Ryan and Daniel Pernice, RO Hospitality (North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 287)
Brothers Ryan and Daniel Pernice of RO Hospitality join host John Ray to discuss their three restaurant brands, Table & Main, Osteria Mattone, and Coalition Food and Beverage. Ryan and Dan discuss how their operations changed because of the pandemic, their effort to help food insecure families, what the future of the restaurant industry may look like, and more. “North Fulton Business Radio” is produced virtually from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta.
Ryan Pernice and his brother Daniel, restaurant co-owners, have lived in Roswell for 25+ years, both graduating from Roswell High School many years ago. They currently own three restaurants: Table & Main and Osteria Mattone in Roswell and Coalition Food and Beverage in Alpharetta. Ryan graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration with distinction in 2007. Afterwards, he lived in New York City working for acclaimed restaurateur Danny Meyer at Maialino, an Italian trattoria, before moving home in 2011 to open Table & Main. Ryan’s restaurants are currently back to full operation and trying everything under the sun to remain top-of-mind for potential guests amidst all this craziness. Early on in the pandemic, they transformed Table & Main into a soup kitchen donating meals at no charge to the newly food insecure. They are proud to have fed 9,750 people during this difficult time.
Questions/Topics Discussed in this Show
- Operating restaurants pre and post-Covid
- Social Media – Community engagement
- Table & Aid, a community hunger relief initiative
- Their backgrounds working for New York City restaurateur Danny Meyer
- Small biz growth (from 1 restaurant to 3 + 1 management company)
- Managing a multi-location restaurant company
- Playing to each other’s strengths as managers
- Starting a side hustle
North Fulton Business Radio” is hosted by John Ray and produced virtually from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta. You can find the full archive of shows by following this link. The show is available on all the major podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, TuneIn, and others.
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