Restaurant Rockstars Podcast Episode #166

Episode #166 A Little Love, Salt and an Epic Restaurant Comeback

I loved this episode. Passion runs deep in all restaurants, but the magic formula to creating a truly great restaurant can be elusive. Even more so when you take an established and iconic brand and turn it into something completely new. Today, I’m speaking with Ms. Sylvie Gabriele who accomplished just that. She transformed her father’s 37 year old Los Angeles restaurant and re-branded it with her own vision in every way. In fact along with other accolades, her new restaurant “Love & Salt”, was named “LA’s Best Restaurant Comeback Story” by Forbes Magazine.

Episode #163 Regular Guys Building an Unstoppable Brand!

Two regular guys with a humble story who created a unique product, opened a small shop, then another and now they’re on location 13 in multiple states.  We’ll learn how systems are the “key” to running and maintaining that all important consistency in multiple locations.  How finding, inspiring and surrounding themselves with talented and motivated people are a huge component in rocking their brand.  How never being afraid to experiment is really how to open a restaurant and how to run a restaurant.

Are You In The Restaurant Business For The Right Reasons?

There are so many reasons people run restaurants. Many of us first got into the business because of passion. Maybe you started working in restaurants and really loved the personal side, camaraderie with staff and customers alike. Perhaps you are drawn to the high-energy.

Possibly, you were a chef with a loyal following of raving fans, or you just saw an opportunity and took the plunge. But that was years ago. Are you still passionate and committed to run a top-notch operation?