Apola Greek Grill

Episode #239 Pride, Tradition & Hard Work Grows this Greek Restaurant

In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Yianni Kosmides of Apola Greek Grill. He is a Greek native who with his brother Stefano, cut his teeth at an early age helping run every part of the family business. This episode is all about the “Secret Sauce” of running a great restaurant based on freshness, quality and tradition. We’ll talk about the importance of leading by example, training, attention to the bottom line, and let’s not forget the food.

Episode #237 Hospitality Impresario Dishes On His Hot Restaurant

Every now and again I meet a true hospitality innovator. Someone who sees around corners and whose vision anticipates trends before they happen. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I speak with Mr. James Geier of “Morgan’s on Fulton Event Space” and “Marvin’s Food and Fuel”. James predicted that Chicagoland’s Fulton Market Warehouse District would ultimately become one of the hottest restaurant and entertainment draws in the Midwest.

Teriyaki Madness

Episode #235 This Restaurant Franchise Defies The Odds With Incredible Growth

Imagine opening 25 new locations while the pandemic is devastating much of our industry. If that’s not crazy enough, believe that these new franchise restaurant stores actually rang a 45% increase in grand-opening sales over those that opened pre-pandemic. There’s some powerful stuff going on behind the scenes, and you’ll hear all about it. The Restaurant Rockstars podcast brings you Jodi Boyce, Executive V.P. of this hot concept called Teriyaki Madness.