443: How to delegate like a BADASS with Thad and Jess Kittrell

  In this episode with Thad and Jessica Kittrell, we discuss: How Thad and Jess got into the industry. Leading by example. Acknowledging your people when they are good at what they do. Knowing you’re only as good as your people. Focusing too much on the numbers and not enough on your people leading to … Listen Now…

442: Things don’t get better- You get better with Jeni Britten Bauer

In this episode with Jeni Britten Bauer, we discuss: Your name being more than just letters and sounds; your know is your reputation. Don’t take no for an answer. Keep trying. How Jeni got her start making Ice Cream. Starting small. Collaborating with your community and cross branding products. Continuous improvement. Why you need to … Listen Now…

441: Just start & keep it simple with Zach Weprin Monday

In this episode with Zach Weprin, we discuss: How growth comes from living in that place of discomfort. How Fusian came to be. The process of opening a restaurant with ZERO experience. Leveraging technology in place of skilled positions to streamline processes. Acting like a national brand; even if you’re not. How giving your guest … Listen Now…

440: Websites that make money & save time with Krystle Mobayeni

In this episode with Krystle¬†Mobayeni, Co-Founder and CEO of BentoBox, we discuss: Constant never-ending improvement. Why Krystle went into business for herself. What it was about the restaurant industry that drew Krystle in. How restaurant websites and BentoBox, in particular, have evolved over the years. How BentoBox makes it possible to invest in fewer 3rd … Listen Now…

439: Get out of your comfort zone with Lauren Culley and Jeff Excell

In this episode with Jeff Excell and Lauren Culley, we discuss: Chasing happy. Living with the intent to learn and grow. Being mindful of being a “jerk barista”. Focusing less on the product and more on the people purchasing the product. Asking for what you want. Creating a culture of teamwork and pride in your … Listen Now…

438: Disciplined growth with Chris Doody

In this episode with Chris Doody, we discuss: The significance of surrounding yourself the best. Giving people a shot. Having fun at work. Success being contagious. The power of recognizing your people by name. Giving loyalty before receiving loyalty. Having a partner that balances you well. Tips for taking over a failing restaurant. Letting cashflow … Listen Now…

437: MENU ENGINEERING- where to start with David Scott Peters

In this episode with David Scott Peters we discuss: How your menu is like the heart of your business. How menu engineering all starts with menu costing cards. What a yield test is. Factoring in spice/consumable. Using batch recipes. Using software in place of continuing updating recipe cards. What is meant by a weight average. … Listen Now…

436: Loyalty and paying it forward with Cameron Mitchell

In my 2nd interview with Cameron (click her to listener to the first episode) we discuss: How to create win-win situations. How loyalty drives partnerships. How building your reputation is continual work. Serving your community by paying it forward with your knowledge. Examples of how Cameron Mitchel is paying it forward. Cameron Mitchell is CEO … Listen Now…

435: Letting the individuals brand flourish with Troy Allen

  In this episode with Troy Allen, we discuss: Putting yourself in uncomfortable positions. How marketing and branding starts with your audience. How to deliver your personal brand to an audience. Getting clear about what your brand attributes are. Why Troy Allen developed the 16 Bit brand. Finding concepts that exist in the world and … Listen Now…

434: Say goodbye to traditional training with Jonathan Plowright

In this episode with Jonathan Plowright, we discuss: The power behind knowing you can choose how you respond to the world around you. Typsy’s mission to empower restaurant owners, operators and professionals. The story behind Typsy. The increasing trend of sharing knowledge online. How younger generation learn better with multimedia versus the traditional operations handbook. … Listen Now…