Episode #143 Do You Really Need To Take Reservations? You May Be Surprised!

Reservations are a given in most restaurants.  Customers expect them.. customers call to make them.  But, do you really need to take reservations?  If you’re about to open a place, what would happen if you decided not to take reservations?  What would happen if you suddenly stopped taking them altogether? You’ll have to listen to the episode to find out, but believe me it’s worth thinking through.

Episode #142 A Winding Road of Restaurant Success with Jesse Vazquez

My guest today has to be one of my favorites!  Mr. Jesse Vazquez delivers powerful advice from the trenches throughout a long illustrious career.  He tells of early failure in his family’s Miami Cuban Cafe where 18 hour days were the norm, seven days a week.  Imagine putting it all on the line and committing to a concept that’s bleeding money.  They didn’t know what they didn’t know, but Jesse was determined to find out and learn the business from the inside out.