Restaurant Unstoppable Past Episodes

341: Culture-driven leadership with Chris Schultz

  Chris Schultz spent 15 years with the Starbucks Management and Leadership team before joining MOD Pizza, aka the MOD Squad in 2009. Since then MOD Pizza has gone from 1 location to 100 locations in 2016. Since the beginning the driving force behind MOD has been their philosophy of putting their people first. Today … Listen Now…

340: Being resilient with Tracy Chang

Tracy Chang is from Cambridge, MA where she first experienced the restaurant industry while observing her grandmother, a multi-unit restaurant owner. She would go on to study finance at Boston College. After college and a short stint in a kitchen, she would continue on to travel the world learning about food, marketing, media, and public … Listen Now…

339: Watching the money with Chef Edward Mendoza

  Chef Edward Mendoza comes from Augusta, GA and has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Augusta State and a Culinary Degree he earned in Vail, CO. He would go on to cook all around the country and world and has garnered countless accolades along the way. Today he is the owner of Cucina 503 … Listen Now…

338: Planning for disaster with Lisandra Pagan (feat. RJ Joyce)

Lisandra Pagan is the founder of Deliberate Plan Consulting LLC. She helps restaurant owners prepare for business interruptions such as natural events, day to day crisis, or anything that can prevent them from doing their job. Then she helps develop strategies to bounce back quickly and prevent permanent business closures. RJ Joyce, is a past … Listen Now…

337: Guiding yourself and your team to greatness with Debi Saltzberg

Originating from Boston MA area, Debi Saltzberg holds a degree in hotel and restaurant management from UMass Amherst and has spent the last 15 years working in the San Diego restaurant industry. Today, she is the founder and host of Just Forking Around: The podcast show for Restaurateurs, Creative Chefs, Kick-Ass Servers, Wicked Cool Winemakers, … Listen Now…

336: The importance of time management with Rafe Gabel

  In this episode, we discuss The power of journaling. The power of positivity. Setting the stage at your restaurant. The history of food. The importance of having goals. the importance of mentors. Living intentionally! The importance of time management. Time delegation. Time-blocking. The nitty-gritty of opening a restaurant. Making sure your restaurant concept is … Listen Now…

335: Making everyone around you happy with Jehangir Mehta

  Hailing from India, Chef Jehangir Mehta is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. After graduating in the mid-90’s Chef Mehta got busy working in and opening some of the finest restaurants in New York City. Today Chef Mehta is an author and restaurateur at Graffiti, Graffiti Earth, and Me and You. In … Listen Now…

334: Giving more to this world than you take with Chuck Samuelson

  In this episode, we discuss: Focusing on and enjoying the work you do, living purpose and intention, surrounding yourself with people who are better than you, the evolution of a good manager, treating others the way you would want your children to be treated, how to build a team, the importance of good communication, making … Listen Now…

333: The importance of asking questions with Nick Kokonas

In this episode we discuss: Food as a central aspect of life. The science of food. The emotional response to food. The importance of choosing the proper location for your dream restaurant. Why do fancy restaurants have white table clothes? Anything is possible as long as it obeys the laws of physics. The struggles of … Listen Now…

332: The process of finding who and what you are with Chef Gaudet

Restaurant Unstoppable’s first every LIVE episode! In this episode, we discuss what to do after you’ve accomplished what you set out to do, needing a symbiotic relationship with landlords, how to sell the dream to your investors, focusing on doing a few things really well, why opening a restaurant is an equation, attracting the right … Listen Now…