Episode 59

One Restaurant Owner's Path to Success and the Choices He Made

Published on: 16th November, 2022

When I talk about coaching, I’m talking about having tools and support to transform your restaurant and your life. Avery Ward, who is the CEO of Little Italy Pizza in Groveport, Ohio, is a shining example of a restaurant owner who knew there had to be a better way of doing things in his restaurant, so he signed up to be part of my restaurant coaching group. When he joined the group, he was burning the candle at both ends, working his pizza oven every Thursday to Sunday, open to close. Now he's never on the schedule, works from home, walks into the restaurant only when he has a manager meeting or when he wants to. He has a fully capable restaurant management team that is helping him explode his sales, service and profitability. His fiancé is growing their catering division for added revenue, and they're expanding the brand to a new location just a few blocks down to support all this growth. In this episode of my podcast, The Restaurant Prosperity Formula, Ward takes us on his journey from how he started working in the family business, to some of the things he wishes he’d done differently to now and what it's like to run the restaurant when you become the leader the restaurant needs. You won’t believe it after listening to our discussion, but when he started working with me, he wasn’t convinced it would work. He talks about that journey from skeptic to believer and what he had to do to get to this point. If you’re sure there has to be a better way of running your restaurant, listen to Ward’s story.

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The Restaurant Prosperity Formula
For Independent Restaurant Owners
If you’re ready to stop being a prisoner in your restaurant and finally have the life you’ve been working for, you are in the right place. Podcast host David Scott Peters has been coaching restaurant owners since 2003 how to transform their restaurants and their lives by becoming the leader their restaurant requires for success. He has taught thousands of other restaurant owners how to do less and lead more, how to delegate and trust their teams, and use task-based systems to make it all work. The lessons he teaches and the solutions for the moment he offers are based on his Restaurant Prosperity Formula. To learn more about David and his formula, visit davidscottpeters.com or pick up a copy of his book, "The Restaurant Prosperity Formula: What Successful Restaurateurs Do."

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David Scott Peters

David Scott Peters is a restaurant coach and speaker who teaches restaurant operators how to cut costs and increase profits with his trademark Restaurant Prosperity Formula. Known as the restaurant expert in the industry, he uses a no-BS style to teach and motivate restaurant owners and managers to take control of their businesses and finally realize their full potential. Thousands of restaurants have used his formula to transform their businesses.