Cameron Mitchell is CEO of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this month. In his book YES IS THE ANSWER. WHAT IS THE QUESTION?: How Faith In People and a Culture Of Hospitality Built a Modern American Restaurant Company, Mitchell shares the keys to his company’s 25 years of success: including a steadfast commitment to a nurturing culture, a “people first” philosophy, and the humility to recognize reckless and ego-driven decisions.
Once a homeless drug addict, Cameron is now a nationally renowned restaurateur who runs a US$300-million restaurant empire, with 60 restaurants coast to coast. He shares the secret to his longevity and industry-leading retention rates below. (more…)