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Episode Info:  Welcome to Rethink Your Business LAS VEGAS! To subscribe to the podcast, please use the link below: Click Here to Subscribe via iTunes E59: Taking 1 Step Back & 2 Steps Forward to Success  GUEST: Brad Burdsall Brad is the owner of Egg Works and Egg and I family Restaurants. Brad is a graduate of UNLV and has successful managed and ran other restaurants in Las Vegas. He currently has over 300 employees and 6 restaurants with a commissary home office. Brad spends his time checking in on his customers, managers, and spends a good amount of time developing his hot sauces, bloody Mary's, salsa's, and many other items. Brad is also a pinball addict and has 30 machines that he loves to play and tinker with. SHOW DETAILS: Many times we hear only about the failures in the restaurant business, and little about success. Today we are going to change this and share with you what success is in the restaurant world and how you can turn your passion into a thriving business. We brought Brad Burdsall owner of Egg Works, and the Egg and I family Restaurants to share his secret sauce that has turned his passion for cooking into 6 locations and a commissary (home office). Brad originally grew up in Ohio and started his college career at the University of Cincinnati. He left Ohio when his father decided that short trips to Las Vegas as a Professional Poker Player needed more time and he uprooted his family and moved to Las Vegas to continue his career. Brad continued his education at UNLV in Hotel/Restaurant field and Graduated in 1993. Brad started out cooking at a young age and loved the reactions he received from those that ate his food. He kept himself in the food business to learn everything he could. He worked at Olive Garden waiting tables, a server at the Mirage Coffee Shop, and a Chef and Manager at the Macaroni Grill. All of these experiences along with his dedication working on business plans for Cinci's Chilli, and Egg Works prepared him for his first restaurant purchase. Brad purchased the "Egg & I" in 1998 and this was both exciting and scary as his first business purchase. Brad has since opened 5 Egg Works locations and a Commissary Home Office. Brad knows that opening 1 store is tough, and the 2nd store is just as hard, but once you move on past 2 locations the easier it gets and the more prepared you and your staff are. This brings us to share the importance of training your staff. You need to invest the time and money into propeRead more »

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