Transcript for Family BBQ business goes whole hog on pandemic pivot
We're back now with a family recipe for success, the Chicago couple keeping krazy hog bbq going not only through the pandemic but through all the challenges American entrepreneurs can face. We say resilience is our middle name because our life has been just that. Chicago's a city of broad shoulders, and I think that you have to put a lot of stuff on your back and carry it when you're in the restaurant industry. We both come from really big families. Everything that we did was centered around food. Everybody could cook, all my aunts, we had roles, you're doing these dishes, you're doing this, the idea of krazy hog was a collective effort between myself and Dana. We gave birth to four kids together. Like, we can do a business. We can work a company together, like, that's easy, right It started in 2014, we ran into issues that we couldn't foresee, always something, plumbing, electrician. It was January 2nd, 2017, we opened and I think, what, 12 days later, the grocery store next us had a final -- We opened and then we closed and we opened again. Krazy hog is definitely a family affair. My father is our master -- the rub that we used is what my father and my mother concocted. Every single sibling we have has the cash register. My first reaction to hearing that restaurants had to shut down because of covid-19 was just -- just sheer sadne All of our faithful customers, they were on social media saying, hey, can't wait you guys reopen. Are you guys okay? How's the business? Really pushed us to come up with that plan to pivot. Doordash came up with a plan to help restaurants. Wanted to be a part of it. You prep and we do everything in our kitchen and we work with doordash to pick up and they make the deliveries through their dashers. All the hurdles that we've had to go H, andires and the pitfalls, and just everything that comes along with, you know, just not even just business, just life. My grandfather is looking down, my grandmother is look -- looking down. Her grandmother is looking down. You've done well. You've done it. Everybody on our crew stopped and stared at that monitor when that barbecue was there. Fellas, you don't usually pay that close attention. But still ahead here -- Dr.
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