121: Brian Oliveira – Happy Hour at Home, During the Pandemic


Brian Oliveira – Happy Hour Hospitality and @cozinha_philly
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On this episode, we sat down (virtually) with Brian Oliveira.  Brian formerly owned Girard Brasserie & Bruncherie, Philly’s first fair wage restaurant (and the first restaurant in Philadelphia to pay its workers $15/hr).  He currently owns Happy Hour Hospitality, a full service catering and events business, and recently launched Cozinha as a side project for Portuguese pop-ups around the city of Philadelphia.

Visit Happy Hour Hospitality here: happyhourhospitality.com

On this episode you will hear:

How Brian started Girard, and why he eventually had to let that restaurant go.
The lessons Brian learned from running Brasserie.
How Brian’s experiences eventually led to the beginning of Happy Hour Hospitality.
Why Brian chose to work another job, while working towards launching Happy Hour Hospitality.
We also discuss fair wage business models, and pay disparities in restaurant business (front of house-back of house, etc.).
Lastly, we talk about the impact of COVID-19 on the restaurant/hospitality industries.

Production Credits:
The Self Made Strategies Podcast is a SoftStix Productions LLC jawn. This episode was hosted and produced by Tony Lopes, and edited by Eric Leidelmeyer.  Brian Oliveira joined us remotely, via Zoom.

Executive Producer – Tony Lopes (SoftStix Productions LLC – info@softstixproductions.com)

Host – Tony Lopes

Guest – Chef Brian Oliveira

Editor – Eric Leidelmeyer

The Self Made Strategies Podcast is sponsored by Lopes Law LLC (www.LopesLawLLC.com).

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