our food always has great flavor, and Tater Kegs provide that comfort in every bite! Request samples at Taterkegs.com.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

 

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Marc Forgione is the Chef/Owner of Peasant, Trattoria on Fifth, and Restaurant Marc Forgione. Chef Marc comes from a family of chefs, most notable his dad, Larry Forgione of An American Place, a very famous restaurant in NYC. When he was young, Marc didn't' necessarily want to be a chef himself. While in college though, he would cook for all is friends and he decided he might be into enough to make it a career. He travelled Europe after school and came back to work in his father's An American Place. He went on to open 4 restaurants for other owners before he was 27 and in 2008 he opened his first restaurant, Restaurant Marc Forgione. Today he three restaurants and he is a partner in another. He recently launched his restaurant group, called Respect Restaurant Group.

Show notes…

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Respect."

Today's sponsor:

OneDegree Coaching: Self-awareness is the #1 skill for leaders in the New Era of Work. Self-awareness is also said to be the Peak of emotional intelligence. So How Truly self-aware are you? Cue Ed Doherty, OneDegreeCoaching, and the Predictive Index. The Predictive Index is a Talent Optimization platform that helps leaders understand themselves and others, helping build happy, high-performing teams. Try the Predictive Index Behavior Assessment for free! Head to restaurantunstoppable.com/tryPI  to take the PI Behavioral Assessment. Once you take the assessment, Ed Doherty is offering a free 30-minute call to read your results and help you become a better Self-aware leader.

Tater Kegs, because It’s time to serve the Tater your guests deserve! Tater Kegs are shredded potatoes mixed with delicious flavors. All the best parts of a baked potato in the perfect handheld package. From the freezer → to the fryer → to the guest. Serve them in a variety of different ways and in many different applications. Great for dine-in, delivery and to-go. With all the uncertainties in the world today we should be able to be certain that our food always has great flavor, and Tater Kegs provide that comfort in every bite! Request samples at Taterkegs.com.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

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Jim Tseleikis is the co-Founder of Cousins Maine Lobster. Jim graduated college in 2008 and went into sales, specializing in medical device sales for about 4 years. While visiting his cousin in LA, the two men conjured up the idea for Cousins Maine Lobster, based on their love for family and lobster back in their home state of Maine. 13 months later, in April of 2012, the first Cousins Maine Lobster food truck opened in LA. They appeared on Shark Tank not long after that, and today they have 62 locations, including restaurants and food trucks, and they're a booming franchise.

Show notes…

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "If you're prepared, you have nothing to worry about."

Today's sponsor:

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

MarginEdge: Fluctuating food prices. Staffing challenges- Now more than ever you need to control costs to remain profitable. MarginEdge is a restaurant management software that lets you see your food and labor costs in real time. By automating your invoice processing and totally digitizing your back office, MarginEdge saves your team hours on paperwork and gives you instant insights to manage your prime costs. No contract. No setup fee. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstoppable.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website

Thanks for listening!

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Ray Villaman is the President and CEO of Tahoe Restaurant Group. Ray got his start in the industry at a young age as a busser, soon moving on to waiter and then bar tender. He eventually took a job after college at California Pizza Kitchen where he assisted the company in impressive expansion. He was then recruited by Boston Chicken (today known as Boston Market and helped that company do the same. He worked for World Wraps in their early stages of expansion until he started his own restaurant group in 2002. Today there are 4 healthy and profitable concepts under the Tahoe Restaurant Group management.

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Hire right, train right, treat right."

Today's sponsor:

OneDegree Coaching: Self-awareness is the #1 skill for leaders in the New Era of Work. Self-awareness is also said to be the Peak of emotional intelligence. So How Truly self-aware are you? Cue Ed Doherty, OneDegreeCoaching, and the Predictive Index. The Predictive Index is a Talent Optimization platform that helps leaders understand themselves and others, helping build happy, high-performing teams. Try the Predictive Index Behavior Assessment for free! Head to restaurantunstoppable.com/tryPI  to take the PI Behavioral Assessment. Once you take the assessment, Ed Doherty is offering a free 30-minute call to read your results and help you become a better Self-aware leader.

Tater Kegs, because It’s time to serve the Tater your guests deserve! Tater Kegs are shredded potatoes mixed with delicious flavors. All the best parts of a baked potato in the perfect handheld package. From the freezer → to the fryer → to the guest. Serve them in a variety of different ways and in many different applications. Great for dine-in, delivery and to-go. With all the uncertainties in the world today we should be able to be certain that our food always has great flavor, and Tater Kegs provide that comfort in every bite! Request samples at Taterkegs.com.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website

Thanks for listening!

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Matt Abrahams is the author of Think Fast, Talk Smarter: How to Speak Successfully When You're Put on the Spot as well as a speaker and coach, a professor, and a podcast host.

Check out episode 989 with Christine Miles as mentioned in today's episode!

Show notes…

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "No matter where you go, there you are."

Today's sponsor:

OneDegree Coaching: Self-awareness is the #1 skill for leaders in the New Era of Work. Self-awareness is also said to be the Peak of emotional intelligence. So How Truly self-aware are you? Cue Ed Doherty, OneDegreeCoaching, and the Predictive Index. The Predictive Index is a Talent Optimization platform that helps leaders understand themselves and others, helping build happy, high-performing teams. Try the Predictive Index Behavior Assessment for free! Head to restaurantunstoppable.com/tryPI  to take the PI Behavioral Assessment. Once you take the assessment, Ed Doherty is offering a free 30-minute call to read your results and help you become a better Self-aware leader.

Tater Kegs, because It’s time to serve the Tater your guests deserve! Tater Kegs are shredded potatoes mixed with delicious flavors. All the best parts of a baked potato in the perfect handheld package. From the freezer → to the fryer → to the guest. Serve them in a variety of different ways and in many different applications. Great for dine-in, delivery and to-go. With all the uncertainties in the world today we should be able to be certain that our food always has great flavor, and Tater Kegs provide that comfort in every bite! Request samples at Taterkegs.com.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website

Thanks for listening!

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Dan Dreher is the Co-Owner and Operator of Wally's Pizza Bar, as well as the Co-Owner of FLB Entertainment Center in California. Wally's and FLB Entertainment Center were family businesses and still are. Dan and his siblings Monica and Jeremy and his father are all co-owners. Dan received a business degree in Strategic Management and joined the family business as a bartender in 2003. In 2006 his father retired, leaving the business to him and his siblings. In 2015, Wally's opened and joined FLB Entertainment Center as another thriving Dreher family businesses.

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Our mission is to afford you the freedom to escape for a moment of happiness."

Today's sponsor:

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

MarginEdge: Fluctuating food prices. Staffing challenges- Now more than ever you need to control costs to remain profitable. MarginEdge is a restaurant management software that lets you see your food and labor costs in real time. By automating your invoice processing and totally digitizing your back office, MarginEdge saves your team hours on paperwork and gives you instant insights to manage your prime costs. No contract. No setup fee. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstoppable.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Email: dan@wallyspizzabar.com

Website

Direct download: Dan_Dreher_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Robert Chen is the Founder and CEO of eatmise, currently operating out of and within NYC. Robert graduated from Columbia with a 4.0 and entered the world of Professional Investment. During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, he got the idea for eatmise. eatmise is "the first restaurant-to-you delivery service for busy people who want to eat well. Learn more here.

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "You can't connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect the dots looking backward."

Today's sponsor:

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

MarginEdge: Fluctuating food prices. Staffing challenges- Now more than ever you need to control costs to remain profitable. MarginEdge is a restaurant management software that lets you see your food and labor costs in real time. By automating your invoice processing and totally digitizing your back office, MarginEdge saves your team hours on paperwork and gives you instant insights to manage your prime costs. No contract. No setup fee. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstoppable.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Email: rob@eatmise.com

Direct download: Robert_Chen_PODCAST_2_mixdown.mp3
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Anthony Tartaglia is the Co-Founder and CEO of Costa Verde Hospitality. Anthony got his start in the industry at age 13 and basically never left. Hen worked in restaurant and bar management, as well as being a bartender in NYC and Long Island, until 2014 when he opened his first restaurant, Verde Kitchen & Cocktails, at the age of 29. Verde Hospitality has since opened 5 more concepts.

Favorite Success Quote or Mantra:

  • "Just do it."

Today's sponsor:

OneDegree Coaching: Self-awareness is the #1 skill for leaders in the New Era of Work. Self-awareness is also said to be the Peak of emotional intelligence. So How Truly self-aware are you? Cue Ed Doherty, OneDegreeCoaching, and the Predictive Index. The Predictive Index is a Talent Optimization platform that helps leaders understand themselves and others, helping build happy, high-performing teams. Try the Predictive Index Behavior Assessment for free! Head to restaurantunstoppable.com/tryPI  to take the PI Behavioral Assessment. Once you take the assessment, Ed Doherty is offering a free 30-minute call to read your results and help you become a better Self-aware leader.

Tater Kegs, because It’s time to serve the Tater your guests deserve! Tater Kegs are shredded potatoes mixed with delicious flavors. All the best parts of a baked potato in the perfect handheld package. From the freezer → to the fryer → to the guest. Serve them in a variety of different ways and in many different applications. Great for dine-in, delivery and to-go. With all the uncertainties in the world today we should be able to be certain that our food always has great flavor, and Tater Kegs provide that comfort in every bite! Request samples at Taterkegs.com.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website

Thanks for listening!

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Adam Guild is the cofounder and CEO of Owner.com. Owner.com is a software-as-a-service company that provides restaurants with everything they need to succeed online, and drive traffic into their stores. The company currently has over 1,000 restaurants using its services.

Show notes…

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Do or do not; there is no try."

Today's sponsor:

OneDegree Coaching: Self-awareness is the #1 skill for leaders in the New Era of Work. Self-awareness is also said to be the Peak of emotional intelligence. So How Truly self-aware are you? Cue Ed Doherty, OneDegreeCoaching, and the Predictive Index. The Predictive Index is a Talent Optimization platform that helps leaders understand themselves and others, helping build happy, high-performing teams. Try the Predictive Index Behavior Assessment for free! Head to restaurantunstoppable.com/tryPI  to take the PI Behavioral Assessment. Once you take the assessment, Ed Doherty is offering a free 30-minute call to read your results and help you become a better Self-aware leader.

Tater Kegs, because It’s time to serve the Tater your guests deserve! Tater Kegs are shredded potatoes mixed with delicious flavors. All the best parts of a baked potato in the perfect handheld package. From the freezer → to the fryer → to the guest. Serve them in a variety of different ways and in many different applications. Great for dine-in, delivery and to-go. With all the uncertainties in the world today we should be able to be certain that our food always has great flavor, and Tater Kegs provide that comfort in every bite! Request samples at Taterkegs.com.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Owner.com

Direct download: Adam_Guild_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Jamie Greer is the Interim CEO at Sticky's The Finger Joint in NYC. Jamie Greer got her start in the culinary world in high school, where she attended a vocational school for culinary arts and restaurant management. She then went on and got a degree in hospitality management at Syracuse. She worked for about a year at Magnolia Bakery in NYC before she landed a job at Sticky's, starting as the Director of Guest Experiences in 2017. Today she holds the Interim CEO role. Sticky's currently has 14 locations with eyes on much greater expansion.

Check out episode 909 with Jonathan Sherman as mentioned in today's episode!

Check out episode 927 with Paul Tuennerman as mentioned in today's episode!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "We're doin' it, baby!"

