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Ep 189 – One of the founding fathers of Melbourne’s burger scene Dani Zeini from Royal Stacks

Ep 189 – One of the founding fathers of Melbourne’s burger scene Dani Zeini from Royal Stacks

On one trip to the US many years ago, our next guest Dani Zaini visited more than 30 burger venues on his 34-day stay, and the idea for Royal Stacks began.

Fast forward to 2016 and Dani opened his first Royal Stacks venue in Collins Street, right in the centre of the Melbourne CBD and office sector.

Since then, the Stacks kingdom has grown into a family of unique stores, with 3 new stores opening in the last 6 months, each bringing their own version of Royal Stacks magic so I feel very lucky to be talking with Dani today on this week’s episode.

 

In this podcast we discuss:

-How Dani started his hospitality career.

-How did the idea for Royal stacks come about?

-Why he started his first restaurant in the outer suburbs instead of the inner city.

-How he developed his confidence in building great venues.

-How they came up with the name and branding for Royal Stacks.

-How was it opening Collins St Royal for the first time.

-How did you get so much excitement at the first venue.

-How he kept the venue’s individual as he grew the number of sites.

-How he handles so many different formats of the brand.

-The importance of his team as he grows the brand.

-How he keeps a menu simple but exciting

-What’s next for Dani and for the brand.

Please connect with Royal Stacks here:

Website: https://www.royalstacks.com.au/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/royalstacksau/

Please find us here at POH:

Website: https://principleofhospitality.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/

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