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Local Leaders Podcast with Jeff Z Johnson

Local Leaders Podcast with Jeff Z Johnson

By Jeff Z Johnson

The Local Leaders podcast is all about helping entrepreneurs achieve more success in their business and their lives. Our guests include leaders across the country who own and/or operate successful businesses who share their experiences, ideas and strategies that helped them achieve a high degree of success in their respective fields.
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Dave Sharp, Growing his Restaurant Business One ‘Bricco’ at a Time
Dave Sharp, Growing his Restaurant Business One ‘Bricco’ at a Time
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Dave Sharp, owner and CEO of the multi-location Bricco Dining Group in Akron, OH.  In this episode, Dave discusses event catering business growth, upcoming food truck extension, “benefits” of giving benefits,  restaurant technology and so much more.  Join us for this awesome new episode! Check their website out -- https://www.briccoakron.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/localleaderspodcastnc/ Connect on FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/LocalLeadersPodcast12
49:53
February 25, 2022
Flavor Chef Tim Halls “Spreads” Across the Lone Star State
Flavor Chef Tim Halls “Spreads” Across the Lone Star State
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Tim Halls, owner of Burnt BBQ & Tacos in Plano, TX.  In this episode, Tim discusses old hickory smokers, saucy demos, virtual brand expansion, retailing rubs and so much more.  Join us for this awesome new episode! Check their website out -- https://www.burntbbqandtacos.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/localleaderspodcastnc/ Connect on FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/LocalLeadersPodcast12
45:18
February 24, 2022
Bob Roberts, ‘Smoking’ His Way to Growth in Norfolk
Bob Roberts, ‘Smoking’ His Way to Growth in Norfolk
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Bob Roberts, owner of Redwood Smoke Shack in Norfolk, VA.  In this episode, Bob discusses brewing and smoking, driveway selling, location and landlord persistence, the sauce bottling business,  and so much more.  Join us for this awesome new episode! Check their website out -- https://redwoodsmokeshack.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/localleaderspodcastnc/ Connect on FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/LocalLeadersPodcast12
55:33
February 17, 2022
Brandon Porcasi, Kicked to the “Curbside” and Grinding Out Growth
Brandon Porcasi, Kicked to the “Curbside” and Grinding Out Growth
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Brandon & Ryan Porcasi, partners at Curbside Mexican Grill in South Hempstead, NY. In this episode, Brandon discusses their stroke of pre-covid genius (curbside), surviving the pandemic, boots on the ground marketing, ghost kitchens and so much more.  Join us for this awesome new episode! Check their website out -- https://curbsidemexicangrill.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/localleaderspodcastnc/ Connect on FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/LocalLeadersPodcast12
41:58
February 15, 2022
Brittany Bivins is Making Life a Little Peachier in Gaffney, SC
Brittany Bivins is Making Life a Little Peachier in Gaffney, SC
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Brittany Bivins, a partner with Peach City Brewing in Gaffney, SC. In this episode, Brittany discusses a unique crowd-funding program to fund start-up, divvying up duties, beer distribution and so much more.  Join us for this awesome new episode! Check their website out -- https://peachcitybrewing.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/localleaderspodcastnc/ Connect on FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/LocalLeadersPodcast12
38:38
February 14, 2022
Successful Industry Consultant and Operator, Tony DiDonato is Pittsburg’s ‘Man of Steel’
Successful Industry Consultant and Operator, Tony DiDonato is Pittsburg’s ‘Man of Steel’
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Tony DiDonato owner of Lucca Ristorante in Pittsburgh, PA. In this episode, Tony discusses the importance of managing the financials of the business, expanding reach through delivery apps, understanding when and how to grow, preparing to expand, and so much more.  Join us for this awesome new episode! Check their website out -- https://luccaristorante.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/localleaderspodcastnc/ Connect on FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/LocalLeadersPodcast12
38:29
February 11, 2022
Innovative, Multi-Concept Team with Big Vision ‘Preps’ for Growth
Innovative, Multi-Concept Team with Big Vision ‘Preps’ for Growth
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Nar Hovnanian and Arrie Augenbaum of Soul Taco and Jewfro, two concepts out of Richmond, VA. In this episode, Nar and Arrie discuss Jewfro, their Jewish and African fusion concept, maintaining cohesive cultures across multiple brands, prepping for growth, community-based marketing and so much more.  Join us for this awesome new episode! Check their website out -- https://www.soultacorva.com/ and https://www.jewfrorestaurant.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/localleaderspodcastnc/ Connect on FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/LocalLeadersPodcast12
46:24
February 01, 2022
With Something to Prove, Josh Hedquist’s Fast Casual Concept Heats Up the Twin Cities
With Something to Prove, Josh Hedquist’s Fast Casual Concept Heats Up the Twin Cities
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Josh Hedquist, founder and partner of Joey Meatballs based in Minneapolis, MN.  In this episode, Josh discusses his capital-less startup concept, hyper growth, felony and recovery friendly work programs, being so rich that he is weird and so much more!  Join us for this awesome new episode! Check their website out -- https://www.joeymeatballs.org/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/localleaderspodcastnc/ Connect on FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/LocalLeadersPodcast12
44:33
January 31, 2022
Tom Kane’s Cleveland Draft House “Tapping” their Way to the Top in Eastern North Carolina
Tom Kane’s Cleveland Draft House “Tapping” their Way to the Top in Eastern North Carolina
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Tom Kane, partner of the Cleveland Draft House in Garner, NC.  In this episode, Tom discusses trading up to ownership, securing growth funding with a solid business plan, challenges of a multi-unit operation, POS systems and restaurant tech and so much more!  Join us for this awesome new episode! Check their website out -- https://www.clevelanddrafthouse.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/localleaderspodcastnc/ Connect on FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/LocalLeadersPodcast12
47:52
January 27, 2022
Frankie DiCarlantonio and the Scaffidi Family Set the Table for Growth
Frankie DiCarlantonio and the Scaffidi Family Set the Table for Growth
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Frankie DiCarlantonio, CEO of Scaffidi Restaurant Group out of Steubenville, OH.  In this episode, Frankie discusses safe growth, doubling down on technology, top of mind marketing, the year of the Gnocchi and so much more!  Join us to learn more about building a multi-brand business! Check their website out -- https://www.scaffidirg.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/localleaderspodcastnc/ Connect on FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/LocalLeadersPodcast12
