Mon, 20 December 2021
CNLP 464 | Simon MacRae and Darcy MacDonell on Launching Two Successful In-Person Businesses in a Pandemic, and Bringing Top Level Dining to a Small Market That Usually Doesn't Support It
COVID was brutal on restaurateurs, and many didn't make it. Enter Simon MacRae and Darcy MacDonnell, who launched not one but two successful restaurants during lock down. Not only did the Common Stove and Picnic thrive, but they launched them in a small town famous for not being able to sustain fine food ventures. They explain how they not only kept afloat, but grew, and attracted a top level staff in the service sector in the midst of The Great Resignation.