Joshua Kopel

Mark Bitterman on building a business to last

We often have such a clear vision for what our lives and our businesses will look like before we open. And then the flood comes and we’re so busy trying to survive that we forget to thrive. We forget why we got into this to begin with. And that “why”, for most of us, was love. Love of community, love of food, and love of revelry. Meet Mark Bitterman, a man who’s never forgotten his why and, no surprise, it’s served him well. Today we chat about finding our true North, holding on to it, and building a business to last.

For more information on The Meadow, visit https://themeadow.com/.

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Full Comp is brought to you by Yelp for Restaurants: In July 2020, a few hundred employees formed Yelp for Restaurants. Our goal is to build tools that help restaurateurs do more with limited time.

We have a lot more content coming your way! Be sure to check out our other shows:

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Restaurant expert videos & webinars

Greg Provance on solving your people problem

Every problem has the same source and same solution: people. But, in the midst of a labor crisis, can we afford to be choosy in restaurant hiring? How hard can we push teams before we push them out the door? Greg Provance is a restaurant hiring expert and he’s come to chat about how to transition from managing employees to leading leaders. Today we talk tactics, tools, and strategies to level up ourselves and our teams.

For more information on Greg, visit https://www.gphospitalitypartners.com/.

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Full Comp is brought to you by Yelp for Restaurants: In July 2020, a few hundred employees formed Yelp for Restaurants. Our goal is to build tools that help restaurateurs do more with limited time.

We have a lot more content coming your way! Be sure to check out our other shows:

Restaurant Marketing School

Restaurant expert videos & webinars

Kwini Reed on building an intentional restaurant

Think about all of the promises you’ve made to yourself. When you hit a certain revenue goal, that’s when you’re going to take that vacation. Think of all the plans you have to support and inspire your teams once you can afford it. Today’s guest, Kwini Reed, believes those intentions can become actions today. In our conversation, she shares exactly how she transformed building a restaurant and her life into that future vision in the present moment.

For more information on her restaurants, visit https://www.poppyandrose.com/.

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Full Comp is brought to you by Yelp for Restaurants: In July 2020, a few hundred employees formed Yelp for Restaurants. Our goal is to build tools that help restaurateurs do more with limited time.

We have a lot more content coming your way! Be sure to check out our other shows:

Restaurant Marketing School

Restaurant expert videos & webinars

Izzy Kharasch on lessons learned from 30 years of restaurant consulting

When you have 30 years of restaurant consulting experience, you learn a lot. You get better over time, and what becomes clear are the truths that stand the test of time. Today we chat with Izzy Kharasch, an expert in restaurant consulting who’s had a front row seat to the evolution of our industry over the last 30 years. Our conversation runs the gamut from marketing gold to robot employees.

That’s Izzy Kharasch. For more on Izzy’s company, visit https://hospitalityworks.com/.

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Full Comp is brought to you by Yelp for Restaurants: In July 2020, a few hundred employees formed Yelp for Restaurants. Our goal is to build tools that help restaurateurs do more with limited time.

We have a lot more content coming your way! Be sure to check out our other shows:

Restaurant Marketing School

Restaurant expert videos & webinars

Derek Brown on mindful mixology

In the restaurant industry, booze is our best friend and our worst enemy. It drives profitability, but the misuse and mishandling of booze can just as easily drive us out of business. In today’s episode, we speak with acclaimed mixologist and bar owner Derek Brown who’s advocating for a new take on an old vice.

For more information on mindful mixology, visit positivedamageinc.com.

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Full Comp is brought to you by Yelp for Restaurants: In July 2020, a few hundred employees formed Yelp for Restaurants. Our goal is to build tools that help restaurateurs do more with limited time.

We have a lot more content coming your way! Be sure to check out our other shows:

Restaurant Marketing School

Restaurant expert videos & webinars

Troy Hooper on optimizing for growth

Our guest today is Troy Hooper, a restaurant coach and consultant, who’s put his money where his mouth is and created eight different restaurant concepts, all under one roof. In this episode, Troy shares the blueprint he’s used to scale countless restaurant concepts as well as grow his own.

For more information on Troy’s company, visit https://www.krpusa.com.

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Full Comp is brought to you by Yelp for Restaurants: In July 2020, a few hundred employees formed Yelp for Restaurants. Our goal is to build tools that help restaurateurs do more with limited time.

We have a lot more content coming your way! Be sure to check out our other shows:

Restaurant Marketing School

Restaurant expert videos & webinars

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