John Lane - Wild Business Growth Podcast #192: Co-Owner of the Winking Lizard Tavern

John Lane – Wild Business Growth Podcast #192: Co-Owner of the Winking Lizard Tavern

How do you create a restaurant that always feels like home, no matter how many locations? One of my favorite restaurants – the Winking Lizard – does this best. This week’s Wild Business Growth Podcast guest, John Lane, might’ve had something to do with that over the years. John is a Co-Owner of Winking Lizard Tavern. Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and your other favorite podcast platforms.

Episode 192: John Lane – Co-Owner of the Winking Lizard Tavern

John Lane, the Co-Owner of Winking Lizard Tavern, joins the show to share his journey from test-flying helicopters in the Army to creating some of the most beloved restaurants in Cleveland. Hear how to scale a restaurant, differentiate with your name and logo, provide a crowd-pleasing assortment of craft beers, his favorite wings flavor, and the coolest experience he’s had at a brewery. This episode covers everything from the actual lizards to Belgian beers. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • What’s the most impactful lesson John learned from visiting Germany as a kid
  • How did he and the team decide who focused on what
  • What’s his philosophy with the wide assortment of craft beer they provide
  • Michael Jackson (not that one)
  • What’s John’s signature recipe
  • How did the Winking Lizard keep scaling
  • A very cute lizard
  • How did John become a Belgian Knight

Connect with John at WinkingLizard.com.

Enjoy the shoooooow! Check out the show notes below for much more detail.

Show Notes

John Lane - Wild Business Growth Podcast #192: Co-Owner of the Winking Lizard Tavern
Just look at this dude!
John Lane - Wild Business Growth Podcast #192: Co-Owner of the Winking Lizard Tavern

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