Phoenix restaurant owner and chef Mike Eppley, who has built a reputation for being able to turn a quick profit from a small operation, is preparing to open his first restaurant in a new area of Phoenix, and his first in a decade.
The first of three Phoenix locations will open in early 2019 in the Phoenix Convention Center.
The two remaining locations will be located in Phoenix’s west end and downtown Phoenix.
Epply’s company, the Phoenix Restaurant Group, will operate the two new restaurants.
“The whole idea of a restaurant was not really my original idea.
It was more a thought exercise,” said Epples owner, Mike Epps, who plans to use his new restaurant to teach himself how to run a business and teach people about the art of business.
Eppley will use the new location as his base of operations, as he plans to expand and expand.
He has a total of 10 employees at the two locations, and plans to hire another 10 people this year.
Epps’ previous location, located at 4th and Pine, had been sold, and he will open his new location in the same building.
“I think there’s some really exciting things that can be accomplished with a small business,” said Jim Riddle, a former manager at the Phoenix Hotel and Casino.
“I think you can make money, but you need to be careful about how you do it.
You can’t be too flashy.
I think that’s a great lesson to teach a new business owner, who is starting out with no experience or no experience, how to operate.”
Epply started the Phoenix Restaurants in 2007 and opened the first two locations in the city of Phoenix in 2015.
EPPLY’S OTHER LOCATIONS He has restaurants in the New York City area, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas.
Epps has more than 40 years of experience in the restaurant industry, working in restaurants from Japan to the United Kingdom, including in the U.K., the United States, Australia and Europe.EPPLY SAYS HE WILL BE BACK “The idea behind this was to give people an opportunity to be entrepreneurs,” said Mike EPPLSY.
“To get the knowledge, the experience, the training, the financial expertise and all of that, that is very important to be successful.
And to give it to the people who need it.”WHAT HAPPENS NEXT FOR THE NEW PLACE?”
The plan is to expand into another area of the city and I’m really excited about it,” said Riddle.
“It’s such a great place for people to go and to work.
You have a beautiful setting with beautiful architecture and the most popular dining area in town.
I mean it’s very, very appealing.”
Epplies current plans are to open another restaurant in 2021.EPCS HAS SEEN GREAT IMPACT FROM THE RECREATION COMMUNITYThe Phoenix Restaurations will be EPPLIES first foray into the Phoenix recreational community.
EPCS’ mission is to provide a safe and enjoyable recreational environment for people of all ages and abilities, and to create a healthy, active, and socially responsible community.