Operating any restaurant requires tremendous energy.
The pursuit of profit alone is usually not enough. It is the pursuit of a dream—a vision about how your restaurant will positively impact your life, your family, your customers and your world. This vision gives you the stamina to deal with the inevitable obstacles that await all entrepreneurs—the cash flow crises, tech problems, vendors who don’t deliver on time and thousands of other random, unpredictable annoyances.
The entrepreneurial journey is, in some sense, a solitary one. It’s lonely at the top. Heavy is the head that wears the crown. But no matter how ambitious you are—how much energy and knowledge you bring to the game—you cannot win alone. As Margaret Mead famously observed: “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”
You need a group of people committed to your vision. You cannot change the world by yourself.