The fun part about opening a new restaurant is picking out the “theme” and the furniture. The NOT so fun part is paying for it. Honestly, I am probably the last person that needs to be opening a third restaurant. It takes money! LOTS of it. And that’s the thing that I have least of right now. But one thing that I do also have is a hard head! When I get something stuck in my head that I want to do, it is very hard to talk me out of it… Especially something about a business. I don’t know how I am going to get this done without the deep pockets that are required to do this. I don’t have ANY investors. No big corporation behind me with deep pockets. It’s just me and me ALONE! My customers might be sitting on milk crates for a few weeks but I’m going to get it done.
My daddy had multiple stories that he shared with me before he passed away. Anytime we were riding in his truck, he might launch into a story about how he wished that he had bought a property that we were passing by when he had the chance. Or maybe he missed the chance to open another business because for whatever reason, he just didn’t pull the trigger. And my dad did own a business but he wanted to do so much more. Those stories about what he DIDN’T do, motivate me to do ALL that I CAN do. He wasn’t just satisfied running a furniture shop. But time, money, good help, raising two kids and putting them through private school, college, etc…Those were a few of the reasons that, I assume, he wasn’t able to just run somewhere and sign a lease and start a new venture. So, even though I am so grateful for EVERYTHING he did, and I grew up ALWAYS wanting to own a business just like my daddy; it’s the things that he dreamed about way back then, that push me even more now!