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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!

    727: John W. Houghtaling on THE TRUTH being Business Interruption Insurance

    727: John W. Houghtaling on THE TRUTH being Business Interruption Insurance

    John Houghtaling is the owner at Gauthier Murphy and Houghtaling LLC Attorneys at Law where they specialize in first-party business insurance litigations. He is also leading the Business Interruption Group, a nonprofit advocacy group comprised of leaders in the industry, including Wolfgang Puck, Daniel Boulud, and Thomas Keller.
    Today we are here, to tell the truth behind what insurers are doing to restaurant owners. From a legal standpoint, we'll also discuss what is important for restaurants reopening during the pandemic.
     
    Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Listen to my recording on what should be included in your insurance policy.  Check out The WSJ article featuring today's guest Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: "Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination are alone omnipotent." -Calvin Coolidge In today's episode with John W. Houghtaling we will discuss:
    Taking on giants Aligning your self interest with things that make a difference What is capitalism at it's core and how can we utilize it to make a positive difference Hurricane Katrina and what it did to NoLa and Houtaling's law firm Do insurance companies forge documents to avoid helping their clients? The answer is yes. "No exclusions" actually means there are exclusions - makes sense, right? Successful restauranteurs become open restauranteurs to enrich their communities Celebrity chefs have more pull than billionaires The only way we come out of this in one piece is if we unite for a common cause Today's sponsor: 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.
    MarginEdge is completely free for new customers until September. No setup fees. No integration fees. No commitment. Take your back office paperwork down to 2-3 minutes a day while creating real-time financial views to inform your path ahead.

    QuickBooks for Restaurants a Bookkeeping and Accounting Guide. The back-office restaurant accounting guide you’ve been searching for! Zac covers the accounting fundamentals, including sales tracking, purchasing, bill paying, invoicing, managing day-to-day liabilities, gift certificate tracking, cash management, detailed reporting, and more. Ultimately, Zac show owners and operators how to create the accurate financials and reporting that will enable them to make better informed, data-driven decisions.

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    726: Diego Galicia on Providing Insurance with only 6 Employees

    726: Diego Galicia on Providing Insurance with only 6 Employees

    Originally from Toluca, Mexico, Diego Galicia moved to San Antonio in 2001. He studied at The University of Texas-San Antonio, and the Culinary Institute of America. As a student at the CIA he worked at John Besh's Luke, a local french bakery, and Patty Lou's. Galicia also has served stints at Azul Condesa, Atelier Crenn, and Moto.
    In 2013, along with co-chef partner Rico Torres, Galicia opened Mixtli (mish-ly) located in San Antonio, TX. Mixtli has been regarded as one of Texas' most avant-garde restaurants. Every 45 dinner their 90-minute tasting menu changes-- spotlighting a piece Mexico's history with each rendition. Galicia and Co-Chef/owner Rico Torres have been named to Food and Wines list of "Best New Chefs, in 2017, and the duo has also been listed as James Beard Semifinalists.
    Check out The Subtle Art of Giving a F**k by Mark Manson 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: "Be more concerned with your character and not your reputation because your character is what you really are and your reputation is merely what others think you are." In today's episode with Diego Galicia we will discuss:
    Pressures of being a chef Keeping your circle small Reflecting on mistakes What can a restaurant job can supply for you when you're down on your luck Cooking is a team sport Never be afraid to ask fellow chefs for help Become a master of numbers Restaurants live and die by their numbers Lessons from a corporate kitchen job Tell a story with your menu Partnerships The secret to providing health insurance for your staff is that you aren't an a*****e Today's sponsor: 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? Commitment What is your biggest weakness? Patience What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview? If they have a car Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team. Respect What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff? Recognizing that "The customer is always right" is not true What is one book that is a must read to make us a better person or restaurant owner? Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World What's one thing you feel restaurateurs don't know well enough or do often enough? Take care of their staff Name one service you've hired. Alsco - Linen Service in Texas What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations? Tock for reservations LegalZoom for legal advice Ehealthinsurance for affordable health insurance.  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? Cooking is a gift for human beings Have respect Don't judge people Contact info: website: www.restaurantmixtli.com
    Instagram: @mixtlicloud
    Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 39 min
    725: Getting Personal (#2) with KC Hensley and Eric Cacciatore

