Restaurant Lessons: Mark McDonnell on 27+ Years Building His Business

publication date: Apr 2, 2018
author/source: Jaime Oikle with Mark McDonnell

LaSalle Grill

Mark McDonnellJaime speaks with long-time member and restaurateur Mark McDonnell of LaSalle Grill in South Bend, IN about the success factors in his business.

A Four Diamond Award winner 22 years in a row, we talk about what it takes to keep pushing the business forward after all these years.

We touch on...

  • How Mark got started in the business and how LaSalle came to be
  • Today vs. yesteryears and how things keep changing...
  • The appeal of local products on the menu
  • The power of a restaurant being effectively involved in the community
  • How commitments and standards can get everyone on the same page
  • How to stay dedicated to your pre-shift as an important knowledge & sales builder
  • Why linking out to TripAdvisor & Yelp can be good for business
  • Why & how a catering division can fatten the bottom line and take the pressure off
  • and a whole lot more...

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