Owner Interviews http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6827/more en Souvla elevates the simple gyro in San Francisco http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/souvla-elevates-simple-gyro-san-francisco <div class="field-deck"> Charles Bililies has fused his fine dining training and Greek roots in a casual dining venture. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Charles Bililies; San Francisco restaurant offers a refined interpretation of the classic Greek souvlaki</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/souvla-elevates-simple-gyro-san-francisco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/souvla-elevates-simple-gyro-san-francisco#comments Owner Interviews Featured Operators Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:00:00 +0000 46961 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Diners at the counter can watch the spit-roasting of Souvla&#39;s meats.</p> Kassie Borreson Lobster ME grabbing share of fast casual http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/lobster-me-grabbing-share-fast-casual <div class="field-deck"> How a vacation—and its delicious crustaceans—helped one entrepreneur find his niche. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Jeff Fine fell in love with Maine lobster and decided to bring it to the masses with a fast-casual restaurant chain.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/lobster-me-grabbing-share-fast-casual" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/lobster-me-grabbing-share-fast-casual#comments Owner Interviews New Restaurant Concepts Fast-Casual Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:07:00 +0000 46491 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Lobster and fast casual were made for each other, says Lobster ME founder Jeff Fine.</p> Operator on picking investors, growth, competition http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/operator-picking-investors-growth-competition <div class="node-body audio-body">Dave Query started Big Red F Restaurant Group in 1993 and has turned it into a highly successful business</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/owner-interviews/operator-picking-investors-growth-competition" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/site-files/restaurant-hospitality.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2015/08/roulogopromo_0.gif" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/site-files/restaurant-hospitality.com/files/podcast/audio/ROU_Query.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=38431086">ROU_Query.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/operator-picking-investors-growth-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/operator-picking-investors-growth-competition#comments Owner Interviews Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000 46171 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Restaurateur reconnects with roots for inspiration http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/restaurateur-reconnects-roots-inspiration <div class="node-body audio-body">Bida Manda is one of the most loved restaurants in Raleigh, NC</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/owner-interviews/restaurateur-reconnects-roots-inspiration" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/site-files/restaurant-hospitality.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2015/08/roulogopromo.gif" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/site-files/restaurant-hospitality.com/files/podcast/audio/ROU_Nolintha.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=29563640">ROU_Nolintha.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/restaurateur-reconnects-roots-inspiration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/restaurateur-reconnects-roots-inspiration#comments Owner Interviews Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000 46111 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Former Marine turned restaurant operator talks work ethic http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/former-marine-turned-restaurant-operator-talks-work-ethic <div class="node-body audio-body">Hear from Brent Bushong, who recently opened The Velveteen Habit in Maine with his partners</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/owner-interviews/former-marine-turned-restaurant-operator-talks-work-ethic" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/site-files/restaurant-hospitality.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2015/07/roulogopromogifcropdisplay.gif" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/site-files/restaurant-hospitality.com/files/podcast/audio/ROU_Bushong.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=29060059">ROU_Bushong.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/former-marine-turned-restaurant-operator-talks-work-ethic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/former-marine-turned-restaurant-operator-talks-work-ethic#comments Owner Interviews Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000 45071 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Getting out of your comfort zone http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/getting-out-your-comfort-zone <div class="node-body audio-body">Hear from Aaron Siegel, owner of Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ in Charleston, SC</div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/site-files/restaurant-hospitality.com/files/podcast/audio/ROU_Siegel.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=35751161">ROU_Siegel.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/getting-out-your-comfort-zone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/getting-out-your-comfort-zone#comments Owner Interviews Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000 45061 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Back East: How one California restaurant business is launching an expansion http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/back-east-how-one-california-restaurant-business-launching-expansion <div class="field-deck"> 15-unit Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill, based in Southern California, is exploring a whole new region. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">15-unit Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill, based in Southern California, is exploring a whole new region.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/back-east-how-one-california-restaurant-business-launching-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/back-east-how-one-california-restaurant-business-launching-expansion#comments Owner Interviews Featured Operators Thu, 16 Jul 2015 17:19:00 +0000 44821 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Atlantic salmon with Jim Beam, brown sugar and soy sauce.</p> Sambar fuses flavors of India, California http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/sambar-fuses-flavors-india-california <div class="field-deck"> Akasha Richmond’s second L.A. concept puts a spin on traditional dishes. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Akasha Richmond’s second L.A. concept puts a spin on traditional dishes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/sambar-fuses-flavors-india-california" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/new-restaurant-concepts/sambar-fuses-flavors-india-california#comments Owner Interviews New Restaurant Concepts Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:25:00 +0000 44171 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>In the space that once housed Ford&rsquo;s Filling Station, Sambar is a few doors down from Richmond&rsquo;s seven-year-old restaurant Akasha.</p> Restaurant owner takes stand with food sourcing http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/restaurant-owner-takes-stand-food-sourcing <div class="node-body audio-body">Seth Gross believes in standing for something</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/owner-interviews/restaurant-owner-takes-stand-food-sourcing" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/site-files/restaurant-hospitality.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2015/07/roulogopromo.gif" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/site-files/restaurant-hospitality.com/files/podcast/audio/ROU_Gross.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=30506964">ROU_Gross.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/restaurant-owner-takes-stand-food-sourcing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/restaurant-owner-takes-stand-food-sourcing#comments Owner Interviews Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:16:00 +0000 44741 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com 5 questions with Chris Cusack http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/5-questions-chris-cusack <div class="field-deck"> The co-owner of Houston multi-concept company, Treadsack, takes a breather in Aspen to discuss life in the fast lane. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The co-owner of Houston multi-concept restaurant company, Treadsack, takes a breather in Aspen to discuss life in the fast lane.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/5-questions-chris-cusack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/5-questions-chris-cusack#comments Owner Interviews Aspen Mon, 06 Jul 2015 19:56:00 +0000 44641 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Chris Cusack</p>