44:43
January 26, 2022
Fast Growing Filly Man, Cody Sauers Heats Up South Dakota
Fast Growing Filly Man, Cody Sauers Heats Up South Dakota
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Cody Sauers, owner of Fat Kid Filly’s in Sioux Falls, SD.  In this episode, Cody discusses food truck start-up, arena concession business building, overcoming adversity, live video marketing and so much more!  Join us for this awesome new episode! Check their website out -- www.fatkidfillys.com Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/localleaderspodcastnc/ Connect on FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/LocalLeadersPodcast12
46:45
January 26, 2022
The Dean of Diners, David Meinert Achieving Success One Plate of Nostalgia at a Time
The Dean of Diners, David Meinert Achieving Success One Plate of Nostalgia at a Time
Today I had the pleasure of talking with David Meinert, owner of The 5 Point Café, Mecca Café & Huckleberry Square in Seattle, WA.  In this episode, David discusses his love of diner concepts, the Lumineers rock band days, restaurant acquisition advice, leveraging technology and so much more!  Join us for this awesome new episode! Check their website out -- https://www.the5pointcafe.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/localleaderspodcastnc/ Connect on FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/LocalLeadersPodcast12
38:05
January 20, 2022
Successful Operator and Franchisor Hass Aslami Speaks from Experience
Successful Operator and Franchisor Hass Aslami Speaks from Experience
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Hass Aslami, Founder and CEO of Pizza 9 Hospitality Group in Albuquerque, NM.  In this episode, Hass discusses the importance of great mentors, building a franchise system, solving ‘slow days’ with his fundraising platform Fundaxi and so much more!  Join us for this awesome new episode! Check their website out -- https://www.pizzaninehospitalitygroup.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/localleaderspodcastnc/ Connect on FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/LocalLeadersPodcast12
39:10
January 19, 2022
Tracy Molyneaux: Food, Cocktails and High Energy Drive Success at Coughlin’s
Tracy Molyneaux: Food, Cocktails and High Energy Drive Success at Coughlin’s
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Tracy Molyneaux, partner of Coughlin’s Law Kitchen & Ale House in Pittsburgh, PA.  In this episode, Tracy discusses becoming a boss, staffing challenges, digital marketing  and so much more!  Join us for this awesome new episode! Check their website out -- https://www.eatatcoughlinslaw.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/localleaderspodcastnc/ Connect on FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/LocalLeadersPodcast12
36:32
January 18, 2022
Mike Lardy’s Bravo Burrito’s Turns Up the Heat on Minnesota with this QSR Concept
Mike Lardy’s Bravo Burrito’s Turns Up the Heat on Minnesota with this QSR Concept
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Mike Lardy, owner of Bravo Burritos in Saint Cloud, MN.  In this episode, Mike discusses restaurant acquisition, improving and updating the business, consistent growth strategy, hot sauce biz, their three pronged catering approach  and so much more!  Join us for this awesome new episode! Check their website out -- https://www.bravoburritos.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/localleaderspodcastnc/ Connect on FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/LocalLeadersPodcast12
44:34
January 17, 2022
David Jones, Blazing a Path for Restaurant Success in the Pacific Northwest
David Jones, Blazing a Path for Restaurant Success in the Pacific Northwest
Today I had the pleasure of talking with David Jones, owner of Blazing Onion Restaurant Group out of New Castle, WA.  In this episode, David discusses hybrid service models, leveraging technology, growth strategies, management team advice and so much more!  Join us for this awesome new episode! Check their website out -- https://www.blazingonion.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/localleaderspodcastnc/ Connect on FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/LocalLeadersPodcast12
44:44
January 13, 2022
Adam Lampinstein: ‘To Pastrami and Beyond’, Diner Concept is Big Hit in San Antonio
Adam Lampinstein: ‘To Pastrami and Beyond’, Diner Concept is Big Hit in San Antonio
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Adam Lampinstein, owner of The Hayden Diner & Cocktails in San Antonio, TX.  In this episode, Adam discusses creating a scalable concept, delivering great value, tip pools, marketing for top-of-mind awareness and so much more!  Join us for this awesome new episode! Check their website out -- https://www.thehaydensa.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/localleaderspodcastnc/ Connect on FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/LocalLeadersPodcast12
45:34
January 12, 2022
Tim Campbell: Serving Up Big Portions of Success in New Port Beach, CA
Tim Campbell: Serving Up Big Portions of Success in New Port Beach, CA
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Tim Campbell, owner of Cappy’s Café in New Port Beach, CA.  In this episode, Tim discusses restaurant acquisitions, technology, Yelping, food influencers and so much more!  Join us for this awesome new episode! Check their website out -- https://www.cappyscafe.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/localleaderspodcastnc/ Connect on FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/LocalLeadersPodcast12
35:07
January 10, 2022
Matteo Rachocki is ‘Hopped Up’ on Voodoo Brewing’s Impressive Growth
Matteo Rachocki is ‘Hopped Up’ on Voodoo Brewing’s Impressive Growth
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Matteo Rachocki of Voodoo Brewing Co. in Meadville, PA.  In this episode, Matteo discusses direct to retail channel, central kitchen, old-school marketing, franchising and so much more!  Join us for this awesome new episode! Check their website out -- https://www.voodoobrewery.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/localleaderspodcastnc/ Connect on FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/LocalLeadersPodcast12
44:39
January 06, 2022
Isaiah Pitchford ‘Lights the Lamp’ at The 507 Patio Bar in Mankato
Isaiah Pitchford ‘Lights the Lamp’ at The 507 Patio Bar in Mankato
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Isaiah Pitchford, partner at The 507 in Mankato, MN.  In this episode, Isaiah discusses the impact of sports on leadership and coaching, restaurant stats, multi-channel marketing, restaurant tech and so much more!  Join us for this awesome new episode! Check their website out --  https://www.the5o7.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/localleaderspodcastnc/ Connect on FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/LocalLeadersPodcast12
44:59
January 05, 2022
Steve Schofield, Brewing Up Success in Greenville, SC
Steve Schofield, Brewing Up Success in Greenville, SC
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Steve Schofield, owner of Pangaea Brewing Company out of Greenville, SC.  In this episode, Steve discusses choosing a location, working through construction challenges, integrating technology to support the guest experience, canning straight from the tap and so much more!  Join us for this awesome new episode! Check their website out -- https://pangaeabrewing.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/localleaderspodcastnc/ Connect on FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/LocalLeadersPodcast12
