FUSIAN is a Columbus based, startup, fast-casual sushi restaurant with goals to make a significant impact on the world and drive value to their customers and their company. In this episode, we catch up with CEO and Co-Founder, Zach Weprin – Zach takes us through how the company has evolved since its founding in 2010, the struggles him and his team have faced over the years, and what the future looks like for FUSIAN in 2018 & beyond!
(00:00:00) Zach Weprin
(00:00:30) We’d be ever so grateful if you’d subscribe to Conquering Columbus!
(00:00:50) The SunDown Group
(00:01:10) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:01:42) Do you want to sponsor Conquering Columbus?
(00:02:00) Intro to Conquering Columbus
(00:03:20) Introduction to Zach Weprin & Bowl Launch!
(00:07:00) Juggling evolution with growth
(00:09:10) Create a valuable experience, which ultimately creates a valuable company, and create as much value for our customers as possible
(00:14:30) Expanding FUSIAN across the country
(00:18:30) Keeping a strong culture
(00:19:30) Funding and mentorship
(00:22:30) Finding the right people for the right roles at FUSIAN
(00:27:30) The Founder’s Trap
(00:30:05) The future of FUSIAN, 2018 & beyond
(00:32:00) A FUSIAN + Hot Chicken Takeover collaboration?
(00:34:00) The Columbus inspiration
(00:38:00) Live Uncomfortably
(00:40:30) Closing Remarks
(00:41:24) If you enjoyed the episode, we’d be ever so grateful if you liked/subscribed/shared!
(00:41:46) The SunDown Group
(00:42:07) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:42:37) Conquering Columbus Outro