CLOSING KEYNOTE / THURSDAY / MARCH 30, 2017 / 11:00 AM
A Great Recipe to Scale a Positive Culture at Work
Most of us have learned how to scale our recipes, production systems and financial metrics. The challenge in this day and age, especially with those in the “people” business, is the ability to scale a positive, high-performing work environment. Nick Sarillo, Owner of Nick’s Pizza & Pubs knows it is possible and how you can do it across your restaurants, too. Do you wonder what kind of wisdom a guy with only two pizza restaurants in Illinois can provide to make you want to stay till the end of the Summit? Consider this…Nick’s Pizza & Pub has margins nearly twice that of the average pizza restaurant and boasts more than a 75 percent employee retention rate. Nick credits his company’s success to his purpose-driven culture, which is the focus of his book, A Slice of the Pie: How to Build a Big Little Business. His insights have been featured in Inc., The New York Times, The Economist, Fast Company, Entrepreneur and Investor’s Business Daily.
Nick Sarillo | Founder and CEO | Nick’s Pizza & Pub and Nick’s University
Nick Sarillo is Founder and CEO of Nick’s Pizza & Pub and Nick’s University and author of the book, A Slice of the Pie: How to Build a Big Little Business. Nick’s Pizza & Pub is one of the top ten busiest independent pizza companies in per-store sales in the United States. He credits his company’s success to his purpose-driven culture, which is the focus of his book. Nick’s profile and insights have been featured in The New York Times, The Economist, Inc Magazine, Fast Company, Newsweek, Investor’s Business Daily, American Express Open Forum and more. He also appeared on NBC Nightly News when they featured Nick’s very own “It’s a Wonderful Life” story. Nick’s restaurants have won the National Restaurant Association/American Express “Good Neighbor Award” four times and have been featured in Chicago Best as “Great Pizza and Company.”