46:24
January 04, 2022
Andrew Caplinger, Riding the Fresh Fish Wave Across the Hoosier State
Andrew Caplinger, Riding the Fresh Fish Wave Across the Hoosier State
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Andrew, owner of Caplinger’s Fresh Catch in Indianapolis, IN.  In this episode, Andrew discusses the need for infrastructure to support growth, “aquaculture”, overcoming supply chain and pricing challenges  and so much more!  Join us for this awesome new episode! Check their website out -- https://www.caplingersfreshcatch.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/localleaderspodcastnc/ Connect on FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/LocalLeadersPodcast12
45:46
January 03, 2022
Sean Lyons, Creating the Next Generation Restaurant in Nashville
Sean Lyons, Creating the Next Generation Restaurant in Nashville
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Sean Lyons, Managing Partner of Germantown Café in Nashville, TN.  In this episode, Sean discusses creating a next generation restaurant, service choice, supplementing back of house income, quality-inspired marketing and so much more!  Great ideas so be sure to listen! Check their website out --  https://www.germantowncafe.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
39:00
December 29, 2021
Ivan Gil-Silva Brings Steel City Residents a Taste of Spain
Ivan Gil-Silva Brings Steel City Residents a Taste of Spain
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Ivan Gil-Silva, owner of Mi Empanada in Pittsburg, PA.  In this episode, Ivan discusses the Empanada culture, vegan reengineering, take and bake, exit strategies and so much more!  Join us for this awesome new episode! Check their website out -- https://www.miempanada.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/localleaderspodcastnc/ Connect on FaceBook -- https://www.facebook.com/LocalLeadersPodcast12
38:26
December 29, 2021
Growth-Driven Entrepreneur Ted Mitzlaff Taking Beer, Bourbon and Goodwood Brewing to New Heights
Growth-Driven Entrepreneur Ted Mitzlaff Taking Beer, Bourbon and Goodwood Brewing to New Heights
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Ted Mitzlaff, managing partner of Goodwood Brewing and Spirits headquartered in Louisville, KY.  In this episode, Ted discusses acquisition and rebranding, diversifying revenue streams, rapid expansion, labor and supply side challenges and so much more!  Join us for this awesome new episode! Check their website out --  https://goodwoodbrewing.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
42:49
December 20, 2021
Monica and Russell Ryan, Maximizing the Revenue Potential of a Generational Brand
Monica and Russell Ryan, Maximizing the Revenue Potential of a Generational Brand
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Monica & Russell Ryan, owners of Highway Inn out of Waipahu, HI.  In this episode, Monica and Russell discuss 3rd generation ownership, surviving hyper growth, pandemic pivots, the importance of supplier relationships and so much more!  You do not want to miss out on this one! Check their website out --  https://www.myhighwayinn.com Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
53:60
December 16, 2021
Paul Peterson, Blending Design and Process to Create a Caffeine-Infused Money Maker
Paul Peterson, Blending Design and Process to Create a Caffeine-Infused Money Maker
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Paul Peterson, founder of Wake Oasis Coffee based in Apex, NC.  In this episode, Paul discusses his innovative coffee shop in-a-box opportunity, interactive drive thru experiences, building a great team to support franchisees, ergonomics and workflows and so much more!  Join us for this awesome new episode! Check their website out --  https://www.wakeoasiscoffee.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
44:47
December 15, 2021
Moe Elhamawi, Driven to Help “Bosses” Achieve Franchise and Life Success
Moe Elhamawi, Driven to Help “Bosses” Achieve Franchise and Life Success
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Moe Elhamawi, owner of Big Moe’s Kitchen in Garden City, MI.  In this episode, Moe discusses hiring bosses, building a franchise business, open communication and so much more!  Join us for this awesome new episode! Check their website out --  https://www.bigmoeskitchen.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
39:16
December 14, 2021
Combines Industrial Spaces with Food Amenities is Gardy Desrouleaux’s Recipe for Success
Combines Industrial Spaces with Food Amenities is Gardy Desrouleaux’s Recipe for Success
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Gardy Desrouleaux, co-owner of Craft Food Halls out of Waltham, MA.  In this episode, Gardy discusses their innovative food hall concept, sous vide classic French cooking, street marketing, combatting negativity and so much more!  We know you will enjoy this episode! Check their website out --  https://www.craftfoodhalls.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
38:55
December 09, 2021
Dan Simpson, Relentless Entrepreneur Leading Taziki’s Growth Across the US
Dan Simpson, Relentless Entrepreneur Leading Taziki’s Growth Across the US
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Dan Simpson, Taziki’s Mediterranean Café’s leader.  In this episode, Dan discusses risk taking and leadership, growth strategies, creative approaches to staffing, unit economics and so much more!  We know you will enjoy this one! Check their website out --  https://www.tazikis.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
40:18
December 08, 2021
With a Run of Over 50 Years, Noella Belvedere Knows How to Win
With a Run of Over 50 Years, Noella Belvedere Knows How to Win
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Noella Belvedere, who along with her husband Ottavio, founded the restaurant in 1969 in Camarillo, CA. In this episode, Noella discusses their journey to five restaurants, stalking the POS system remotely to keep tables turning, passing on the business reigns to family, and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out --  https://www.ottavio.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
29:58
December 08, 2021
Michael Duganier: Partners “All In” Bet Proves to be the Right Move
Michael Duganier: Partners “All In” Bet Proves to be the Right Move
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Michael Duganier, partner of All In Hospitality which owns Publico Kitchen & Tap, currently a two unit restaurant out of Columbia S.C and Atlanta, GA.  In this episode, Michael discusses their 1 Minute Manager culture, patio igloos, grasshopper tacos, their upcoming pan-asian concept Bocu and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out --  www.publicokitchenandtap.com Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
37:45
November 24, 2021
Taking over the French Quarter Restaurant Scene Badh Brother Style
Taking over the French Quarter Restaurant Scene Badh Brother Style
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Rami Badh, Derrin Eugene and Matt Guerry all of the Oceana Grill Group.  Owned by Rami and his brother Moe Badh, the group consists of five restaurant concepts including Oceana Grill, Bobby Herberts, Mumbos, Old Nola Cookery and Hideout Bar all located in Metairie, LA. In this episode, Rami and the boys share restaurant start-up challenges, creating an “opportunities for people” culture, multi-unit marketing tactics and so much more! Hope you enjoy this episode!! Check their website out -- https://www.oceanagrill.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
