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Restaurant Profitability: D. Brandon Walker’s Successful New Model

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D. Brandon Walker

What does a truly holistic model for a restaurant look like? Today we chat with Chef D. Brandon Walker to find out. The chef has turned his latest concept, The Art Room, into a working social experiment. He serves fast casual and fine dining fare. It’s a completely indoor and outdoor concept with a high-end art gallery nestled in the middle. If that wasn’t enough, he’s implemented universal tipping across the board and has cross trained the entire staff. He’s doing things differently and has come by the show to discuss what’s working, what hasn’t, and what’s next.

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