Josh Kopel | Award Winning Restaurant Consultant

John Currence on creating a legacy brand

Chef John Currence did not set out to build an empire when he opened his first restaurant in Oxford, Mississippi but that’s what happened. John is a guy a lot like us. He built one concept, then two, then three in a very linear way over time. Then can Big Bad Breakfast. This is a restaurant that John launched for $65,000 and it became a national brand in a matter of years. Today we discuss how his brands have evolved to reach a national stage and how he’s had to evolve as an entrepreneur and chef in response. 

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