51:14
November 17, 2021
 #CallingtheHogs, Razorback Restaurateurs Stepping It Up in Fayetteville
#CallingtheHogs, Razorback Restaurateurs Stepping It Up in Fayetteville
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Todd Martin, co-owner of SxNW Hospitality, a three concept, four-unit restaurant group out of Fayetteville, AR.  Their restaurants include #SouthernFoodCompany, #EastsideGrill and #Theo’s.  In this episode, Todd shares he and wife Marti’s journey from the corporate suite to restaurateur, creating a “welcoming” culture, raising their game to attract and retain people, marketing mix and so much more! Hope you enjoy this episode!! Check their website out -- www.southxnw.com Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
42:42
November 17, 2021
Peter Rosskothen: Building a Cohesive, Multi-Concept Destination Business
Peter Rosskothen: Building a Cohesive, Multi-Concept Destination Business
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Peter Rosskothen, owner of Log Cabin - Delaney in Holyoke, MA. In this episode, Peter discusses creating a ‘staycation’ business, vision-driven motivation, supply chain challenges and much more! Hope you enjoy this episode!   Check their website out -- https://logcabin-delaney.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show!   Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
44:41
November 10, 2021
Zaid Ayoub: Fast Casual Brand Leader Proving there is More than One Way to Grow
Zaid Ayoub: Fast Casual Brand Leader Proving there is More than One Way to Grow
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Zaid Ayoub, CEO and Founder of SAJJ Mediterranean out of San Francisco, CA. In this episode, Zaid discusses growing pains, labor and supply chain challenges, ghost kitchens, licensing, virtual brands and much more! Hope you enjoy this episode!   Check their website out -- https://www.sajjstreeteats.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show!   Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
43:40
November 08, 2021
Paige Vidrine: Entrepreneur’s Energy and Spirit Drive this Lake Charles Restaurant Success Story
Paige Vidrine: Entrepreneur’s Energy and Spirit Drive this Lake Charles Restaurant Success Story
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Paige Vidrine, owner of Buffi’s Peauxboys a fast casual restaurant concept in Lake Charles, LA.  In this inspirational episode, Paige shares her restaurant marketing formula for growth, persevering through a natural disaster, connecting with her customers, supporting her team through the pandemic and so much more! Join us and get inspired! Check their website out --  https://buffispeauxboys.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
47:11
November 05, 2021
Public Table Partners BIG Vision to Reinvent the Restaurant Industry
Public Table Partners BIG Vision to Reinvent the Restaurant Industry
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Johnny Clark, partner at Public Table, an elevated food bar concept located in West Allis, WI.  In this episode, Johnny shares challenges with building a low carbon footprint kitchen, traceable food, unlivable wages, franchising as a future and so much more! Great episode that you don’t want to miss! Check their website out --  https://www.public-table.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
37:40
November 05, 2021
Erica Couto and Andrew Ferrara: European Style Service Fueling Success with this Fall River Pastry and Coffee Shop
Erica Couto and Andrew Ferrara: European Style Service Fueling Success with this Fall River Pastry and Coffee Shop
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Erica Couto and Andrew Ferrara, co-owners of Europa Pastries & Coffee Shop in Fall River, MA.  And a shout-out to their partner Kevin Couto who had to keep the place running during our conversation!  In this episode, Erica and Andrew discuss how they “fell” into the restaurant business, European-style customer service, identifying ownership roles and much more!  Grab a cup of java and enjoy the show! Check their website out --  https://www.europacoffeeshop.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
37:32
November 04, 2021
Life in the Fast Lane with Spiros Stogiannis, Serial Entrepreneur
Life in the Fast Lane with Spiros Stogiannis, Serial Entrepreneur
Today I had the pleasure of talking with fast thinking and faster moving Spiros Stogiannis, owner of Easy Pie, a full service restaurant in Revere, MA.  In this episode, Spiros shares his story of handcrafting his Easy Pie restaurant business from the ground up, taking design to the next level, staffing and shortages, ghost kitchens and much more!  Hang on to your hats and get ready for this one! Check their website out --  https://www.theeasypie.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
41:01
November 04, 2021
Snoop Dillard: Perseverance Pays for Atlanta Serial Entrepreneur
Snoop Dillard: Perseverance Pays for Atlanta Serial Entrepreneur
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Snoop Dillard, owner of Dillard Hospitality Group in Atlanta, GA. In this episode, Snoop Dillard discusses the lows and highs of entrepreneurism, restaurant management, her Salon Suite franchise opportunity and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out --  https://dillardhospitality.com Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
40:35
November 03, 2021
Khaseta Grigg: Carrying on the “Hoss” Tradition in the Treasure Valley
Khaseta Grigg: Carrying on the “Hoss” Tradition in the Treasure Valley
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Khaseta Grigg, owner of Big Daddy’s BBQ in Meridian, ID.  In this episode, Khaseta along with Kersten Grigg discuss their journey from catering to food truck to full-service restaurant, educating customers through intensive server training, remembering ‘Hoss’ and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out --  http://www.boisebbq.com Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
52:39
November 02, 2021
Brooks Shaw: Leading with Faith and Winning with People
Brooks Shaw: Leading with Faith and Winning with People
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Brooks Shaw from the Old Country Store at Casey Jones Village out of Jackson, TN.  In this episode, Brooks discusses running a multi-concept operation, succession and estate planning, 2nd Chance Workplace staffing solution, and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out --  https://www.caseyjones.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
51:45
October 27, 2021
Chris Davis: Proving Pita Can Be an Elevated Experience
Chris Davis: Proving Pita Can Be an Elevated Experience
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Chris Davis, owner of Pita Wheel in Gastonia, N.C.  In this episode, Chris discusses independent ownership, getting your Aces in places, not outgrowing his britches and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out --  https://www.pitawheel.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
38:22
October 25, 2021
Shaundra Hosier: Breaking the Mold in the Automotive Repair Industry
Shaundra Hosier: Breaking the Mold in the Automotive Repair Industry
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Shaundra Hosier, owner of Complete Auto Repair in Lakeland, CO.  In this episode, Shaundra discusses restorations with Dad, taking over the family business, overcoming stereotypes and much more … Enjoy! Check their website out -- https://local.firestonecompleteautocare.com/colorado/lakewood/575-s-vance-st/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=localmaps&lw_cmp=oloc_google_localmaps_maps Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Follow me on Instagram -- https://www.instagram.com/thesaleshead/
