It all began in the back room of a popular East Side bar and restaurant. A comedian took the stage and his experience drew him into a world he'd never imagined. In this episode we talk to hospitality entrepreneur and marketing consultant Wes Shaver about his winding journey to restaurant ownership.
Along the way, we discuss the genius of "eatertainment" concepts like Punch Bowl Social, the evolving food scenes both Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Shaver's hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. and the elements that make up a great restaurant experience. We also take a closer look at the wild world of hospitality, the challenges it presents for owner operators and the skills it takes to succeed in the industry.