You only come through here once (shared a second time)

This is a re-post of a story I shared about 3.5 years ago. Frequently I am reminded of the phrase “You only come through here once” when faced with a decision to do or not do something and today I was again…so I thought it was worth telling once more! That’s what an old, well…

"Stand for something"

Seth Gross has been in the restaurant business for 27 years. He currently owns Bull City Burgers & Brewery as well as Pompieri Pizza, both in Durham, NC. One thing that’s clear when you speak to Seth: he believes in standing for something. For instance, he only uses grass-fed beef for his burgers, and has…

Making an impact

Occasionally we receive an email from someone that likes what we are doing and likes the future of the industry we are serving and wants to invest in our company. In 8 years, we’ve never considered it because we simply don’t need it. Even if we did take the cash, we would really have no…

"Hubris will lead to failure"

Sean Degnan co-owns the very popular restaurant bu•ku in Raleigh, N.C. Five years into it, Sean and his team are still paying close attention to their customers and flexibly making changes as they go. We discussed a wide variety of topics from finding the right business partner to finding the right landlord, but what really…

"You can live in fear or you can live in love" (new podcast episode)

Kristian Cosentino is opening Dirty Water, a highly anticipated restaurant in San Francisco. For the first time in the Restaurant Owners Uncorked podcast series, we spoke to an owner who hasn’t opened his doors yet. But if you are interested in what it takes to start a restaurant, don’t miss this conversation. Kristian has been…