34:11
October 25, 2021
Matt Poirier: Proving that Awesome Service Leads to Organic Growth
Matt Poirier: Proving that Awesome Service Leads to Organic Growth
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Matt Poirier, owner of three concepts including The Hound, The Depot and Sneak & Dawdle out of Auburn, AL.  In this episode, Matt discusses approachable concepts, menu engineering, “snugs” and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out --  https://www.thehound-auburn.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
50:48
October 23, 2021
April and Lamon Mitchell: Growing Entrepreneur’s Fueled by Family
April and Lamon Mitchell: Growing Entrepreneur’s Fueled by Family
Today I had the pleasure of talking with April and Lamon Mitchell, owners of Pat’s Food Truck and now Big Pat’s Soul Food Café in Burlington, NC.  In this episode, April and Lamon discuss the business of comfort food, expanding to a brick and mortar, using ‘specials’ to work around food shortages and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out --  https://www.bigpatscafe.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
39:06
October 23, 2021
Andres Delgado: Serving the Spirit of Mexico Hacienda Style
Andres Delgado: Serving the Spirit of Mexico Hacienda Style
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Andres Delgado, owner of Las Casuelas Nuevas in Rancho Mirage, CA.  In this episode, Andy discusses 3rd generation ownership, staff retention strategies, staff training, marketing shifts and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out --  https://www.lascasuelasnuevas.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
49:08
October 20, 2021
Danielle Kuhn: ‘Scratching’ Her Way to the Top in the Chicago Suburbs
Danielle Kuhn: ‘Scratching’ Her Way to the Top in the Chicago Suburbs
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Danielle Kuhn, owner of Scratchboard Kitchen in Arlington Heights, IL along with Chef Grace Goudie.  In this episode, Danielle and Chef Grace discuss adapting their business model and menu for covid, running a complex kitchen, mentorship and a focus on developing the person, organic marketing and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out --  https://scratchboardkitchenah.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
48:21
October 20, 2021
Michael Fluellen: Exploding a Concept with the New King of Kreol
Michael Fluellen: Exploding a Concept with the New King of Kreol
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Michael Fluellen, a founding partner in Kajun Kreol Café in the great state of Texas.  In this episode, Mike discusses his partnership with Wal-Mart, do it yourself SEO, preparing for franchising, building a team of leaders and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out -- https://www.kajunkreolcafe.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
42:04
October 20, 2021
Tracy Beier: This ‘Cookie Lady’ is Baking Her Way to the Top
Tracy Beier: This ‘Cookie Lady’ is Baking Her Way to the Top
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Tracy Beier, owner of Monster Cookies and more…out of Waterloo, IA. In this episode, Tracy discusses basement buildouts,  word of mouth marketing, distribution models and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out --  https://www.monstercookiesandmore.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
31:02
October 18, 2021
Matt Piccinin: Shuckin’ Up an Amazing Lifestyle Brand in Wilmington
Matt Piccinin: Shuckin’ Up an Amazing Lifestyle Brand in Wilmington
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Matt Piccinin, co-founder of Shuckin’ Shack out of Wilmington, NC. In this episode, Matt discusses beachside dive bars, developing a franchise model, living the brand and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out --  https://www.theshuckinshack.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
43:08
October 18, 2021
Jeremy Faeth: Creating a ‘Vacation Experience’ Drives Growth in Kentucky
Jeremy Faeth: Creating a ‘Vacation Experience’ Drives Growth in Kentucky
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Jeremy Faeth, owner of Cedar out of Covington, KY.  In this episode, Jeremy discusses one-hour vacations, showing the ‘love’ to the ingredients, transferring his vision to the team and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out --  https://www.cedarculinary.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
49:46
October 15, 2021
Zach Umstead: Creating a “Randevoo” Experience in Bethlehem, PA
Zach Umstead: Creating a “Randevoo” Experience in Bethlehem, PA
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Zach Umstead founder of Randevoo Restaurant and Randevoo Food Truck in Bethlehem, PA.  In this episode, Zach discusses the food truck business, expanding to brick and mortar, bottling sauces and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out -- https://www.randevoorestaurant.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
29:07
October 15, 2021
Blanca & Joshua Rodriguez: Delivering a ‘Food Fusion’ in Washington State
Blanca & Joshua Rodriguez: Delivering a ‘Food Fusion’ in Washington State
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Blanca Rodriguez, owner of Pimiento Bistro & Bar along with her son Joshua Rodriguez in Federal Way, WA.  In this episode, Chef Blanca and Joshua discuss a family of chefs, choosing locations strategically, setting up your kitchen for success and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out --  https://www.pimientabistro.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
38:13
October 14, 2021
Kara Vogt: It’s Never Too Late to Chase Your Dreams
Kara Vogt: It’s Never Too Late to Chase Your Dreams
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Kara Vogt, owner of The Village Bistro in Kennewick, WA In this episode, Kara discusses rebranding, things to do ‘before’ opening, cooking under a tent and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out --  https://www.thevillagebistrotricities.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
43:25
October 13, 2021
Matt Kirshner: Managing Though the Challenges of Prime Costs & Shortages
Matt Kirshner: Managing Though the Challenges of Prime Costs & Shortages
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Matt Kirshner, owner of Red Knapp’s American Grill out of Rochester, MI.  In this episode, Matt discusses the Knapp family business, huge onion rings, his food truck future and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out --  https://redknapps.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
41:47
October 13, 2021
Moo Rung: Challenging People’s Perceptions of Japanese Food
Moo Rung: Challenging People’s Perceptions of Japanese Food
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Moo Rung, founder of Tsunami in Fredrick, MD along with two other concepts.  In this episode, Moo discusses covid carryout, cross training staff, operational focus and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out -- https://www.tsunamiramen.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
34:20
October 13, 2021
From Operator to Business Leader, Toby Helms Transformational Journey
From Operator to Business Leader, Toby Helms Transformational Journey
