Ooze Passion

Last week I visited two places for the first time. One was an amazing experience, so I’m happy to reveal that it was a Rita’s here in Charlotte, NC. The second place was a locally owned “healthy hamburgers” joint. I won’t reveal the name. We’ll just call it “Healthy Burgers.” At Rita’s, I walked up…

Is Your Staff Eating You Out of House and Home?

Restaurant teams are often like families. Working well together week in and week out creates a close bond with other staff. Like a family – you help each other often and you argue sometimes too. I’ve seen some waiter/chef arguments (during the heat of a busy Saturday night) that would rival many knock-down drag-outs I…

Would You Go Into Marriage with an "Exit Strategy"?

Wes, Tyler, and I don’t have an “exit strategy” (I will use quotations for this term throughout because I think the term is silly in the first place). People always ask each of us that question. “What is your exit strategy?” I think people think it sounds sexy or cool or something. And they assume…

An Unexpected Presidential Visit

This is really cool. One of our customers sent us a note this morning [see below]. The President, the First Lady and some friends made an unexpected visit for dinner this past weekend at their restaurant – the Corner Kitchen in Asheville NC. Apparently a call was made by someone saying they wanted to reserve…

A Three Man Show…

Recently on an online forum, somebody posted this about Schedulefly: “It seems like a one man show.” The connotation is that being a one man show is a bad thing. And maybe if your software is complicated and your customers need a lot of help, then perhaps that is a bad thing. How could you…

Blaze Your Own Path

This morning I was up early launching a cool new feature for our customers and I realized how lucky I am to be doing what I am doing. I am sitting in my kitchen with my son eating his waffle and my faithful friend at my feet while I deploy some new code to our…