Growth Strategy with Abe Ng from Sushi Maki

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Abe Ng, CEO of Sushi Maki, joins me on today’s show, Episode 50, to talk about his success in growing his business and his growth plan for the future. We dig into the technology stack he currently has in place and how he leverages this technology along with marketing data to reach his guests and provide the best possible experience, whether it being from an onsite visit or off-premise interaction. Strategy, quality of ingredients, hospitality and relationships… that is what it takes to take your business to the next level!

Originally aired on April 12th, 2022.

Welcome to The Tech Chef!  This is your host, Skip Kimpel coming to you from the Restaurant Leadership Conference here in the desert of Arizona.   If this is your first time joining, you have found the industry’s most popular podcast related to the restaurant, hotel and hospitality industry.  Make sure you don’t miss a show by subscribing to this show using your favorite podcast software or app.  And for all of you that are returning to hear what I have to say this week, well, welcome back! Today I have a well-known South Florida operator on the show, Abe Ng, who is the founder and CEO of Sushi Maki – South Florida’s award-winning leader in innovative Japanese cuisine serving fresh, premium quality food throughout Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County.  In this role, he oversees the strategic development and management of the 25 locations owned and operated under the Sushi Maki and Canton Chinese brand names, and is a partner with Whole Foods Markets for sushi stations in the South Florida Region stores. A Miami native, Ng serves on various boards, including the Greater Miami Convention and Visitor Bureau, National Christian Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami, the Cornell University Hospitality Entrepreneurship Advisory Board, City to City Miami and the Florida Restaurant Association.  Abe was recognized as one of the Miami Herald’s 20 Under 40 and the South Florida Business Journal’s 40 Under 40.  Abe was recently honored as Ultimate CEO by the South Florida Business Journal and was a regional finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.  In 2018, Sushi Maki was awarded Whole Foods Market Supplier of the year for the Florida Region. If you are ever in South Florida or simply flying through the Miami airport, make sure you try Sushi Maki for some really quality food.  My wife and I went just the other night before this trip and was, once again, impressed by the flavor profiles and freshness of what we ordered.

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