The Stars of Restaurant Owners Uncorked: Jim Parker

Jim owns Red Hat on the River with his wife, Mary Beth Dooley. He left a very successful, 25-year career in the movie and film production business in 2003 on a whim to start a small bistro in Irvington, NY. Seven years later, Jim and Mary Beth are at their restaurant seven days per week,…

Welcome to the crew at Save the Fish Burger Bar

Adam and the team at Save the Fish in North Canton, OH are enjoying easier lives with Schedulefly at their fingertips. Their restaurant scheduling, communication and organization are now a cinch. We see tons of restaurant web sites, and it’s always fun to find ones that tell a fun, memorable story like this one… ————————…

The Office, a San Carlos favorite, joins the Schedulefly family

Welcome to Dave and the folks at The Office in San Carlos, CA. This family-owned watering hole features a full size bocce ball court, custom fire pits, and live music to keep customers entertained 7 nights a week. They also have fun, memorable names for their menu items, such as the “Redneck Taco” and the…

The Stars of Restaurant Owners Uncorked: Matt Frey

Matt left a career in corporate sales to open Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream with his wife, Rachel. Both had worked in restaurants, but had never owned one or even managed one. Seven years later, Bub’s has three locations, and was recently featured on the hit Travel Channel show, “Man v. Food.” Matt had many…

It’s not the critic who counts

While interviewing all of the people featured in Restaurant Owners Uncorked, I asked them to recount how they got started. As I listened to stories about bankers, friends and even family members telling them they were crazy, and expressing doubts, I couldn’t help but think of my favorite quote. My guess is that all of…

The Stars of Restaurant Owners Uncorked: Chester Kroeger

Chester Kroeger has owned Fudpucker’s for over 30 years. He started it out of a snack bar in a nightclub, and grew it to a famous brand. Chester has found the right blend of passion and good business sense, and he’s the kind of guy you’ll learn something from every time you speak to him….

You Gotta Like It: Restaurant Owners Uncorked is on Facebook

As you may know, Restaurant Owners Uncorked is a collection of in depth interviews with 20 passionate, highly successful independent restaurant owners. It is finished and with our publisher being created. It should be ready in early March. The stories behind these restaurants and their owners are unique, repeatable and flat out inspiring. If you…

Why You Need to Be a Confident Maverick to Start a Restaurant

TechCrunch recently featured a fantastic article on what it takes to be an entrepreneur. The article lists several common entrepreneurial personality traits: -Not very status-oriented-Doesn’t follow rules very well and questions authority-Can handle high degrees of ambiguity or uncertainty-Can handle rejection, being told “no” often and yet still have the confidence in your idea-Very decisive….