Guy Fieri believes the restaurant industry is coming back, interview
As Food Network fans watch Guy’s Chance of a Lifetime, Triple D and even Restaurant Hustle, Guy Fieri is more than an engaging chef who inspires foodies to take that big bite. His voice has been the rallying cry to lead the restaurant industry on a road to recovery. While he believes that the restaurant industry has a path to redemption, it is more than just opening the doors and hoping crowds will fill the empty tables.
Recently. FoodSided spoke to Guy Fieri where he shared a delicious big game recipe featuring Kings Hawaiian Motley Que Pork Sliders. While many people will happily recreate that recipe in their home kitchen, Fieri spoke to the reason why Kings Hawaii works well in a professional kitchen, too.
For Fieri, those bread items have the versatility that he needs in his restaurants. It is a brand that that he trusts. From the flavor to the ease of use, having a food like that in his arsenal is one of several components that makes his restaurants successful.
Does Guy Fieri believe that restaurants are on the road to recovery?
Many people hope for restaurants to be bustling yet again. As everyone navigates the constantly changing rules, it is more than innovative food and impressive atmosphere that ensures filled tables.
Fieri stands with his “brothers and sisters in the industry” and believes that “we all need the support.” Even though Fieri said that the “ship is turned and we are on our way back to better times,” the trip is not necessarily without speed bumps.
Having been in the restaurant industry since he was 13 years old, Fieri said that “it’s been the most difficult time.” Still, he believes that there has been some good that has been learned from these struggles.
Specifically, Fieri appreciates that the old school ways of doing things might need to be upgraded. While pivot might be an overused word, the restaurants and business owners that adapted well set themselves up for a path to success.
Fieri believes that finding the right business model is important. From delivery to other options, everyone needs to be open to seeing various paths.
Why does Guy Fieri think that everyone should work in the restaurant industry?
As the restaurant industry continues to struggle with worker shortages, Fieri believes that it is “one of the greatest industries that you can ever work in.” He believes that “we need folks to come back, work and be involved in it.”
Even though he is a cheerleader for the restaurant industry, successful businesses are more than just putting delicious food on the table. For Fieri, he wants people to understand the lessons learned in that work position.
Specifically, that “teamwork” aspect is key to successful “customer service.” That ability to work together can help others not just grow in the business but in any endeavor.
Fieri says without a doubt, “I encourage everybody, at some point in their life, should work in the restaurant industry because I think that it really gives you some of the tools that you need for whatever industry.”
From that first job to a second career, both the front and back of the house is open and waiting to welcome people to a team. It might not be the ultimate prize of keys to a Chicken Guy Franchise but working in the restaurant industry offers a wealth of knowledge.