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Planting Roots in Your Community | Shawn Walchef on Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast | DH061

Getting involved and planting roots in your community as a business owner shows that you care about your village.

Once you have a platform — and you use your voice to talk about the entire community, and not just your own business  — everything starts to change.

Shawn Walchef on Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast

Restaurant Unstoppable podcast host Eric Cacciatore visited Cali BBQ Media to record an episode of his hospitality show with us in late 2019, which we are sharing with you now almost a year later.

The lessons and stories we discussed in our in-depth interviews still resonate in 2020, even as the world has changed.

Eric Cacciatore tours Cali Comfort BBQ in Spring Valley, CaliforniaThat show’s host Eric Cacciatore was also a guest on one of our very first Digital Hospitality podcast episodes.

On the popular business and hospitality podcast, we talked with us using social media to reach out to the community, collaboration with others, building a team, and much more.

Eric Cacciatore of Restaurant Unstoppable podcast on Digital Hospitality

Restaurant Unstoppable podcast host Eric Cacciatore has interviewed many of the top owners, operators, and chefs in the restaurant and hospitality industries to explore what they’ve learned in their journey.

Along his own podcasting journey, with many hundreds of episodes under his belt, Eric has amassed a wealth of knowledge about the ins and the outs of the restaurant business and building his own brand.


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“Knowledge Bombs” Q&A from this Episode:



Which “it factor” habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?

What is your biggest weakness?
Financial accountability

What’s one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview?

What’s a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
Life is just a series of positive challenges

Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team.
Make memorable moments

What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff?
It’s our job to engineer memorable moments, make the story extend beyond our four walls

What’s a book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?
Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller and The Power of Moments by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

What’s the one thing you feel restaurateurs don’t know well enough or do often enough?
Promoting themselves

If you got the news that you’d be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be?
1. Get Involved
2. Stay Curious
3. Lead With Love



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Digital Hospitality: A Cali BBQ Media Podcast

Every week on the Digital Hospitality podcast we dig deep into the ways that people are finding ways to succeed at business and thrive in life.

Remember to always Stay Curious, Get Involved, and Ask for Help.


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