Located in the college town of Stillwater, Okla.,
Brooklyn’s Restaurant is staffed primarily
by students. While their schedules are fairly
consistent from week-to-week, managers found it
difficult to handle availability requests and easily
accommodate last minute shift swaps and time off
requests using spreadsheets.
&pizza is the name of the Washington, D.C.-based pizzeria co-founded by Michael Lastoria and Steve Salis in July 2012. Since then, it's expanded to 13 locations in the D.C. area and spreading its four core values — celebrate oneness, make it personal, keep it fresh and elevate everything — as it goes.
When entering into non-traditional restaurant formats like food courts, universities & airports, re-developing a concept to fit these new operational structures is no easy task, although it can be done and with great success
Entrepreneurs from Burgers n’ Fries Forever, Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez and Pincho Factory pitched concepts to a panel of distinguished investors and consultants who provided professional advice.