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Join the RUNetwork to gain access to the experts. After Adam joined RU for an interview, he joined the RUNetwork for a peer mentoring session. Listen in! Adam joined The Meatball Shop in the spring of 2017 as Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the company, managing operations, finances, brand work, cultural initiatives, and company resources. Previously Adam served as SVP of Global Operations of Flywheel,  and VP of Operations Patina Restaurant Group. The Meatball Shop is known for its team-first culture and aims to serve simple, sustainable, delicious food with no strings attached. The menu is both affordable and accessible to all guests and while the restaurants are similar in theme and design, each shop has a unique vibe, grown organically by the neighborhood and its team members.
With excitement allow me to introduce to you today's guest: Founder of Sizzle SouthWest FL Restaurant Week, & and The Restuarnt Marketing Club on the Clubhouse app--Guy Clarke! Check out Triple Seat as mentioned in today's episode! Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Join Restaurant Unstoppable Network and connect with my past guest and a community of superfans. Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: "Put one foot in front of the other, and you will be going in the right direction." In today's episode with Guy Clarke we will discuss: The Turtle Club where we recorded the interview! Marketing, marketing, marketing! The restaurant industry as an event industry Knowledge bombs Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success? ADHD What is your biggest weakness? ADHD What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview? Look for people out of the box, who think differently What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it? Too many great ideas, not enough time Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team. Never be afraid to fail What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff? Manners What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner? Food and Beverage Magazine's Guide to Restaurant Success by Michael Politz GET THIS BOOK FOR FREE AT AUDIBLE.COM  What's one thing you feel restaurateurs don't know well enough or do often enough? Paint the picture of the experience of their restaurant Name one service you've hired. UpWork - graphic design What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations? The reMarkable 2 Tablet If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be? Bruh your teeth three times a day Be good to people You should have bought bitcoin earlier   Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Guy Clarke for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!   Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
With Excitement allow me to introduce to you today's guest, Founder and CEO of Bbot, Steve Simoni. The company creates mobile ordering technology for bars, restaurants, hotels, and other hospitality providers. Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Join Restaurant Unstoppable Network and connect with my past guest and a community of superfans. Register for the Delivery Unstoppable Course Register for the Costing & Profit 101 Course Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: “There’s no next step if you’re not on their calendar.” In today's episode with Steve Simoni we will discuss: Partnering with friends Staying in your lane Build something the customer wants Delivering an experience, not just food Are we losing jobs to technology, really? Contact info: Instagram: @meetbbot Twitter: @meetbbot Bbot website Email: steve@bbot.menu Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Steve Simoni for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!   Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
SSA is a global hospitality design and consulting firm established in Tampa by Ken Schwartz in 1987. SSA specializes in food and beverage service design and is known for their Bespoke design solutions. President & CEO SSA Foodservice Design + Consulting Ken Schwartz has been selected as one of the top 12 design consultants in the world and the SSA team has grown from a single office to multiple locations in the US and Europe. SSA project engagements range from small boutique coffee establishments to $2.6 billion resorts. Brands, architects, and interior designers within all sectors of foodservice design (ie restaurants, casino, hotels, resorts, healthcare, workplace dining, sports venues, airports and college/universities) engage SSA for its extensive knowledge, creativity, and collaborative approach.   Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Join Restaurant Unstoppable Network and connect with my past guest and a community of superfans. Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: "We take our work incredibly serious, but not ourselves." In today's episode with Ken Schwartz we will discuss: The journey to success The packaging of your to-go orders is part of your brand, even though it is trash Restaurant design Controlling costs When to scale Today's sponsor: 7shifts is a modern labor management platform, designed by restaurateurs, for restaurateurs. Effectively labor management is more important than ever to ensure profitability and restaurant success. Trusted by over 400,000 restaurant professionals, 7shifts gives you the tools you need to streamline labor operations, communicate with your team, and retain your talent. Best of all 7shifts integrates with the POS and Payroll systems you already use and trust (like Toast!) turning labor into a competitive advantage for your business. Restaurant Unstoppable members get 3 months, absolutely free. P&G ProfessionalTM offers innovative total foodservice solutions featuring trusted brands such as Dawn® Professional, Cascade® Professional, Spic and Span® and Comet®. We are unique in that our total solutions are founded in customer and patron understanding, superior products that help save time and cut overall costs, and a five-star service group that is compensated based on customer satisfaction, not commissions. Visit www.pgpro.com for the latest information about P&G Professional's solutions and services. At Popmenu, we know that in today’s world, a great hospitality experience usually begins online. Keeping the conversation with guests going beyond the meal also requires simple, powerful, fun technology capable of expression through all kinds of channels. Our team takes pride in helping restaurants put their best foot forward digitally so they can focus on what they do best. We think PDF menus are super boring, we believe 3rd party platforms have had too much say in how consumers find their next dining experience and we deeply feel that sharing your beautiful menu doesn’t have to be so difficult, time-consuming and expensive. As a listener of the Restaurant Unstoppable, you'll receive $100 off your first month of Popmenu! Knowledge bombs Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success? Attention to detail What is your biggest weakness? Attention to detail What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview? Do they fit with the brand What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it? Travel Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team. The work has to be pristine What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff? Think about things logically What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner? Who Moved My Cheese? An A-Mazing Way To Deal With Change In Your Work And In Your Life by Spencer Johnson GET THIS BOOK FOR FREE AT AUDIBLE.COM  What's one thing you feel restaurateurs don't know well enough or do often enough? Clean What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations? Handheld devices - Toast POS If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be? Love each other Respect each other Embrace each other Contact info: website: www.studiofs.com Instagram: @ssafsd Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Ken Schwartz for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!   Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: "Staying positive in a negative situation isn't naive, it's leadership." In today's episode with Adam Rosenbaum we will discuss: The business side Empowering your staff Events Japanese culture and cooking Building a menu around one item Scaling Building a brand Business partners with your best friends Ghost kitchens Today's sponsor: 7shifts is a modern labor management platform, designed by restaurateurs, for restaurateurs. Effectively labor management is more important than ever to ensure profitability and restaurant success. Trusted by over 400,000 restaurant professionals, 7shifts gives you the tools you need to streamline labor operations, communicate with your team, and retain your talent. Best of all 7shifts integrates with the POS and Payroll systems you already use and trust (like Toast!) turning labor into a competitive advantage for your business. Restaurant Unstoppable members get 3 months, absolutely free. P&G ProfessionalTM offers innovative total foodservice solutions featuring trusted brands such as Dawn® Professional, Cascade® Professional, Spic and Span® and Comet®. We are unique in that our total solutions are founded in customer and patron understanding, superior products that help save time and cut overall costs, and a five-star service group that is compensated based on customer satisfaction, not commissions. Visit www.pgpro.com for the latest information about P&G Professional's solutions and services. Bbot is the leading contactless order and pay solution for the hospitality industry.  With Bbot, guests can use their smartphones to order what they want, when they want at bars, restaurants, hotels, food halls, and more.  They can also order from home with extensive takeout, delivery, and catering services, commission-free.  