Genghis Grill Al Bhatka & Restaurant Writer Misty Young

 

Al Bhatka

Al Bhatka

Al Bhakta, CEO of Genghis Grill and The Chalak Group

This is one of the coolest stories ever! Four college boys buy a pool hall, grow it, sell it, use the money to buy a franchise, grow it, buy out the franchisor, and explode it! Al and 3 college buddies now own over 270 restaurants around the US. And they grew Genghis Grill from 6 units to over 110 units in 23 states! According to legend, 12th century Mongol armies heated their shields over open fires to grill food in the fields of battle. At Genghis Grill, diners build their own meals from a selection of fresh meats, vegetables, sauces, and spices. The  Grill Masters cook it on a large, round grill in a matter of moments. Barely out of college, these college friends had little life experience and even less restaurant experience. On the night they opened, not a single customer stopped by to eat! Now, even Genghis Khan himself would be proud of their empire!

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Misty Young Author of From Rags to Restaurants and Owner of Squeeze In

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….

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