Jan. 19, 2021

How Josh Kopel Built Three New Businesses in the last 10 Months Ep.1

How Josh Kopel Built Three New Businesses in the last 10 Months Ep.1

Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the spawn of bootleggers and retail giants, Josh Kopel was bred for the hospitality industry. Throughout his 20+ year career in food and beverage, he has managed venues ranging from the Alligator Bayou Bar, located on Alligator Bayou Road, seated on Alligator Bayou to the hottest Hollywood nightclubs, bars, and ultra-lounges. He went independent in 2010, opening his first concept Five0Four—a New Orleans-inspired bar—on the Walk of Fame in the heart of Hollywood. Ten years later, he's created a family of brands ranging from Michelin-rated fine-dining to fast-casual, all with a central focus on Southern hospitality and Southern cuisine.

>> 1:22 What is the average net income of restaurants, and what was Josh's?

>> 2:34 Why Josh sold his VERY successful and profitable bar in Hollywood.

>> 5:39 Why he decided to close Preux & Proper- Michelin-rated restaurant in DTLA

>> 9:06 The birth of the Full Comp Podcast

>> 11:16 How Yelp became a sponsor for the Full Comp podcast.

>> 16:39 The birth of inhousedelivery.com and how it's going now.

>> 20:34 What is the Pineapple Post and how to find it.

>> 23:53 "I asked myself, what is the one investment I could make that I wouldn't regret in six months or in six years? For me, it was building an audience, starting a conversation, creating a platform. And that, that has served me incredibly well and has led to everything that we've discussed on this episode."

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Josh Kopel

Chief Executive Officer at FLO Hospitality

Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the spawn of bootleggers and retail giants, Josh Kopel was bred for the hospitality industry. Throughout his 20+ year career in food and beverage, he has managed venues ranging from the Alligator Bayou Bar, located on Alligator Bayou Road, seated on Alligator Bayou to the hottest Hollywood nightclubs, bars, and ultra-lounges. He went independent in 2010, opening his first concept Five0Four—a New Orleans-inspired bar—on the Walk of Fame in the heart of Hollywood. Ten years later, he's created a family of brands ranging from Michelin-rated fine-dining to fast-casual, all with a central focus on Southern hospitality and Southern cuisine.