Bbot also creates branded interactive menus and table signage, ensuring the best customer experience. By increasing check size and turn times, Bbot can boost revenues over 30%, while enabling your staff to cover twice as many tables. Knowledge bombs Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success? Sense of humor What is your biggest weakness? Sense of humor What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview? Will they get along with everyone else What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it? COVID-19, you have to pivot Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team. When someone walks through the door you yell across the room to greet them What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff? Respect What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner? Setting the Table by Danny Meyer GET THIS BOOK FOR FREE AT AUDIBLE.COM  What's one thing you feel restaurateurs don't know well enough or do often enough? Evolve Name one service you've hired. OCRA - On Call Restaurant Accounting What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influenced operations? Upngo Pay - Contactless payments for restaurants If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be? Look someone in the eye when you shake their hand Put down the toilet seat Treat people how you want to be treated Contact info: Instagram: @meatballers Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Adam Rosenbaum for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!   Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Today's guest in Amanda Robinson, the Digital Gal. She is widely recognized in the digital marketing industry for her knowledge, training, skills and coaching as a Facebook Ads expert with her Swift Kick In the Ads Membership, her 4 Week Facebook Ads Training Bootcamp, and for her creative chatbot skills. She is an author, international speaker, consultant, and educator who has taught thousands of business owners and entrepreneurs the foundational skills of Facebook Ads. Amanda brings personality and passion to teaching others how to make Facebook ads work for them. Amanda Robinson is a co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: "You can have the best ad in the world, it could be absolutely perfect, but if you serve it to the wrong people, nobody cares. You can have a mediocre ad but if you serve that in front of the right people, you will have sales." In today's workshop with Amanda Robinson we will discuss: What are the 4 steps of seeing success with Facebook ads? Creating Ads Using Ads Manager Audiences and Targeting Budget and Strategy Reporting and Optimizing Today's sponsor: 7shifts is a modern labor management platform, designed by restaurateurs, for restaurateurs. Effectively labor management is more important than ever to ensure profitability and restaurant success. Trusted by over 400,000 restaurant professionals, 7shifts gives you the tools you need to streamline labor operations, communicate with your team, and retain your talent. Best of all 7shifts integrates with the POS and Payroll systems you already use and trust (like Toast!) turning labor into a competitive advantage for your business. Restaurant Unstoppable members get 3 months, absolutely free. Bbot is the leading contactless order and pay solution for the hospitality industry.  With Bbot, guests can use their smartphones to order what they want, when they want at bars, restaurants, hotels, food halls, and more.  They can also order from home with extensive takeout, delivery, and catering services, commission-free.  Bbot also creates branded interactive menus and table signage, ensuring the best customer experience. By increasing check size and turn times, Bbot can boost revenues over 30%, while enabling your staff to cover twice as many tables. Contact info: The Digital Gal website Swift Kick in the Ads Membership Instagram: @thedigitalgal Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Amanda Robinson for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!   Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
With excitement allow me to introduce to you today's guest, CEO of The Little Beat, Little Beat Table, Le Pain Quotidien. For nearly 16 years Becky Mulligan was living the "intrapreneurial" lifestyle while climbing the executive ladder within the Starbucks organization. While at Starbucks she held the title of District Manager; Regional Director NC, VA, & SC; Direct of Mobile Ordering & Pay; Director of Program Development; Director of US Prioritization, Planning, & Promotion; and Regional Direct WA. Check out Servant Leadership: Learn the Most Effective Soft Skills to Become a Servant Leader and Guide Your Team to Success by Liam Taylor as mentioned in today's episode. Check out It's My Company Too!: How Entangled Companies Move Beyond Employee Engagement for Remarkable Results as mentioned in today's episode! Check out episode 709 with Field Failing as mentioned in today's episode! Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: "Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls." -Maya Angelou In today's episode with Becky Mulligan we will discuss: Playing several roles in various types of companies Find out what your team members want from your employment and company Lessons learned from Starbucks Scaling and driving culture Servant leadership Love your brand The "visioning" process Be intentional Today's sponsor: 7shifts is a modern labor management platform, designed by restaurateurs, for restaurateurs. Effectively labor management is more important than ever to ensure profitability and restaurant success. Trusted by over 400,000 restaurant professionals, 7shifts gives you the tools you need to streamline labor operations, communicate with your team, and retain your talent. Best of all 7shifts integrates with the POS and Payroll systems you already use and trust (like Toast!) turning labor into a competitive advantage for your business. Restaurant Unstoppable members get 3 months, absolutely free. P&G ProfessionalTM offers innovative total foodservice solutions featuring trusted brands such as Dawn® Professional, Cascade® Professional, Spic and Span® and Comet®. We are unique in that our total solutions are founded in customer and patron understanding, superior products that help save time and cut overall costs, and a five-star service group that is compensated based on customer satisfaction, not commissions. Visit www.pgpro.com for the latest information about P&G Professional's solutions and services. Bbot is the leading contactless order and pay solution for the hospitality industry.  With Bbot, guests can use their smartphones to order what they want, when they want at bars, restaurants, hotels, food halls, and more.  They can also order from home with extensive takeout, delivery, and catering services, commission-free.  Bbot also creates branded interactive menus and table signage, ensuring the best customer experience. By increasing check size and turn times, Bbot can boost revenues over 30%, while enabling your staff to cover twice as many tables. Knowledge bombs Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success? Presence What is your biggest weakness? I want to do too much too fast What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview? Passion for the product, people who challenge me and tell me when something is not right What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it? Getting restaurants reopened/opening new restaurants Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team. Vulnerability, authenticity, humility What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff? Sharing the knowledge you team has for food What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner? The Servant Leader: How to Build a Creative Team, Develop Great Morale, and Improve Bottom-Line Performance by James A. Autry GET THIS BOOK FOR FREE AT AUDIBLE.COM  What's one thing you feel restaurateurs don't know well enough or do often enough? Be present with their people What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influenced operations? Meez - The recipe tool for professional chefs If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be? Have courage Be real Be kind Contact info: Instagram: @eatlittlebeet Email: info@thelittlebeet.com Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Becky Mulligan for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!   Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Rudy’s an executive coach, psychologist, restaurateur, writer, speaker, athlete and dad. His clients typically run at 3 – 5 times above median profit within our industry, and they get there within contract periods. He is a co-founder and curriculum creator for UCLA Extension’s Hospitality Management Program and was an adjunct professor there for 13 years. Rudy is a Certified Management Consultant, CMC®. This certification is only given after meeting the highest global standards and ethical canons of the profession. Less than 1% of all consultants have achieved this level of excellence. He is also a member of Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) and has served as a Worldwide board member, Chairman of the Americas, and Chair of Continuing Professional Standards for the Foodservice Industry. Rudy’s worked with over 1,750 restaurateurs to shift their dreams to achieved goals. He & his team have over 350 successful restaurant start-ups. And, his client success is consistent in a myriad of industries: restaurants, hospitality, resorts, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, martial arts, retail, film, fitness and more. Rudy also gives his time as a consultant/coach for the Boulder Small Business Development Center. Check out The Great Game of Business: The Only Sensible Way to Run a Company by Jack Stack and Bo Burlingham as lauded by both Eric and Rudy today.
