In the 90s, our family fell in love with a little "hippie restaurant" in historic downtown Truckee, California. We literally used to lay in bed at night pillow talking about how we'd own that restaurant! In 2003 we heard the owners were looking to let it go and it was no surprise to anyone that we jumped at the opportunity.
We quit our cushy, corporate careers and put everything on the line, determined to live our dream!
Right away we knew we were facing an uphill battle. The restaurant had no systems. None. Zero. Nada!! Employees had no schedule, cash deposits were shoved behind a mirror instead of taken to the bank, bill collectors were posting notices on our door… we didn’t even have the ability to accept debit and credit cards! Were we worried? Absolutely! But we were also determined to do everything we could to fix and grow this restaurant.
So, we set about designing, implementing, and perfecting a series of systems that took us from 1 struggling location to a full-fledged family owned restaurant empire!
With 5 family owned locations, 3 open franchises and 7 more in various stages of development, we’ve become internationally certified coaches and mentors and are highly sought after consultants in the independent restaurant industry. Since we can’t be everywhere at once, we started building a program that meets owners like you right where you are. Thus, Restaurant Smart was born!
We believe that every owner should have the tools and strategies they need to build and grow the business that they love! We will empower you to live with intention, to learn and grow from every experience, and to build a business that will support and sustain your family for generations to come.
We can’t wait to be a part of your success story!