Episode 29 - Jared Merlino from Bartolo, Lobo Plantation, Kittyhawk and Big Poppas talks about how we has been able to grow his hospitality brand in the competitive Sydney bar and restaurant scene
Episode 29 - Jared Merlino from Bartolo, Surry Hills, Sydney
Since opening in November 2018, it was always Jared’s vision to create a venue where patrons could feel at home, whilst settling in to enjoy the incredible food and drinks on offer. During this time an application was submitted for a PSA (Primary Service Authorisation), which would allow guests to drink without dining.
With the approval of Bartolo’s PSA and the opportunity to offer later night trading, Jared’s vision is finally being realised and he is excited to be able to provide customers with more of what he does best, alongside the wonderful Grazia di Franco, who is responsible for Bartolo’s innovative seasonal cocktail menu.
In this episode we talk about Jared's journey from working as a kitchen hand in a gentleman's club, to working with Merivale group in Sydney for 6 years and running Ivy, one of the best bars in Sydney.
If you are scaling a hospitality brand and want to make sure that it stays authentic, then I know this podcast is going to offer you a lot of value.
Please check out Jared's venues below to see what his group is about:
Lobo Plantation: http://thelobo.com.au/
The KittyHawk: https://thekittyhawk.com.au/
Big Poppa's: https://www.bigpoppa.com.au/
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