926: Neal Bodenheimer Founder of Cure Co.

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Get Neal's book Cure: New Orleans Drinks and How To Mix 'Em launching on October 25th!

Check out Drunk by Edward Slingerland as recommended in today's episode.

Check out America Walks Into A Bar by Christine Sismondo as recommended in today's episode.

Check out episode 877 with Cedd Moses as mentioned in today's episode!

Check out episode 881 with Cedd Moses as mentioned in today's episode!

Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Favorite success quote or mantra:
  • "Positions are replaceable, people are not."

In this episode with Brandon Landry we will discuss:

  • The importance of learning history
  • Working as a server in NYC
  • Different types of management styles
  • Fine dining
  • Partnerships
  • Finding a mentor
  • Closing a restaurant
  • Automation
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Knowledge bombs

  1. Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
    • Genuinely like people and am interested in what they have to say
    • Pursuit of understanding people
  2. What is your biggest weakness?
    • Organization
  3. What's one thing you ask or look for when interviewing/growing your team?
    • Empathy
  4. What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
    • Growth
  5. Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team.
    • Treat other people the way that you want to be treated
  6. What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff?
    • More comping than most people do
    • Acknowledge people
  7. What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?
  8. What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influence operations?
    • Slack
  9. What is one thing you feel restaurateurs don't do well enough or often enough?
    • Take time for ourselves
  10. 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?
    • Restaurant industry is like golf: it doesn't matter what everyone else around you is doing, it matter what youare doing
    • Treat people (everyone) the way you want to be treated
    • Be empathetic
Contact:

Neal's book, Cure: New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix 'Em launching October 25th!

Cure website: https://www.curenola.com/

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Huge thanks to Neal Bodenheimer for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!

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