"I don’t see the chains as competition…"

Kirk Vartan owns A Slice of New York, a pizza joint with two locations in the Bay Area. His response to the question we posed to restaurant owners (“What is your strategy for competing with chains?”) caught my attention. He had me hooked with his first sentence. “I don’t really see chains as competition. We…

"I would like to have a chat with you…"

Recently I wrote this blog post about sending out copies of our book to people with leverage. People that might be able to help us get the book and/or our brand in front of lots of people. Arthur Gallagher, president of the Charlotte campus of Johnson & Wales, sent me this nice note in reply….

Good news from restaurant owners…

It’s fun to text the owners of restaurants that use Schedulefly, and find out what’s on their minds. I love seeing the positive news and upbeat responses, and finding out what they are up to. Here are a few of the recent texts: All of us on the Schedulefly Crew tip our hats to restaurant…

Nation’s Restaurant News features lessons from our book

It’s “our book” only because we put the words onto paper and went through the publishing process. I actually view Restaurant Owners Uncorked as a book that belongs to the twenty owners who are featured. It’s composed of their stories. It contains their advice. Their wisdom. Fortunately, the folks at Nation’s Restaurant News agree that…