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Toby Helms, founder of Subo Sushi Burritos in Eugene, OR.  In this episode, Toby discusses pioneering the fast sushi concept, growing with limited capital, franchising as a path forward and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out -- https://www.eatsubo.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
44:38
October 13, 2021
Cris Bennett: A Thriving Business Built on Hospitality
Cris Bennett: A Thriving Business Built on Hospitality
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Cris Bennett, founder of Good Stuff Restaurants out of the great state of California.  In this episode, Chris discusses community support, delivering hospitality, leveraging technology to engage customers and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out -- https://eatgoodstuff.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
53:14
October 11, 2021
JoAnne Pomares: Youth and Obsession Fuels Successful Entrepreneur
JoAnne Pomares: Youth and Obsession Fuels Successful Entrepreneur
Today I had the pleasure of talking with JoAnne Pomares, aka JoAnne Gutierrez, owner of Sushi Obsession in Vallejo, CA. In this episode, JoAnne discusses social media marketing, reclaiming 3rd party delivery fees, future growth plans and much more! Hope you Enjoy! Check their website out -- https://sushiobsession.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
33:35
October 11, 2021
 Scott Plath: Running Leaner and Getting Meaner in the Merrimack Valley
Scott Plath: Running Leaner and Getting Meaner in the Merrimack Valley
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Scott Plath, founder of Stones Hospitality Group who owns three restaurant brands in Lowell, MA.  In this episode, Scott discusses lessons from his wife, guest expectations, investing in expertise and much more! Hope you Enjoy! Check their website out -- https://cobblestonesoflowell.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
48:27
October 08, 2021
 Chuck McAuley: Local Franchisee Focus Fuels Aggressive National Growth
Chuck McAuley: Local Franchisee Focus Fuels Aggressive National Growth
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Chuck McAuley, Director of Marketing for United Franchise Group’s Restaurant Division.  In this episode, Chuck discusses The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, Jon Smith Subs and Graze Craze concepts, brand refreshes, social eating, servant leadership and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out --  https://unitedfranchisegroup.com/divisions/food/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
41:17
October 08, 2021
Linda Randazzo: Delivering Detroit Style Pizza Across the Nation
Linda Randazzo: Delivering Detroit Style Pizza Across the Nation
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Linda & Trinity Randazzo, owners of Detroit Style Pizza in Saint Clair Shores, MI.  In this episode, Linda & Trinity discuss founder Shawn Randazzo’s impact on the pizza industry, their Gold Belly distribution business, future franchising plans and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out --  https://www.detroitstylepizza.co  and https://detroitstylepizza.com Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
31:29
October 08, 2021
 Michael Warring & Ali Gulczynski: Creating a “Chef Centric” Model that Insulates Prime Cost Impacts
Michael Warring & Ali Gulczynski: Creating a “Chef Centric” Model that Insulates Prime Cost Impacts
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Michael Warring and Ali Gulczynski of Michael Warring in Valejo, CA.  In this episode, Michael and Ali discuss scraping together start-up funds, partner roles, expansion possibilities and much more! Hope you Enjoy! Check their website out -- https://www.michaelwarring.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
39:34
October 05, 2021
George McLaughlin & Michael Ball: A Made from Scratch Biscuit Experience
George McLaughlin & Michael Ball: A Made from Scratch Biscuit Experience
Today I had the pleasure of talking with George McLaughlin and Mike Ball of Vicious Biscuit, a South Carolina company poised for growth.  In this episode, George and Mike discuss building leaders, creating a biscuit experience, growth plans and much more.  Hope you Enjoy! Check their website out -- https://www.viciousbiscuit.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
34:27
October 05, 2021
Sean Gafner: Concept Driven Leader Building a Diverse Dynasty
Sean Gafner: Concept Driven Leader Building a Diverse Dynasty
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Sean Gafner, owner of The Roost and two other restaurant concepts in Longmont, CO.  In this episode, Sean discusses creating new concepts, developing leaders, pirate ships and much more! Hope you Enjoy! Check their website out -- https://theroostlongmont.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
48:31
October 05, 2021
Carlos David Lopez & Carlos Manuel Lopez: From Humble Beginnings to Humungous Success
Carlos David Lopez & Carlos Manuel Lopez: From Humble Beginnings to Humungous Success
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Carlos David Lopez and his brother, Carlos Manuel Lopez of Tropical Juice Bar & Grill out of Clifton.  In this episode, the brothers discuss turning a barbershop into a restaurant, George Foreman Grills, building a team of leaders and much more.  Hope you Enjoy! Check their website out -- https://www.tropicaljuicebar.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
45:00
October 05, 2021
Cindy Lotterman Schneider: Building a Downtown Dynasty in Grand Rapids
Cindy Lotterman Schneider: Building a Downtown Dynasty in Grand Rapids
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Cindy Lotterman Schneider owner of San Chez Bistro, Roame by San Chez and Beacon Corner Bar in downtown Grand Rapids, MI.  In this episode, Cindy discusses the importance of training, building a destination restaurant expanding with new concepts. Hope you Enjoy! Check their website out -- https://www.sanchezbistro.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
40:52
October 04, 2021
Robert Puig: Designing an Experience Beyond the Food
Robert Puig: Designing an Experience Beyond the Food
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Robert Puig, owner of Sidebar in Edinburg, TX.  In this episode, Robert discusses design, building restoration, creating a multi-sensory experience for guests and much more.  Hope you Enjoy! Check their website out -- https://www.sidebar215.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
41:35
October 04, 2021
Tim Baldwin: Taming the Taste Buds of “Wicked City”
Tim Baldwin: Taming the Taste Buds of “Wicked City”
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Tim Baldwin of Front Street Brewery in Davenport, IA.  In this episode, Tim discusses floods, growlers, cherry bomb blondes and much more.  Enjoy! Check their website out --  https://www.frontstreetbrew.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
47:37
October 04, 2021
Nicholas Boban: “Mixing” Up the Gastro Pub Profits
Nicholas Boban: “Mixing” Up the Gastro Pub Profits
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Nicholas Boban, owner of Craft Lounge in Nampa, ID.  In this episode, Nick discusses his bartending podcast HOUSE MADE, expansion and live music, staff love languages and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out --  https://www.craftlounge.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
53:30
October 04, 2021
Nick Gradinger & Brian Reeder: Elevating Fast Casual in Utah
Nick Gradinger & Brian Reeder: Elevating Fast Casual in Utah
