The BRAVO! Way: Building a Southern Restaurant Dynasty

"Dawn Dugle plows through 25 years of this remarkable partnership and engagingly unfolds for us the Truths behind the success of this restaurant empire." - Jill Conner Browne, Sweet Potato Queen, TEDx Speaker, Author of 9 books

 

The BRAVO! Way is a brutally honest, deep-dive and insiders look into the passion and dedication it takes to own and operate a restaurant in today’s challenging business climate.” - Robert St. John, Restauranteur and Author

 

“This is hands down one of the most inspiring stories of business done right.” 

The BRAVO! Way: Building a Southern Restaurant Dynasty
Santa Claus reads The BRAVO! Way: Building a Southern Restaurant Dynasty by Dawn Dugle

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BRAVO! Italian Restaurant and Bar is an institution in Jackson, Mississippi. A destination restaurant where on any given night you’ll find people on first dates, fiftieth dates, celebrating birthdays and anniversaries, getting engaged or just having a night out with friends.

The restaurant is the brainchild of two driven, but very different, visionaries. Jeff Good is a gregarious, larger-than-life networker who never met a stranger. Dan Blumenthal is the focused and intense culinary creative who thrives on adrenaline and controlled chaos. It’s a yin and yang relationship that has been at the heart of the business for a quarter of a century.

This is the story of a late night phone call that would revolutionize the restaurant industry in Jackson. Everything would be forever changed because Jeff Good was about to lose his job.

The BRAVO! Way: Building a Southern Restaurant Dynasty shares Dan & Jeff’s 25-year journey as restaurateurs. From the concept, to the business plan, to challenges of just doing business in Mississippi. It’s about how they survived the ups and downs of a partnership and friendship, and the lessons other entrepreneurs can learn.

The book is now available online.

 

In the original printing, there was a mistake in the Flourless Chocolate Torte Recipe.

You can get the correct recipe here.

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