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088: William Bender of Rock My Restaurant

  William has spent his entire career providing leadership while working and consulting in all segments of the foodservice industry. Bill’s expansive industry knowledge and tight focus on restaurant fundamentals obtain positive performance results for client’s – independents, regional and national chains and start-up concepts. Today, he is co-host of Foodable TV’s Rock My Restaurant…

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087: Talking Tuesday | Zingerman’s 12 Natural Laws of Building a Great Business

      Today we’re discussing the latest book I read A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Building a Great Business (Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading)written by author and co-founder of Zingerman’s, Ari Weinzweig. I had the pleasure of meeting Ari, while attending the Chefs Collaborative Summit in Boulder, CO.  He was giving a speech titled “The…

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086: Chris Tunstall of abarabove.com

    Chris has over ten years experience working in and managing bars around the San Francisco and Sonoma, California areas. He has dedicated his career to learning the advanced mixology and cocktail techniques that differentiate the best bartenders. In addition to his years of experience in the industry, he is also the founder of…

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085: Authority Thursday | Todd Edman of Waitrainer.com Using Technology to Train Your Staff

    We all know training in our restaurants isn’t easy, yet it is SO important. Today we interview Todd Edman, CEO of Waitrainer.com to discuss how we can use technology to make training in our restaurants more effective, efficient and powerful. Listen in and he’ll cover the benefits of adopting the turn key systems…

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084: Gary Murray of 86BS

    Gary is the founder of 86BS.net. We all know, at times we can put up with a lot of BS. Gary’s goal with 86BS is to help provide insight on how your restaurant can eliminate the BS so you can focus more on what makes this work so rewarding. In addition to this…

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083: Mark Moreno of MM Restaurant Development

    Mark is the founder of MM Restaurant Development. Mark is working all the time to find, share and deliver winning strategies, processes and innovations.  He is focused on coaching restaurant owners to build their brands from the inside out and achieve maximum economic value from their businesses. Show notes…

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082: Phyllis Ann Marshall of Foodpower.com

  Phyllis has owned and operated restaurants of all sizes, themes and locations coast to coast. She has worked with industry greats like Julia Childs and is very engaged culinary educator. Today, her focus is on Foodpower.com. Foodpower.com’s mission is to work side-by-side with restaurateurs to help them grow every aspect of their business –…

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081: Misty Young of Squeeze In

  Misty has literally gone from rags to restaurants and has an incredible story. Today, she is the owner of 4 Squeeze Ins, with the 5th on the way, with over 4million in annually sales. In addition to working on her restaurants, she runs an incredible website www.MistyYoung.com, is a consultant and is the Author of From…

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080: We Are The Mentors Who Are Going To Change The World

    Ok, so it was a quiet week… BUT that doesn’t mean I wasn’t busy. The purpose of todays episode is to let you know you were not forgotten. I spent a long weekend in Boulder, CO connecting with some pretty INCREDIBLE restaurant professionals at the Chef’s Collaborative 2014 Summit, where we discussed topics…

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079: Pete Sittnick of Epic Roasthouse and Waterbar

  Pete graduated from the University of Michigan with a Business degree, which has served him well. He has since accrued over 30 years of experience working in the San Francisco Bay Area. 12 of those 30 years were spent with the Kimpton Group as General manager and Regional Director of Operations. In less than…

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