Taking a Minimalist Approach to (Re)building a Restaurant Company

I recently wrote a blog post titled “Is Your Brand Addicted To Growth?” The topic of growth in the restaurant industry is a sensitive topic and one that strikes passionate chords on both sides of the argument for more growth/less growth. I have been thinking a lot more about this topic and I have muchContinue reading Taking a Minimalist Approach to (Re)building a Restaurant Company

The 80’s Are Over. And So is the 80’s Management Style.

(image credit: bossfight.co) The best restaurant companies rise above the internal politics that seem so pervasive across many organizations today. Recognize and reward top performers based on ability and results, not charisma and popularity. I believe one of the reasons top performers leave is the organizational health of a company and the culture that manifestsContinue reading The 80’s Are Over. And So is the 80’s Management Style.

You Say You Want a Revolution? Using What You Learn at Conferences to Improve Results Quicker

(Image credit: bossfight.co) This week I am attending the Restaurant Leadership Conference in Scottsdale, AZ and it’s been a great time of learning and sharing great ideas. It is always great to hear from visionary thinkers and leaders who have accomplished a great deal in the brands and businesses. It is also great to getContinue reading You Say You Want a Revolution? Using What You Learn at Conferences to Improve Results Quicker