ROU Raw – Phil Roberts

Our book, Restaurant Owners Uncorked, sold the 146 copies last month. A record month.

But I’m not surprised that it keeps selling very well, because it contains incredible wisdom and advice from restaurant owners who know what they’re doing. Owner like Phil Roberts, who is a legend in the restaurant business. He started two restaurants that he eventually took public (Buca di Beppo and The Oceanaire Seafood Room), and he currently owns Parasole Restaurant Group, and incredibly successful group in Minneapolis.

Here’s the raw, unedited interview I conducted with him. He talks about all kinds of interesting stuff. Why you should be great at a few things, not average at a lot of things. Why edgy marketing can lead to free PR. How running a restaurant is like staging a Broadway play. How to see things from 30,000 feet so you can come up with concepts that work. And more. Plus he’s hilarious!

If you are truly interested in learning from a man who has proven himself to know exactly what it takes to succeed in the restaurant industry, sit to down and give this a listen. You won’t regret it. Enjoy…