    725: Getting Personal (#2) with KC Hensley and Eric Cacciatore

    • 1 hr 27 min
    724: Jeremy Mandrell and Anne Ng on Clear Purpose, Direction, and Process

    724: Jeremy Mandrell and Anne Ng on Clear Purpose, Direction, and Process

    Jeremy Mandrell and Anne Ng met while working for Thomas Keller at Bouchon Bakery in Napa Valley, California. They have been baking together ever since. They honed their skills in different kitchens around the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to San Antonio in the summer of 2010. In 2011 they met entrepreneur Charlie Biedenharn who joined them in forming Bakery Lorraine. Today, they've scaled Lorraine to 5 locations and they've also opened a Donut shop, Maybelle's Donuts.
    Check out The French Laundry Cookbook by Thomas Keller as mentioned in today's episode.
    Check out Square 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: "Mistakes stop here." If there's any question, there's no question." In today's episode with Jeremy Mandrell and Anne Ng we will discuss:
    Lessons Jeremy took from culinary school Commitment to excellence From food science to food prep and cooking Applying science to food Maintaining a level of ridiculously high standards How to attract great people to your organization Defeating your own laziness Getting your foot in the bakery door via farmer's markets Proof of concept How to develop regulars Quality of quantity Food trucks 3-way partnerships are best Pop-ups Converting a condemned house into a bakery Start where you can The decision to close a shop NOT because it was losing money Sexism in the industry How have restaurants changed? The future of the industry Today's sponsor: QuickBooks for Restaurants a Bookkeeping and Accounting Guide. The back-office restaurant accounting guide you’ve been searching for! Zac covers the accounting fundamentals, including sales tracking, purchasing, bill paying, invoicing, managing day-to-day liabilities, gift certificate tracking, cash management, detailed reporting, and more. Ultimately, Zac show owners and operators how to create the accurate financials and reporting that will enable them to make better informed, data-driven decisions.

    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.
    Restaurant365 is a cloud-based, all-in-one, restaurant-specific accounting and back-office platform that seamlessly integrates with POS systems, payroll providers, food and beverage vendors. It generates accurate real-time reporting and analysis in user-friendly dashboards, facilitating immediate, data-driven decision making. Restaurant365 eliminates manual, error-prone processes and is designed to help restaurant businesses grow with functionality that helps optimize labor costs, reduce food costs and increase revenue.

    Knowledge bombs
    Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success? Anne: approachability Jeremy: hard work What is your biggest weakness? Anne: stubborn Jeremy: cookies What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview? A team player, driven What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it? Keeping up with standards from staff and food Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team. Integrity, standing up for what you believe in, doing the right thin

    • 1 hr 34 min
    REPEAT-701: Jae Kim On Food Trucks And Loyalty Programs

    REPEAT-701: Jae Kim On Food Trucks And Loyalty Programs

    Jae Kim got his start in the food and beverage industry as the owner of a coffee shop —  while in college! Unfortunately, that business failed, but it left him with a burning desire to try again. In 2010 Chi’Lantro was founded. Chi'Lantro started as a food truck serving a fusion of Korean and Mexican cuisine. Today, there are eight restaurants, two food trucks, and two trailers under the Chi’Lantro brand in Austin, Texas.
    Check out Business Plan Pro 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: “To be dedicated, to be authentic, to be resilient, and be thankful.”
    In today's episode with Jae Kim we will discuss:
    From a food truck to 8 brick-and-mortar locations EOS – Entrepreneur's Operating Systems Location is key Stay focused Take the leap Take action, stop dreaming Business plans The power of planning and physically writing things down You must reach out to mentors Food truck start-up advice The potential power and impact of social media Loyalty programs – Kim's opinion on the three best: Paytronix Thanx  Loyalty3 Realities of food trucks Inventing a food item – Kimchi fries Shark Tank TV show Learning from mistakes Franchising Consulting – should you hire outside? Discipline Today's sponsor: BentoBox empowers restaurants to own their presence, profits and relationships. The hospitality platform disrupts third-party services that come between the restaurant and the guest. BentoBox puts the restaurant first and offers tools that drive high-margin revenue directly through the restaurant’s website. BentoBox is trusted and loved by over 5,000 restaurants worldwide including Union Square Hospitality Group, Eleven Madison Park, Gramercy Tavern, Lilia and more.
     

