Guests: Misty Young Author of From Rags to Restaurants and Owner of Squeeze In, Ryan Costigan of the Georgia Restaurant Association, and Adam Weizer, VP of Cyril’s Bakery and Co-Founder of ServisTree
Misty owns a chain of family restaurants with four locations. And she wrote a book about her experience and throws down the rules for restaurant ownership. Ever wondered what your ROI should be? Ask Misty. Ever wonder how to knock 8% of costs? Ask Misty. She had been a VP/Partner in a marketing firm, had served as a deputy press secretary for the Governor and Press Secretary to the Attorney General. And a mom! And a grandmom to 3 year old twins and a new granddaughter due in 6 weeks! All those great experiences combine to serve independent restaurant owners, to help end independent restaurant failure, and to allow some of the hardest working people in the country get a well deserved vacation! Learn more from Misty here….
Ryan Costigan of the Georgia Restaurant Association
The Voice for Georgia’s Restaurants and the GRA Membership Manager,Ryan has been on the show many times, one of our regulars, Today he updates us on the latest political news, the ACA situation and how to figure out the impact on you. Also, he gets us up to date on liquor license violation penalties. Great stuff as always from the GRA.
Cyril’s Bakery provides frozen bakery products for the restaurant industry their products are distributed by the likes of Cheney Brothers, Sysco and US Foods. Adam has been with the company since the mid 90s, and gives us an insight into this important part of the industry. Also, he talks about seeing the writing on the wall, and growing into new markets, sometimes even with a new company. Servistree.com provides restaurants and general business owners with a variety of business services to help modernize their operations. They offer their clients a one stop shopping experience, for services such as credit card processing, iPad point of sale systems, Social Media Marketing and Web development. They provide one point of contact for customer service and project implementation.
And from the GRA, here is the link to the NRA notification tool mentioned in the show. Call Ryan if you need help!