Creating happiness in your restaurant (new vid)

Marilyn Schlossbach of Langosta Lounge in Asbury Park, NJ talks about why she wants to create an atmosphere of happiness in her restaurant. I think the mix of great b-roll and very meaningful thoughts from Marilyn make this one of the best videos we’ve shot for this series. Enjoy… //player.vimeo.com/video/73036162(If you are viewing this in…

Don’t waste your time if you’re not passionate about it (Raw vid)

In this raw video of Marilyn Schlossbach of Langosta Lounge in Asbury Park, NJ, she talks about why it’s important to follow your passion in the restaurant business. These comments were part of a conversation she and I had about what advice she’d give to aspiring restaurateurs, and I really like what she says in…

Why the restaurant business needs more women (new vid)

The Restaurant Owners Uncorked video series continues with Marilyn Schlossbach, who shares her thoughts on why more women should be in the restaurant business. I’m so glad we asked Marilyn to talk about this, because her candor and passion really shined through as she discussed the issue, and those are the kinds of moments we…

Why people are leaving corporate America to own restaurants

A lot of the restaurant owners I have interviewed or am planning to interview for Restaurant Owners Uncorked used to be successful in corporate America, but left to start their own restaurants. Twenty years ago, I bet people didn’t make that move very often. Corporate jobs were considered much less risky than owning a restaurant…

You can’t build an institution overnight

Last week when I was interviewing Marilyn Schlossbach for Restaurant Owners Uncorked, she said this: “You have to have patience with your passion. Nothing happens overnight, and if it happens overnight, I’m a little nervous about that. Things should take time to grow and be deep rooted.” I couldn’t agree more, and just as Marilyn…

Are you building a company, or just a module?

Recently I received an email from an investor who has invested in a company that offers an online scheduling service – a competitor I guess you could say. This investor said and I quote “Wes, we are building a diverse platform of technologies that we are going to offer to the restaurant industry and would…

I really admire Marilyn Schlossbach

Last week Luke Pearson (Lift Films) and I travelled to Asbury Park, NJ to film for the Restaurant Owners Uncorked video series. I interviewed Marilyn Schlossbach, who owns a handful of restaurants and has been in the business for 30 years. Marilyn talked about all kinds of really interesting stuff, from when the chef in…

It’s rare to never hear from them again

There are a ton of things that we don’t do at Schedulefly that many (if not most) companies do – probably enough to write an entire book about. And I should add that these things we chose not to do are done by very successful companies of all types – so clearly the strategies work…