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Restaurant Labor Cost: Les Tomlin’s Approach to Building a Restaurant without Employees

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By my count, there are about one thousand different elements that need to come together to run a successful restaurant. Today’s guest, Les Tomlin, has gotten that number down to about three. Les is the founder of Pizza Forno, a first of its kind vending machine, scaling rapidly across North America. I know most of us never aspired to own a vending machine in our industry but there’s a ton to learn from the efficiency and high level strategy that Les put into creating this disruptive company. Today we talk branding, marketing and manufacturing. 

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