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. 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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! 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