Today's sponsor:

MarginEdge: Fluctuating food prices. Staffing challenges- Now more than ever you need to control costs to remain profitable. MarginEdge is a restaurant management software that lets you see your food and labor costs in real time. By automating your invoice processing and totally digitizing your back office, MarginEdge saves your team hours on paperwork and gives you instant insights to manage your prime costs. No contract. No setup fee. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstoppable.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website

Instagram: @stickysfingerjoint

Direct download: Jamie_Greer_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Just Salad was co-founded by Nick Kenner and Rob Crespi. They established the company in 2006 with the goal of providing healthy and environmentally friendly fast-food options. Just Salad recently opened their newest location, in Huntington Station, in NYC (there are 75 stores now!). 

Show notes…

Today's sponsor:

MarginEdge: Fluctuating food prices. Staffing challenges- Now more than ever you need to control costs to remain profitable. MarginEdge is a restaurant management software that lets you see your food and labor costs in real time. By automating your invoice processing and totally digitizing your back office, MarginEdge saves your team hours on paperwork and gives you instant insights to manage your prime costs. No contract. No setup fee. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstoppable.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Email: comments@justsalad.com & hr@justsalad.com

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Steven Salm is the Founder and CEO of PLANTA. Steven Salm started in the restaurant industry at the age of 18 and he fully embraced the ideas of making people happy and providing off of that. He opened his first restaurant in 2013 at the age of 28 in Toronto, that being The Chase. In 2016, he open his second restaurant, PLANTA, after becoming a devout vegan. Today, there are 13 going on 14 PLANTA locations.

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Fortune favors the bold."

Today's sponsor:

OneDegree Coaching: Self-awareness is the #1 skill for leaders in the New Era of Work. Self-awareness is also said to be the Peak of emotional intelligence. So How Truly self-aware are you? Cue Ed Doherty, OneDegreeCoaching, and the Predictive Index. The Predictive Index is a Talent Optimization platform that helps leaders understand themselves and others, helping build happy, high-performing teams. Try the Predictive Index Behavior Assessment for free! Head to restaurantunstoppable.com/tryPI  to take the PI Behavioral Assessment. Once you take the assessment, Ed Doherty is offering a free 30-minute call to read your results and help you become a better Self-aware leader.

Tater Kegs, because It’s time to serve the Tater your guests deserve! Tater Kegs are shredded potatoes mixed with delicious flavors. All the best parts of a baked potato in the perfect handheld package. From the freezer → to the fryer → to the guest. Serve them in a variety of different ways and in many different applications. Great for dine-in, delivery and to-go. With all the uncertainties in the world today we should be able to be certain that our food always has great flavor, and Tater Kegs provide that comfort in every bite! Request samples at Taterkegs.com.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website

Email: steven@plantahq.com

Direct download: Steven_Salm_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Al Lucas is a Partner at Defined Hospitality in Philadelphia, PA. Al began his career at Chart House where he began as a dishwasher, leaving the company 21 years later as the Vice President of the East Coast. He then moved on to be the Director of Operations at Stephen Starr's company. He worked for Cozy Cafe and Border House and eventually arrived as a Partner at Defined Hospitality. Al Lucas has played a significant role in the openings of several restaurants throughout his career.

Check out episode 987 with Al Lucas.

Ed Doherty is the Founder of One Degree Coaching. Ed began his career as a teenager on a cooking line. After working in a cafe in Delaware that gained significant notoriety, he decided he wanted to become a famous chef. He worked in many well-known restaurants in the Philadelphia area and eventually became a Managing Partner at The Capital Grille. After opening his first restaurant, he decided to shift to consulting, or as he calls it, “coaching.” That is when One Degree Coaching was created.

Check out episode 1008 with Ed Doherty.

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Today's sponsor:

OneDegree Coaching: Self-awareness is the #1 skill for leaders in the New Era of Work. Self-awareness is also said to be the Peak of emotional intelligence. So How Truly self-aware are you? Cue Ed Doherty, OneDegreeCoaching, and the Predictive Index. The Predictive Index is a Talent Optimization platform that helps leaders understand themselves and others, helping build happy, high-performing teams. Try the Predictive Index Behavior Assessment for free! Head to restaurantunstoppable.com/tryPI  to take the PI Behavioral Assessment. Once you take the assessment, Ed Doherty is offering a free 30-minute call to read your results and help you become a better Self-aware leader.

Tater Kegs, because It’s time to serve the Tater your guests deserve! Tater Kegs are shredded potatoes mixed with delicious flavors. All the best parts of a baked potato in the perfect handheld package. From the freezer → to the fryer → to the guest. Serve them in a variety of different ways and in many different applications. Great for dine-in, delivery and to-go. With all the uncertainties in the world today we should be able to be certain that our food always has great flavor, and Tater Kegs provide that comfort in every bite! Request samples at Taterkegs.com.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Predictive Index

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Chef Nok is the chef/owner at Kalaya in Philadephia, PA. Chef Nok got her start in the industry as a flight attendant, first in Kuwait and then in Bangkok, where she excelled from 1994 to 2009. There she learned her love for food and hospitality. She also helped operate a jewelry store with a friend and opened an Italian restaurant with her former husband. In 2010, she moved to the U.S. with her current husband and began cooking nonstop until she decided to start a catering business from 2015-2019. During that time she also attended culinary school at FCI in NYC. In 2019 she opened her first Kalaya location and in 2022 she opened her second, both in Philadelphia.

Check out episode 987 with Al Lucas as mentioned in today's episode.

Check out episode 988 with Greg Root as mentioned in today's episode.

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "When Nok is happy, the whole world will be happy."

Today's sponsor:

MarginEdge: Fluctuating food prices. Staffing challenges- Now more than ever you need to control costs to remain profitable. MarginEdge is a restaurant management software that lets you see your food and labor costs in real time. By automating your invoice processing and totally digitizing your back office, MarginEdge saves your team hours on paperwork and gives you instant insights to manage your prime costs. No contract. No setup fee. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstoppable.

Owner.com is the leading all-in-one platform for restaurant marketing. Owner.com powers everything from SEO-optimized websites, direct online ordering, automated email and text marketing, built-in loyalty programs, zero commission delivery, and branded mobile apps for your restaurant that integrate right into your POS. With Owner.com, there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and nothing to lose. Join thousands of restaurant owners using Owner.com to grow direct online sales, save thousands in third-party fees, and simplify their online presence all-in-one.Book a free demo today at owner.com/unstoppable and see why Owner.com is the #1-rated Restaurant Marketing Software.

Restaurant Technologies the company that helps restaurants, “Control the kitchen chaos.” With RT’s total oil management, you get: Dependable fresh bulk cooking oil delivery; Filtration + oil usage monitoring and reporting; Used cooking oil pick-up, and recycling; And say goodbye to messy, dangerous restaurant rendering tanks-yuck. RT’s end-to-end cooking oils solution helps you manage your used cooking oil storage, collection, and recycling- conveniently, safely, and cleanly- with no upfront costs. Head to www.RTI-inc.com, and let them know the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast sent you their way.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Instagram...

Personal: @kuhnnok

Business: @kalayaphilly

Website

Direct download: Chef_Nok_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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David Kaplan is the Founder and Co-Owner of both Gin & Luck and Death & Co. Dave fell in love with cocktails at a relatively young age. After school he headed to Las Vegas and worked in a 4,000 person night club and left for NYC soon after. once in New York, he found a Indian restaurant being sold in the East Village and bought it with a partner and turned it into Death & Co. Today there are 4 Death & Co. locations nationwide.

Check out episode 1003 with Mike Paton as mentioned in today's episode.

Check out episode 851 with Rudy Miick as mentioned in today's episode.

Check out episode 1027 with Sean Finter as mentioned in today's episode.

Check out episode 934 with Gino Wickman as mentioned in today's episode (author of Traction).

Check out The Humanized Leader by Mary Pay Knight as mentioned in today's episode!

Show notes…

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "I expand in abundance, success, and love everyday, and I inspire others around me to do the same."

Today's sponsor:

Reachify - Reachify allows your restaurant to focus on the food, and not the phone. Get employees off the phone so they can attend to food production and dine-in guests. With Reachify's phone automation platform, guests calling in receive one-click access to the actions they need through the power of instant text messages. Whether it be online orders, reservations, catering, directions, or more, Reachify's flexible and powerful platform can support it all.

At Popmenu, we know that in today’s world, a great hospitality experience usually begins onlineKeeping the conversation with guests going beyond the meal also requires simple, powerful, fun technology capable of expression through all kinds of channels. Our team takes pride in helping restaurants put their best foot forward digitally so they can focus on what they do best. We think PDF menus are super boring, we believe 3rd party platforms have had too much say in how consumers find their next dining experience and we deeply feel that sharing your beautiful menu doesn’t have to be so difficult, time-consuming and expensive. As a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable, you'll receive $100 off your first month of Popmenu!

MarginEdge: Fluctuating food prices. Staffing challenges- Now more than ever you need to control costs to remain profitable. MarginEdge is a restaurant management software that lets you see your food and labor costs in real time. By automating your invoice processing and totally digitizing your back office, MarginEdge saves your team hours on paperwork and gives you instant insights to manage your prime costs. No contract. No setup fee. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstoppable.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Gin & Luck website

Death & Co website

Email: d.kaplan@ginandluck.com -or- dave@ginandluck.com

Instagram: @dkproprietors

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: David_Kaplan_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Bo Davis is the Co-Founder and CEO of MarginEdge. Bo Davis studied philosophy as na undergrad and left school to develop Prometheus, an educational software company. He sold the company, joined the Peace Corps., and received two Masters degrees. He Cofounded the conveyor sushi concept Wasabi in 2005 which still operates today. From 2015-2018 he developed MarginEdge, a restaurant management software.

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "The unexamined life is not worth living."

Today's sponsor:

RestaurantUnstoppableNetwork.com- Where we pull back the layers of what we’re learning in the field. Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast’s job is to seek out leading restaurateurs, get to the core of what makes them successful, deconstruct how they’re evolving with time, and close the knowledge gap by sharing my findings. But where are we going to unpackage it all?! RestaurantUnstoppableNetwork.com that’s where. When you join the network you’ll get access to past guests, industry experts, and a community of passionate restaurant owners to support and hold you accountable. Click the link or the banner and get your first 30 days on us!

At Popmenu, we know that in today’s world, a great hospitality experience usually begins onlineKeeping the conversation with guests going beyond the meal also requires simple, powerful, fun technology capable of expression through all kinds of channels. Our team takes pride in helping restaurants put their best foot forward digitally so they can focus on what they do best. We think PDF menus are super boring, we believe 3rd party platforms have had too much say in how consumers find their next dining experience and we deeply feel that sharing your beautiful menu doesn’t have to be so difficult, time-consuming and expensive. As a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable, you'll receive $100 off your first month of Popmenu!

CORE: Children of Restaurant Employees is a national non-profit and direct provider that is dedicated to serving food and beverage operations employees with children. CORE provides financial relief when the restaurant employee, their partner, or child faces a life-altering medical crisis, injury, death, or natural disaster. To learn more about how CORE helps, and how you and your company can get involved in their important mission, visit www.COREgives.org.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

Huge thanks to Bo Davis for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

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Yianni Karapanagiotis is the Founder of Kara Restaurant Group. Yianni opened his first restaurant in 2002. Before that, he learned systems, processes, and procedures from working at T.G.I. Friday's. He opened his first restaurant in Cape May, NJ and ten years later, he opened his second. Today, there are 14 restaurants under the Kara Restaurant Group umbrella.

Check out Yianni's Restaurant Punk podcast!

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Consistency builds credibility."

