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What do the most successful entrepreneurs know, that you don't? Today's most successful Restaurateurs and Restaurant Professionals sharing tips and insights 2-days weekly to help make your restaurant dreams unstoppable! Listen as our guest explain what it takes to be successful in the restaurant industry. We'll discuss topic on how to lead, manage and market a successful restaurant. Join us at RestaurantUnstoppable.com to find show notes which recap all books, services, resources and tools covered in each episode. An incredible resource for any aspiring Restaurateur. Now, Join our community and make your restaurant dreams UNSTOPPABLE!

Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore Inspiring interviews with todays most successful restaurateurs 2-days a wee

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What do the most successful entrepreneurs know, that you don't? Today's most successful Restaurateurs and Restaurant Professionals sharing tips and insights 2-days weekly to help make your restaurant dreams unstoppable! Listen as our guest explain what it takes to be successful in the restaurant industry. We'll discuss topic on how to lead, manage and market a successful restaurant. Join us at RestaurantUnstoppable.com to find show notes which recap all books, services, resources and tools covered in each episode. An incredible resource for any aspiring Restaurateur. Now, Join our community and make your restaurant dreams UNSTOPPABLE!

    775: Brian Bogert on Contentment and Stress and Franchising

    775: Brian Bogert on Contentment and Stress and Franchising

    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 restaurateu

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    774: Bruce Irving on Marketing in the "New Normal"

    774: Bruce Irving on Marketing in the "New Normal"

    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

    • 1 hr 13 min
    773: Chad Grubbs on Creating Unique Experiences

    773: Chad Grubbs on Creating Unique Experiences

    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 d

    • 1 hr 46 min
    772: Mike Bausch on Ultimate and Efficient Communication

    772: Mike Bausch on Ultimate and Efficient Communication

    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 cus

    • 2 hr 3 min
    771: Coffee with Eric and Friends-- Profit First and Partnership Agreements

    771: Coffee with Eric and Friends-- Profit First and Partnership Agreements

    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!
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    Huge thanks to Kyle Inserra for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!
     
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    • 54 min
    770: Will Myska on Winning Amongst Ourselves

    770: Will Myska on Winning Amongst Ourselves

    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 loos

    • 1 hr 57 min

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The best restaurant industry podcast

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I really love the content of some of these podcasts. The expertise coming through is really terrific. Which makes it worth struggling though Eric - you can tell he is a genuinely nice guy that wants to learn, but Man. That fake loud, lower than normal announcer voice and diction. His words are often mumbled together, and he jumps in far too often to “prove” the experts point. Yeah man, we get it, it’s a great point - which is why the expert said it. Move on and make the podcast 15 minutes shorter.

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