Chef Ford Fry is one of Atlanta’s most accomplished and well-recognized restaurateur. Between 2012 to 2016, Ford launched 10 new restaurants that quickly became some of the hottest spots in the city.
Ford didn’t set out to be the well-known success that he is. He had a passion for food, experiences and people—and those fueled his ambition for opening new restaurants and concepts.
Our conversation with Ford proved that the more times you launch, the easier it gets.
Welcome to episode 7 of the Executive Minds Podcast.
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1. The first step can be the hardest. Ford knew he wanted to own his own restaurant, but was hesitant to actually make the leap.
2. Learn every part of your business. Ford is a chef, but he learned how to do everything from building permits to payroll. Then, he surrounded himself with talented leaders to help him.
3. It gets easier with time. As you develop your launch muscles, you’ll find things that didn’t come naturally will become second nature.