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What Does It Take To Have a Successful Restaurant Today?

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Restaurants come and go. Some have hi-tech gimmicks. Others have just plain good food. And still others use celebrity glamor to attract customers. It's a tough business with only a 5% success rate.

Justin interviews Paul Motenko, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of Stacked Restaurants, LLC., a newly-developed company that opened restaurants in Torrance, CA, San Diego, CA and Cerritos CA during 2011 and Thousand Oaks, CA in March, 2013.

STACKED offers burgers, pizza, salads, and mac ‘n’ cheese in a create-your-own menu format. STACKED also offers appetizers, sides and desserts as well as a full bar. Guests utilize table-top iPads to choose between dozens of ingredients to create their meal with exactly the flavors they like best. Stacked Restaurants recently received the first annual Technology Innovator of the Year Award by the National Restaurant Association and was designated a “Hot Concept” for 2012 by Nation’s Restaurant News.

Paul Motenko is very involved in a variety of charitable causes, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, where he has been President of the Southern California Chapter for the past 6 years. He is also on the Board of Counselors for the Chapman University’s Argyros School of Business and is the recipient of the Orange County, CA Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Ernst and Young in 2003.

Justin Krane is a Certified Financial Planner and the President of Krane Financial Solutions. His savvy approach to financial planning allows clients to unite their money with their lives and business. Using a unique system developed from his studies of financial psychology, Justin partners with entrepreneurs to create a bigger vision with education and financial modeling.