Episode 11 | Mikey’s Late Night Slice

Summary:

We sit down with Mike Sorboro, Founder and CEO of Mikey’s Late Night Slice, to talk about his path to Columbus, the story of his restaurant, and what the future looks like for him and Late Night Slice.

Show Mile Markers:

00:00 – Patreon support & Conquering Columbus intro
02:30 – Typical day in Mikey’s life
03:40 – Mikey’s childhood & path to College/Columbus
07:20 – Mikey’s path to starting his first business
09:25 – There’s no better shape, than Pedicab-Shape!
10:15 – Surge pricing before it was cool
10:45 – Back to building the first business
11:30 – How Mikey’s Late Night Slice was born
12:40 – Who knows how to make Pizza?
13:30 – The evolution of Mikey’s Late Night Slice
17:00 – The first food truck & financing
18:20 – Mike sweats more when he eats than he does when he works out
18:55 – Josh says a curse word on accident. Sorry.
19:40 – The friend zone
20:30 – The biggest hurdles
21:30 – Mikey forgets the question lol
21:31 – Back to the biggest hurdles
23:35 – Business partners & growing to multiple (9) locations
28:30 – “Eff” it, let’s try it!
31:40 – Mikey gives Dick’s Last Resort a free advertisement worth at least $500-$1000, based on our download numbers
32:30 – Differences between brick & mortar and a food truck
35:00 – How the brand developed
37:15 – Today’s problems
38:15 – Why Slut Sauce disappeared
39:00 – Mike screws things up. I accidentally curse again, sorry.
39:45 – Branching into new markets & embracing “competition”
41:20 – Mentors? Nah lol
42:15 – Back to some food truck talk
44:15 – Mikey’s thoughts on Columbus
46:00 – There’s no better time to start a company than now
48:00 – Policy “You can drink, but don’t get drunk” lol
48:30 – The Kevin Law
50:00 – Coming up with the pizza flavors
51:40 – Swenson’s Pizza coming soon! (Swensons Cheeseburger | Galley Boy | Akron, Ohio Drive In Restaurant)
54:00 – Sourcing the ingredients
55:30 – Mikey passes on a question lol
56:00 – Plans for the future
1:00:00 – The coolest experiences with creating Mikey’s Late Night Slice, so far
1:02:00 – What does “Live Uncomfortably” mean to you?
1:04:30 – “I see holes in Columbus… and I… Just want to fill them!”

Links:

Mikey’s Late Night Slice 
Summit of Greatness 
Independents’ Day Festival 

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