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Nick Gradinger & Brian Reeder, owners of Vessl Kitchen.  In this episode, Nick & Brian discuss building an elevated fast casual business, stabilizing operations before growing, failing small and much more.  Enjoy! Check their website out --  https://www.vesselkitchen.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
45:08
October 04, 2021
Eddie Schmidt: A Visionary Approach to Delivering the Guest Experience
Eddie Schmidt: A Visionary Approach to Delivering the Guest Experience
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Eddie Schmidt, owner of Table 26 in West Palm Beach, Fl.  In this episode, Eddie discusses the choreography of service, building your own brand, the role of the leader and much more.  Enjoy! Check their website out --  https://www.table26palmbeach.com/home-1 Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
42:40
September 29, 2021
Gerald Judice: Carrying on the Legacy of a Family Business
Gerald Judice: Carrying on the Legacy of a Family Business
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Gerald Judice of the famous Judice In in Lafayette, LA. In this episode, Gerald discusses family traditions, success measurement, secret sauces and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out --  https://www.judiceinn.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
44:06
September 29, 2021
Darrin Campbell: Unstoppable Restaurateur was Born to Run
Darrin Campbell: Unstoppable Restaurateur was Born to Run
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Darrin Campbell, owner of Le Papagayo and Beachside Bar & Grill in Encinitas, CA. In this episode, Darrin discusses the importance of deal-making, knowing when to grow, hiring requirements and training and much more!  Hope you enjoy this awesome episode! Check their website out --  https://lepapagayoleucadia.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
46:03
September 29, 2021
Sara Freeman: Raising Guest “Spirits” Leads to Success
Sara Freeman: Raising Guest “Spirits” Leads to Success
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Sara Freeman, owner of Craft & Racked Wine Bar in Round Rock, TX.  In this episode, Sara discusses creating work/life balance, Texas Tea and Jalapeno Lemon Ade, turn-around plan after covid and much more!  Hope you enjoy this awesome episode! Check their website out --  https://www.craftandracked.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
42:17
September 29, 2021
Andrew Wlodarczyk: Entrepreneur with Beer in the Blood Going Strong
Andrew Wlodarczyk: Entrepreneur with Beer in the Blood Going Strong
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Andrew Wlodarczyk, owner of Woody’s Brewery in Redding, CA.  In this episode, Andrew discusses tater tots, the distribution business, slowing down table turns and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out --  https://www.thejoinerylkld.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
49:50
September 27, 2021
Jonathan Bucklew: Drummer, Craftsman and now Multi-Business Entrepreneur
Jonathan Bucklew: Drummer, Craftsman and now Multi-Business Entrepreneur
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Jonathan Bucklew, who with his wife, owns The Joinery in Lakeland, Fl.  In this episode, Jonathan discusses falling in love with bourbon, how a relationship with a local bank can save your business, doing something great and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out --  https://www.thejoinerylkld.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
43:60
September 27, 2021
Koji Tamura: It’s Never too Late to Chase Your Dream
Koji Tamura: It’s Never too Late to Chase Your Dream
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Koji Tamura of Osaka’s in Boulder, CO.  In this episode, Koji discusses the Japanese hospitality, marketing unique concepts like Okonomiyaki style Japanese Food , Colonel Sanders and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out -- https://www.osakasrestaurant.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
39:51
September 20, 2021
Shila Morris and Kay Salerno: Sisters Turning Eggs into Profits across America
Shila Morris and Kay Salerno: Sisters Turning Eggs into Profits across America
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Shila and Kay of Squeeze In originating out of Truckee, CA.  In this episode, Shila and Kay share their restaurant success plan including growing pains, using marketing as a faucet, fundraising and much more!  Hope you enjoy this episode! Check their website out -- https://www.squeezein.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
32:21
September 20, 2021
Andy Sehremelis: Taking the First Step Makes All the Difference
Andy Sehremelis: Taking the First Step Makes All the Difference
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Andy Sehremelis, founder and owner of Archibald’s Drive-Thru out of Ontario, CA   In this episode, Andy shares his thoughts on sand dunes and rattlesnakes, employee development, simple system building and much more! Hope you enjoy all the actionable intelligence in this episode! Check their website out -- https://www.archibaldsburgers.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
45:14
September 20, 2021
Conor and Dan Sullivan: Proving Family and Business Can Work Seamlessly
Conor and Dan Sullivan: Proving Family and Business Can Work Seamlessly
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Conor and Dan Sullivan of Bumpa’s in Charleston, SC.  In this episode, Conor and Dan discuss saying goodbye to corporate, searching for the right building, the importance of a great management team, and much more! Hope you Enjoy! Check their website out -- https://www.bumpas-chs.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
44:17
September 15, 2021
Abby Dair: Proving Prayer and Family Leads to a Successful Business
Abby Dair: Proving Prayer and Family Leads to a Successful Business
Today I had the pleasure of talking with SheWhat Café in Oakland, CA.  In this episode, Abby discusses risking it all to build her dream, measuring success, working two jobs    and much more! Hope you Enjoy! Check their website out -- https://www.shewhatcafe.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
31:28
September 15, 2021
Jonathon Shivick: Pioneering New England Style BBQ
Jonathon Shivick: Pioneering New England Style BBQ
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Jonathon Shivick, owner of The Portly Pig in Hartford, CT.  In this episode, Jonathon discusses doing your homework, food hall considerations, managing for success and much more! Hope you Enjoy! Check their website out -- https://www.theportlypigbbq.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
43:28
September 15, 2021
Bes Gjoka: Raising a Family While Building a Business
Bes Gjoka: Raising a Family While Building a Business
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Bes Gjoka of Florio’s Italian Restaurant in Lincoln, NE.  In this episode, Bes discusses starting at the bottom, adapting to take-out, leading with trust and much more! Hope you Enjoy! Check their website out -- https://www.floriosne.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
47:56
September 13, 2021
Craig Plackis: The Michael Jordan of Pizza
Craig Plackis: The Michael Jordan of Pizza
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Graig Plackis of Craigo’s Pizza in Austin, TX.  In this episode, Craig discusses service area expansion vs store growth, franchising musts, rewards and loyalty programs and much more! Hope you Enjoy! Check their website out -- https://www.craigositalian.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
