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814: Zack Oates Founder and CEO of Ovation

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Release Date: 07/22/2021

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Zack Oates Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast

With Excitement Allow me to introduce to you today's guest, Founder and CEO of Ovation, Zack Oates. Zack Oates is an author, husband, father, entrepreneur, and hot tub aficionado (but not in that order, necessarily). He was voted Top 100 Entrepreneurs, rang the NASDAQ bell, won the world’s biggest business competition, and started 3 companies. He went on over 1,000 dates before he got married and wrote a book, Dating Never Works...Until it Does. He currently is Founder and CEO of Ovation, an actionable guest feedback platform for restaurants that specializes in text communication.

Check out Zack's previous episode right here!

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote or mantra:

  • "Choose to live an extraordinary life for an ordinary one will always waiting."

In today's episode with Zack Oates we will discuss:

  • Growing up in the hospitality industry
  • Mormonism
  • Why Zack created Ovation
  • What Ovation can provide to your business

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Ovation: Recently voted the #1 guest feedback platform in a nationwide RestaurantOwner.com survey, Ovation uses a SMS-based survey as a “digital table touch” that has redefined guest feedback. Through frictionless integrations with online ordering platforms and other tools, Ovation allows you to easily collect guest feedback, resolve concerns in real-time, get more 5-star reviews, and uncover insights to improve brand-wide.  As a listener of Restaurant Unstoppable, you’ll receive 2,000 FREE text messages - contact our team!

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