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    [SpotOn Series] Achieving Success in the Restaurant Industry With Mike Pruitt of Amergent Hospitality Group

    [SpotOn Series] Achieving Success in the Restaurant Industry With Mike Pruitt of Amergent Hospitality Group

    Mike Pruitt is the Chairman and CEO of Amergent Hospitality Group, which owns, operates, and franchises casual and full-service restaurants such as American Burger Co., Little Big Burger, and PizzaRev. Mike has a demonstrated history as a chairperson in multiple industries and previously played on two NAIA World Series baseball teams while working toward his business degree at Coastal Carolina University.
    In this episode… In today’s episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen talks with Mike Pruitt, Chairman and CEO of Amergent Hospitality Group, about the secret to success for buying and franchising restaurants. Together, they discuss Mike’s success with his burger restaurants, how he purchased Hooters, and how he overcame failures in his business deals.

    • 33 min
    [SpotOn Series] Creating and Sustaining a Successful Restaurant With Mark Moeller of The Recipe of Success

    [SpotOn Series] Creating and Sustaining a Successful Restaurant With Mark Moeller of The Recipe of Success

    Mark Moeller is a national restaurant consultant, operations expert, and turnaround specialist with decades of experience in the restaurant industry. He is the President and Founder of The Recipe of Success, a nationally recognized restaurant consulting firm that has held the secret ingredient to creating some of the best restaurants, fast casual dining venues, cafes, bars, bakeries, and multifaceted catering and events businesses.
    In this episode… In today’s episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen joins Mark Moeller, President and Founder of The Recipe of Success, to talk about creating and sustaining a successful and profitable restaurant. As someone with 40 years of restaurant industry experience, Mark divulges how he transformed a struggling restaurant with his consulting business, some common mistakes restaurateurs make when starting out, and the benefits of hiring a consultant as a new restaurant owner.

    • 24 min
    [SpotOn Series] The Dos and Don’ts for Restaurant Managers With Ken McGarrie of Korgen Hospitality

    [SpotOn Series] The Dos and Don’ts for Restaurant Managers With Ken McGarrie of Korgen Hospitality

    Ken McGarrie is the Founder and CEO of Korgen Hospitality, a consulting firm for hospitality leaders, and the COO of Fabio Viviani Hospitality, one of the leading restaurant groups in the United States. Ken has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry and is also the Author of The Surprise Restaurant Manager. He and his team at Korgen make it their mission to help restaurateurs reach their full potential.
    In this episode… In this episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen sits down with Ken McGarrie, Founder of Korgen Hospitality, to talk about his book The Surprise Restaurant Manager. Together, they unfold some of the biggest challenges facing new restaurant managers today, the solutions to help them achieve success, and how Ken became a leading consultant in the hospitality industry.

    • 33 min
    [SpotOn Series] Thriving in the Midst of Career Changes With Paul Carolan of Paul Carolan Consulting

    [SpotOn Series] Thriving in the Midst of Career Changes With Paul Carolan of Paul Carolan Consulting

    Paul Carolan is the Principal at Paul Carolan Consulting, where he brings over 40 years of experience in the hospitality industry to help clients achieve financial and unit growth. He became President of Genghis Grill in February of 2020, just prior to the pandemic, and managed to avoid closing any stores or losing anyone in their leadership or management teams during his tenure. Paul has also served as President and COO of Mongolian Concepts Restaurant Group, President of Bruegger’s Bagels, and Chief Development Officer of Le Duff America.
    In this episode… In this episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen interviews Paul Carolan, the Principal of Paul Carolan Consulting, about his storied career in hospitality. As an accomplished restaurant executive with 40+ years of experience to his name, Paul shares invaluable advice on making sound financial decisions, the importance of company culture, and the strengths of managing and motivating employees through teachable moments.

    • 43 min
    [SpotOn Series] Pioneering New Business Models for Eateries with Kirk Mauriello of Virturant

    [SpotOn Series] Pioneering New Business Models for Eateries with Kirk Mauriello of Virturant

    Kirk Mauriello is the President and Co-founder of Virturant, a company that establishes delivery-only restaurant brands that can be run out of existing kitchens. He started the virtual restaurant business in 2019, and it has since pioneered a new business model for eateries and experienced huge growth in a short timespan. Before this, Kirk spent almost a decade leading successful restaurant brands and franchises in the Chicago area.
    In this episode… In this episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen picks the brain of Virturant President and Co-founder Kirk Mauriello to learn the ins and outs of virtual restaurants, a burgeoning business model in the eatery industry. Kirk explains how the flexible day-to-day operations of virtual restaurants maximize the productivity and profits of existing kitchens. He also details how the pandemic forced the industry years ahead of where it would be otherwise.

    • 28 min
    [SpotOn Series] Creating a Lasting Legacy With Michael Schultz of Infuse Hospitality

    [SpotOn Series] Creating a Lasting Legacy With Michael Schultz of Infuse Hospitality

    Michael Schultz is the Founder and CEO of Infuse Hospitality, a management and consulting company that works with offices, retail spaces, hotels, and more to create first-class food and beverage amenities. These spaces are fully customizable and range from simple beverage carts all the way up to full-scale restaurants. With 25 years of experience in hospitality, Michael entered the industry at age 12 as a dishwasher before his entrepreneurial drive and creativity ultimately led him to create Infuse.
    In this episode… In this episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen chats with Infuse Hospitality Founder and CEO Michael Schultz about how his desire to create a lasting legacy for his family led him to become an entrepreneur. Michael discusses his humble beginnings in the hospitality industry, the key components of a successful brand, and how being service-minded and observant of human behaviors helped his company find stability and success — even once the pandemic reared its ugly head.

    • 30 min

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