Josh Kopel | Award Winning Restaurant Consultant

Restaurant Consultant: Mario Del Pero’s Excellence Mastery

Who taught you how to be a great restaurateur? Was that person truly great in their role? Were you a truly great student in that season of your life?

Today we chat with Mario Del Pero, an objectively great restaurateur and entrepreneur who took the initiative to learn from great restaurateurs. In our conversation, he walks us along the path that led Mendocino Farms to 42 locations and the amazing opportunities that have come after that massive success.

For more on Mendocino Farms or Dom Food Group click the links in the show notes.

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Restaurant Consultant: Michael Mina & Patric Yumul’s Strategy

Michael Mina is the best in the biz. He’s mastered excellence at scale. What’s equally impressive is that he’s done it alongside his partner Patric Yumul for the last 20 years.

Think about how much our industry has changed in the last 20 years. Today, the three of us reflect back on their decades long partnership together and look forward to the next chapter of their partnership.

For more on the Mina Group go to https://www.michaelmina.net

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Restaurant Consultant: Madelyn Alfano’s Growth Philosophy

I know you want to become a better restaurateur. That’s why you tune in every week. And I hope this helps but there are countless resources out there at our disposal.

Today we chat with one of the best restaurateurs I know, Maddie Alfano. In our conversation, she unpacks how she got so damn good at becoming great so that you and I can level up too.

For more on her restaurant visit https://mariasitaliankitchen.com

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Restaurant Consultant: Billy Bosch’s Retail Market Impact

So you’ve been thinking about it. You keep staring at that vat of hot sauce that you make from scratch every week and you’re wondering how well it would do at your local grocery store.

Today we’re talking with my buddy Billy Bosch of Iconic Protein who can offer some useful insight. Billy has taken the consumer packaged goods market by storm and in our conversation today he unpacks the process of going from an idea to the shelves of the most notable stores in the country.

For more on his products visit https://www.drinkiconic.com

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Restaurant Consultant: T.K. Pillan’s Food-in-Mouth Strategy

You are in for a treat today. The conversation you’re about to hear was one of the most educational experiences I’ve had since starting the show. T.K. Pillan is not of our industry but that has resulted in him creating a blockbuster concept by taking a different approach to restaurant operations and marketing. Today he unpacks the strategies he used to scale Veggie Grill nationally.

For more on Veggie Grill go to https://veggiegrill.com

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Restaurant Consultant: David Dressler’s Scaling Leadership

What kind of leader do you want to be? Most of us don’t even have time to think in those terms but today’s guest believes that it’s an essential place to start if we’re going to be successful in this industry.

Meet David Dressler, co-founder of Tender Greens. David was the guy who created the culture needed to scale his restaurant from one to 30 locations in less than 10 years. Today he shares the tactics, tools and strategies he used to build a bulletproof culture.

To become a better leader today visit https://www.quietadvisory.com

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Restaurant Consultant: David LeFevre’s Chef Business Insights

Celebrity Chef David LeFevre is a damn good chef and he’s applauded nationally for that. But the chef is also a prolific businessman who’s dedicated his professional life to growing great restaurants that can pave the path for the next generation.

In today’s conversation we unpack what it took to grow his restaurant group and how he’s choosing to pay it forward.

For more on his restaurant group go to https://www.eatsimms.com

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Restaurant Consultant: David Birzon’s Family Business Scaling

50 locations in 15 years. That’s massive growth. Snooze is a restaurant born from the dreams of two brothers that became the mission of one of the best operators this industry has ever seen.

Meet David Birzon, the CEO of Snooze, who took a good business and scaled it into a great company. In our conversation we talk about what it takes to scale a concept centered around community, sustainability and profitability.

For more on Snooze visit https://www.snoozeeatery.com

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Restaurant Consultant: Michael Dorf’s Bulletproof Model

People post pandemic want an experience. Have you heard that before? But what kind of experience do they want?

This isn’t an industry where the margins allow for a lot of trial and error so I reached out to Michael Dorf, the founder of City Winery.

Michael has created the perfect experience for his target market blending an elevated food menu with an in house winery and live entertainment. It’s exactly what his customers want and today he’s going to unpack how you can use the same formula to find out exactly what your customers want.

For more on City Winery visit https://www.citywinery.com/

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Restaurant Consultant: Biite Club’s Selling-Out Mastery

It’s a risk to get into this industry. It’s a risk to open your own restaurant. And, for most of us, after we’ve taken those two big risks, our appetite for risk diminishes.

But, as the years wane on, there’s this thing nagging within us. All of these amazing ideas for all of these incredible dishes and concepts that we’re afraid to execute because, honestly, they’re really out there.

That’s why I reached out to the guys from Biite. These guys live on the edge of culinary greatness, curating interesting and entertaining pop up events within existing restaurant with the chefs that helm them.

In today conversation we unpack the essential elements of a memorable event, how to find your true audience and most importantly, how to sell out every single time.

For more on Biite Club go to https://biite.club

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Restaurant Consultant: Celebrity Chef Gregory Gourdet’s Portland Reign

When you open a restaurant you’ve investing in more than a business, you’re investing in a community. As we change and evolve as individuals so do our communities and few places more beautifully illustrate this capacity to change more than Portland, Oregon.

Today’s we chat with, Portland’s adopted son, Celebrity Chef Gregory Gourdet. Instead of staking his claim in his hometown of New York or following the trends out to Los Angeles, Gregory has chosen to walk a more complicated path, using this talent and his food to help mend together a community that is still struggling to become the best version of itself.

For more on the chef visit https://www.gregorygourdet.com

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Restaurant Consultant: Benson Tsai’s Robot Revolution

For years we’ve heard the tales of the days that robots would come to take our jobs. Well that day is today.

On this episode we’re chatting with Benson Tsai an engineer turned restaurateur who took top talent from SpaceX and leveraged their genius to create an autonomous pizzeria.

Today we discuss the jobs his robots are taking and the opportunities that presents for all of us.

For more on Stellar Pizza visit https://www.eatstellarpizza.com

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.

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Leverage Digital Media to Drive Traffic to Your Restaurant

This free (and highly detailed) guide will outline how to tell your story in the most compelling way possible and how to share that story with the masses.

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Lead Your Team Instead of Managing Them

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This free (and highly detailed) cheat sheet will give you everything you need to know to set up your restaurant to maximize profitability. (Yep, even if you’re not a “business” person!)