Guests: Jimmy FitzGerald of Texas Star Brands, Billy Morrissey of Merchant Solutions Group & Bob Frazier of POS Advice
Jimmy FitzGerald – CEO/COO at Texas Star Brands, Inc
Jimmy FitzGerald has had a 40 year career with stints at Applebees, TGI Fridays, and Dunkin Donuts. Interestingly, he lead international expansion into 33 counties for Applebee’s And Fridays. But he was recently reunited with previous investors to create Texas Star Brands. Texas Star operates three Bob’s Steak & Chop House, in Austin, San Antonio, and now Houston (The Woodlands). S“Bob’s” is synonymous with the great steakhouse experience. Building on the reputation earned in the original Dallas location, Bob’s now has restaurants nationwide. Each Bob’s is an examples of the traditional American Prime Steakhouse, combining simple elegance, a lively atmosphere, big drinks, fine wines and large cuts of the finest prime steaks, chops and seafood. It is frequently ranked the best in the country. Lots of great info from Jimmy.
Billy Morrissey – President of Merchant Solutions Group
Billy Morrissey is an entrepreneur and financial specialist, and as the President and Founder of Merchant Solutions Group, he can show your company new business and financing options that you may not have considered. And Billy loves to work with restaurants, to get them that cash they need to expand or buy equipment. Billy founded Merchant Solutions Group in 2007, starting in a one-room office. Now, the company boasts over 40 employees in Manhattan and Chicago, helping restaurants turned away by banks and other financial institutions.
Bob Frazier – CEO at POS Advice
Bob Frazier has been in the POS world for years, but recently started POS Advice to provide up to date, free, independent and unbiased information about POS systems. With free white papers, resources and videos, the site is NOT a point of sale dealer or POS reseller and is NOT a credit card processor. Bob does, though, help hundreds of restaurateurs with their point of sale decision. We all know a good POS system is critical to a restaurant’s success, and Bob can save you time, money and aggravation. Great stuff Bob!