Balancing Work and Life

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Being an entrepreneur with six kids can be a challenge, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything! Maintaining a work-life balance is definitely not an easy task, especially with 3 of my kids in business with me, but I have a few tips for anyone needing to balance their personal life and work life.

  1. Keep active! I exercise whenever I get a free moment. Some of my favorite workouts include running or something cardio related.
  2. Spend time with your family. I get to see my older children all the time at work, so it’s not so pressing to spend time with them over the weekend. I love taking my younger kids to the movies, a restaurant, or even just to hang out.
  3. Take it one step at a time. For me it’s always been to try to hit singles and doubles, and the home runs come on their own. Just try to get the logical next step and be prepared to pivot in the right direction to go from first base to second or third.
  4. Don’t talk about work every hour of every day. I’m in the office for 11 to 12 hours, but then I try to have some time with my friends and family for a meal or drinks, or just try to talk about something other than work. It’s important to get out of work mode even if it’s for only a few hours.

I love work, and I tend to go overboard when it comes to my work hours, but I will always be sure to make my family and friends a priority. Be sure to keep a good balance in your life!

Read more about how I keep my work life balanced with my family life here: http://bit.ly/1DVOCH7

Our First UK Site

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I am proud to announce that we have opened our first European site in London’s Camden! As global demand for our products grows, it became time to bring the Fatburger and Buffalo’s Express experience to Europe! As London is such a dynamic city, I am confident that tourists and locals alike will enjoy our delicious American cuisine.

Where do you think we should expand to next?

 

Fry-Day Favorites

TGIF! I love scrolling online and seeing Fatburger fans posting their favorite meals with us! Fries are one of my favorites to see fans munching on!
Here’s a quick round-up of my favorite Fry-Day photos:

1. The “Smothered in Love” Shot

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Photo cred: @elllllysa

2. The “Fry Bandit” Shot

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Photo cred: @anindyaadi

3. The “Fry Overboard” Shot

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Photo cred: @lvl5vegan

4. The “Pep(per) in my Step” Shot

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Photo cred: @emirgrows

5. The “More is More” Shot

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Photo cred: @youminlim

I love seeing Fatburger fans enjoy our delicious golden fries, whether they be curly, chili cheese, or plain and salty. Hope all of you have an amazing weekend!

 

 

Think bigger to go farther

Andy_BusinessWeekFebThere’s a fine line between good business advice, and bad advice with good intentions. Whether you’re an industry pro or just starting your career, it can be difficult to decipher between the two.

Bloomburg Businessweek surveyed several business leaders on the worst work advice they have received. Answers varied from things like “just tell employees what they want to hear” to “you need an advanced degree to get a good job.”

In my case, the bad advice came from a fellow chain restaurant CEO. He advised me to play it safe and expand Fatburger domestically before going international.

My gut told me to push the limits and introduce Fatburger to the rest of the world, and I chose to follow my instincts. This effort was met with great success, particularly in places where we were the first U.S. food concept to hit ground.

If I had decided to play it safe, Fatburger would have missed many international brand opportunities.

Sometimes you need to listen to your instincts, take risks and go for the bigger fish in the sea in order to succeed!