36:22
September 13, 2021
Laurie Torres: It Only Takes One Bad-Ass Chick to Rebuild a Business
Laurie Torres: It Only Takes One Bad-Ass Chick to Rebuild a Business
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Laurie Torres of Mallorca in Cleveland, OH.  In this episode, Laurie discusses saving a business, creativity during the pandemic, relationship building and much more! Hope you Enjoy! Check their website out -- https://www.mallorcacle.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
44:38
September 13, 2021
Louis LaRose: Proving Risk Can Be Rewarding
Louis LaRose: Proving Risk Can Be Rewarding
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Louis LaRose owner of Lou’s Full Serv in Jackson, MS. In this episode, Louis discusses risky business, flexibility of leadership, measuring success and much more.  Enjoy! Check their website out --   https://www.lousfullserv.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
39:31
September 08, 2021
EP Pelekonis: Going Organic Before Organic was Cool
EP Pelekonis: Going Organic Before Organic was Cool
Today I had the pleasure of talking with EP Pelekonis, owner and founder of Bareburger, a 45+ location, international organic burger brand.  In this episode, EP shares the perils of opening too fast, operating agreements, and turning challenges into opportunities. Enjoy! Check their website out --  https://www.bareburger.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
38:25
September 08, 2021
Kelly & Morgan Walsh: Like, Hot Dogs are Totally Tubular
Kelly & Morgan Walsh: Like, Hot Dogs are Totally Tubular
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Kelly and Morgan Walsh, owners of Cupids Hot Dogs in the San Fernando Valley of CA.  In this episode, the two sisters discuss taking over a 75 year family old business, car hops, roller skates and much more. Enjoy! Check their website out -- https://www.cupidshotdogs.net/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
35:58
September 08, 2021
Ben Burley: Burgers with a Side of Metal Please
Ben Burley: Burgers with a Side of Metal Please
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Ben Burley, owner of Full Metal Burgers in Oceanside, CA.  In this episode, Ben discusses brand authenticity, leadership, communication and much more. Enjoy! Check their website out -- https://www.fullmetalburgers.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
43:41
September 06, 2021
Monique Howery: The Power of Perseverance
Monique Howery: The Power of Perseverance
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Moni Howery, owner of Moni’s Soulfood Fiesta. In this episode, Moni discusses the importance of goals and perseverance, delivering exceptional customer experience, and much more. Enjoy! Check their website out -- https://www.monissoulfoodfiesta.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead
35:18
September 06, 2021
Matt Habib: Rocking the Burbs of Illinois
Matt Habib: Rocking the Burbs of Illinois
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Matt Habib, partner of Red Poppy Bistro in Elgin, IL.  In this episode, Matt discusses the do’s and don’ts of leasing space for your business, using your instincts, learning to say no and much more. Enjoy! Check their website out -- https://redpoppybistro.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
42:44
September 06, 2021
Umesh Patel: Building a One Item Empire One State at the Time
Umesh Patel: Building a One Item Empire One State at the Time
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Umesh Patel, owner of PAV Bhaji Hut in Sunnyvale, CA.  In this episode, Umesh discusses the benefits of a franchising model, margin killers, the importance of testing your concept before launching and much more … Enjoy! Check their website out -- https://pavbhajihut.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Follow me on Instagram -- https://www.instagram.com/thesaleshead/
52:18
September 01, 2021
Franco Fiorino: Cooking up Profits in Philly
Franco Fiorino: Cooking up Profits in Philly
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Franco Fiorino, owner of Fiorino’s Cucina Italiano in Philadelphia, PA.   In this episode, Franco discusses restaurant life without partners, sub 20% food costs, apprenticeships versus formal education and much more … Enjoy! Check their website out -- https://www.fiorino.us/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Follow me on Instagram -- https://www.instagram.com/thesaleshead/
43:07
August 31, 2021
Debi Hernandez: Delivering a GREAT Crepe Escape at the Cape
Debi Hernandez: Delivering a GREAT Crepe Escape at the Cape
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Debi Hernandez, owner of Crisp Creperie in Cape Coral, Florida. In this episode, Debi discusses feeding big tech from a food truck, moving her business cross country, adding brick and mortar and much more … Enjoy! Check their website out -- https://www.crispcreperie.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Follow me on Instagram -- https://www.instagram.com/thesaleshead/
41:05
August 25, 2021
Bobby Lee: Proving That Everything is Bigger in Texas
Bobby Lee: Proving That Everything is Bigger in Texas
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Bobby Lee, co owner of Big Texan Steak Ranch. In this episode, Bobby discusses cowboys, his world famous 72 oz challenge, turning a restaurant into a destination, and much more. Enjoy! Check their website out -- https://bigtexan.com Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Follow me on Instagram -- https://www.instagram.com/thesaleshead/
44:31
August 25, 2021
Drew McCloud: Hospitality in the Genes Fuels Serial Entrepreneur
Drew McCloud: Hospitality in the Genes Fuels Serial Entrepreneur
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Drew McCloud, co-owner of Savour Tallahassee.  In this episode, Drew discuss his Big 5 hiring characteristics, selling the wine collection during Covid, tipped employee model and much more.  Enjoy! Check their website out --  https://www.savourtallahassee.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
48:41
August 23, 2021
David Brigham: Growing Successfully from the Inside Out
David Brigham: Growing Successfully from the Inside Out
Today I had the pleasure of talking with David Brigham, co-founder of Brigs Restaurants in the triangle of North Carolina.  In this episode, David discusses 56% interest rates, franchising, ruling the eggs benedict market and much more.  Enjoy! Check their website out --  https://www.brigs.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
40:50
August 23, 2021
Dino Ferraro: Chef Dino Spreads His Artistry in Huntington Beach, CA
Dino Ferraro: Chef Dino Spreads His Artistry in Huntington Beach, CA
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Dino Ferraro, owner of Capones as well as The Black Trumpet.  In this episode, Dino discusses the pandemic, food prices, running two successful restaurants and much more.  Enjoy! Check their website out --  https://www.caponesitaliancucina.com/ Don't forget to subscribe if you enjoyed the show! Connect on LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/thesaleshead Connect on FaceBook -- www.facebook.com/thesaleshead
47:02
August 23, 2021
Our First Episode: What you can expect
Our First Episode: What you can expect
Excited to have you here.  This is a short introduction to our podcast where we share what it's all about and who this show helps.  Looking forward to bringing you new episodes weekly that not only educates but also entertains!
02:15
July 28, 2021