Today's sponsor:

MarginEdge: Fluctuating food prices. Staffing challenges- Now more than ever you need to control costs to remain profitable. MarginEdge is a restaurant management software that lets you see your food and labor costs in real time. By automating your invoice processing and totally digitizing your back office, MarginEdge saves your team hours on paperwork and gives you instant insights to manage your prime costs. No contract. No setup fee. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstoppable.

At Popmenu, we know that in today’s world, a great hospitality experience usually begins onlineKeeping the conversation with guests going beyond the meal also requires simple, powerful, fun technology capable of expression through all kinds of channels. Our team takes pride in helping restaurants put their best foot forward digitally so they can focus on what they do best. We think PDF menus are super boring, we believe 3rd party platforms have had too much say in how consumers find their next dining experience and we deeply feel that sharing your beautiful menu doesn’t have to be so difficult, time-consuming and expensive. As a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable, you'll receive $100 off your first month of Popmenu!

CORE: Children of Restaurant Employees is a national non-profit and direct provider that is dedicated to serving food and beverage operations employees with children. CORE provides financial relief when the restaurant employee, their partner, or child faces a life-altering medical crisis, injury, death, or natural disaster. To learn more about how CORE helps, and how you and your company can get involved in their important mission, visit www.COREgives.org.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Yianni_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Sean Finter is the Founder of Barmetrix, CEO + Head Coach at Finter Group, and Owner of the Franklin House. Sean got his start in the industry at 12 where he grew up in Canada. He worked for the Hard Rock Cafe in England and stayed in that city for 6 years. He then became a restaurant coach and worked in Australia for about 10 years. At 27 he opened his first restaurant. Today, he focuses on restaurant coaching.

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "A precursor to a breakthrough is often a break-with."

Today's sponsor:

Reachify - Reachify allows your restaurant to focus on the food, and not the phone. Get employees off the phone so they can attend to food production and dine-in guests. With Reachify's phone automation platform, guests calling in receive one-click access to the actions they need through the power of instant text messages. Whether it be online orders, reservations, catering, directions, or more, Reachify's flexible and powerful platform can support it all.

At Popmenu, we know that in today’s world, a great hospitality experience usually begins onlineKeeping the conversation with guests going beyond the meal also requires simple, powerful, fun technology capable of expression through all kinds of channels. Our team takes pride in helping restaurants put their best foot forward digitally so they can focus on what they do best. We think PDF menus are super boring, we believe 3rd party platforms have had too much say in how consumers find their next dining experience and we deeply feel that sharing your beautiful menu doesn’t have to be so difficult, time-consuming and expensive. As a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable, you'll receive $100 off your first month of Popmenu!

CORE: Children of Restaurant Employees is a national non-profit and direct provider that is dedicated to serving food and beverage operations employees with children. CORE provides financial relief when the restaurant employee, their partner, or child faces a life-altering medical crisis, injury, death, or natural disaster. To learn more about how CORE helps, and how you and your company can get involved in their important mission, visit www.COREgives.org.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website

Direct download: Sean_Finter_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Adriel Lubarsky is Director of Sales at GreenPlaces. GreenPlaces helps companies measure their carbon footprint, reduce emissions, go carbon neutral or net zero and promote success to investors, employees, and customers. Adriel has worked in many areas of sustainability, mostly focusing on the financial side of things, developing financial incentives to be more sustainable. His new book will be available in October. Find out more here: https://adriellubarsky.com/

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Sprint to finish."

Today's sponsor:

Reachify - Reachify allows your restaurant to focus on the food, and not the phone. Get employees off the phone so they can attend to food production and dine-in guests. With Reachify's phone automation platform, guests calling in receive one-click access to the actions they need through the power of instant text messages. Whether it be online orders, reservations, catering, directions, or more, Reachify's flexible and powerful platform can support it all.

At Popmenu, we know that in today’s world, a great hospitality experience usually begins onlineKeeping the conversation with guests going beyond the meal also requires simple, powerful, fun technology capable of expression through all kinds of channels. Our team takes pride in helping restaurants put their best foot forward digitally so they can focus on what they do best. We think PDF menus are super boring, we believe 3rd party platforms have had too much say in how consumers find their next dining experience and we deeply feel that sharing your beautiful menu doesn’t have to be so difficult, time-consuming and expensive. As a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable, you'll receive $100 off your first month of Popmenu!

MarginEdge: Fluctuating food prices. Staffing challenges- Now more than ever you need to control costs to remain profitable. MarginEdge is a restaurant management software that lets you see your food and labor costs in real time. By automating your invoice processing and totally digitizing your back office, MarginEdge saves your team hours on paperwork and gives you instant insights to manage your prime costs. No contract. No setup fee. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstoppable.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website

Email: adriel@greenplaces.com

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

Huge thanks to Adriel Lubarsky for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
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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!

This is a Restaurant Unstoppable Network Q + A live event. JOIN THE NETWORK!

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • “I only focus on mistakes when they are repeated.”

Today's sponsor:

Reachify - Reachify allows your restaurant to focus on the food, and not the phone. Get employees off the phone so they can attend to food production and dine-in guests. With Reachify's phone automation platform, guests calling in receive one-click access to the actions they need through the power of instant text messages. Whether it be online orders, reservations, catering, directions, or more, Reachify's flexible and powerful platform can support it all.

At Popmenu, we know that in today’s world, a great hospitality experience usually begins onlineKeeping the conversation with guests going beyond the meal also requires simple, powerful, fun technology capable of expression through all kinds of channels. Our team takes pride in helping restaurants put their best foot forward digitally so they can focus on what they do best. We think PDF menus are super boring, we believe 3rd party platforms have had too much say in how consumers find their next dining experience and we deeply feel that sharing your beautiful menu doesn’t have to be so difficult, time-consuming and expensive. As a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable, you'll receive $100 off your first month of Popmenu!

CORE: Children of Restaurant Employees is a national non-profit and direct provider that is dedicated to serving food and beverage operations employees with children. CORE provides financial relief when the restaurant employee, their partner, or child faces a life-altering medical crisis, injury, death, or natural disaster. To learn more about how CORE helps, and how you and your company can get involved in their important mission, visit www.COREgives.org.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Prakash_repost_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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REPUBLISHED EPISODE: Today we're going to talk about why you need to pay yourself, FIRST! We're also diving into how.

Joining us for the conversation are two of the best qualified: Kasey Anton and Mike Michalowicz.

Mike Michalowicz is the author of Profit First: Transform Your Business From a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine. He's helped thousands of entrepreneurs gain control of their business.

Kasey Anton, founder of Spark Business Consulting, and former restaurateur, and one of the only, if not THE only Certified Profit First Professionals with extensive restaurant owning experience.

check out Kasey Anton's new book: Profit First For Restaurants

Purchase the Profit First for Restaurant Course!

Check out episode 1023 with Matt Lombardo as mentioned in today's episode!

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Care more than others. Your success is our success."

Today's sponsor:

MarginEdge: Fluctuating food prices. Staffing challenges- Now more than ever you need to control costs to remain profitable. MarginEdge is a restaurant management software that lets you see your food and labor costs in real time. By automating your invoice processing and totally digitizing your back office, MarginEdge saves your team hours on paperwork and gives you instant insights to manage your prime costs. No contract. No setup fee. See how it works at marginedge.com/unstoppable.

At Popmenu, we know that in today’s world, a great hospitality experience usually begins onlineKeeping the conversation with guests going beyond the meal also requires simple, powerful, fun technology capable of expression through all kinds of channels. Our team takes pride in helping restaurants put their best foot forward digitally so they can focus on what they do best. We think PDF menus are super boring, we believe 3rd party platforms have had too much say in how consumers find their next dining experience and we deeply feel that sharing your beautiful menu doesn’t have to be so difficult, time-consuming and expensive. As a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable, you'll receive $100 off your first month of Popmenu!

CORE: Children of Restaurant Employees is a national non-profit and direct provider that is dedicated to serving food and beverage operations employees with children. CORE provides financial relief when the restaurant employee, their partner, or child faces a life-altering medical crisis, injury, death, or natural disaster. To learn more about how CORE helps, and how you and your company can get involved in their important mission, visit www.COREgives.org.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website

Thanks for listening!

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Matt Lombardo is the Chef/Owner of Pink Door Catering & Market in Mashpee, MA. Chef Matt grew up on Cape Cod and got his first job in the industry as a teenager. He moved to Jackson Hole, WY after college and lived there for 5 years, skiing and working in restaurants. While there, he moved from FOH to BOH and never looked back. He eventually moved back to the cape and bought a catering company that was well-liked, but Matt took it to the next level and turned it into the Pink Door Catering of today. Matt and Pink Door Catering were introduced to Restaurant Unstoppable by Kasey Anton of Profit First.

Purchase the Profit First for Restaurant Course!

Check out Radical Candor by Kim Scott as mentioned in today's episode!

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "P.V.O. - Positive vibes only."

Today's sponsor:

Reachify - Reachify allows your restaurant to focus on the food, and not the phone. Get employees off the phone so they can attend to food production and dine-in guests. With Reachify's phone automation platform, guests calling in receive one-click access to the actions they need through the power of instant text messages. Whether it be online orders, reservations, catering, directions, or more, Reachify's flexible and powerful platform can support it all.

At Popmenu, we know that in today’s world, a great hospitality experience usually begins onlineKeeping the conversation with guests going beyond the meal also requires simple, powerful, fun technology capable of expression through all kinds of channels. Our team takes pride in helping restaurants put their best foot forward digitally so they can focus on what they do best. We think PDF menus are super boring, we believe 3rd party platforms have had too much say in how consumers find their next dining experience and we deeply feel that sharing your beautiful menu doesn’t have to be so difficult, time-consuming and expensive. As a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable, you'll receive $100 off your first month of Popmenu!

CORE: Children of Restaurant Employees is a national non-profit and direct provider that is dedicated to serving food and beverage operations employees with children. CORE provides financial relief when the restaurant employee, their partner, or child faces a life-altering medical crisis, injury, death, or natural disaster. To learn more about how CORE helps, and how you and your company can get involved in their important mission, visit www.COREgives.org.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

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Jack McGarry is the Founder/Owner/Managing partner at The Dead Rabbit in Manhattan. Jack got his start in a bar in Ireland at the age of 14. He has been a barman ever since. From '06-'09 he worked in the famed The Merchant in Belfast, where he grew the most as a bar professional. He and his team won several awards there, and he eventually realized he needed to take his skills to the states. He opened The Dead Rabbit in NYC in 2012 and he is currently opening/planning to open other locations in major cities across the US.

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Comparison is the thief of joy."

Today's sponsor:

Reachify - Reachify allows your restaurant to focus on the food, and not the phone. Get employees off the phone so they can attend to food production and dine-in guests. With Reachify's phone automation platform, guests calling in receive one-click access to the actions they need through the power of instant text messages. Whether it be online orders, reservations, catering, directions, or more, Reachify's flexible and powerful platform can support it all.

At Popmenu, we know that in today’s world, a great hospitality experience usually begins onlineKeeping the conversation with guests going beyond the meal also requires simple, powerful, fun technology capable of expression through all kinds of channels. Our team takes pride in helping restaurants put their best foot forward digitally so they can focus on what they do best. We think PDF menus are super boring, we believe 3rd party platforms have had too much say in how consumers find their next dining experience and we deeply feel that sharing your beautiful menu doesn’t have to be so difficult, time-consuming and expensive. As a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable, you'll receive $100 off your first month of Popmenu!

