The Phenomenal Rise of Black Bear Diner: Bruce Dean's Story
Join host John Hutchings as he sits down with Bruce Dean, co-founder of Black Bear Diner, in this episode of the Forward Drinking Podcast. Hear how Bruce's first job as a dishwasher at Sambo's Restaurant at 15 ignited his passion for the restaurant business, leading him to co-found Black Bear Diner and grow it into a successful enterprise with 154 diner locations nationwide. Bruce shares his journey of starting a business from scratch, the importance of creating a strong culture, and the challenges of managing a rapidly growing business. Gain insight from his advice on finding the right partners and building a strong team, streamlining operations with technology, adapting to changing market conditions, and persevering to achieve your dreams. With personal anecdotes and practical tips, this episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in entrepreneurship and building a thriving business.
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