Apola Greek Grill

Episode #239 Pride, Tradition & Hard Work Grows this Greek Restaurant

In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Yianni Kosmides of Apola Greek Grill. He is a Greek native who with his brother Stefano, cut his teeth at an early age helping run every part of the family business. This episode is all about the “Secret Sauce” of running a great restaurant based on freshness, quality and tradition. We’ll talk about the importance of leading by example, training, attention to the bottom line, and let’s not forget the food.

Episode #164 How to add a new Custom Branded Profit Center

Selling food and beverage is NOT enough.  Your restaurant needs multiple profit centers. Our goal is to bring you new ideas, inspiring guests and powerful tools to help improve your restaurant. So here’s a story:  Professional musician travels the country, constantly ordering out at restaurants.  He sees a broken system and a better way to streamline the online ordering process. It just so happens, he also has a tech background and creates a better way.

Episode #80 These 3 Things are Vital to Your Success

In my book, there is no more challenging business than running restaurants and I often call it the business of 1000 details.  You’ve got ordering, inventory, finances, marketing. payroll and so many balls to keep in the air.  So what should you focus on first?   So give today’s episode a listen.   We’re talking 3 Things to do Today that will really transform the way you do business.