Cameron Mitchell is a household name in Columbus, Ohio for delivering some of the finest dining experiences the city has to offer. Not to mention, he’s the epitome of going from the bottom to the top, building a nationwide restaurant empire that does more than $100 million in sales annually and a few billion dollars in sales cumulative since its creation! Cameron Mitchell Restaurants has grown to 34 units, with 15 different concepts, across 12 different states. In this episode, Cameron takes us through his journey from the bottom to the top, covering everything from overcoming addiction and a lack of drive when he was younger, to finding his calling and creating a culture of excellence in his restaurants across the U.S.
(00:00:00) Cameron Mitchell
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(00:01:14) The SunDown Group
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(00:02:30) Conquering Columbus Intro Music
(00:03:32) Intro to Cameron Mitchell
(00:04:10) Current travel schedule
(00:05:00) Childhood, high school, first job
(00:08:15) The moment it all changed
(00:11:00) Finding your calling
(00:12:25) What drove you to want to be successful?
(00:13:45) The 55 Restaurant Group
(00:16:45) The 2nd Epiphany: I’m going to start my own restaurant company
(00:18:30) The 1st year in business, the ups and downs
(00:22:53) The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th restaurant, all in 4-years
(00:26:00) One of our goals is simply to be better today than we were yesterday, & that one goal stays the same 24-7-365
(00:27:45) Scaling and delegating
(00:32:15) When our employees know that we care about them, they care about us and they care about our guests. It all starts with our employees!
(00:33:30) Upholding the standard of excellence as Cameron Mitchell Restaurants scaled
(00:36:30) The future of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
(00:40:50) I still get up for work everyday with the same zest that I did 25-years ago
(00:41:50) When looking back on it all, what feels the best so far?
(00:44:00) Live Uncomfortably
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(00:46:43) The SunDown Group
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(00:47:55) Conquering Columbus Outro Music