CORE: Children of Restaurant Employees is a national non-profit and direct provider that is dedicated to serving food and beverage operations employees with children. CORE provides financial relief when the restaurant employee, their partner, or child faces a life-altering medical crisis, injury, death, or natural disaster. To learn more about how CORE helps, and how you and your company can get involved in their important mission, visit www.COREgives.org.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website

Email: jack@thedeadrabbit.com

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: McGarry_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Chip Klose is a restaurant coach, speaker, and podcast host. Chip began his restaurant career in FOH and management opening some very famous and profitable restaurants in NYC in the 2000s and 2010s. He then transitioned into coaching, public speaking, writing, and he is currently the host of the Restaurant Strategy Podcast.

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "You can get anything in life as long as you help enough other people get what they want."

Today's sponsor:

At Popmenu, we know that in today’s world, a great hospitality experience usually begins onlineKeeping the conversation with guests going beyond the meal also requires simple, powerful, fun technology capable of expression through all kinds of channels. Our team takes pride in helping restaurants put their best foot forward digitally so they can focus on what they do best. We think PDF menus are super boring, we believe 3rd party platforms have had too much say in how consumers find their next dining experience and we deeply feel that sharing your beautiful menu doesn’t have to be so difficult, time-consuming and expensive. As a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable, you'll receive $100 off your first month of Popmenu!

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website

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Noah Glass is the Founder & CEO of Olo (NYSE: OLO), a leading open SaaS platform for restaurants. He began working in the foodservice industry twenty years ago, serving as a cashier, server, bartender, and delivery driver. In 2005, Noah founded Olo where his work with mobile ordering pre-dates the iPhone. Today, over 600 restaurant brands trust Olo to grow their digital sales, do more with less, and make every guest feel like a regular. Noah serves on the boards of Portillo’s, Share Our Strength, and Trustees for the Culinary Institute of America.

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Do not stop."

Today's sponsor:

RestaurantUnstoppableNetwork.com- Where we pull back the layers of what we’re learning in the field. Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast’s job is to seek out leading restaurateurs, get to the core of what makes them successful, deconstruct how they’re evolving with time, and close the knowledge gap by sharing my findings. But where are we going to unpackage it all?! RestaurantUnstoppableNetwork.com that’s where. When you join the network you’ll get access to past guests, industry experts, and a community of passionate restaurant owners to support and hold you accountable. Click the link or the banner and get your first 30 days on us!

At Popmenu, we know that in today’s world, a great hospitality experience usually begins onlineKeeping the conversation with guests going beyond the meal also requires simple, powerful, fun technology capable of expression through all kinds of channels. Our team takes pride in helping restaurants put their best foot forward digitally so they can focus on what they do best. We think PDF menus are super boring, we believe 3rd party platforms have had too much say in how consumers find their next dining experience and we deeply feel that sharing your beautiful menu doesn’t have to be so difficult, time-consuming and expensive. As a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable, you'll receive $100 off your first month of Popmenu!

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

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Michelle Politano is the Chef/Owner of PiANTA Vegan Restaurant in Providence, RI. Michelle began her career working in the travel industry and was laid off due to COVID in 2020. She then decided to develop her passion for cooking into a business. She opened PiANTA as a ghost kitchen and 10 months later, in 2021, she opened the brick and mortar in Providence.

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Today's sponsor:

Reachify - Reachify allows your restaurant to focus on the food, and not the phone. Get employees off the phone so they can attend to food production and dine-in guests. With Reachify's phone automation platform, guests calling in receive one-click access to the actions they need through the power of instant text messages. Whether it be online orders, reservations, catering, directions, or more, Reachify's flexible and powerful platform can support it all.

At Popmenu, we know that in today’s world, a great hospitality experience usually begins onlineKeeping the conversation with guests going beyond the meal also requires simple, powerful, fun technology capable of expression through all kinds of channels. Our team takes pride in helping restaurants put their best foot forward digitally so they can focus on what they do best. We think PDF menus are super boring, we believe 3rd party platforms have had too much say in how consumers find their next dining experience and we deeply feel that sharing your beautiful menu doesn’t have to be so difficult, time-consuming and expensive. As a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable, you'll receive $100 off your first month of Popmenu!

 

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website

Instagram: @piantaveganrestaurant

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Michelle_Politano_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Ryan Thorman is the Co-Founder and CEO of Bango Bowls. After getting his business degree and working in some impressive companies, such as LinkedIn, Ryan opened Bango Bowls with childhood friend (and past RU guest) James Bonanno. The concept was brand new in their city at the time, and today there are 7 locations with franchising having just begun.

Check out episode 1017 with James Bonanno as mentioned in today's episode!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Feedback is the breakfast of champions."

In this episode with Ryan Thorman we will discuss:

  • Importance of feedback
  • Marketing
  • Technology in the kitchen
  • The importance of Slack
  • Communication

Today's sponsor:

Reachify - Reachify allows your restaurant to focus on the food, and not the phone. Get employees off the phone so they can attend to food production and dine-in guests. With Reachify's phone automation platform, guests calling in receive one-click access to the actions they need through the power of instant text messages. Whether it be online orders, reservations, catering, directions, or more, Reachify's flexible and powerful platform can support it all.

CORE: Children of Restaurant Employees is a national non-profit and direct provider that is dedicated to serving food and beverage operations employees with children. CORE provides financial relief when the restaurant employee, their partner, or child faces a life-altering medical crisis, injury, death, or natural disaster. To learn more about how CORE helps, and how you and your company can get involved in their important mission, visit www.COREgives.org.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website

Direct download: Ryan_Thorman_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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James Bonanno is the CEO of Upstream Hospitality Group. James began his hospitality career as a bartender in college. He worked and saved money through his 20s and, in 2011, opened his first bar, The Taproom. He and his partners bought out their investors and opened a second location in 2015. In 2017, they introduced a second concept, Bangobowls. Today, there are 5 Taprooms and 7 Bangobowls. The plan is to have 50 Taprooms and 100 Bangobowls. Impressive!

Show notes..

Calls to ACTION!!!

Today's sponsor:

RestaurantUnstoppableNetwork.com- Where we pull back the layers of what we’re learning in the field. Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast’s job is to seek out leading restaurateurs, get to the core of what makes them successful, deconstruct how they’re evolving with time, and close the knowledge gap by sharing my findings. But where are we going to unpackage it all?! RestaurantUnstoppableNetwork.com that’s where. When you join the network you’ll get access to past guests, industry experts, and a community of passionate restaurant owners to support and hold you accountable. Click the link or the banner and get your first 30 days on us!

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

Huge thanks to James Bonanno for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

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Nick Matthews is the CEO and Founder of Mainvest. Nick began his career as a ground level Uber employee in 2011. He spent 6.5 years there working in the ares of marketing and community management. In 2019, he left to start Mainvest, an "investment platform that connects brick & mortar business with investors who care."

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Be an owner, not a renter."

In this episode with Nick Matthews we will discuss:

  • What is Mainvest, and how can it help you or someone you know.

Today's sponsor:

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Web: https://mainvest.com

Email: support@mainvest.com

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

Huge thanks to Nick Matthews for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Direct download: Nick_Matthews_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Matt Poepsel spent time in the Marine Corps. before heading off to college and studying psychology and business. He eventually realized his passion is to "guide other leaders as they climb." Today, Matt is there Vice President at The predictive Index and the author of Expand the Circle: Enlightened Leadership of Our New World of Work

Check out Matt's book, Expand the Circle: Enlightened Leadership of Our New World of Work as mentioned in today's episode.

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "I guide other leaders as they climb."

In this episode with Matt Poepsel we will discuss:

  • The Predictive Index!

Today's sponsor:

Reachify - Reachify allows your restaurant to focus on the food, and not the phone. Get employees off the phone so they can attend to food production and dine-in guests. With Reachify's phone automation platform, guests calling in receive one-click access to the actions they need through the power of instant text messages. Whether it be online orders, reservations, catering, directions, or more, Reachify's flexible and powerful platform can support it all.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

CORE: Children of Restaurant Employees is a national non-profit and direct provider that is dedicated to
serving food and beverage operations employees with children. CORE provides financial relief when the
restaurant employee, their partner, or child faces a life-altering medical crisis, injury, death, or natural
disaster. To learn more about how CORE helps, and how you and your company can get involved in their
important mission, visit www.COREgives.org.

Contact:

Websites: Predictive Index & Matt Poepsel

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Matt_Poepsel_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Husband-and-wife team, James and Johanna Windon, founded Buena Papa (Spanish translation, Good Potato) in 2021 in Raleigh, N.C., after the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to temporarily shut down their cleaning business. Inspired by Johanna’s native country of Colombia, their hope is to bring family, friends and entire communities together to experience new cultures and their celebrated local dishes. 

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • James: "Ready, shoot, and then aim."
  • Johanna: "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger."

In this episode with James and Johanna Windon we will discuss:

  • Food portioning
  • Food halls
  • Food trucks
  • Costing
  • Finding a very unique food concept
  • Profit first
  • Food waste control
  • Franchising

Today's sponsor:

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website: https://www.buenapapa.com/

Instagram: @buenapapfrybar

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

Huge thanks to James and Johanna for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Direct download: J_and_J_Windon_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Jon Seelbinder is from the mountains of North Carolina. While growing up, he learned to cook and be a great host and leader through his grandmother. After leaving the Airfare academy, Jon began working in bars. He worked at Rainforest Cafe in Denver and become a bartender for 13 years. He worked for The 95 Group as a Managing Partner for a year in 2010 before opening his first bar, The Architect, in 2012. He opened his second location in 2014. Today, he has a hand in owning and/or operating 6/7 concepts out of three buildings.

Calls to ACTION!!!

Today's sponsor:

Reachify - Reachify allows your restaurant to focus on the food, and not the phone. Get employees off the phone so they can attend to food production and dine-in guests. With Reachify's phone automation platform, guests calling in receive one-click access to the actions they need through the power of instant text messages. Whether it be online orders, reservations, catering, directions, or more, Reachify's flexible and powerful platform can support it all.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Email: jon@thelocalicon.com

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

Huge thanks to Jon Seelbinder for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Direct download: Jon_Seelbinder_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Gary Crunkleton is the Owner of The Crunkleton, specializing in antique drinks. Gary has been a "barman" since 1992. He is a veteran of the navy and a veteran bar tender. He opened his first location in 2008 with "The Crunkleton" and soon after that, he opened another. Today, he has "has a hand" in 6 different bars and restaurants.

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Today's sponsor:

Reachify - Reachify allows your restaurant to focus on the food, and not the phone. Get employees off the phone so they can attend to food production and dine-in guests. With Reachify's phone automation platform, guests calling in receive one-click access to the actions they need through the power of instant text messages. Whether it be online orders, reservations, catering, directions, or more, Reachify's flexible and powerful platform can support it all.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Email: garycrunkleton@gmail.com

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

Huge thanks to Gary Crunkleton for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Direct download: Gary_Crunkleton_PODCAST_2_mixdown.mp3
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Kevin Barrett and Drew Schenk are the co-owners of Dram and Draught based in and around Raleigh, North Carolina. Drew truly began his restaurant career with Applebees in 1990. he then opened his first restaurant, Remington Grill, in 1992. Kevin has been a "bar man" ever since he became a bartender in a restaurant. After opening a wine shop and selling it to his business partner, he moved to Raleigh, where he met Drew. The pair opened their first Dram and Draught in 2016, with a second appearing in 2018. Today there are seven locations.

Calls to ACTION!!!

