Cameron Mitchell is CEO and founder of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. A lifelong entrepreneur, Mitchell is an accomplished businessman, culinary expert and nationally recognized restaurateur. His prominence in the industry increased exponentially in early 2008, when he guided the sale of two of his most popular concepts, a total of 22 restaurants – to Ruth’s Hospitality Group for $92 million. With an entrepreneur’s energy, vision and passion, Mitchell’s sights are set on the development of new restaurant concepts, and the expansion of concepts currently in his company’s portfolio.
Favorite Success Quote or Mantra.
“The answer is yes. What’s the question?
“Great restaurateuring is difficult. If it were easy, everyone would do it.”
Career Challenge or Failure
Was careless in during a restaurant site selection. Don’t ever become careless.
Which “it factor” habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
- His passion for people.
What is your biggest weakness?
- Taking risk.
What is one piece of advice you have for leading others?
- Lead from your heart.
What’s one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview?
- Find out what the interviewee does with them self every day. Look for signs of drive, and passion.
Whats a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
- Cameron’s challenge is dealing with government regulations that will increase cost.
- He’s dealing with this challenge by being conservative with his lifestyle.
What’s one thing (besides food) your restaurant does well and separates you from other restaurants?
- Having solid company culture and core values.
What’s one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?
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What’s one piece of technology you’ve adopted in your restaurant and how has it influence operations?
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