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Restaurant Consulting: Katie Poppe’s Time-Responsive Strategy

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Katie Poppe is one of those success stories you read about and are wrought with envy. In 2019, seven years after opening of Blue Star Donuts, the business had 11 retail shops, 100 employees and total annual sales approaching $7 million.

She was riding high going into the pandemic but then the music stopped. Today Katie shares her path to success…what it took to get there initially and the extraordinary effort required to crawl her way back from the brink.

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