Josh Kopel | Award Winning Restaurant Consultant

Restaurant Business Plan: Karen Akunowicz’s Success Path

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Karen Akunowicz

What are you chasing? Is it the money, the fame, or maybe the acclaim that comes with being a successful restaurant owner? Deep down, I think we all know that if we follow our passions, we’ll get all three. Few stories illustrate this more beautifully than today’s guest Chef Karen Akunowicz. In our conversation, she shares her evolution from chef to restaurateur and how momentum is as much an asset as it is a liability. 

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