142: Talking Tuesday | 8 Steps to Establishing a Mission and Vision For a Pre-Existing Restaurant

    If you’ve been listening to Restaurant Unstoppable, by now you’ve picked up on how important it is to establish a positive and inspiring culture in your restaurant. Developing that culture of greatness all starts with creating an impactful mission statements and visions of the future. But what happens when we’re a part of…

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141: David Scott Peters Helping Put the Power Back in the Hands of Independents

  Listen today to find out how David uses his systems to help the independent business owner compete with chain restaurants. Chain restaurants have already made all their mistakes and created systems and processes to avoid them.  Davids system helps independents even the odds and avoid those costly mistakes. Having grown up in his family’s…

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140: Authority Thursday | Jim Laube of RestaurantOwner.com Shares 3 Characteristics of Success Restaurant Owners

  Jim got his start in the hospitality industry at the ripe age of 15, when he worked in a quick service operation. While in college, Jim improved upon his hospitality skills, by learning the role of server and bar tender. With a degree in accounting, he began to take on more technical, operational, and…

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139: Talking Tuesday | 5 A’s for Effectively Addressing Mistakes

    Like last week, this week’s Talking Tuesday is discussing Danny Meyer’s Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business. In his book he shares “5 A’s for effectively addressing mistakes.” If used,  these 5 A’s can help you convert unsatisfied guest into raving fans. Look, we all know that its a matter of time before…

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138: Chef Eric Buonagurio on The Power of Living With a Definite Purpose

  Hailing from Boston, MA Chef Buonagurio got his experience the good old fashioned way; by working and learning from great mentors and getting his hands filthy dirty with experience. His past mentors include Executive Chef Paul Callahan (past guest) and restaurateur Jason Santos. Now, armed with the experience he needs for success, Chef Buonagurio…

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137: Authority Thursday | Jeremy Julian Shares 6 Action to Take for Credit Card Security

  Credit card security is no joke, yet its funny how little restaurant professionals know about EMV and what they’ll be accountable for starting 10/15. Today we have an authority on restaurant technology, Jeremy Julian. He is going to break it down and tell us what we need to know to cover our buns. Additionally he’ll provide…

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136: Talking Tuesday | How Danny Meyer Attracts, Hires, and Keeps Great People

    Its Talking Tuesday, and that means I’m going solo! Today we’re talking about how to attract, hire, and keep great people; hands down one of the biggest challenges in this industry. The advice I’m sharing in this episode comes straight from the most recommended book on the show:  Setting the Table: The Transforming Power…

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135: Chef Paul Callahan | Learn To Love To Fight

Chef Callahan earned his Executive Chef title, the good old fashion way; with hard work, experience and by surrounding himself with incredible restaurant professionals. Along his journey he has worked at incredible restaurants like Sel de la Terre, L’Espalier, The Butcher Shop and Herb Lyceum. While at The Butcher Shop he honed his skills for…

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134: Mike Solomonov & Steve Cook | Two Chefs Who Admit Food Is A Secondary Priority

  Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook are the men behind CooknSolo; a restaurant group which consist of Zahav, Abe Fisher, Dizengoff, Percy Street Barbecue, and four Federal Donuts locations. Mike is a product of the Florida Culinary Institute and Steve was molded from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and the…

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133: Sam Lewontin | Systems + Creating Experiences = Success

    Manager at Everymans Espresso in New York, New York, Lewontin has been called the best Barista in the City. This title isn’t just the opinion of his guests, its been earned through entering and winning numerous barista competitions. Everyman’s Espresso has been featured in Food and Wine, Bon Appetit and The New York…

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