Today's sponsor:

RestaurantUnstoppableNetwork.com- Where we pull back the layers of what we’re learning in the field. Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast’s job is to seek out leading restaurateurs, get to the core of what makes them successful, deconstruct how they’re evolving with time, and close the knowledge gap by sharing my findings. But where are we going to unpackage it all?! RestaurantUnstoppableNetwork.com that’s where. When you join the network you’ll get access to past guests, industry experts, and a community of passionate restaurant owners to support and hold you accountable. Click the link or the banner and get your first 30 days on us!

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website

Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Kevin_and_Drew_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Wil Brawley is the Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Schedulefly, a scheduling software for restaurants. He is also the author of Restaurant Owners Uncorked and Restaurant Owners Uncorked Part II. He is also the host of the Restaurant Owners Uncorked podcast.

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RestaurantUnstoppableNetwork.com- Where we pull back the layers of what we’re learning in the field. Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast’s job is to seek out leading restaurateurs, get to the core of what makes them successful, deconstruct how they’re evolving with time, and close the knowledge gap by sharing my findings. But where are we going to unpackage it all?! RestaurantUnstoppableNetwork.com that’s where. When you join the network you’ll get access to past guests, industry experts, and a community of passionate restaurant owners to support and hold you accountable. Click the link or the banner and get your first 30 days on us!

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

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Huge thanks to Wil Brawley for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

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Dave Nitzel is the co-author of Hospitality DNA: Career Journeys with Unprecedented Insights from Industry Award Winners and The Bar Shift: 41 Short Management Lessons You Don't Have to Learn the Hard Way! He left executive roles at Fortune 500 companies about 10 years ago. After looking for the next step in his career, he landed on buying two Barmetrix franchises. Today he owns four. He now focuses on making better leaders.

Dave Domzaski is the owner of Barmetrix Miami and the co-author of The Bar Shift: 41 Short Management Lessons You Don't Have to Learn the Hard Way! and Hospitality DNA: Career Journeys with Unprecedented Insights from Industry Award Winners. Dave began at Barmetrix as the Director of Operations in the Washington D.C. area before becoming the owner of the Barmetrix operation in Miami in 2017. Barmetrix is a small group of passionate people who earn their living by helping restaurants and bars run better/more profitable businesses. They specialize in inventory control, staff training, and management coaching. 

BUY THE BOOK -> Hospitality DNA: Career Journeys with Unprecedented Insights from Industry Award Winners

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Reachify - Reachify allows your restaurant to focus on the food, and not the phone. Get employees off the phone so they can attend to food production and dine-in guests. With Reachify's phone automation platform, guests calling in receive one-click access to the actions they need through the power of instant text messages. Whether it be online orders, reservations, catering, directions, or more, Reachify's flexible and powerful platform can support it all.

RestaurantUnstoppableNetwork.com- Where we pull back the layers of what we’re learning in the field. Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast’s job is to seek out leading restaurateurs, get to the core of what makes them successful, deconstruct how they’re evolving with time, and close the knowledge gap by sharing my findings. But where are we going to unpackage it all?! RestaurantUnstoppableNetwork.com that’s where. When you join the network you’ll get access to past guests, industry experts, and a community of passionate restaurant owners to support and hold you accountable. Click the link or the banner and get your first 30 days on us!

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Check out connections on the web: DaveandDave.co

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Huge thanks to Dave Nitzel and Dave Domzalski for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

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Ed Doherty is the Founder of One Degree Coaching. Ed began his career as a teenager on a cooking line. After working in a cafe in Delaware that gained significant notoriety, he decided he wanted to become a famous chef. He worked in many well-known restaurants in the Philadelphia area and eventually became a Managing Partner at The Capital Grille. After opening his first restaurant, he decided to shift to consulting, or as he calls it, "coaching." That is when One Degree Coaching was created.

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Reachify - Reachify allows your restaurant to focus on the food, and not the phone. Get employees off the phone so they can attend to food production and dine-in guests. With Reachify's phone automation platform, guests calling in receive one-click access to the actions they need through the power of instant text messages. Whether it be online orders, reservations, catering, directions, or more, Reachify's flexible and powerful platform can support it all.

RestaurantUnstoppableNetwork.com- Where we pull back the layers of what we’re learning in the field. Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast’s job is to seek out leading restaurateurs, get to the core of what makes them successful, deconstruct how they’re evolving with time, and close the knowledge gap by sharing my findings. But where are we going to unpackage it all?! RestaurantUnstoppableNetwork.com that’s where. When you join the network you’ll get access to past guests, industry experts, and a community of passionate restaurant owners to support and hold you accountable. Click the link or the banner and get your first 30 days on us!

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

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Website

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Huge thanks to Ed Doherty for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Direct download: Ed_Doherty_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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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 Blance locations. One of those locations has an aquaponic farm inside the restaurant where ingredients are grown, harvested, and used on their menu.

Today's sponsor:

RestaurantUnstoppableNetwork.com- Where we pull back the layers of what we’re learning in the field. Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast’s job is to seek out leading restaurateurs, get to the core of what makes them successful, deconstruct how they’re evolving with time, and close the knowledge gap by sharing my findings. But where are we going to unpackage it all?! RestaurantUnstoppableNetwork.com that’s where. When you join the network you’ll get access to past guests, industry experts, and a community of passionate restaurant owners to support and hold you accountable. Click the link or the banner and get your first 30 days on us

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

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Website

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Huge thanks to Prakash Karamchandani for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Direct download: Prakash_Karamchandani_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Memphis Garrett is the Founder and CEO of Garrett Hospitality Group. Memphis was a contestant on Big brother in 2009, but before that he was a mixologist. After ending in 2nd place on Big Brother, Memphis moved on to work for SBE for many years and opened many restaurants. He broke off and opened his first restaurant in 2016, Poke House, in South Florida. He has, to this day, been involved in the openings of 55 restaurants throughout his career.

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RestaurantUnstoppableNetwork.com- Where we pull back the layers of what we’re learning in the field. Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast’s job is to seek out leading restaurateurs, get to the core of what makes them successful, deconstruct how they’re evolving with time, and close the knowledge gap by sharing my findings. But where are we going to unpackage it all?! RestaurantUnstoppableNetwork.com that’s where. When you join the network you’ll get access to past guests, industry experts, and a community of passionate restaurant owners to support and hold you accountable. Click the link or the banner and get your first 30 days on us!

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Instagram: @memphisgarrett

Email: memphis@garretthg.com

Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

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Huge thanks to Memphis Garrett for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Direct download: Memphis_Garrett_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Pinky Cole is the CEO and Founder of Slutty Vegan, based in Atlanta, GA. Pinky's first restaurant, Pinky's Jamaican and American Restaurant, operated in Harlem for 2 years, but closed down in 2016 after a grease fire. She opened her first Slutty Vegan in 2018 through a food truck. Today, there are 11 Slutty Vegan locations across the nation.

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Reachify - Reachify allows your restaurant to focus on the food, and not the phone. Get employees off the phone so they can attend to food production and dine-in guests. With Reachify's phone automation platform, guests calling in receive one-click access to the actions they need through the power of instant text messages. Whether it be online orders, reservations, catering, directions, or more, Reachify's flexible and powerful platform can support it all.

RestaurantUnstoppableNetwork.com- Where we pull back the layers of what we’re learning in the field. Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast’s job is to seek out leading restaurateurs, get to the core of what makes them successful, deconstruct how they’re evolving with time, and close the knowledge gap by sharing my findings. But where are we going to unpackage it all?! RestaurantUnstoppableNetwork.com that’s where. When you join the network you’ll get access to past guests, industry experts, and a community of passionate restaurant owners to support and hold you accountable. Click the link or the banner and get your first 30 days on us!

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

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Slutty Vegan website here

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Huge thanks to Pinky Cole for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Direct download: Pinky_Cole_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Fred Langley is the CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro. Fred got his first job in the restaurant industry at the age of 12 as a dishwasher. He worked his way up the ranks and became a restaurateur, opening his first restaurant at the age of 27. He opened his second restaurant only 4 years later. Fred joined Restaurant Systems Pro, formerly known as The Restaurant Expert, in 2004, and became the company's CEO in 2006.

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Today's sponsor:

Ovation - Do you want real-time feedback from your guests instead of 1-star reviews? Ovation uses a 2-question, SMS-based survey, and frictionless integrations with online ordering platforms and other tools to enable restaurants to easily resolve guest concerns in real-time, get more 5-star reviews, discover insights to improve, and drive revenue. Unstoppable listeners who sign up will get$100 off their set-up fee! Visit ovationup.com/unstoppable to learn more.

1Huddle1Huddle is a coaching and development platform using quick-burst mobile games to more quickly and effectively level up and fire up your workforce. With a mobile-first approach to preparing the modern worker, a library of 3,000+ quick-burst skill games, and the option to instantly create personalized content – 1Huddle is changing the way restaurants develop their workers by transforming traditional manuals and videos into deceptively simple, highly effective mobile games proven to level up workers quickly.

Key clients include Loews Hotels, Novartis, Madison Square Garden, Yum, FB Society, Hakkasan, TAO Group, and the Dog Haus.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

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Check out RSP here

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Huge thanks to Fred Langley for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Direct download: Fred_Langley_Live_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Mike Paton has spent every working day of the last 15 years helping thousands of leaders around the globe run better businesses and live better lives. An EOS Implementer and sought-after speaker, Paton succeeded Gino Wickman and spent five years as EOS Worldwide's Visionary, is the host of the top-rated podcast The EOS Leader, and co-authored two books in the Traction Library - Get A Grip and Process! He's grateful to be living his ideal life - helping others master the timeless disciplines and practical tools of the Entrepreneurial Operating System.

Check out all the EOS books, including Traction, Get a Grip, Rocket Fuel, The EOS Life, What the Heck is EOS, How To Be a Great Boss, and Process!

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Meez - If you're a chef, consultant, operator, or generally if you manage recipes intended for professional kitchens, meez is built just for you. Organize, share, prep, and scale recipes like never before. Plus, get fast and accurate food cost and nutrition analysis. Sign up today for 2 FREE months of invoice processing. With Invoice Processing, you can link all of your purchases to ingredients in your recipes, and the most current cost will be automatically reflected in every recipe.

1Huddle - 1Huddle is a coaching and development platform using quick-burst mobile games to more quickly and effectively level up and fire up your workforce. With a mobile-first approach to preparing the modern worker, a library of 3,000+ quick-burst skill games, and the option to instantly create personalized content – 1Huddle is changing the way restaurants develop their workers by transforming traditional manuals and videos into deceptively simple, highly effective mobile games proven to level up workers quickly.

Key clients include Loews Hotels, Novartis, Madison Square Garden, Yum, FB Society, Hakkasan, TAO Group, and the Dog Haus.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

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Website: EOS Worldwide

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Huge thanks to Mike Paton for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Direct download: Mike_Paton_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Daniel del Parada came to America from Buenos Aires, Argentina when he was 23 years old. He moved to Vail, Colorado and started working in restaurants. He then moved to Minneapolis in 2007 and continued to work in restaurants for prominent chefs. In 2017, he opened his first restaurant, Martina. Today he owns/operates 8 locations in Minneapolis.

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Today's sponsor:

Meez - If you're a chef, consultant, operator, or generally if you manage recipes intended for professional kitchens, meez is built just for you. Organize, share, prep, and scale recipes like never before. Plus, get fast and accurate food cost and nutrition analysis. Sign up today for 2 FREE months of invoice processing. With Invoice Processing, you can link all of your purchases to ingredients in your recipes, and the most current cost will be automatically reflected in every recipe.

