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What I Said at The Texas Restaurant Show About Retiring in Place

I am just back from another great Texas Restaurant Show where I spoke Saturday at the TRA/Morgan Stanley pre show Investment Boot Camp about 5 ways to finance restaurant company growth and on Sunday on the show floor Innovation Stage about the Silver Tsunami, unlocking opportunities with restaurant owners who want to sell or step back.  A lot … Continued

Meet Me This Weekend at the Texas Restaurant Show!

At the Texas Restaurant Show this weekend at the Henry B. Gonzalez convention center in San Antonio – on Sunday, July 14, I will be part of an all-star team talking about “Silver Tsunami: Unlocking Opportunities With Restaurant Owners Who Want to Sell of Step Back”. It takes place on the show floor’s Innovation Stage at 12:30 … Continued

How to Steal Valuable Lessons From That $6 Salad Place

I admit it: I’m fascinated by Salad and Go’s business. It’s a QSR with no dining rooms, a footprint as small as 750 square feet, core menu items in the $6-$7 range, and an AUV north of $1MM. In all, they’re about as different as possible from the restaurants I work with. Their idea of offering people … Continued