#Startups: Lessons from Growing a Food Business (Nick Birkett, Poncho 8)
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 from 19:00 to 21:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This event starts at 7pm sharp, please arrive by 6.50pm so you can have a chat to our team, grab a drink, and find a seat. Thanks so much in advance.
If you want to grow your startup, you need to learn what you don't know, and often the easiest way to learn is through listening to others' startup stories.
A lot of people talking about how to grow a business but the best teachers tend to be those who have actually gone out there and done it.
Our startup evenings are informal yet informative events where we invite successful entrepreneurs to give us down-to-earth, honest insights on starting and growing a business.
We're thrilled to be hosting Nick Birkett of Poncho 8. Together with his best friend Frank Yeung, he runs six Poncho 8 burrito bars spread out across London.
Since launching with one shop in 2009, Poncho 8 has grown phenomenally and was rated the best burrito in London by the Evening Standard.
You'll hear Nick share stories about:
- The realities of starting a food business;
- Finding and leasing commercial space;
- Growing your customer base;
- Hiring and retaining the best team members.
You'll also have the chance to ask any question you'd like, whether it's about strategy, tactics, tools, or difficult lessons learned.
Learn more about Poncho 8
"Providing a healthier burrito option for the people of London (you can check the nutritional values online), ex-financial businessman Frank Yeung first set up shop in Spitalfields back in September 2009. They now boast six outlets and will soon open another 2 in Selfridges and Canary Wharf. Using only the finest ingredients, Poncho 8 marinate their chicken in lime juice, cumin and paprika, while their pork is smothered in juniper berries, bay leaves and fresh oregano before slow cooking to juicy perfection. Their branded chili sauce is also available from Harvey Nichols, and comes in three great flavours - Smoky Medium, Garlic and Super Hot Fuego (that’s ‘fire’ in Spanish)."
Read more in Esquire here.
When & Where
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