1Huddle - 1Huddle is a coaching and development platform using quick-burst mobile games to more quickly and effectively level up and fire up your workforce. With a mobile-first approach to preparing the modern worker, a library of 3,000+ quick-burst skill games, and the option to instantly create personalized content – 1Huddle is changing the way restaurants develop their workers by transforming traditional manuals and videos into deceptively simple, highly effective mobile games proven to level up workers quickly.

Key clients include Loews Hotels, Novartis, Madison Square Garden, Yum, FB Society, Hakkasan, TAO Group, and the Dog Haus.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website: https://www.martinarestaurant.com

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Huge thanks to Daniel del Prado for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Direct download: Daniel_Del_Prado_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Yia Vang is the Chef and Owner of Hilltribe Restaurant Group. Yia Vang immigrated to America with his parents when he was five. He studied PR and communications in college and eventually started cooking for church events. Once he was able to cook and prepare menus from his Hmong heritage, he knew he wanted to be a chef. He started pop ups, a food trailer, food halls, and he even worked with past RU guest Chef Gavin Kasen. Today there are four Hmong Union Kitchen locations and Yia has other concepts as well, such as retail and catering.

Show notes…

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Today's sponsor:

Ovation - Do you want real-time feedback from your guests instead of 1-star reviews? Ovation uses a 2-question, SMS-based survey, and frictionless integrations with online ordering platforms and other tools to enable restaurants to easily resolve guest concerns in real-time, get more 5-star reviews, discover insights to improve, and drive revenue. Unstoppable listeners who sign up will get$100 off their set-up fee! Visit ovationup.com/unstoppable to learn more.

1Huddle1Huddle is a coaching and development platform using quick-burst mobile games to more quickly and effectively level up and fire up your workforce. With a mobile-first approach to preparing the modern worker, a library of 3,000+ quick-burst skill games, and the option to instantly create personalized content – 1Huddle is changing the way restaurants develop their workers by transforming traditional manuals and videos into deceptively simple, highly effective mobile games proven to level up workers quickly.

Key clients include Loews Hotels, Novartis, Madison Square Garden, Yum, FB Society, Hakkasan, TAO Group, and the Dog Haus.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Instagram: @yiavang70 @unionhmongkitchen

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

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Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

Huge thanks to Yia Vang for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Direct download: Yia_Vang_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
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Welcome to the 1000th episode of Restaurant Unstoppable! Joseph and Lucille Cacciatore are the awesome parents of RU's host, Eric Cacciatore. Joe and Lucille are from different parts of Boston and moved to New Hampshire in the early 80s. In 1989, they opened Joe's Depot Diner in East Kingston, NH. In 1998, they closed their doors after plans for a new location fell through.  This is a story Eric has referenced many times on the show. In this episode, we will hear the story of Eric's parents, and their restaurant, from the owners themselves.

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Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Whatever you do in life, do it with your heart and soul and do it right, and you will be successful."
  • "Never give up. Keep going."

In this episode with Joseph and Lucille Cacciatore we will discuss:

  • The realities of owning a restaurant when education and information on how to do so properly were limited

Today's sponsor:

Ovation - Do you want real-time feedback from your guests instead of 1-star reviews? Ovation uses a 2-question, SMS-based survey, and frictionless integrations with online ordering platforms and other tools to enable restaurants to easily resolve guest concerns in real-time, get more 5-star reviews, discover insights to improve, and drive revenue. Unstoppable listeners who sign up will get$100 off their set-up fee! Visit ovationup.com/unstoppable to learn more.

1Huddle1Huddle is a coaching and development platform using quick-burst mobile games to more quickly and effectively level up and fire up your workforce. With a mobile-first approach to preparing the modern worker, a library of 3,000+ quick-burst skill games, and the option to instantly create personalized content – 1Huddle is changing the way restaurants develop their workers by transforming traditional manuals and videos into deceptively simple, highly effective mobile games proven to level up workers quickly.

Key clients include Loews Hotels, Novartis, Madison Square Garden, Yum, FB Society, Hakkasan, TAO Group, and the Dog Haus.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Thanks for listening!

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Huge thanks to Joseph and Lucille Cacciatore for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Direct download: 1000_Joseph_and_Lucille_Cacciatore__mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Tobie Nidetz is the host of the Restaurant Legends Podcast and a restaurant business consultant. He began in the industry at age 10 in his father's restaurant. He thought he wanted to be in the film and theater industry, but soon transitioning into culinary. He did a high-profile apprenticeship at age 23 and became a consultant for Lettuce Entertain You at age 25. Eventually he opened his first restaurant in Chicago, which closed in 2017. All the while, Tobie has been a busy consultant. In 2018, he began the Restaurant Legends Podcast, which continues today.

Check out this Tipping Comp Worksheet from Tobie (super valuable!):

Tipping Comp Worksheet

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Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Don't be afraid to change what you're worth."

In this episode with Tobie Nidetz we will discuss:

  • Franchises
  • Tipping
  • The benefits/negatives of restaurant media
  • Fine dining
  • How to be local and sustainable

Today's sponsor:

Meez - If you're a chef, consultant, operator, or generally if you manage recipes intended for professional kitchens, meez is built just for you. Organize, share, prep, and scale recipes like never before. Plus, get fast and accurate food cost and nutrition analysis. Sign up today for 2 FREE months of invoice processing. With Invoice Processing, you can link all of your purchases to ingredients in your recipes, and the most current cost will be automatically reflected in every recipe.

1Huddle - 1Huddle is a coaching and development platform using quick-burst mobile games to more quickly and effectively level up and fire up your workforce. With a mobile-first approach to preparing the modern worker, a library of 3,000+ quick-burst skill games, and the option to instantly create personalized content – 1Huddle is changing the way restaurants develop their workers by transforming traditional manuals and videos into deceptively simple, highly effective mobile games proven to level up workers quickly.

Key clients include Loews Hotels, Novartis, Madison Square Garden, Yum, FB Society, Hakkasan, TAO Group, and the Dog Haus.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website: https://restaurantlegends.com/

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

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And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

Huge thanks to Tobie Nidetz for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Direct download: Tobie_Nidetz_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Gavin Kaysen is the award-winning chef and founder of Soigné Hospitality Group in Minneapolis known for his nationally renowned restaurants and cafés in the Twin Cities as well as his leadership in the culinary profession. He opened his first restaurant in 2014 and now opens over 5 concepts in various culinary and hospitality verticals.

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Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Man [is the most surprising thing about humanity] because he sacrifices his health in order to make money, then sacrifices his money to recuperate his health, then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future, he lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies never having really lived."

In this episode with Gavin Kaysen we will discuss:

  • Culinary school
  • Self-auditing
  • Fine dining
  • Mentors
  • The true definition of hospitality

Today's sponsor:

Meez - If you're a chef, consultant, operator, or generally if you manage recipes intended for professional kitchens, meez is built just for you. Organize, share, prep, and scale recipes like never before. Plus, get fast and accurate food cost and nutrition analysis. Sign up today for 2 FREE months of invoice processing. With Invoice Processing, you can link all of your purchases to ingredients in your recipes, and the most current cost will be automatically reflected in every recipe.

1Huddle - 1Huddle is a coaching and development platform using quick-burst mobile games to more quickly and effectively level up and fire up your workforce. With a mobile-first approach to preparing the modern worker, a library of 3,000+ quick-burst skill games, and the option to instantly create personalized content – 1Huddle is changing the way restaurants develop their workers by transforming traditional manuals and videos into deceptively simple, highly effective mobile games proven to level up workers quickly.

Key clients include Loews Hotels, Novartis, Madison Square Garden, Yum, FB Society, Hakkasan, TAO Group, and the Dog Haus.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Knowledge bombs

  1. Which “it factor” habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
    • Discipline
  2. What is your biggest weakness?
    • Ego
  3. What's one thing you ask or look for when interviewing/growing your team?
    • Why?
  4. What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
    • Continuing to manage multiple different partners and businesses at the highest level
  5. Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team.
    • Understand the job fully, more awareness and self-auditing
  6. What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff?
    • Comp items to guests if they will appreciate it
  7. What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?
  8. What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations?
  9. What is one thing you feel restaurateurs don't do well enough or often enough?
    • Share our successes and failures with each other
  10. If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be?
    • Stay curious
    • Allow yourself to fail
    • Relish in your success

Contact:

Instagram: @gavinkaysen

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

Huge thanks to Gavin Kaysen for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Direct download: Gavin_Kaysen_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

David Viana is head chef and partner at Heirloom Restaurant Group in New Jersey. David began his career by attending law school in hopes of becoming an attorney. After 6 months in law school, he left because he was unhappy, and enrolled in culinary school. He worked at many well-established fine dining restaurants and eventually joined Heirloom in 2017. Heirloom now consists of a restaurant and a cooking school simultaneously. Many things about Heirloom are brand new in terms of business models and culture. David was also featured on Top Chef!

Check out episode 371 with Jock O'Sullivan as mentioned in today's episode.

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Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Under-promise and over-deliver."

In this episode with Sam Hart we will discuss:

  • Partnerships
  • Working in fine-dining
  • Alternate payment and tipping models
  • Attending and teaching a culinary school

Today's sponsor:

Ovation - Do you want real-time feedback from your guests instead of 1-star reviews? Ovation uses a 2-question, SMS-based survey, and frictionless integrations with online ordering platforms and other tools to enable restaurants to easily resolve guest concerns in real-time, get more 5-star reviews, discover insights to improve, and drive revenue. Unstoppable listeners who sign up will get$100 off their set-up fee! Visit ovationup.com/unstoppable to learn more.

1Huddle1Huddle is a coaching and development platform using quick-burst mobile games to more quickly and effectively level up and fire up your workforce. With a mobile-first approach to preparing the modern worker, a library of 3,000+ quick-burst skill games, and the option to instantly create personalized content – 1Huddle is changing the way restaurants develop their workers by transforming traditional manuals and videos into deceptively simple, highly effective mobile games proven to level up workers quickly.

Key clients include Loews Hotels, Novartis, Madison Square Garden, Yum, FB Society, Hakkasan, TAO Group, and the Dog Haus.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Knowledge bombs

  1. Which “it factor” habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
    • Identifying good people
  2. What is your biggest weakness?
    • Pride
  3. What's one thing you ask or look for when interviewing/growing your team?
    • Are you capable of passion?
  4. What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
    • Opening a restaurant
  5. Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team.
    • Be selfless
  6. What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff?
    • A surprise gift for guests
  7. What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?
  8. What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations?
  9. What is one thing you feel restaurateurs don't do well enough or often enough?
    • Listening to your team
  10. If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be?
    • Be fearless
    • Make lots of mistakes
    • Learn from your mistakes

Contact:

Instagram: @chefdaveviana

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

Huge thanks to David Viana for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Direct download: David_Viana_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Sam Hart is the Chef/Owner of Counter in Charlotte, North Carolina. The first time Sam cooked for others was when he was 21 living in Utah after door-to-door mormons came knocking and looked hungry. He then decided to ditch the advertising industry and go to culinary school at 21. He staged at Alinea in Chicago and worked in many other restaurants in many positions before returning to his home town of Charlotte and opening Counter just two years ago. He has since opened Biblio and is planning his third concept.

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Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "You're always going to have problems in life. The goal is to have better problems today than you had yesterday."

In this episode with Sam Hart we will discuss:

  • Pairing music with food
  • Advertising
  • Culture
  • Mental health
  • Working at Alinea
  • Being "counter" to the rest of the industry

Today's sponsor:

Ovation - Do you want real-time feedback from your guests instead of 1-star reviews? Ovation uses a 2-question, SMS-based survey, and frictionless integrations with online ordering platforms and other tools to enable restaurants to easily resolve guest concerns in real-time, get more 5-star reviews, discover insights to improve, and drive revenue. Unstoppable listeners who sign up will get$100 off their set-up fee! Visit ovationup.com/unstoppable to learn more.

