Learn restaurant operations and investment tips, restaurant trends and more from an established industry pro.
January 23, 2023
Technology, Hiring and Falling on your Face
Technology can transform a restaurant business for the better, but that depends on how it is harnessed.
August 30, 2022
Learning to Negotiate in the Real World
Scott learned four important lessons on negotiating early in life... through dealing used cars.
July 14, 2022
Real Talk: Recession and Restaurants
Scott analyzes the current economic situation and what it may spell for the restaurant industry.
April 14, 2022
Tipping: The Dirty is in the Details
Scott offers his analysis on the historical and current problems with tipping.
March 15, 2022
Flexitarians on the Rise: Plant-Based Foods, Flexitarians and Sustainability
Scott Barnett takes a look at how the market is moving towards plant-based foods and sustainability.
November 16, 2021
Bubba Gump: Creating a Restaurant Concept Based on a Movie
Scott looks back on the most important decisions during the inception of Bubba Gump - a restaurant concept based on a movie - an international success.
OCTOBER 5, 2021
COVID, People and Restaurants
Despite the widespread availability of a vaccine, COVID continues to spread, wreaking havoc on all businesses - especially the restaurant industry. Scott takes a look at ongoing labor shortages, supply chain disruptions and international COVID fatigue.
August 23, 2021
The Fight for Fifteen
COVID has worsened what was already a labor shortage in the restaurant business. Consider the "Fight for Fifteen" - a movement to increase restaurant workers' wages to at least $15 a hour - already won. But there may be light at the end of the COVID labor shortage tunnel.
June 7, 2021
Think Speed and Simplicity to Profit in the Post-COVID Restaurant Industry
The big idea is: quick table turnover, short menus and easily-executed items are critical to profits in the post-COVID restaurant industry.
May 3, 2021
Leadership vs. Management
At its most basic, to quote Admiral Grace Hopper, "You manage things but you lead people."
March 30, 2021
Chain Restaurants: Identifying Talent for Success
One of my keys to success as a CEO was making identifying talent as my number one priority.