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Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

Release Date: 01/16/2020

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Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

Hailing from Virginia, just outside Washington DC, Mike Rypka got his start in the restaurant industry as a fry cook at . He found his passion for cooking during his time working at a country club in Springfield, VA. From there he attended Johnson and Wales University in North Miami, FL. This experience earned him a place with Marriott, which took him to CA, and eventually TX, where he worked in corporate settings until he left the corporate scene for in the mid-2000s. Two years later, at the age of 32, it was time for Rypka to do his own thing. In 2006 was born. 14 years later Mike serves...

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John Houghtaling is the owner at 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  Join the private  Listen to my recording on Check...

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Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

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 , a local french bakery, and Patty Lou's. Galicia also has served stints at , , and Moto. In 2013, along with co-chef partner Rico Torres, Galicia opened (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....

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Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

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Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

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 . Today, they've scaled Lorraine to 5 locations and they've also opened a Donut shop, Maybelle's Donuts. Check out as mentioned in today's episode. Check out as mentioned in today's episode. Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Subscribe to...

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Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

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.  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  as mentioned in today's episode. Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Subscribe to the  Join the private  Join the email list! (Scroll...

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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 at the San Antonio Museum of Art,  and sister restaurant, , , , and . Check out the book as mentioned in today's...

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Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

For 14 yours, serial entrepreneur, Jeff Fenster, has been creating companies in all kinds of spaces. These spaces included: a small payroll company, a digital marketing agency, a construction company. Obviously, there's got to be a restaurant thrown into the mix-- fast-casual Acai Bowl concept- - with its headquarters in San Diego, CA. In its first 3 years, has opened 19 locations in 2 states. He's also got  "superfuel coffee" label, which they're selling at retail and on Amazon. Check out as mentioned in today's episode. Check out as mentioned in today's episode. Show notes… Calls...

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Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

Originally for North Conway, NH Sam Glynn is a 3rd generation restaurateur. After some time in Florida, where Sam went to escape the snow, get an education in marketing, start (and end) his career in the professional baseball industry, Sam returned to New England. Before long Sam found himself in Rhode Island, and at the age of 27, he opened his first restaurant, , located in Warren, RI. This is Sam's second time on the show. His first recording was check out as mentioned in today's episode! Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Subscribe to the  Join the private  Join the email list!...

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Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

For 21 years Behar led ' domestic business as President of North America, and he became the founding President of Starbucks International opening the very first store outside of North America in Japan. During his tenure, he participated in the growth of the company from only 28 stores to over 15,000 stores spanning five continents.  He served on the Starbucks Board of Directors for twelve years before retiring. Additionally, Howard is the author of . His second book is titled . Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Subscribe to the  Join the private  Join the email list! (Scroll...

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Jason Harris is the CEO of the award-winning creative agency Mekanism and the co-founder of the Creative Alliance. Harris works closely with brands through a blend of soul and science to create proactive campaigns that engage audiences.

Today we're here to talk about his book The Soulful Art of Persuasion: 11 Habits That Will Make Anyone a Master Influencer.

Check out The Speed of Trust by Stephen M. R. Covey as mentioned in today's episode.

Show notes…

Favorite success quote or mantra:

  • "No growth in comfort."

In today's episode with Jason Harris we will discuss:

  • Partnerships
  • Marketing
  • Branding
  • The power of trust
  • A summary and understanding of what we will find in the book
  • Don't mirror what is popular; be yourself
  • The transformative power of storytelling
  • Provide for others in all your interactons
  • Conflict can result in opportunity
  • Collaborators breed success
  • Skill hunting and becoming a person of value

6 of the 11 habits in Jason's book:

  1. Turn and Face The Strange.
    • Be the most "YOU" you can be... No matter how strange.
  2. The Persuasive Power of Story Telling
    • We're hardwired to react and relate to stories
  3. Give Yourself Away
    •  You've got to give before you get.
    • Don't expect to get anything back
  4. The Collaborative Imperative
    • If you want to go face go alone. If you want to go far go together
    • 4 Ways to ask someone to collaborate
      • ask for small favors
      • ask for advice
      • Give honest encouragement
      • Think outside the silo
  5. Skill Hunting
    • Every two or 3 years learn something different. It keeps you fresh and makes you more valuable.
  6. Personal Jesus
    • What's the thing that you're going to give back to the world that's bigger than you?
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      Contact info:

      Email: jason@mekanism.com

      All social media: @jason_harris

      Website: www.thesoulfulart.com

      Thanks for listening!

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      Huge thanks to Jason Harris for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

       

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