248: The Power of Habits with Shore Gregory


Shore GregoryShore Gregory grew up just south of Boston, MA. While in college, he started working in the oyster business. Today, Shore is the founder and Owner Island Creek Oyster bar, Row 34 Boston, Row 34 Portsmouth, and has a few more projects in the works. In addition to being founder of some of Boston’s premiere seafood restaurants,  in 2014 Shore was named one of “Forbes Magazines  30 under 30” in food and wine.

Show notes…

Today’s Sponsor

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Favorite Success Quote or Mantra.

Set backs are the set ups to our come backs.

Career Challenge or Failure

Shore waited too long to fire someone who wasn’t a right fit for their restaurant. This person ended up eroding the culture at his restaurant.

Knowledge bombs

  1. Which “it factor” habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?

    • Figure out how to organize work flow.
    • Accessibility.
    • Shore uses Wanderlist
  2. What is your biggest weakness?

    • Too quick to jump in.
  3. What is one piece of advice you have for leading others?

    • Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
    • Admit your mistakes.
  4. What’s one question or thing that you look for doing an interview? 

    • Ask about moments in the interviewee’s life, where things didn’t go according to plan or about a time they failed.
  5. What’s a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?

    • Gearing up for growth.
    • Preparing by continuing to build infrastructure.
  6. What’s one thing (besides food) your restaurant does well and separates you from other restaurants.

    1. Attracting the right people to your team.
  7. What’s one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?

  1. What’s one piece of technology you’ve adopted in your restaurant and how has it influence operations?

    1. Reserve.com- Run a More Efficient Operation: Seat walk-ins immediately with two taps; Text waitlist guests when tables are ready; Take reservations when and how you want to; Manage all of your restaurants from any computer or iPad.
  2. With all the knowledge you have now if you could go back in time and give your past self one piece of business advice, What would it be and why?

    1. Business is not a straight line; enjoy the curves

Other References

Episode 071 w/ Garrett Harker 

Contact Info

Instagram: @shoregregory



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