Photo of the Schedulefly Crew

We got a great photo yesterday of all 5 of us at Tower 7 Baja Mexican Grill in Wrightsville Beach NC. I thought I’d share because it’s always cool to see the people who run a company. From left to right around the table it’s myself, Hank, Wil, Charles & Tyler. It’s a great team…

Matt Frey of Bub’s talks shop (new video)

You’ll notice a bunch of shots of smiling staff (and customers) in this video of Matt Frey, owner of Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream and Bub’s Cafe. Those shots were not staged – nobody knew they were being filmed at the time because we typically film from far away, through windows, etc. Those happy folks…

Great vs. Big

A few years ago we outlined a few goals for our company. They had nothing to do with metrics, like number of customers or revenues or whatever. Rather, they were things like “Be the most beloved brand that serves the restaurant industry” (which I’ll blog about soon) and the reason for today’s post: “Build a…

A great quote about happiness and fear

Yesterday a friend and I were talking about how powerful of an emotion fear is and why it’s easy to let fear get into the way of doing the things you want to do and being the person you want to be. After a few exchanges, he sent me this text… “Essentially modern life is…

A Big Ugly Burger, a unique independent restaurant, and a fun trip…

Last week, Luke Pearson of Lift Films and I traveled to Carmel, IN to film for the Restaurant Owners Uncorked video series. We shot an interview with Matt Frey, owner of Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream and Bub’s Cafe.  We are SO….DARN….PROUD to serve awesome restaurants like Bub’s. Incredible food, great service delivered by smiling,…

We don’t open for 15 more minutes

Yesterday my family and I had lunch out – after church – and the experience made me think about some really great advice shared in one of our Restaurant Owners Uncorked videos. We arrived 15 minutes earlier than they opened (although the doors were open – so it appeared open) thinking they had a Sunday…

3000+ restaurants. I can’t imagine doing it any other way.

Back in 2007 Tyler and I had a short meeting (in my old office – at another company where we worked together) that lasted about 15 minutes. He was leaving and we decided to make Schedulefly a real business and we talked about how to get started. Schedulefly was something I had written back in…

Subcultures

I was on the water a few days ago with my son and he was pointing out every single boat he saw – and which ones he liked and which ones he did not. He is 5 and already favors certain kinds of boats. Of course his favorites right now are the big ones and…

Why you need to set up partnership agreements (new video)

Chris Sommers (Pi Pizzeria in St. Louis and Washington, D.C. and Gringo in St. Louis) talks about why it’s so important to have the right types of partnership agreements in place. Not a sexy topic, but the kind of thing that could save you lots of time, headaches, and money one day… (If you’re reading…