Opening Soon

P is for Pivot

Episode Summary

Change is inevitable and in today’s landscape change is constant. Restaurants will not look the same as they once did for the foreseeable future. Whether through closure, regulation or community fear, we can’t expect to reopen our businesses without adapting to the way things will be. Growth will be in your hands. We’re back with another episode of RE-Opening soon, talking to chefs, restaurateurs and those in the hospitality business about the impacts of the Coronavirus Crisis. We’ve spoken with chefs on closing down, and approaching their local government and mental health and well being in this unprecedented era. It seems everywhere you look there is a story about the p word: “pivot.” While some call it pivoting, those of us in and around the hospitality call it fighting for survival to possibly stay afloat and serve our communities. Our guest today is Brandon Hoy, Co-founder and COO of our beloved Roberta’s Pizza. Roberta’s is now offering make at home pizza and pasta kits, baked goods, and grocery as well as delivery from all locations. Then we’re joined by Jeremiah Stone and Fabian Von Hauske of Contra, Wildair and Peoples Wine. We’ll hear how our LES neighbors have pivoted into a carry out/ delivery model dubbed Contrair.

Episode Notes

Change is inevitable and in today’s landscape change is constant. Restaurants will not look the same as they once did for the foreseeable future. Whether through closure, regulation or community fear, we can’t expect to reopen our businesses without adapting to the way things will be. Growth will be in your hands. We’re back with another episode of RE-Opening soon, talking to chefs, restaurateurs and those in the hospitality business about the impacts of the Coronavirus Crisis. We’ve spoken with chefs on closing down, and approaching their local government and mental health and well being in this unprecedented era. It seems everywhere you look there is a story about the p word: “pivot.” While some call it pivoting, those of us in and around the hospitality call it fighting for survival to possibly stay afloat and serve our communities. Our guest today is  Brandon Hoy, Co-founder and COO of our beloved Roberta’s Pizza.  Roberta’s is now offering make at home pizza and pasta kits, baked goods, and grocery as well as  delivery from all locations. Then we’re joined by Jeremiah Stone and Fabian Von Hauske of Contra, Wildair and Peoples Wine. We’ll hear how our LES neighbors have pivoted into a carry out/ delivery model dubbed Contrair.   

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Brandon Hoy, Co-founder, COO, Roberta’s, Pizza. pasta, kits, grocery, delivery, Jeremiah Stone, Fabian Von Hauske of Contra, Wildair, Peoples Wine, LES, Contrair