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Hog Wild For Pork! with Eric & Robin Gagnon - March 14th, 2015

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Are you looking to franchise your company overseas? How do you know when you are ready? What are the challenges of international expansion versus domestic expansion and where can you get help? This week, the restaurant brokers along with CEO of Buffalo's Cafe and CEO of YoBlendz and JuiceBlendz tackle international franchising.

Industry Guests Join the Restaurant Brokers

Evan Weinstein
Evan Weinstein
Evan Weinstein, co-founder of event promotion company Steez Promo, is responsible for spearheading some of the most prominent music festivals in the United States, including the Baltimore Moonrise Festival. Additionally, he has expanded Steez Promo into some of the top concert halls in the world including 9:30 Club, The Theatre of the Living Arts, and The Norva. Evan has worked with some of the biggest names in the live entertainment such as Live Nation and talent including Diplo, Bassnectar and Kaskade. Evan applied his experience promoting large-scale music festivals to his newest venture, America Loves Bacon.
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Chef Brian Duffy
Chef Brian Duffy
Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Chef Brian Duffy had his first experiences in the kitchen as a young child with his big Irish-Italian Family. Those experiences introduced him to culinary life and led him to study at Philadelphia’s The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College. Culinary school may have taught him technique, but it was those Sunday nights cooking with his family where he developed his passion.

Brian is perhaps most recognized from his abundant television appearances on the wildly popular Spike TV series Bar Rescue, where he tours the country (sometimes on his Harley Davidson) reforming failing bars and restaurants with his “tell it like it is” style. He made his on-camera debut on the Food Network series Date Plate and has appeared on countless segments on the DIY Network, HGTV, NBC, and Fine Living Network. Chef Duffy is also returning for his second time to judge the Food Network series Beat Bobby Flay and has appeared on The Today Show since 2006 for the St. Patrick’s Day Irish cook-off. Chef Duffy even has his own signature spice, “Duffified Spice” which is available on his website.  
 
After graduation, Chef Duffy worked under James Beard Award winning Chef Jean Marie LaCroix at The Four Seasons in Philadelphia. From there, he partnered in opening Kristopher’s, a BYOB concept that received widespread critical acclaim. It was through opening his own brick and mortar that Duffy began to realize his flair for refined, modernized Irish pub fare and coined the term “New Celtic” cuisine. Duffy brought his “New Celtic” point of view to the Dave Magrogan Group as their Corporate Executive Chef for their brands: Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House, Harvest Season Grill and Kildare’s Irish Pubs. Following his successful tenure with Dave Magrogan Group, Duffy joined forces with Seafood American as a consultant and Executive Chef, where he developed fresh and frozen products for grocery chains across the world.
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Erick Duffy
Erick Duffy
Erick was born and raised in Iowa. He and his brother Shannon Duffy founded Tender Belly, purveyors of America's Finest Pork, in Denver, CO. Their business has rapidly expanded over the last few years, and Shannon now supplies tasty pork products to over 500 restaurants and retail stores and thousands of online customers. 
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