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How a Husband and Wife Team Made Their Restaurant & Brewery Dream A Reality

Restaurant Engine Podcast #4


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In This Episodeā€¦

We talk with Matt and Jessica Ray, owners of Livingoods Restaurant & Brewery in Peru, NY. With an extensive upscale-casual menu that truly has something for everyone, and a full-fledged brewery operation about to launch, this husband and wife team bring two lifetimes of experience to their establishment, with amazing results.

Listen in and hear:

  • How Matt has carefully planned the brewery operation, finding a new location to house it and crossing hurdles with various government organizations along the way
  • The methods Jessica uses to leverage Facebook and social media to drive business to their restaurant nightly
  • How Livingoods’ gourmet menu manages to offer something for everyone, meat-lovers and vegetarians alike, with high-quality ingredients and local sourcing
  • How a move to a new location last year (after 9 years in the same location) has changed their business and marketing strategies

Find out how Matt and Jessica got started in the industry and initially funded their restaurant, and how they made the shift to a new location with an in-house brewery, a special events hall, live music and ongoing support of local charities to support their community.

Featuring authentic ingredients almost exclusively made from scratch, Livingoods does not compromise on its menu which includes including over 7 gourmet burgers, Mexican, Italian, vegetarian and seafood dishes. Matt and Jessica fill us in on how they continually train their kitchen staff on new methods to get the best possible results from their chefs.

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