Top Business Leaders Show
[SpotOn Series] Achieving Success in the Restaurant Industry With Mike Pruitt of Amergent Hospitality Group
In today’s episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen talks with Mike Pruitt, Chairman and CEO of Amergent Hospitality Group, about the secret to success for buying and franchising restaurants. Together, they discuss Mike’s success with his burger restaurants, how he purchased Hooters, and how he overcame failures in his business deals.
[SpotOn Series] Creating and Sustaining a Successful Restaurant With Mark Moeller of The Recipe of Success
In today’s episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen joins Mark Moeller, President and Founder of The Recipe of Success, to talk about creating and sustaining a successful and profitable restaurant. As someone with 40 years of restaurant industry experience, Mark divulges how he transformed a struggling restaurant with his consulting business, some common mistakes restaurateurs make when starting out, and the benefits of hiring a consultant as a new restaurant owner.
In this episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen sits down with Ken McGarrie, Founder of Korgen Hospitality, to talk about his book The Surprise Restaurant Manager. Together, they unfold some of the biggest challenges facing new restaurant managers today, the solutions to help them achieve success, and how Ken became a leading consultant in the hospitality industry.
[SpotOn Series] Thriving in the Midst of Career Changes With Paul Carolan of Paul Carolan Consulting
In this episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen interviews Paul Carolan, the Principal of Paul Carolan Consulting, about his storied career in hospitality. As an accomplished restaurant executive with 40+ years of experience to his name, Paul shares invaluable advice on making sound financial decisions, the importance of company culture, and the strengths of managing and motivating employees through teachable moments.
In this episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen picks the brain of Virturant President and Co-founder Kirk Mauriello to learn the ins and outs of virtual restaurants, a burgeoning business model in the eatery industry. Kirk explains how the flexible day-to-day operations of virtual restaurants maximize the productivity and profits of existing kitchens. He also details how the pandemic forced the industry years ahead of where it would be otherwise.
In this episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen chats with Infuse Hospitality Founder and CEO Michael Schultz about how his desire to create a lasting legacy for his family led him to become an entrepreneur. Michael discusses his humble beginnings in the hospitality industry, the key components of a successful brand, and how being service-minded and observant of human behaviors helped his company find stability and success — even once the pandemic reared its ugly head.
[SpotOn Series] Innovation: Your Restaurant’s Secret Ingredient for Success with Ethan Huynh of EAAT Restaurant Group
In this episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen talks with Ethan Huynh, the Founder and CEO of EAAT Restaurant Group, about his experience as a restaurant owner and operator. Ethan discusses the challenges of opening new restaurants just before and during the pandemic. He also explains how innovation, such as self-service ordering, can relieve many of the new pressures restaurants are feeling, and how fresh ideas can make your restaurant a success. To hear more, tune in to this episode.
In this episode of the SpotOn Series, Chad Franzen sits down with Dan Rowe, CEO of Fransmart, to talk about how the company has become one of the world leaders in franchising. Dan shares how his time in the restaurant industry led him to franchising, the ways Fransmart helps franchisees succeed, and the tried-and-true systems restaurant owners need to grow and reach their goals.
Brandon shares how his Navy SEAL experience relates to running a business. He talks about the interpersonal tactics he used to be a good head instructor that carry over to managing people, what he learned from his first entrepreneurial venture, and other experiences that helped him become a successful entrepreneur.
In this episode of the Top Business Leaders Show, John Corcoran is joined by Sarah Hawley, the Founder and CEO of Growmotely, to talk about entrepreneurship, remote work, and conscious leadership. Sarah discusses her father’s leadership style and how his death affected her as an entrepreneur, how remote work has changed over time, and her recommendations on how to form a great remote team built for success.