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Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

Release Date: 09/30/2019

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Triplets Jessica, Jill, and Jennifer Emich came into this world, in that order, by way of New Jersey. All three would go on to attend the University of Nevada- Los Vegas. Two of the sisters got degrees in Hotel and Restaurant Management while Jennifer focused on Elementry ed. Eventually, the sisters found their way to Boulder, CO. In 2000 they opened their first restaurant Trilogy Wine Bar, which had a successful 9-year run before they sold in 2009. After 3 years away from the industry, the sisters decided it was time to open their second restaurant, Shine Restaurant & Potion Bar, also in Boulder, CO. On top of this, the sisters have opened their own beer brewery, herbal beverage company (Shine Potions) written cookbooks, and they curate special events under the shine sisters brand.

Show notes…

Favorite success quote or mantra:

"Tap into your magic."

In today's episode with Jessica, Jill, and Jennifer Emich we will discuss:

  • What we learn from our parents
  • Importance of will power
  • Traveling abroad to gain perspective
  • Lessons learned from opening quickly
  • Choosing the right city for your concept
  • Open-mindedness
  • Let go of expectations
  • Going into business with friends/family/spouses
  • Partnerships
  • Hiring staff that propel your message and culture with you

Today's sponsor:

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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

  1. Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
    • Authenticity and letting things evolve on their own
  2. What is your biggest weakness?
    • Taking things personally sometimes
  3. What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview?
    • Passion and where do you want to be in 5 years?
  4. What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
    • You never know how many seats will be filled each day
  5. Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team.
    • Respect each other and be kind
  6. What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff?
    • Be able to read your customer get them to open up
  7. What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?
  8. What's the one thing you feel restaurateurs don't know well enough or do often enough?
    • Take care of yourself and balance
  9. What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your four walls restaurant and how has it influence operations?
  10. 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?
    • Connection and community
    • Tap into your magic
    • Feed people to their heart

Contact info:

Website: ShineBoulder.com

email: sisters@shineboulder.com

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Huge thanks to Jessica, Jill, and Jennifer Emich for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

 

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