Beyond the Restaurant
About This Show
Beyond the Restaurant is a show that focuses around a single question, "What do restaurant owners have to do to create a sustainable restaurant without it consuming them?"
We go into business not to become stuck in the business. We have a story to tell and we want to create freedom so we have the ability to spend more time with our family or friends.
Andrew Carlson interviews restaurant owners and experts on various topics to help you operate your business better so you can step away and know that it will still be an exceptional place for your community to come back to over and over again.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Adapting Your Concept to Market Demands for Sustainability
5 days ago
It was such an honor to chat with this week's dynamic duo! Tracey & David are the owners of a new sushi & poke spot in New Orleans called "Aloha Lei" - located at 801 Magazine St. In this episode, we talked about the importance of adapting your concept to what the market demands, what it was like opening their first restaurant, how going into a multi-restaurant marketplace was an amazing first step for them & so much more! We even got a little personal and discussed their secret to making a partnership work with your significant other! Make sure to listen to the full episode! It's filled with tons of nuggets for both novice owners & seasoned industry veterans. Connect with Aloha Lei on Social! Facebook & Instagram Website: https://www.alohaleinola.com Also, if you want to discuss in more depth anything that was mentioned on the show today, head over to our private group for show listeners. https://www.facebook.com/groups/beyondtherestaurant Bios: David is an active duty Louisiana National Guardsmen. He worked as a general manager in the restaurant industry for several years before joining the military in 2008. He is also a writer and filmmaker. Tracey gained her love of Hawaiian cuisine when she lived there. She gained a passion for sushi over the years and was lucky to have a seasoned veteran sushi chef take her under their wing and teach her. She has since worked in sushi before getting the opportunity to open up Aloha Lei.Read more »