Josh Kopel | Award Winning Restaurant Consultant

Bob Ray

Restaurant Business: Scaling from Mom and Pop to Regional Success

In most cases, the folks that help start a great restaurant concept are not the folks running it at scale. Most leaders within a startup fail to meet the new challenges they’re presented with in a larger organization. But not Bob Ray. Bob went from managing a single restaurant location to COO, overseeing the massive growth of the Margaritas Mexican Restaurant chain over the last 30 years. In our conversation today, we discuss the kind of leader Bob was and what kind of leader he had to become to scale a small restaurant into a big company.

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