Food. We all love to eat it, and a lot of us even love to make it. Maybe that’s why so many people dream of one day opening up their own restaurant. Making food for strangers who would one day become your friends. Getting the know the community around you through the worlds greatest (family friendly) pastime. It really seems like a great existence. Today we learn about the ups and downs of the restaurant life from brothers and successful restaurateurs, Aaron and Jared Pool.
3:30 - Jared’s background.
6:30 - Aaron’s background.
10:00 - Finding a property.
13:00 - Getting a loan.
15:30 - Bringing Jared into the fold.
18:00 - Their family's support.
19:30 - Dealing with doubters.
21:45 - The learning curve and difficulties when opening a restaurant.
31:15 - The hardest thing to get right.
36:45 - Learning the business side of things.
41:15 - Tracking income and expenses.
45:00 - Promoting the restaurant.
57:40 - Lessons learned from first restaurant being brought to the second.
1:01:15 - Advice for opening a restaurant.
THIS EPISODE WAS MADE WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Michelle & Jim Wortner