1Huddle1Huddle is a coaching and development platform using quick-burst mobile games to more quickly and effectively level up and fire up your workforce. With a mobile-first approach to preparing the modern worker, a library of 3,000+ quick-burst skill games, and the option to instantly create personalized content – 1Huddle is changing the way restaurants develop their workers by transforming traditional manuals and videos into deceptively simple, highly effective mobile games proven to level up workers quickly.

Key clients include Loews Hotels, Novartis, Madison Square Garden, Yum, FB Society, Hakkasan, TAO Group, and the Dog Haus.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Knowledge bombs

  1. Which “it factor” habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
    • Storytelling
  2. What is your biggest weakness?
    • Too trusting
  3. What's one thing you ask or look for when interviewing/growing your team?
    • What are your goals? How does Counter play into that?
  4. What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
    • Finding a team to replace my current team (because they are going on to bigger and better things)
  5. Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team.
    • You must be willing to give back what you take away
  6. What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff?
    • We want to represent every guest, not just the loud and annoying guest
  7. What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?
  8. What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations?
    • We avoid Instagram
  9. What is one thing you feel restaurateurs don't do well enough or often enough?
    • Be open and transparent with their staff
  10. If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be?
    • This life is precious
    • Meditate
    • Give back

Contact:

Instagram: @chefloosley @counterclt @bibliocharlotte

sam@counterclt.com

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

Huge thanks to Sam Hart for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Direct download: Sam_Hart_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Emily Eldh is the Founder and Owner of The Muffin Drop. Emily learned in her teens that she has an autoimmune disease that was worsened by her diet. She then realized how powerful food as medicine can be, and started creating a diet for herself that healed her. She began making planet-based, gluten-free food options, most-famously her homemade muffins, and started to sell them out of her parents home in Connecticut in 2021. The journey started with the hit banana chocolate chip mini muffin and she has since added many more flavors and does pop ups, wholesale, and nation-wide shipping - all this in under 2 years!

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Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

In this episode with Emily Eldh we will discuss:

  • The benefits of learning from YouTube channels
  • Glute-free recipes
  • Food as therapy and healing
  • Marketing on Instagram to start your business
  • Social media marketing
  • Pop ups
  • Whole sale

Today's sponsor:

Ovation - Do you want real-time feedback from your guests instead of 1-star reviews? Ovation uses a 2-question, SMS-based survey, and frictionless integrations with online ordering platforms and other tools to enable restaurants to easily resolve guest concerns in real-time, get more 5-star reviews, discover insights to improve, and drive revenue. Unstoppable listeners who sign up will get$100 off their set-up fee! Visit ovationup.com/unstoppable to learn more.

1Huddle1Huddle is a coaching and development platform using quick-burst mobile games to more quickly and effectively level up and fire up your workforce. With a mobile-first approach to preparing the modern worker, a library of 3,000+ quick-burst skill games, and the option to instantly create personalized content – 1Huddle is changing the way restaurants develop their workers by transforming traditional manuals and videos into deceptively simple, highly effective mobile games proven to level up workers quickly.

Key clients include Loews Hotels, Novartis, Madison Square Garden, Yum, FB Society, Hakkasan, TAO Group, and the Dog Haus.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Knowledge bombs

  1. Which “it factor” habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
    • Strength
  2. What is your biggest weakness?
    • Over-thinking
  3. What's one thing you ask or look for when interviewing/growing your team?
    • Honesty
  4. What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
    • Making my product shelf-stable
  5. What is one book you think will make us a better person or restaurant owner?
  6. What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations?
    • TikTok
  7. If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be?
    • Make others feel heard
    • Create something that creates positivity
    • Lead by example and be honesty

Contact:

Instagram: @themuffindrop

Website: https://themuffindrop.com/

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

Huge thanks to Emily Eldh for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Direct download: Emily_Eldh_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Carrie Morey is the Founder and CEO of Callie's Hot Little Biscuit. Carrie began her career in sales within the early days of the internet. After baking biscuits to bring to sales meetings, she eventually started baking her own biscuits and selling them online and Callie's Hot Little Biscuit grew from there. She was featured on her own show, called Unwrapped, and started a popular food blog, and has published two books. She has opened 4 brick and mortal locations, and currently operates two in Charleston, having closed the Atlanta and Charlotte locations.

Unstoppables! Please consider taking this survey about our listener demographics so that we can better determine how to best serve our listeners. Less than 10 simple questions. Here is the link: CLICK HERE

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • Personal: "Work hard, play hard."
  • "Business: "Be a biscuit; rise tall, be harm and buttery on the inside, and be open to anyone's jam."

In this episode with Carrie Morey we will discuss:

  • Sales
  • Letting people go
  • Being featured on TV shows
  • The importance of PR
  • Opening and closing locations

Today's sponsor:

Ovation - Do you want real-time feedback from your guests instead of 1-star reviews? Ovation uses a 2-question, SMS-based survey, and frictionless integrations with online ordering platforms and other tools to enable restaurants to easily resolve guest concerns in real-time, get more 5-star reviews, discover insights to improve, and drive revenue. Unstoppable listeners who sign up will get$100 off their set-up fee! Visit ovationup.com/unstoppable to learn more.

1Huddle1Huddle is a coaching and development platform using quick-burst mobile games to more quickly and effectively level up and fire up your workforce. With a mobile-first approach to preparing the modern worker, a library of 3,000+ quick-burst skill games, and the option to instantly create personalized content – 1Huddle is changing the way restaurants develop their workers by transforming traditional manuals and videos into deceptively simple, highly effective mobile games proven to level up workers quickly.

Key clients include Loews Hotels, Novartis, Madison Square Garden, Yum, FB Society, Hakkasan, TAO Group, and the Dog Haus.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Knowledge bombs

  1. Which “it factor” habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
    • Kindness
  2. What is your biggest weakness?
    • Trusting
  3. What's one thing you ask or look for when interviewing/growing your team?
    • Tell me about your integrity
  4. What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
    • Figuring out how to scale
  5. Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team.
    • Kindness always
  6. What is one book you think will make us a better person or restaurant owner?
  7. What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations?
  8. What is one thing you feel restaurateurs don't do well enough or often enough?
    • Customer service
  9. If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be?
    • Work hard
    • Be kind
    • Believe in yourself

Contact:

Instagram: @callieshotlittlebiscuit

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

Huge thanks to Carrie Morey for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Direct download: Carrie_morey_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Karalee Nielsen Fallert is Founder, Partner, and CEO of All Good Industries, based in Charleston, SC. Karalee opened her first restaurant in 1996 at the age of 19, having dropped out of culinary school to do so. She sold that restaurant and went on to work for P.F. Chang's where she learned about expansion and training, among many other useful skills. She moved to Charleston, SC and eventually opened restaurants such as Taco Boy, Park & Grove, The Bounty Bar, and The Royal American.

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Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Growth is the only evidence of life."

In this episode with Karalee Nielsen Fallert we will discuss:

  • Opening restaurants
  • Working for big chains and learning from them
  • Hiring and managing friends
  • Creating an institution
  • Why restaurant businesses fail
  • Partnerships and operating agreements

Today's sponsor:

Meez - If you're a chef, consultant, operator, or generally if you manage recipes intended for professional kitchens, meez is built just for you. Organize, share, prep, and scale recipes like never before. Plus, get fast and accurate food cost and nutrition analysis. Sign up today for 2 FREE months of invoice processing. With Invoice Processing, you can link all of your purchases to ingredients in your recipes, and the most current cost will be automatically reflected in every recipe.

1Huddle - 1Huddle is a coaching and development platform using quick-burst mobile games to more quickly and effectively level up and fire up your workforce. With a mobile-first approach to preparing the modern worker, a library of 3,000+ quick-burst skill games, and the option to instantly create personalized content – 1Huddle is changing the way restaurants develop their workers by transforming traditional manuals and videos into deceptively simple, highly effective mobile games proven to level up workers quickly.

Key clients include Loews Hotels, Novartis, Madison Square Garden, Yum, FB Society, Hakkasan, TAO Group, and the Dog Haus.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Knowledge bombs

  1. Which “it factor” habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
    • Vision
  2. What is your biggest weakness?
    • All or nothing
  3. What's one thing you ask or look for when interviewing/growing your team?
    • Integrity
  4. What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
    • Surrounding my self with unicorns
  5. Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team.
    • Growth-mindedness
  6. What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff?
    • Every person you encounter is a guest
  7. What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?
  8. What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations?
  9. If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be?
    • We're better together
    • Clear is kind
    • You become what you believe

Contact:

info@allgoodindustries.com

Instagram: @karaleefallert

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

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Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

Huge thanks to Karalee Nielsen Fallert for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Direct download: Karalee_Niesen_Fallert_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Kara Graves is a Senior Partner and the Director of Marketing at Uptown Hospitality group based in Charleston, SC. Kara went to school for PR and marketing and entered the fashion industry in NYC. After only two years, she transitioned into the restaurant/hospitality industry, taking on bartending, managing, and marketing. She began working with Keith Benjamin, Uptwon's co-founder and Director of Operations, in 2012 when they began opening restaurants in Charleston. By 2014 she began working within Uptown's marketing and she became a partner with the business in 2017. The following year she helped open Uptown Social.

Check out episode 985 with Keith Benjamin, Uptown's co-founder and Director of Operations.

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Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "The time is now; don't hit snooze on your life."

In this episode with Kara Graves we will discuss:

  • Marketing
  • Guerilla marketing
  • Social media marketing
  • Partnering
  • Getting your guest to promote for you
  • Building your team around marketing
  • Influencer marketing

Knowledge bombs

  1. Which “it factor” habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
    • Energy
  2. What is your biggest weakness?
    • Time management
  3. What's one thing you ask or look for when interviewing/growing your team?
    • Does this person know about the company? Communications skills.
  4. What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
    • The younger generation doesn't take the job as seriously as they should
  5. Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team.
    • Have fun
  6. What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff?
    • Buy back policy
  7. What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?
  8. What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations?
  9. What is one thing you feel restaurateurs don't do well enough or often enough?
    • Treating their staff with care
  10. If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be?
    • Bring good energy to any room you walk into
    • Have patience
    • In order to be a good leader, you have to listen

Contact:

Email: kara@uptownhospitality.com

Instagram...

Bodega: @eatdrinkbodega

Uptown Social: @uptownsocialchs

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post.

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And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

Huge thanks to Kara Graves for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Direct download: Kara_Graves_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Ellen Yin is the co-owner of High Street Hospitality Group in Philadelphia, PA. Ellen began working in kitchens at an early age and worked her way up to line cook. She then transitioned her focus onto FOH. Before she even entered college, she knew she wanted to open a restaurant. She studied business at Penn. State in order to better prepare herself for the restaurant industry. She intentionally left the industry in her early 20s to work in advertising and sales so she could save money and further her education in business through those jobs. In 1997 she opened Fork and soon after, she opened Fork, Etc. which did prepared meals and bakery options in 2004. Today, High Street Hospitality owns 5 concepts.

