Not many folks can say they’ve successfully opened both a single-location concept AND a franchise burger joint.
But Calen ‘BIG WHEEL’ McNeil? He can.
In 1999, Calen helped open one of Victoria’s best-loved Italian restaurants, Zambri‘s.
And in 2011, he opened the first Big Wheel Burger.
Today, Zambri’s is still cranking out my favourite Spaghetti Aglio E Olio, and Big Wheel Burger has a total of 5 locations.
(He’s also won over $500,000.00 playing POKER.)
Calen’s Zone of Genius 👉 Making effective ‘probability-weighted’ decisions as the playing field changes around him. 🧠
In this episode, you’ll find answers to the following questions:
🤔 What skills have you learned at the poker table that you’ve applied to your business?
🤔 What was the greatest obstacle you had to overcome that’s made the most impact on your restaurants?
🤔 How has the ‘hedgehog concept’ helped Big Wheel Burger grow?
🤔 To franchise or not to franchise — Is there a clear route to take?