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New podcast – Brewery Bhavana manager Luisa Jaramillo shares her story

Luisa manages one of the most unique, memorable, inspiring places you’ll ever visit, Brewery Bhavana. Part brewery, part restaurant, part flower shop, part bookstore and fully amazing in design and experience, Brewery Bhavana was named in “One of the 10 Coolest Places to Eat in the World” by Forbes Magazine and was also nominated as […]

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New podcast – Diana Underhill, the philanthropy/sustainability queen of Big Red F

Diana has been working for Big Red F since she started as a server in 2000. Eighteen years later, she manages the group’s philanthropy and sustainability efforts, owns an yoga studio, and still serves at Zolo one night per week. She loves the restaurant business and the group of people she works with, and if […]

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New podcast: Nick Tedeshi, head brewer at The Post in Boulder, CO

Nick is the head brewer at The Post Brewing Company. His passion for his craft and for his team is palpable, and you’ll enjoy hearing from a non-owner talk about what it’s like to work for a phenomenal owner and a team that is one big ole extended family at Big Red F. I was […]

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Jess Killeen, a member of the Schedulefly community, shares the story of Grassburger

Jess Killeen and her husband Ed own Grassburger, with locations in Durango, CO, and Albuquerque, NM. What started as a transition to grass fed beef for their family of five led to an idea for restaurant. When the couple sat down to write their business plan, neither of them had restaurant experience. Four years later, […]

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Scott Youkilis, a member of the Schedulefly community, talks about the restaurant business…

Scott owns Hog & Rocks, a highly successful restaurant in San Francisco. He’s also opening Loma Brewing Company in Los Gatos, CA in just a few weeks. He took time to speak with us about his nearly 20 years in the business, and discussed everything from culinary school, to raising money for a restaurant, to […]

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"Necessity is where creativity thrives"

Angela Salamanca came to the U.S. from Colombia, South America in 1993 as a 17-year-old rent high school graduate. She went to work for her uncle, who owned a popular Mexican restaurant in Raleigh, N.C. By 2007, she was planning the opening of a new restaurant with that same uncle, when he suddenly left the […]

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"We believe in people more than we do in things"

Meherwan Irani got an MBA and spent 15 years in corporate America, working for other people. He was not unhappy, but never jumped out of bed in the morning excited to head to work. So in 2009 as the economy was collapsing, he and his wife Molly took a leap of faith and decided to […]

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"It takes discipline to stay simple"

Cris Eddings co-owns Chuck’s Fish (two locations) and 5 Bar (five locations). His restaurants are very popular and very highly rated. He and his team follow their own compasses and don’t pay attention to conventional wisdom when it doesn’t align with what they believe. So they do things like raising the minimum wage for non-tipped […]

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The most important question to ask interviewees

Kimberly Shingledecker started Pies & Pints along with partner David Bailey in Fayetteville, WV in 2003 in the basement of a house. By 2005 they had two-hour waits and needed to buy a building with more space. The growth hasn’t slowed down much since, and today there are eight locations with a ninth opening soon. […]

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"My lack of experience helped"

Rob Ward and his three business partners started Cantina 76 in Columbia, S.C. in November, 2009. They had no experience owning restaurants, and not much experience in the restaurant business at all. They now have two locations and recently opened Za’s Brickoven Pizza. Their restaurants are successful and well-liked in Columbia, and it was fun […]

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