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Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Keep pushin'"

In this episode with Ellen Yin we will discuss:

  • The benefits of diversity in a restaurant
  • Business school
  • Raising capital
  • The importance of a network when launching a restaurant
  • Partnerships
  • Rebranding your own business
  • Tipping

Today's sponsor:

Ovation - Do you want real-time feedback from your guests instead of 1-star reviews? Ovation uses a 2-question, SMS-based survey, and frictionless integrations with online ordering platforms and other tools to enable restaurants to easily resolve guest concerns in real-time, get more 5-star reviews, discover insights to improve, and drive revenue. Unstoppable listeners who sign up will get$100 off their set-up fee! Visit ovationup.com/unstoppable to learn more.

1Huddle1Huddle is a coaching and development platform using quick-burst mobile games to more quickly and effectively level up and fire up your workforce. With a mobile-first approach to preparing the modern worker, a library of 3,000+ quick-burst skill games, and the option to instantly create personalized content – 1Huddle is changing the way restaurants develop their workers by transforming traditional manuals and videos into deceptively simple, highly effective mobile games proven to level up workers quickly.

Key clients include Loews Hotels, Novartis, Madison Square Garden, Yum, FB Society, Hakkasan, TAO Group, and the Dog Haus.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Knowledge bombs

  1. Which “it factor” habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
    • Stubbornness
  2. What is your biggest weakness?
    • Could be a better listener
  3. What's one thing you ask or look for when interviewing/growing your team?
    • Everybody being on the same page
  4. What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
    • New business model
  5. Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team.
    • Support for team members
  6. What is one book you think will make us a better person or restaurant owner?
  7. What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations?
    • Microsoft Teams
  8. What is one thing you feel restaurateurs don't do well enough or often enough?
    • Take a rest
  9. If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be?
    • Personal accountability
    • Giving back
    • The importance of family and friends

Contact:

Email: careers@highstreethospitality.com

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

Huge thanks to Ellen Yin for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Direct download: Ellen_Yin_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Amy DePaoli is Director of Marketing at honeygrow. Amy studied marketing at Providence College and has worked for companies like Pet Value and Victory. She worked for an ad agency as well, which she recommends for anyone in a marketing career. Since April of 2022, she has been Director of Marketing for honeygrow, which has grown to 32 locations.

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Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "One team, one dream."

In this episode with Amy DePaoli we will discuss:

  • Consumer behavior
  • All things marketing

Today's sponsor:

Ovation - Do you want real-time feedback from your guests instead of 1-star reviews? Ovation uses a 2-question, SMS-based survey, and frictionless integrations with online ordering platforms and other tools to enable restaurants to easily resolve guest concerns in real-time, get more 5-star reviews, discover insights to improve, and drive revenue. Unstoppable listeners who sign up will get$100 off their set-up fee! Visit ovationup.com/unstoppable to learn more.

1Huddle1Huddle is a coaching and development platform using quick-burst mobile games to more quickly and effectively level up and fire up your workforce. With a mobile-first approach to preparing the modern worker, a library of 3,000+ quick-burst skill games, and the option to instantly create personalized content – 1Huddle is changing the way restaurants develop their workers by transforming traditional manuals and videos into deceptively simple, highly effective mobile games proven to level up workers quickly.

Key clients include Loews Hotels, Novartis, Madison Square Garden, Yum, FB Society, Hakkasan, TAO Group, and the Dog Haus.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Knowledge bombs

  1. Which “it factor” habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
    • Drive
  2. What is your biggest weakness?
    • Distractions
  3. What's one thing you ask or look for when interviewing/growing your team?
    • Personality
  4. What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
    • Managing an enormous amount of projects of equal weight
  5. Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team.
    • Charity
  6. What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff?
    • Treating every guest like an individual
  7. What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?
  8. What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations?
  9. What is one thing you feel restaurateurs don't do well enough or often enough?
    • Be in the restaurants and experience what your staff experiences
  10. If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be?
    • Work to live, don't live to work
    • Never go to bed in an argument
    • always let people know how appreciated they are

Contact:

Email: adepaoli@honeygrow.com

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

Huge thanks to Amy DePaoli for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Direct download: Amy_DePaoli_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Christine Miles is a Consultant, Executive Coach, Entrepreneur, and author of What Is It Costing You Not to Listen?: The Power of Understanding to Connect, Influence, Solve & Sell. She is the CEO and founder of EQuipt, and for three decades she has been serving organizations by helping them apply human skills to drive results and build cultures of empathy. Today we will be discussing the book, and also the five keep steps to listening and understanding, known as "The listening Path."

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Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • Life is meant to be understood backwards, but lived forward."

In this episode with Christine Miles we will discuss:

The Listening Path:

  • The Map/The Stops on the Map
  • The Compass
  • The Flashlight
  • The Water Filter
  • The Footprints

Today's sponsor:

Meez - If you're a chef, consultant, operator, or generally if you manage recipes intended for professional kitchens, meez is built just for you. Organize, share, prep, and scale recipes like never before. Plus, get fast and accurate food cost and nutrition analysis. Sign up today for 2 FREE months of invoice processing. With Invoice Processing, you can link all of your purchases to ingredients in your recipes, and the most current cost will be automatically reflected in every recipe.

1Huddle1Huddle is a coaching and development platform using quick-burst mobile games to more quickly and effectively level up and fire up your workforce. With a mobile-first approach to preparing the modern worker, a library of 3,000+ quick-burst skill games, and the option to instantly create personalized content – 1Huddle is changing the way restaurants develop their workers by transforming traditional manuals and videos into deceptively simple, highly effective mobile games proven to level up workers quickly.

Key clients include Loews Hotels, Novartis, Madison Square Garden, Yum, FB Society, Hakkasan, TAO Group, and the Dog Haus.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Instagram: @thelisteningguide

On the web: https://equipt-people.com/

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

Huge thanks to Christine Miles for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Direct download: Christine_Miles_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Greg Root is a partner at Defined Hospitality. Greg started his hospitality career as a teen-aged caddy at a country club in Pennsylvania. Later he attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he studied Restaurant and Hotel Management. He graduated in 2000 and, after working in various roles in various restaurants, he was hired as a manager for Starr Restaurants. After 13 years and attaining the role of Director of Restaurants at Starr, Greg opened his own restaurant and has been a Co-Owner of Defined Hospitality ever since.

Check out episode 986 with Al Lucas as mentioned in today's episode!

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Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Don't mess it up."

In this episode with Greg Root we will discuss:

  • Partners
  • Franchising
  • Opening restaurants
  • Being a manager
  • Lifting up neighborhoods through restaurants

Today's sponsor:

Meez - If you're a chef, consultant, operator, or generally if you manage recipes intended for professional kitchens, meez is built just for you. Organize, share, prep, and scale recipes like never before. Plus, get fast and accurate food cost and nutrition analysis. Sign up today for 2 FREE months of invoice processing. With Invoice Processing, you can link all of your purchases to ingredients in your recipes, and the most current cost will be automatically reflected in every recipe.

1Huddle1Huddle is a coaching and development platform using quick-burst mobile games to more quickly and effectively level up and fire up your workforce. With a mobile-first approach to preparing the modern worker, a library of 3,000+ quick-burst skill games, and the option to instantly create personalized content – 1Huddle is changing the way restaurants develop their workers by transforming traditional manuals and videos into deceptively simple, highly effective mobile games proven to level up workers quickly.

Key clients include Loews Hotels, Novartis, Madison Square Garden, Yum, FB Society, Hakkasan, TAO Group, and the Dog Haus.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Knowledge bombs

  1. Which “it factor” habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
    • Go, go, go
  2. What is your biggest weakness?
    • Need to listen more
  3. What's one thing you ask or look for when interviewing/growing your team?
    • What's your aspirations over the next 5 years?
  4. What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
    • Get everything done for our people, more fiscal responsibility
  5. Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team.
    • People are the priority
  6. What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff?
    • Watching the initial reactions of our guests
  7. What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?
  8. What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations?
  9. What is one thing you feel restaurateurs don't do well enough or often enough?
    • Be a part of the community
  10. If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be?
    • Don't mess it up
    • Try to get ahead of it all
    • Be proud of what you do

Contact:

Email: greg@definedhospitality.com

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

Huge thanks to Greg Root for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Direct download: Greg_Root_PODCAST_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Al Lucas is a Partner at Defined Hospitality in Philadelphia, PA. Al began his career at Chart House where he began as a dishwasher, leaving the company 21 years later as the Vice President of the East Coast. He then moved on to be the Director of Operations at Stephen Starr's company. He worked for Cozy Cafe and Border House and eventually arrived as a Partner at Defined Hospitality. Al Lucas has played a significant role in the openings of several restaurants throughout his career.

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Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "Jet pilots to not use rearview mirrors."

In this episode with Al Lucas we will discuss:

  • Discipline
  • Hard work and doing the dirty work without complaint
  • Opening 21 years with one restaurant company
  • Losing or maintaining trust within your organization
  • Team building and coaching
  • Standardization
  • HR
  • Open book management
  • Partners

Today's sponsor:

Ovation - Do you want real-time feedback from your guests instead of 1-star reviews? Ovation uses a 2-question, SMS-based survey, and frictionless integrations with online ordering platforms and other tools to enable restaurants to easily resolve guest concerns in real-time, get more 5-star reviews, discover insights to improve, and drive revenue. Unstoppable listeners who sign up will get$100 off their set-up fee! Visit ovationup.com/unstoppable to learn more.

1Huddle1Huddle is a coaching and development platform using quick-burst mobile games to more quickly and effectively level up and fire up your workforce. With a mobile-first approach to preparing the modern worker, a library of 3,000+ quick-burst skill games, and the option to instantly create personalized content – 1Huddle is changing the way restaurants develop their workers by transforming traditional manuals and videos into deceptively simple, highly effective mobile games proven to level up workers quickly.

Key clients include Loews Hotels, Novartis, Madison Square Garden, Yum, FB Society, Hakkasan, TAO Group, and the Dog Haus.

Restaurant Systems Pro - Join the 60-day Restaurant Systems Pro FREE TRAINING. This is something that has never been done before. This 60-day event is at no cost to you, but it is not for everyone. Fred Langley, CEO of Restaurant Systems Pro, will lead a group of restaurateurs through the Restaurant Systems Pro software and set up the systems for your restaurant. During the 60 days, Fred will walk you through the Restaurant Systems Pro Process and help you crush the following goals: Recipe Costing Cards; Guidance in your books for accounting; Cash controls; Sales Forecasting(With Accuracy); Checklists; Budgeting for the entire year; Scheduling for profit; More butts in seats and more… Click Here to learn more.

Contact:

Website: https://www.definedhospitality.com

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below!

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post.

Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them.

And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.

Huge thanks to Al Lucas for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
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Thomas M. Sterner is the founder and CEO of The Practicing Mind Institute. As a successful entrepreneur, he is considered an expert in Present Moment Functioning or PMF. He is a popular and in-demand speaker who works with high-performance individuals including, athletes, coaches, industry groups and individuals of all ages freeing them to operate effectively within high-stress situations so that they can break through to new levels of mastery. As an expert Present Moment Functioning Coach, he has brought clarity to thousands regarding how they can achieve their goals with less effort, in the least amount of time while enjoying the process.

Check out The Practicing Mind, Fully Engaged, and It's Just A Thought all written by today's guest!

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Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote/mantra:

  • "I am not my thoughts. Some thoughts I create, but most of my thoughts happen to me unless I'm in charge of the process."

In this episode with Thomas M. Sterner we will discuss:

  • How to better your life, improve your discipline, and control your thoughts with Present Moment Functioning (PMF).

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Check out The Practicing Mind, Fully Engaged, and It's Just A Thought all written by today's guest!

Website: https://tomsterner.com/

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Huge thanks to Thomas M. Sterner for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

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