We were lucky to have Rachel Cope – the restauranteur behind Empire Slice House, Gorō Ramen and other popular concepts from 84 Hospitality Group – on a recent recording on The Lost Ogle Show presented by Fire Leaf!
Marisa and I talked with Rachel about the rise of Empire Slice House – from its origins to its pizza to the "secret" ingredients in its ambrosial pink sauce recipe – and how 84 Hospitality Group has adapted to a pandemic that's brought the entire restaurant industry to its knees.
We also discussed why they no longer use food delivery services like Postmates, what it's like to find out your business is being vandalized during a protest, and officiating beer pong tournaments at Cafe Nova.
Give it a listen!
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