    Restaurant365 is a cloud-based, all-in-one, restaurant-specific accounting and back-office platform that seamlessly integrates with POS systems, payroll providers, food and beverage vendors. It generates accurate real-time reporting and analysis in user-friendly dashboards, facilitating immediate, data-driven decision making. Restaurant365 eliminates manual, error-prone processes and is designed to help restaurant businesses grow with functionality that helps optimize labor costs, reduce food costs and increase revenue.

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    Knowledge bombs
    Which “it factor” habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success? Grit What is your biggest weakness? Organization What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview? Culture – do they fit your culture What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it? Growth Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team. Dedicated, authentic, resilient, thankful What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff? Customer first always What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?
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    Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE by Phil Knight The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned From 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company by Bob Iger Principles: Life & Work by Ray Dalio Name one service you've hir

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    723: Jason Dady on Scaling Organically & Opening a Restaurant With $50K

    723: Jason Dady on Scaling Organically & Opening a Restaurant With $50K

    Nebraska native and Texan raised, Jason Dady has deep roots in the restaurant industry. He studied Hospitality Management and culinary in Texas and California respectively. After graduating he sharpened his skills in Napa Valley before returning to TX where he opened his first restaurant, The Lodge Restaurant of Castle Hills in 2001.  When one restaurant wasn’t enough to hold all of his ideas, Chef Dady opened a second in 2004. Today, Chef Dady's Restaurants include Tre Trattoria at the San Antonio Museum of Art,  Two Bros BBQ Market and sister restaurant, Alamo BBQ Co, B&D Ice House, The Range, and Chispas Tacos and Margs.
    Check out the book Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine by Michael Michalowicz as mentioned in today's episode!
    Check out episode 437 with David Scott Peters about Menu Engineering 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: "Make it happen and finish strong." In today's episode with Jason Dady we will discuss:
    Hard work equals sacrifice Chef competition Work-life balance Learning through your treatment how NOT TO treat your team Chefs starting out in FOH Standing up to bad management Respect and dignity in the kitchen The energy you bering to your workplace Should you attend culinary school? Menu engineering Financials in the restaurant Accountability Opening a restaurant at 24 years old Business partnerships with family Organic scaling Do not believe projections on paper COVID-19 Today's sponsor:  
    QuickBooks for Restaurants a Bookkeeping and Accounting Guide. The back-office restaurant accounting guide you’ve been searching for! Zac covers the accounting fundamentals, including sales tracking, purchasing, bill paying, invoicing, managing day-to-day liabilities, gift certificate tracking, cash management, detailed reporting, and more. Ultimately, Zac show owners and operators how to create the accurate financials and reporting that will enable them to make better informed, data-driven decisions.

    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? Drive What is your biggest weakness? Trust What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview? What's the best meal you've ever had? What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it? Finances - COVID exposes this Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team. Ask for help What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff? Over-season What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner? Tools for Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Tim Ferriss GET THIS BOOK FOR FREE AT AUDIBLE.COM  What's one thing you feel restaurateurs don't know well enough or do often enough? Take time off Name one service you've hired. Haute in Texas - Aquila Mendez - social media photography What's one piece of technology you've adopt

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Patrick Mulvaneys interview

For a lot of chefs and cooks in the Sacramento community seeing Mulvaney do this mental health awareness and suicide prevention is a slap in the face. I’ve worked for him for about a year and I watched people drop like flies because people couldn’t handle his anger and screaming. Maybe he’s doing it because he feels bad for all the mental damage he’s caused. I was always confident in the kitchen and was a top player in one also. Working for him, he tore any confidence and pride I had and I had to work it back up once I left his restaurant. I didn’t know what anxiety, PTSD, and thoughts of suicide was until he made me feel it. He’d scream in your face, physically push you, throw pans across the room wizzing past people’s heads, toss your own knives that you paid for, etc. it was a known thing for most of his workers to not talk to him until he talks to you but to the public he’s an amazing leader. Ask 80-90 percent of the people who have worked for him and they will be offended by what he’s doing. I wish I could talk to him about it but he’d literally look at you and treat you as if you are not worth his time.

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