On the $15 minimum wage and more from Seattle….

Last week we visited Willy Boutillier (below on right) at Maximilien in Seattle, and talked about the movement to move the minimum wage to $15/hour in Seattle, the pros and cons of culinary school, the common misperception of what it’s like to be a restaurant owner, and a lot of other interesting stuff. The vids will…

People don’t admire technology

I read that Facebook will be launching a video sharing tool to compete with Snapchat – the company that turned down their 3 billion-ish dollar offer. With all the talent on the Facebook team and with their resources and awareness – you’d think they could crush every single business that they decided to compete with….

The magic is in the preparation (new video)

Willy Taco in Spartanburg, S.C. serves some seriously fresh, high quality food, and owner Kenneth Cribb says the magic is in the preparation. I personally ate 10 of their tacos while we were there and they so damn good my mouth is watering just typing this and remembering the experience! – Wil

Upcoming videos from Busy Bee Cafe and Trophy Brewing

We recently filmed interviews with Chris Powers (left) and Woody Lockwood, who co-own Busy Bee Cafe and Trophy Brewing. Both places are extremely popular, with great food, great beer, great service, and great vibes. We talked about using local organic ingredients, the importance of being present in their restaurants, changing their beers and menus every…

Why restaurant design detail matters (new video)

I really like the comments Kenneth Cribb made about why he and his partners paid so much attention to the design of Willy Taco in Spartanburg, S.C. I will attest to the impact the design had on Luke and me while we were there filming. You can’t help but notice it and pay attention. They…

A restaurant owner who leads by example (new video)

Kenneth Cribb of Willy Taco in Spartanburg, S.C. talks about leading by example in this video, and I can confirm without a doubt he practices what he preaches because we watched him do it the whole time we were there. This is a fantastic vid… Wil

Sure we could add more, but we would miss the point

While in college, I was a waiter at a nice full-service independent restaurant in Wrightsville Beach NC. There were 2 owners – one of which was there every night. During the summer they were both there on the busy nights. At that time, it was one of the best independently owned restaurants in the area…

Give ’em a reason to come (new video)

Chester Kroeger of Fudpucker’s in Destin, FL talks about about the constant evolution that’s necessary in the restaurant business, and why he and his team try to come up with creative ways to draw people into their establishment… By the way, that shadowy figure in the still image for this video is me. My acting…

Slow and low, that is the tempo

Today, we officially reached 4,000 monthly subscribing customers. I am writing this post because I am so incredibly proud of how far the 5 of us have come and I know that I will never again be a part of something so unique and as awesome as Schedulefly. I’m not some “serial entrepreneur” with tons…