With excitement allow me to introduce today's guest, the Co-Founder of Mexicue, Thomas Kelly! Check out Restaurant365 as mentioned in today's episode. Check out episode 774 with Bruce Irving as mentioned in today's episode! Check out Clubhouse: Drop-in audio chat as mentioned in today's episode. Check out Toast POS as mentioned in today's episode! Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: "The key to success is finding value in collaboration.." In today's episode with Thomas Kelly we will discuss: Digital marketing Fast-casual Fine dining Staging in NYC Setting new, more reasonable, standard for our industry Operations Food trucks Catering Commissary kitchens The people behind the brand Pivoting early on Finding the right collaborators, investors, and partners You NEED a partner Inventory Labor management Instagram marketing/branding Today's sponsor: 7shifts is a modern labor management platform, designed by restaurateurs, for restaurateurs. Effectively labor management is more important than ever to ensure profitability and restaurant success. Trusted by over 400,000 restaurant professionals, 7shifts gives you the tools you need to streamline labor operations, communicate with your team, and retain your talent. Best of all 7shifts integrates with the POS and Payroll systems you already use and trust (like Toast!) turning labor into a competitive advantage for your business. Restaurant Unstoppable members get 3 months, absolutely free. P&G ProfessionalTM offers innovative total foodservice solutions featuring trusted brands such as Dawn® Professional, Cascade® Professional, Spic and Span® and Comet®. We are unique in that our total solutions are founded in customer and patron understanding, superior products that help save time and cut overall costs, and a five-star service group that is compensated based on customer satisfaction, not commissions. Visit www.pgpro.com for the latest information about P&G Professional's solutions and services.   Knowledge bombs Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success? Empathy What is your biggest weakness? Operations What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview? What's your favorite food? What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it? Finding exciting real estate Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team. Treat people well What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff? Don't be scripted What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?  Setting the Table by Danny Meyer GET THIS BOOK FOR FREE AT AUDIBLE.COM  What's one thing you feel restaurateurs don't know well enough or do often enough? Focus on systems and processes Name one service you've hired Finance accounting - OCHRA What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations? Zenreach: Walk-Through Marketing Bentobox Lunchbox: Next- Gen Enterprise Online Ordering If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be? Slow down and enjoy the people are are physically close to you Contact info: Instagram: @mexicue  -OR-  @thomaskelly3 Email: tk@mexicue.com Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Thomas Kelly for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!   Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Chef Phillip Phillips is the co-owner of Chicken and the Wolf and Lone Wolf Banh Mi in Tulsa, OK. Check out episode 728 with Mike Rypka as mentioned in today's episode! Check out episode 772 with Mike Bausch as mentioned in today's episode! Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: "Customers will forgive bad food but customers will never forget bad service" In today's episode with Phillip Phillips we will discuss: Existentialism Accepting that we are all not perfect, but there is no excuse for bad service Getting into the industry at 15 y/o Food trucks Being told "No" early on in your career Ego Over-saturated markets Do ONE THING really well From professional musician to restaurateur Commissary kitchens Systems for scaling Debt The reality of restaurant reality TV Building a brick and mortar Why does Phillip Phillips think 7Shifts is a great tool? Coming back BETTER after COVID-19 Today's sponsor: 7shifts is a modern labor management platform, designed by restaurateurs, for restaurateurs. Effectively labor management is more important than ever to ensure profitability and restaurant success. Trusted by over 400,000 restaurant professionals, 7shifts gives you the tools you need to streamline labor operations, communicate with your team, and retain your talent. Best of all 7shifts integrates with the POS and Payroll systems you already use and trust (like Toast!) turning labor into a competitive advantage for your business. Restaurant Unstoppable members get 3 months, absolutely free. P&G ProfessionalTM offers innovative total foodservice solutions featuring trusted brands such as Dawn® Professional, Cascade® Professional, Spic and Span® and Comet®. We are unique in that our total solutions are founded in customer and patron understanding, superior products that help save time and cut overall costs, and a five-star service group that is compensated based on customer satisfaction, not commissions. Visit www.pgpro.com for the latest information about P&G Professional's solutions and services.   Knowledge bombs Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success? Humor What is your biggest weakness? Humor What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview? Character What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it? Growth. Planning overcomes the challenges. Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team. Empathy What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff? It always needs to be right if it's not right, throw it away. What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?  The Power of Now by Ekhart Tolle GET THIS BOOK FOR FREE AT AUDIBLE.COM  What's one thing you feel restaurateurs don't do well enough or do often enough? Reflect Name one service you've hired. My entire management team! What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influenced operations? 7Shifts If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be? We're on a rock hurtling outer space We're following a ball of fire that's hurtling into the void You're life might not be as meaningful as you think Contact info: Instagram: @chickenandthewolf -OR- @lonewolftulsa www.lonewolftulsa.com -OR- www.chickenandthewolf.com Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Phillip Phillips for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!   Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Get the Ghost Kitchen Bootcamp Course!  The Restaurant Boss Ryan Gromfin is today's guest. Ryan’s culinary journey began as a teenager after watching the great chefs and personalities on TV. This led him to the Culinary Arts program at Johnson & Wales. After graduating with honors, Ryan worked in countless restaurants, at 5 Star Hotels, and operated 4 restaurants. Other owners took note of his success and began seeking his advice. As The Restaurant Boss, Ryan is the most followed restaurant coach in the world and a professional speaker, helping Restaurant Owners and Operators increase profits, improve operations, and scale and grow their businesses. Check out episode 256 about the difference between managers and leaders with Ryan Gromfin. Check out episode 313 about budgeting and tracking with Ryan Gromfin. Check out episode 687 with Steve Reggiani and Joe Scalo, founders of the 8it app as mentioned in today's episode! Check out 99designs as mentioned in today's episode! Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Get the Ghost Kitchen Bootcamp Course! Join Restaurant Unstoppable Network and connect with my past guest and a community of superfans. Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: "Show me your calendar and I'll predict your success." In today's workshop with Ryan Gromfin we will discuss: The 7 Ghosts: Ghost brick Multi-ghost brick Ghost Operator Ghost Outsource Multi-source concept Single Ghost/multi-concept Multi-ghost facility Check out Ryan's Restaurant Unstoppable-exclusive course on ghost kitchen! Today's sponsor: 7shifts is a modern labor management platform, designed by restaurateurs, for restaurateurs. Effectively labor management is more important than ever to ensure profitability and restaurant success. Trusted by over 400,000 restaurant professionals, 7shifts gives you the tools you need to streamline labor operations, communicate with your team, and retain your talent. Best of all 7shifts integrates with the POS and Payroll systems you already use and trust (like Toast!) turning labor into a competitive advantage for your business. Restaurant Unstoppable members get 3 months, absolutely free. Ecolab: Streamline your clean with Ecolab’s new EPA-registered 2-in-1 solution, Sink & Surface Cleaner Sanitizer. It will help reduce risk, simplify your procedures and help ensure compliance. This solution cleans and sanitizes hard non-porous surfaces with a single product, eliminates the rinse step and equips your staff to clean more efficiently. Clean simplified, confidence delivered. Contact info: The Restaurant Boss website Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Ryan Gromfin for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!   Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
With excitement allow me to introduce to you today's guest Founder and CEO of the McNellie's Restaurant Group Elliot Nelson. Elliot Nelson went to the University of Notre Dame for college. During his junior year, he left South Bend to study abroad in Dublin, Ireland. While there, he fell in love with the atmosphere and unique hospitality that he experienced every time he walked into classic Dublin pubs.  Upon returning to Tulsa, Nelson made it his mission to recreate the Irish Pub feel in his hometown. He opened James E. McNellie’s Public House in March of 2004 in what had been a lonely and rather desolate corner of downtown Tulsa. 17 years later, McNellie’s and the area around it are thriving. Today the McNellies Group consist of 10 brands: McNellie’s Downtown; McNellie’s South City; El Guapo’s Downtown; Howdy Burger; Fassler Hall; Dilly Diner; Yokozuna; The Tavern; Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge; Elgin Park Check out episode 778 with Rachel Cope as mentioned in today's episode! Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Join Restaurant Unstoppable Network and connect with my past guest and a community of superfans. Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: “If you're not impressive then by default you are unimpressive.” “The complacency of today is the direct enemy of tomorrow.” In today's episode with Mike Bausch we will discuss: Start with the end in mind What makes Ireland's hospitality different from ours? Judging success by how long the guest stays in the building Location Passion Networking Social intelligence Opening blunders Opening an Irish bar on St. Patrick's Day Marketing Building a neighborhood around your restaurant/bar Smile and get the order right...that's it! Creating/sustaining culture People in this industry need vacations! Ghost kitchen/events centers Packaging for take-out Today's sponsor: 7shifts is a modern labor management platform, designed by restaurateurs, for restaurateurs. Effectively labor management is more important than ever to ensure profitability and restaurant success. Trusted by over 400,000 restaurant professionals, 7shifts gives you the tools you need to streamline labor operations, communicate with your team, and retain your talent. Best of all 7shifts integrates with the POS and Payroll systems you already use and trust (like Toast!) turning labor into a competitive advantage for your business. Restaurant Unstoppable members get 3 months, absolutely free. Ecolab: Streamline your clean with Ecolab’s new EPA-registered 2-in-1 solution, Sink & Surface Cleaner Sanitizer. It will help reduce risk, simplify your procedures and help ensure compliance. This solution cleans and sanitizes hard non-porous surfaces with a single product, eliminates the rinse step and equips your staff to clean more efficiently. Clean simplified, confidence delivered.   Knowledge bombs Which “it factor” habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success? Perseverance What is your biggest weakness? Guiness What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview? "Where do you get your news?" What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it? COVID-19, retaining staff Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team. Treat everyone with respect What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff? Try to get to yes What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner? Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez GET THIS BOOK FOR FREE AT AUDIBLE.COM  What's one thing you feel restaurateurs don't know well enough or do often enough? Don't say thank you enough to staff Name one service you've hired. Tater Headz, LLC What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influenced operations? Basecamp - project management software If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be? Be kind to eachother Guiness is like drinking a hug I hope my kids have a sense of adventure Contact info: Instagram: @elliotmcnellies www.mcnelliesgroup.com Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Elliot Nelson for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!   Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!    
With Excitement allow me to introduce to you today's guest CEO Found of Meez Josh Sharkey. Josh is joining us today because my guest mentors have been recommending Meez on the show, and because Meez has come up a few times in conversation within the network. Meez is a recipe tool for professional chefs and organizations. It's one part recipe tool, one part costing tool, and one part e-learning platform. Meez has agreed to pay Restaurant Unstoppable a 25% commission on all new leads! If you're interested in leveraging this tool in your business, Please: USE OUR LINKS  Check out The Flavor Bible by Karen Page as mentioned in today's episode! Check out this video demo for Meez! Special thanks to The Little Beats Geoff Kornberg! Go to www.restaurantunstoppable.come/780
In today's episode, we make an example of Co-founder and President of A Good Egg Dining Group, Keith Paul! Before starting his first restaurant, Keith Paul was a Sales Rep for Ben E. Keiths Food Distributor, where got a crash course about the restaurant business and made invaluable network connection. In 2000, Paul opened his own restaurant Cheever's, which still serves Oklahoma city to this day. Today, A Good Egg Dining Group consists of 9 unique concepts: Cheever's, Iron Star Urban Barbecue; Red PrimeSteak; Republic Gastropub; Tucker's Onion Burgers; Kitchen No 324; The Drake; Barrios; and Mexican Radio. Check out RestaurantOwner.com as mentioned in today's episode! Check out The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen M. R. Covey as mentioned in today's episode. Check out the highly recommended Setting The Table by Danny Meyer as mentioned in today's episode! Check out Peak: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow by Chip Conley as mentioned in today's episode! Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Join Restaurant Unstoppable Network and connect with my past guest and a community of superfans. Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: "The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away." In today's episode with Keith Paul we will discuss: Curious about human nature Hiring/firing Leveraging your wholesalers What is courtesy in the hospitality industry? Promotion Collaboration Finding the right city for your concept Creating a good business plan Scaling How to establish trust How to schedule Inventory control Growing too fast? Open-book management Profit sharing? "Writing the end of the story."
Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Join Restaurant Unstoppable Network and get your first 30 days on us. Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Brittany and Eric (but mostly Brittany) suggested some really great resources. If you're interested in ANY of these, please use RUNetwork links..... Chowly - "Simplifying technology for restaurants." Restaurant 365 - "Restaurant Management Software." Toast POS - "All-in-one restaurant POS." Revel - "Leading cloud-based iPad POS system." Plate IQ - "Simplify and automate your accounts payable." Postmates - "Food delivery, groceries, alcohol - anything from anywhere." Quickbooks - Accounting "Run your whole business." Contact info:   Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Brittany McCrary for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!   Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!  
With Excitement allow me to introduce to you today's guest Founder and CEO of 84 Hospitality,  Rachel Cope! Rachel recommends the book The New Food Lover's Companion by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: "Figure it out." In today's episode with Rachel Cope we will discuss:  Walk the way you talk Starting in the industry in a corporation Tell people "good job" often Treat staff with kindness and inclusiveness You NEED to be consistent with your hours of operation Learning to make dough from a school of pizza making Gaining capital Splitting equity Partnerships Scaling Pop-ups as a way to get a concept started
Today's guest, Scott Landers, is the founder of Figure 8 Logistics, a consulting firm that specializes in delivery for the restaurant industry. Prior to figure 8 Logistics Landers was a civil engineer, and found his way onto the team of the New York City-based restaurant Dig Inn, where is focus was on developing their delivery program. He's opened his skills up to the rest of the industry with Figure 8 Check out The E-Myth: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What To Do About It by Michael E.Gerber as mentioned in today's episode! Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Join Restaurant Unstoppable Network and connect with my past guest and a community of superfans.  Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: "Get your hands dirty and change the world." In today's WORKSHOP with Scott Landers we will discuss: The Three Key Elements of in-house delivery are: Human Humans anticipate needs Humans know daily changes to the menu Hardware The hardest thing to change Decide what experience you want to create for staff and customers Software Give your online customers the same experience as your in-house customers Put your in-house delivery option on EVERY piece of digital real-estate you own Resources mentioned in the episode: Dig Inn | Zuppler | Bentobox | Squarespace | Google Analytics Bbot | Toast POS | Lunchbox | Brandable Box | Chowly | Postmates Linktree | Ayro | Survey Monkey | Bikky Today's sponsor: 7shifts is a modern labor management platform, designed by restaurateurs, for restaurateurs. Effective labor management is more important than ever to ensure profitability and restaurant success. Trusted by over 400,000 restaurant professionals, 7shifts gives you the tools you need to streamline labor operations, communicate with your team, and retain your talent. Best of all 7shifts integrates with the POS and Payroll systems you already use and trust (like Toast!) turning labor into a competitive advantage for your business. Restaurant Unstoppable members get 3 months, absolutely free. 99designs is the global creative platform that makes it easy for designers and clients to work together remotely - no matter what your budget. From logos and brand identity, to menu and packaging, 99designs has helped more than tens of thousands restaurant owners build their brands. 99designs will match you with the right professional for your project from their curated community of talented creatives, and stay with you every step of the way so you love the outcome. Head to https://99designs.com/unstoppable to learn more or get $20 off your first design contest! Ecolab: Streamline your clean with Ecolab’s new EPA-registered 2-in-1 solution, Sink & Surface Cleaner Sanitizer. It will help reduce risk, simplify your procedures and help ensure compliance. This solution cleans and sanitizes hard non-porous surfaces with a single product, eliminates the rinse step and equips your staff to clean more efficiently. Clean simplified, confidence delivered.   Contact info: Figue 8 website  Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Scott Landers for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!   Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!  
Western Oklahoma native, Jeff Dixon, attended Oklahoma State University. While at Stillwater he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management. He then spent the next 15 years in Edmond where he became a General Manager & Proprietor for the Hal Smith Group.  Today, Jeff serves as Co-Founder and CFO of Provision Concepts Jeff Dixon. Check out The Great Game of Business: The Only sensible Way to Run a Company by Jack Stack as mentioned in today's episode! Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: "If you don;'t like something about yourself, change it." In today's episode with Jeff Dixon we will discuss: BOH organized chaos Early mentors Taking a 1.5 year break from the industry Best interview tactics and advice Opening vs. running a restaurant Building a team Building an energy drink company Budgeting Raising capital Operational expenses Trust, checks, and balances The Trust and Track method Sales and labor Opening a restaurant during the COVID pandemic Collaboration Today's sponsor: 7shifts is a modern labor management platform, designed by restaurateurs, for restaurateurs. Effectively labor management is more important than ever to ensure profitability and restaurant success. Trusted by over 400,000 restaurant professionals, 7shifts gives you the tools you need to streamline labor operations, communicate with your team, and retain your talent. Best of all 7shifts integrates with the POS and Payroll systems you already use and trust (like Toast!) turning labor into a competitive advantage for your business. Restaurant Unstoppable members get 3 months, absolutely free.   99designs is the global creative platform that makes it easy for designers and clients to work together remotely - no matter what your budget. From logos and brand identity, to menu and packaging, 99designs has helped more than tens of thousands restaurant owners build their brands. 99designs will match you with the right professional for your project from their curated community of talented creatives, and stay with you every step of the way so you love the outcome. Head to https://99designs.com/unstoppable to learn more or get $20 off your first design contest! Ecolab: Streamline your clean with Ecolab’s new EPA-registered 2-in-1 solution, Sink & Surface Cleaner Sanitizer. It will help reduce risk, simplify your procedures and help ensure compliance. This solution cleans and sanitizes hard non-porous surfaces with a single product, eliminates the rinse step and equips your staff to clean more efficiently. Clean simplified, confidence delivered. Knowledge bombs Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success? Fire under my ass always What is your biggest weakness? Organization What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview? Outgoing What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it? Juggling the growth Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team. Embrace change What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff? Don't be an order-taker, be a salesman. Care about your guests! What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner? the Bible GET THIS BOOK FOR FREE AT AUDIBLE.COM  What's one thing you feel restaurateurs don't know well enough or do often enough? When you scale you need to invest personal time in ALL of your stores Give more praise Name one service you've hired. A Closer Look - Customer Experience and Mystery Shopping What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations? Front App Chowly Toast POS If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be? Treat others how you want to be treated Go for no You can do it Contact info: Email: jeff@eatdrinkpc.com Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Jeff Dixon for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!   Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Brian Bogert is a co-founder of Oklahoma City restaurant group The Social Order Dining Collective (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Texadelphia, Seven47 & The Jones Assembly). Born and raised in Oklahoma City, he graduated from Heritage Hall High School. Brian was and continues to be a formidable tennis player, winning the state championship two years in a row. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX with degrees in Finance and Marketing. When he’s not cheering on the OKC Thunder and Roger Federer, Brian is coaching high school tennis athletes at his high school alma mater. Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!!  Join Restaurant Unstoppable Network! Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: "The balance between contentment and stress is life's biggest riddle." In today's episode with Brian Bogert we will discuss: Work/life balance Similarities between coaching sports and owning restaurants The beginnings of fast casual Communication skills Business partners Franchising Advice for becoming a franchisee Understanding your numbers Finding the right accountant Understand every aspect and role within your business Profit First money management system Managing a young, drunk crowd Consulting Using existing architecture to inform restaurant concepts Social media marketing Early mistakes Soft/hard openings Today's sponsor: 7shifts is a modern labor management platform, designed by restaurateurs, for restaurateurs. Effectively labor management is more important than ever to ensure profitability and restaurant success. Trusted by over 400,000 restaurant professionals, 7shifts gives you the tools you need to streamline labor operations, communicate with your team, and retain your talent. Best of all 7shifts integrates with the POS and Payroll systems you already use and trust (like Toast!) turning labor into a competitive advantage for your business. Restaurant Unstoppable members get 3 months, absolutely free. 99designs is the global creative platform that makes it easy for designers and clients to work together remotely - no matter what your budget. From logos and brand identity, to menu and packaging, 99designs has helped more than tens of thousands restaurant owners build their brands. 99designs will match you with the right professional for your project from their curated community of talented creatives, and stay with you every step of the way so you love the outcome. Head to https://99designs.com/unstoppable to learn more or get $20 off your first design contest! Ecolab: Streamline your clean with Ecolab’s new EPA-registered 2-in-1 solution, Sink & Surface Cleaner Sanitizer. It will help reduce risk, simplify your procedures and help ensure compliance. This solution cleans and sanitizes hard non-porous surfaces with a single product, eliminates the rinse step and equips your staff to clean more efficiently. Clean simplified, confidence delivered. Knowledge bombs Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success? Make it happen What is your biggest weakness? Saying "No" What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview? The intangibles; is he/she a good person What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it? Pivoting in the pandemic Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team. Keep your head on a swivel/be proactive What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff? Keep your head on a swivel/be proactive What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?  You're Not Listening: What You're Missing And Why It Matters by Kate Murphy GET THIS BOOK FOR FREE AT AUDIBLE.COM  What's one thing you feel restaurateurs don't know well enough or do often enough? Listening Name one service you've hired. Restaurant Hospitality Associates - accounting Heartland Payment Systems What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations? Developed an in-house app Asana - Manage Your Team's Work, Projects, and Tasks Online If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be? Take cafe of eachother Travel Listen Contact info: Instagram: @teambogie Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Brian Bogert for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!   Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Bruce Irving is the host of Smart Pizza Marketing Podcast and The Local Business Marketing Podcast. He is here with us today to discuss marketing and how it has changed in the past year. Check out previous episodes featuring Bruce Irving, including #204 #236 #264 #317 #392 Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Join the RestaurantUnstoppableNetwork.com and get your first 30-days son me!  Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: “Everything is figure-out-able." In today's workshop with Bruce Irving we will discuss: Your online communication has been increasing and will continue to increase Privacy concerns Choosing a platform to utilize
Stitch is a hospitality concept created by husband and wife team, Chad Grubbs and Jen Semmler Grubbs, with inspiration from key team members, close friends and mentors.  Chad, former owner of Okay Yeah Co. and previously BENT on Creativity, and Jen, owner of Plant Shoppe, are best known for their resourceful approach in creating unique experiences and offerings to the Oklahoma City scene. Born and raised in Oklahoma, the couple strives to make positive, inspiring impacts in the community through various craft ventures. Check out Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear as mentioned in today's episode. Check out Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin as mentioned in today's episode. Check out What I Know About Running Coffee Shops by Colin Harmon as mentioned in today's episode. Check out Homebase: Free Employee Scheduling as mentioned in today's episode. Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: "Shit'll buff out." In today's episode with Chad Grubbs: Psychology Christianity/being a former pastor Working in the tech industry A coffee shop with a strong focus on food The restaurant industry is a grind that you need to love Making your indoor seating feel like outdoor seating Losing your dream location The pains of restaurant real estate Better and more polished experiences Confusing service with hospitality Social media - Instagram Restaurateur online/social media engagement Coffee subscriptions Cross-promotion/collaboration Podcasting and podcasting about coffee Constant self-improvment Today's sponsor: 7shifts is a modern labor management platform, designed by restaurateurs, for restaurateurs. Effectively labor management is more important than ever to ensure profitability and restaurant success. Trusted by over 400,000 restaurant professionals, 7shifts gives you the tools you need to streamline labor operations, communicate with your team, and retain your talent. Best of all 7shifts integrates with the POS and Payroll systems you already use and trust (like Toast!) turning labor into a competitive advantage for your business. Restaurant Unstoppable members get 3 months, absolutely free. RestaurantOwner.com is an online community of independent restaurant owners and managers who want training and tools to build a better restaurant and a more profitable, successful business. Resources include hundreds of downloadable templates, training videos and online courses on topics such as recipe costing, prime cost, improving the guest experience and building a positive culture. RestaurantOwner.com also conducts regular live webinars on a variety of timely and relevant topics. Whether you’re thinking about opening a restaurant, in the planning stages, or already have multiple locations, RestaurantOwner.com has resources that can help you make better decisions, streamline operations and elevate the thinking and level of engagement of your team. Ecolab: Streamline your clean with Ecolab’s new EPA-registered 2-in-1 solution, Sink & Surface Cleaner Sanitizer. It will help reduce risk, simplify your procedures and help ensure compliance. This solution cleans and sanitizes hard non-porous surfaces with a single product, eliminates the rinse step and equips your staff to clean more efficiently. Clean simplified, confidence delivered. Knowledge bombs Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success? Take punches well and dust myself off What is your biggest weakness? Clarity on choosing the best path to what you want What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview? Where do you want to be in 2 years? What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it? minimizing goals and achieving smaller victories Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team. 1% improvement, improve everyday What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff? Caring about people, staff will write thank you notes on to-go containers/knowing frequent customer names What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner? Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin GET THIS BOOK FOR FREE AT AUDIBLE.COM  What's one thing you feel restaurateurs don't know well enough or do often enough? Engaging with their staff Name one service you've hired. Cash Wheeler - artist in OKC What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influenced operations? Toast POS Homebase: Free Employee Scheduling If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be? Engage with people Be who you are and improve Try things that are different for you Contact info: Instagram: @stitchokc Stitch website Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Chad Grubbs for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!   Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Mike Bausch is an industry leader whose restaurant, Andolini's Pizzeria, is a top ten pizzeria in the US, as named by Trip Advisor, BuzzFeed, CNN and USA Today. Andolini's began in 2005 and has grown to five pizzerias, two gelaterias, two food-hall concepts, a food truck, and a fine dining restaurant by 2020. He's a World Pizza Champion, a Guinness Book world record holder, and a writer for Pizza Today, and the author of Unsliced: How to Stay Whole in the Pizzeria Business. Check out 32 Yokes: From My Mother's Table to Working the Line by Eric Ripert as mentioned in today's episode. Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: "If you're not impressive then by default you are unimpressive." "The complacency of today is the direct enemy of tomorrow." In today's episode with Mike Bausch we will discuss: Time in the military Start small Partnerships with family Franchising? HR systems and processes Systems, processes, and procedures Management development systems for opening a second location Checklists Using a giant white board for checklists Positive reinforcement COMMUNICATION!!! How tech helps restaurant communication Daily staff meetings Food photography Self-reliance and self-confidence Today's sponsor: 7shifts is a modern labor management platform, designed by restaurateurs, for restaurateurs. Effectively labor management is more important than ever to ensure profitability and restaurant success. Trusted by over 400,000 restaurant professionals, 7shifts gives you the tools you need to streamline labor operations, communicate with your team, and retain your talent. Best of all 7shifts integrates with the POS and Payroll systems you already use and trust (like Toast!) turning labor into a competitive advantage for your business. Restaurant Unstoppable members get 3 months, absolutely free. RestaurantOwner.com is an online community of independent restaurant owners and managers who want training and tools to build a better restaurant and a more profitable, successful business. Resources include hundreds of downloadable templates, training videos and online courses on topics such as recipe costing, prime cost, improving the guest experience and building a positive culture. RestaurantOwner.com also conducts regular live webinars on a variety of timely and relevant topics. Whether you’re thinking about opening a restaurant, in the planning stages, or already have multiple locations, RestaurantOwner.com has resources that can help you make better decisions, streamline operations and elevate the thinking and level of engagement of your team. Ecolab: Streamline your clean with Ecolab’s new EPA-registered 2-in-1 solution, Sink & Surface Cleaner Sanitizer. It will help reduce risk, simplify your procedures and help ensure compliance. This solution cleans and sanitizes hard non-porous surfaces with a single product, eliminates the rinse step and equips your staff to clean more efficiently. Clean simplified, confidence delivered.   Knowledge bombs Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success? Approachable and able to be wrong What is your biggest weakness? Finding a balance between being a softie and a hard-ass What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview? Instincts to please the customer above anything What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it? Maximizing morale in a demoralizing atmosphere Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team. Passionate, ethical, effective, fun, understand that they want their job What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff? Replacing food that customer's aren't happy with What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?  On The Line by Eric Ripert GET THIS BOOK FOR FREE AT AUDIBLE.COM  What's one thing you feel restaurateurs don't know well enough or do often enough? Don't seek to be individual, they seek to fit in Some restaurateurs act like they don't have a boss rather than being the best boss they never had Name one service you've hired. ForeFathersGroup - website design The International Pizza Expo BigTray Restaurant Supply - equipment purchasing What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influenced operations? iPhone If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be? If you're not impressive then by default you are unimpressive Never look down on the next generation Never stop Contact info: www.unslicedbook.com Instagram: @mikeybausch Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Mike Bausch for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!   Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Today's episode is a recording of "Coffe with Eric" that took place last week. I don't normally publish these, but this one was special. This session of Coffee with Eric is a PERFECT example of how I envisioned them going down: Someone in my network (a listener) needed help. They reached out to one of my past guests (Kyle Inserra). Kyle made me aware of the listener's situation, and I invited the two of them to a session of Coffee with Eric to mesh it out. Plus, we popped off the session with a really great conversation around Profit First. Frankly, the conversation around Profit First was another reason why I thought this recording of Coffee with Eric would be great to share. With 2021 freshly upon us, you still have plenty of time to implement Profit First before the end of the month Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) In this episode, we discuss: The benefits of Profits First money management system Setting up your Profit First Checking Accounts What to consider including in your partnership agreement.  Understanding that sweat equity holds value.  Today's sponsor: 7shifts is a modern labor management platform, designed by restaurateurs, for restaurateurs. Effectively labor management is more important than ever to ensure profitability and restaurant success. Trusted by over 400,000 restaurant professionals, 7shifts gives you the tools you need to streamline labor operations, communicate with your team, and retain your talent. Best of all 7shifts integrates with the POS and Payroll systems you already use and trust (like Toast!) turning labor into a competitive advantage for your business. Restaurant Unstoppable members get 3 months, absolutely free. Ecolab: Streamline your clean with Ecolab’s new EPA-registered 2-in-1 solution, Sink & Surface Cleaner Sanitizer. It will help reduce risk, simplify your procedures and help ensure compliance. This solution cleans and sanitizes hard non-porous surfaces with a single product, eliminates the rinse step and equips your staff to clean more efficiently. Clean simplified, confidence delivered. RestaurantOwner.com is an online community of independent restaurant owners and managers who want training and tools to build a better restaurant and a more profitable, successful business. Resources include hundreds of downloadable templates, training videos and online courses on topics such as recipe costing, prime cost, improving the guest experience and building a positive culture. RestaurantOwner.com also conducts regular live webinars on a variety of timely and relevant topics. Whether you’re thinking about opening a restaurant, in the planning stages, or already have multiple locations, RestaurantOwner.com has resources that can help you make better decisions, streamline operations and elevate the thinking and level of engagement of your team.   Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Kyle Inserra for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!   Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
