099: Nick Sarillo On The Significance of Great Staff and Community

 

ns40-2Nick Sarillo is the founder, CEO and “Primary Keeper” of the Purpose and Operational Values of Nicks Pizza & Pub – The sixth busiest independent pizza company in per-store sales in the United States. Additionally, he is the author of A Slice of the Pie: How to Build a Big Little Business. Nick’s insights have been featured in The New York Times, The economist, Inc. Fast Company and Investors Business Daily. In this episode Nick really drives  home the value of having a great team and community to support your restaurant.

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098: Authority Thursday | Owen McGab Enaohwo On How to Create Effective Processes & Procedures in Your Restaurant

owen_whiteOwen is the co-founder of SweetProcess, an online application that makes it easy for you to systemize your entire Restaurant by quickly documenting procedures on how you get tasks done so that your employees know what you know. We often discuss the importance of systems, processes and procedures, but we never really dive into the details on where and how to get started. By the end of this episode you will be an UNSTOPPABLE, process creating MACHINE!

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Listen Now…098: Authority Thursday | Owen McGab Enaohwo On How to Create Effective Processes & Procedures in Your Restaurant

097: What I Learned In 2014 | Plus The Most Common Guest Answers

 

What I learnedIf there is one episode to listen to, this is the one! This episode is a recap of what I learned in my first year as Host of Restaurant Unstoppable.  It is a summary of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned from interviewing over 75 successful restaurant professionals. I went through every episode and tallied the most common answers and summarize them all. I’ll wrap up with explaining the evolution of the show over the past year and my vision for the future. Lastly,  I can’t way to wrap up an end of year show with what I was grateful for in 2014.

 

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096: Talking Tuesday | 9 Ways to Make Better Use of Time In Your Restaurant

UnknownDuring this episode I reflect on my summer internship and how I  could have been more effective if I had applied the lessons from the book Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time. While being a Managing Intern, I discovered while you may know what needs to be done, that doesn’t necessary mean you’ll be able to find the time to do what needs to be done. This book is a must read for anyone looking to live intentionally, with personal discipline and better time management. By listening in you’ll discover 9 of the 21 ways in the book shares how to get more done.

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Listen Now…096: Talking Tuesday | 9 Ways to Make Better Use of Time In Your Restaurant

095: 3 Reasons to Turndown 4,500 Twitter Follows

As  professionals we’re approached with tempting situations to get ahead. These tempting situations can come at the expense of losing some of your authenticity and dignity. In this episode I share one of those situations and how I handled it. The key take away from this experience is that there is no benefit in a short gains if it means sacrificing or falsifying your image and impact with those who you’ve developed rapport. Restaurants are only as good as the people who are associated with them.

 

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094: Greg Blencoe on 7 The Principles to Become a Supermanager!

  Today we’re talking to the author of The Supermanager: A Short Story About the Secrets of an Extremely Successful Manager, Greg Blencoe. His book tells the story of an ambitious young professional who is seeking mentorship from what seems to be a “Super Manger.” This Super Manager goes on to share with this young … Listen Now…

093: Chef Edward Aloise on the Power of Keeping Your Eyes to the Future

 

UnknownChef Aloise has a career, which spans over 40 years. He’s been the president of a major hospitality corporation; a hospitality educator; guest instructor at Johnson and Whales; Ted Presenter; James Beard semi-finalist… the list goes on and on. Today, he is the Chef and Co-owner of REPUBLIC and Campo Enoteca, both located in Manchester, NH. Fun Fact: REPUBLIC was the first certified Farm to Restaurant operation in NH.

 

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092: Jeffrey Summers Shares The Secret to Being Failure Free

 

UnknownJeffrey is the Founder and Principal of Summers Hospitality Group. He is known for being a straight shooter, creative, imaginative, and pragmatic in his approach to helping his clients achieve mastery of their trade. He attributes his success to 33 years of doing every job himself. Summers Hospitality Group works for your business to do 4 things…

  1. Help you identify areas of opportunity for growth.
  2. Create the strategies & tactics necessary to achieve it.
  3. Work to deliver those outcomes.
  4. Develop a successful, lifelong partnership with you.

Listen Now…092: Jeffrey Summers Shares The Secret to Being Failure Free

091: Ari Weinzweig of Zingermans Community of Business

 

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Like most success stories, Ari Weinzweig’s started over a casual conversation and a beer with his now partner, Paul Saginaw about their dream business. In 1982, those casual conversations began to manifested into what was then, Zingermans Delicatessen. Today, Zingermans is much more than a deli; it is a community of businesses, which consist of the following services: catering, event planning, bakery, baking classes, creamery, mail ordering, ZingTrain, restaurant, coffee-house, and candy manufacturer. These business combined, do over 35,000,000 in annual sales. I cannot wait to get this interview started.

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Listen Now…091: Ari Weinzweig of Zingermans Community of Business

090: Talking Tuesday | The Most Important Thing to Measure in Your Restaurant

 

 

090 Talking Tuesday | What to Measure InAre you measuring the right metrics in your restaurant? Really, what things are you counting? Today, I’m sharing Chip Conley’s story on how he built a business based on happiness. In an old friendship with an employee and in the wisdom of a Buddhist king, he learned that success comes from what you count. This story was sourced from TED.com and is a must listen for anyone trying to build a great culture in their restaurant.

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Listen Now…090: Talking Tuesday | The Most Important Thing to Measure in Your Restaurant