Owner Interviews http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6827/more en The reality of restaurant ownership http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/reality-restaurant-ownership <div class="node-body article-body">Willy Boutillier of Maximilien Restaurant in Seattle discusses the difference in perception and reality</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/reality-restaurant-ownership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/reality-restaurant-ownership#comments Owner Interviews Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:52:00 +0000 33411 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Alex Borgognone brings sushi star to New York http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/alex-borgognone-brings-sushi-star-new-york <div class="node-body article-body">Alex Borgognone has harnessed one chef’s passion for a single product into a thriving operation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/alex-borgognone-brings-sushi-star-new-york" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/alex-borgognone-brings-sushi-star-new-york#comments Eat Beat Business Featured Operators Owner Interviews Asian Fine dining Restaurants Gated Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:22:00 +0000 33171 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Food prep is key to restaurant operator's 'magic' http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/food-prep-key-restaurant-operators-magic <div class="node-body article-body">Kenneth Cribb of Willy Taco in Spartanburg, SC, says that the magic of his restaurant's food is in the preparation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/food-prep-key-restaurant-operators-magic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/food-prep-key-restaurant-operators-magic#comments Eat Beat Business Owner Interviews Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 32791 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Darden plans to revitalize Olive Garden http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/darden-plans-revitalize-olive-garden <div class="field-deck"> After unloading Red Lobster, the casual dining giant is eager to get its mojo back. Job one: resuscitate Olive Garden. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Darden is repositioning Olive Garden to be relevant to Millennials. Here's how.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/darden-plans-revitalize-olive-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/darden-plans-revitalize-olive-garden#comments Eat Beat Business Marketing Management Tips Owner Interviews Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:09:00 +0000 32701 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Sammy Hagar's passion drives new restaurant concept http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/sammy-hagars-passion-drives-new-restaurant-concept <div class="field-deck"> Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar was recently in Cleveland to open his fourth Sammy's Beach Bar & Grill location. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Red Rocker was recently in Cleveland to open his fourth Sammy's Beach Bar & Grill location.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/sammy-hagars-passion-drives-new-restaurant-concept" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/sammy-hagars-passion-drives-new-restaurant-concept#comments Eat Beat Featured Operators Management Tips Owner Interviews Video Bars & Taverns Brands Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:39:00 +0000 32301 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m totally involved in everything I do. I&rsquo;m a hands-on guy, I can&rsquo;t help it,&rdquo; says Sammy Hagar.</p> Why restaurant design is so important http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/why-restaurant-design-so-important <div class="node-body article-body">Kenneth Cribb of Willy Taco in Spartanburg, SC, talks about why paying attention to your restaurant's design is so important.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/why-restaurant-design-so-important" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/why-restaurant-design-so-important#comments Eat Beat Business Owner Interviews Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 32281 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Restaurant owner shakes up top-down management http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/restaurant-owner-shakes-top-down-management <div class="node-body article-body">Kenneth Cribb of Willy Taco in Spartanburg, SC, discusses why top-down management is a thing of the past.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/restaurant-owner-shakes-top-down-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/restaurant-owner-shakes-top-down-management#comments Eat Beat Business Owner Interviews Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:58:00 +0000 32181 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com True hospitality showcased during San Diego wildfires http://restaurant-hospitality.com/community-service/true-hospitality-showcased-during-san-diego-wildfires <div class="field-deck"> Amid a chaotic few days in mid-May, the San Diego-based Luna Grill team shifted gears and quickly became emergency community volunteers, helping feed first responders. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Amid a chaotic few days in mid-May, the San Diego-based Luna Grill team shifted gears and quickly became emergency community volunteers, helping feed first responders.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/community-service/true-hospitality-showcased-during-san-diego-wildfires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/community-service/true-hospitality-showcased-during-san-diego-wildfires#comments Eat Beat Business Owner Interviews Community Service Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:53:00 +0000 31981 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">&ldquo;After seeing the fires weren&rsquo;t dying down, it became a more highly organized effort with the cooperation of the fire department,&rdquo; Maria&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13px;">Pourteymour of Luna Grill says.</span></p> Avoid complacency by focusing on details http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/avoid-complacency-focusing-details <div class="node-body article-body">Veteran restaurateur Chester Kroeger discusses how easy it is to become complacent when your restaurant is doing well</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/avoid-complacency-focusing-details" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/avoid-complacency-focusing-details#comments Owner Interviews Fri, 23 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 31531 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Giving customers a reason to come to your restaurant http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/giving-customers-reason-come-your-restaurant <div class="node-body article-body">Chester Kroeger of Fudpucker's also talks about how his team has learned to constantly evolve.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/giving-customers-reason-come-your-restaurant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/giving-customers-reason-come-your-restaurant#comments Eat Beat Owner Interviews Fri, 16 May 2014 14:00:00 +0000 31331 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com