Dave Query of the Big Red F restaurant group is the subject of a new video series titled ‘Restaurant Owners Uncorked‘. In the first of two segments Dave discusses the importance of understanding ego, transparency, and remembering that the customer is king. Wise words from a man who is not afraid to get his hands dirty. Show up at any of Dave’s restaurants and you’re likely to see him roll up his sleeves and set the service bar for his employees. Query will bus tables, work the line or serve tables – like a true champion, he’s willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
Big Red F has been in business for nearly twenty years and during this time Query has created a diverse portfolio that spans the entire Front Range of Colorado, including Zolo Southwestern Grill, LoLa Coastal Mexican, Jax Fish House (Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins), The West End Tavern, Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace and The Bitter Bar. Distinct food & beverage programs at every establishment in addition to terrific happy hour specials and creative marketing plays like the chance to win a three-day culinary sojourn to Boulder, CO courtesy of the restaurant group have helped keep them on top of the Colorado dining scene.
If you can make it in to Centro, LoLa, Zolo or The West End Tavern be sure and ask for a taste of the Big Red F and Herradura collaboration, Big Red F’n Tequila.
Query was interviewed for ‘Restaurant Owners Uncorked’ by Wil Brawley, a partner at Schedulefly. Schedulefly provides a simple web-based software that helps independent restaurants schedule staff, communicate and get organized online.
Prior to the video series, Brawley interviewed 20 successful restaurant owners from across the U.S. (and one from Canada) and published those interviews in his book, ‘Restaurant Owners Uncorked: Twenty Owners Share Their Recipes for Success’. We can only hope Brawley continues the video series and revisits the owners featured in his book, including Phil Roberts, Scott Leibfried and Chris Sommers amongst others.
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