2009 November: Five Questions

2009 November: Five Questions

Kevin Plaut owns and operates Harry’s Bishop’s Corner in West Hartford, Connecticut. A longtime employee, Kevin and his wife, Anne, bought the restaurant in 2007 after founder Harry Rufleth retired. Q: Having taken over a long-established restaurant, did you find any...
2009 November: Five Questions

2009 October: Five Questions

MJ Vacco co-owns Scornovacca’s Pizza in Des Moines, Iowa. Founded by his parents in 1976, Vacco is transitioning to take the business over from his mother and running it on a day-to-day basis. He began the transition last October. Q: Did you always intend to take over...

2009 September: Prescription for Profits

Every weekday, 100,000 pharmaceutical reps take out or have delivered $4 million in food from restaurants just like yours. That’s over one billion dollars each and every year. The average catering budget for a pharmaceutical rep is between $800 and $2,500 per month ––...

2009 September: Where Do We Go From Here

Less than a year ago, I was an independent pizzeria owner on top of the world, but today’s “recession conscious” media suggested imminent doom for my business. When I watch headline news and read the newspaper, I am inclined to believe the ground may...

2009 September: Learning is Earning

Why is it that some operators never seem to leave the kitchen, are afraid to take a vacation and consider overtime a way of life? Why is it that some operators seem to have that “Midas touch”? Why have some bought a business while others have bought a job?...
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