At 19 years old William Myska moved from Texas to New England and enrolled in the Atlantic Culinary Academy at McIntosh College. While in school he worked with Chef Evan Hennessey at The Dunaway Restaurant in Portsmouth, NH, and followed Hennessey to Stages at One Washington in Dover, NH. Next, he worked at Portsmouth’s popular Ristorante Massimo before joining Vida Cantina where, under the stewardship of Chef/Owner David Vargas, learned how to run a kitchen. His and Vargas' partnership flourished and together they opened Ore Nell’s Barbecue in Kitty, ME, with restaurateur Jay McSharry. Check out episode 748 with Evan Hennessey as mentioned in today's episode. Check out episode 755 with David Vargas as mentioned in today's episode. Check out the book The Great Game of Business: The Only Sensible Way to Run a Company by Jack Stack and Bo Burlingham as mentioned in today's episode! Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: “If you show me a good loser, I’ll show you a loser.” In today's episode with Will Myska we will discuss: Being competitive Play to win Friendly competition The value of a dollar Passion for food Theft Making mistakes when you’re young Reality checks Moving from Texas to New Hampshire Punctuality matters Head down, hard work Attention to detail Maintaining standards Catering Popups Treat it like you own it Different management styles for different people When you have to manage people older than you are Food cost/the numbers/keep it lean Maintain the right ENERGY in the kitchen Avoid passive aggressive behavior in the kitchen Loyalty/who has your back? Intricacies of Bar-b-que (especially in New England) Getting you name out when you’re a new restaurant Instagram Email blasting Collaboration Holiday packages or food No excuses Today's sponsor: Ecolab: Streamline your clean with Ecolab’s new EPA-registered 2-in-1 solution, Sink & Surface Cleaner Sanitizer. It will help reduce risk, simplify your procedures and help ensure compliance. This solution cleans and sanitizes hard non-porous surfaces with a single product, eliminates the rinse step and equips your staff to clean more efficiently. Clean simplified, confidence delivered. RestaurantOwner.com is an online community of independent restaurant owners and managers who want training and tools to build a better restaurant and a more profitable, successful business. Resources include hundreds of downloadable templates, training videos and online courses on topics such as recipe costing, prime cost, improving the guest experience and building a positive culture. RestaurantOwner.com also conducts regular live webinars on a variety of timely and relevant topics. Whether you’re thinking about opening a restaurant, in the planning stages, or already have multiple locations, RestaurantOwner.com has resources that can help you make better decisions, streamline operations and elevate the thinking and level of engagement of your team. 7shifts is a modern labor management platform, designed by restaurateurs, for restaurateurs. Effectively labor management is more important than ever to ensure profitability and restaurant success. Trusted by over 400,000 restaurant professionals, 7shifts gives you the tools you need to streamline labor operations, communicate with your team, and retain your talent. Best of all 7shifts integrates with the POS and Payroll systems you already use and trust (like Toast!) turning labor into a competitive advantage for your business. Restaurant Unstoppable members get 3 months, absolutely free. Knowledge bombs Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success? Let loose and have fun What is your biggest weakness? Unable to let go and step away What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview? What are you goals in life? What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it? COVID-19, best ways to promote and pivot Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team. Punctuality, good attitude What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff? Three hellos, three goodbyes What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner? Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David GogginsGET THIS BOOK FOR FREE AT AUDIBLE.COM  What's one thing you feel restaurateurs don't know well enough or do often enough? Social media Name one service you've hired. Maine Meat Butcher Shop in Kittery ME What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influenced operations? Toast POS Seacoast Eats Facebook group If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be? Life's not a dress rehearsal Play to win Live, laugh, love Contact info: Instagram: @orenellsbbq Ore Nell's website Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Will Myska for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!   Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
Kyle Inserra is a graduate of The French Culinary Institute where he graduated with honors. After working at notable restaurants such as Marco & Pepe and Anthony David's he moved to St. John, USVI, where he became the executive chef for a privately-owned restaurant group. On his return to the northeast, he opened the restaurants Polpettina and, where he was eventually forced out by his partners. Today he's the Co-Founder of La La Taqueria and is a Commercial Real Estate Advisor with a focus on brand growth and execution of real estate strategies for emerging restaurants. In addition, he's the host of the National Restaurant Owners Podcast, where he shares his experience and interviews fellow industry professionals to provide you with the insight our industry often lacks. Check out the book Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell as mentioned in today's episode. Check out The E-Myth: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What To Do About It by Michael E. Gerber as mentioned in today's episode. Check out episode 765: Media First/Restaurant Second with Shawn Walchef as mentioned in today's episode! Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: "Move fast and break shit." In today's episode with Kyle Inserra we will discuss: Just start Podcasting Escaping NYC during 9/11 Starting late in the industry Ego-driven chefs Fixing labor expenses in a new kitchen Intricacies of inventory management The prep system Organization Catering Leases and importance of actually READING them Creating a new kind of pizza restaurant in NYC Scaling and earning equity Equity Ghost kitchens Today's sponsor: Ecolab: Streamline your clean with Ecolab’s new EPA-registered 2-in-1 solution, Sink & Surface Cleaner Sanitizer. It will help reduce risk, simplify your procedures and help ensure compliance. This solution cleans and sanitizes hard non-porous surfaces with a single product, eliminates the rinse step and equips your staff to clean more efficiently. Clean simplified, confidence delivered. 7shifts is a modern labor management platform, designed by restaurateurs, for restaurateurs. Effectively labor management is more important than ever to ensure profitability and restaurant success. Trusted by over 400,000 restaurant professionals, 7shifts gives you the tools you need to streamline labor operations, communicate with your team, and retain your talent. Best of all 7shifts integrates with the POS and Payroll systems you already use and trust (like Toast!) turning labor into a competitive advantage for your business. Restaurant Unstoppable members get 3 months, absolutely free. Toast - A POS built for restaurants by restaurant people Adapt fast with Toast's cloud-based restaurant POS system that updates to evolve your POS along with changing industry trends and guest expectations. Toast is built exclusively for restaurants of all shapes and sizes, with over 2/3 of our employees having restaurant experience to serve you better. Online Ordering - Let guests easily order directly from your restaurant for pickup or contactless delivery to keep revenue flowing during these uncertain times. Toast Delivery Services Dispatch local drivers through an on-demand network to keep your community fed and revenue coming in.   Knowledge bombs Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success? Consistency What is your biggest weakness? Organization What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview? Why do I need this person? What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it? Spreading myself too thin Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team. Respect What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff? Know your guest and be involved What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?  Relentless: From Good To Great To Unstoppable by Tim S. Grover  Setting the Table by Danny Meyer GET THIS BOOK FOR FREE AT AUDIBLE.COM  What's one thing you feel restaurateurs don't know well enough or do often enough? Know your numbers Name one service you've hired. Book keeper - Rob Marzan What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations? Toast POS If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be? Don't make the same mistakes that I made That I really gave my all to the industry That I actually can cook Contact info: Instagram @kyleinserra Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Kyle Inserra for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!   Restaurant Unstoppable is a free podcast. One of the ways I'm able to make it free is by earning a commission when sharing certain products with you. I've made it a core value to only share tools, resources, and services my guest mentors have recommend, first. If you're finding value in my podcast, please use my links!
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