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Hi everyone I'm Diana -- welcome back to foxnews.com.
Live before the break I -- you would be speaking with Adam Shapiro and Staten Island surveying.
Some of the aftermath of hurricane sandy and planet fortunately Adams a phone service has gone down we aren't able to get a hold of him at the moment.
-- we are gonna shift gears a little bit with all -- his doom and gloom is kind of nice to bringing some good news and despite how hard it is right now for some businesses to launch in this economy we are speaking now.
To someone who's actually done pretty well adjusted prospered co-founder and CEO of the -- house is with us on -- from Manchester in cuts and New Hampshire doesn't great stock you thanks for being on.
-- talk to me a little bit about started this journey that you have first all of the -- house what if it let let kids are the description of the company will go there.
-- we'll -- out this simplistic form is really the confluence.
-- -- Hospitality.
And convenience where our customers can go ahead and have a authentic hospitality aviation weather.
The people who are granted at the store level.
I get everything -- need for that -- that -- A get out and and it in a time where I'm that the most.
Premium asset that we can't replace as consumers -- So this is -- -- specialty meat market is that right what was your sort of -- -- moment that made you.
Not only created but then run with it.
It was really within the first week -- the first war back in 2000 great fortunately Hampshire.
It was so customers coming in -- Truly appreciating the EP I leveling Asians we brought to the table and at least till setting out.
We're really listening court -- what they want.
What what they're looking to prepare -- if they're table.
And and following through on that promise on the -- -- basis.
Very quickly within the first couple of years.
We were able to grow the the brand fairly aggressively and that in the New Hampshire -- region.
And assigning a background in finance did you have a background in food service or renting or anything that's sort of -- this yeah we're yeah not a.
I did well one being a love of food.
-- I -- that people would say -- certainly like he was it -- -- sure.
But certainly spending ten years in in the restaurant industry really as my first.
Or in that industry from the ground up all the -- -- -- -- -- senior -- -- -- the you -- level.
The line -- that education background of -- business degree and and and combine those elements are warming in the house.
And is seeing the first when he launches in Portsmouth, New Hampshire talk just a little bit about.
Their response there and how that then led you -- now have thirty stores in ten different states.
Loans really it's it's simplistic model of going into a community and saying.
Except -- that community and how we can be part of fill in the gap on those needs of the communities to -- giving you get -- or even open the doors.
On the following through with that that that hospitality promise in treating everyday like -- -- -- open bank.
On -- -- Annandale basis so that.
There's no reason for customers who come in and in the third your your operation -- any different type of experience than that the first date you opened -- -- -- -- -- level of excellence setting -- our periodic.
And and following through on the ongoing dialogue we have at the local level.
Bringing in local products and associating ourselves with -- horrific local vendors that.
The local community are looking and she -- -- so it's almost.
Creating a public market atmosphere.
On -- seven day week basis.
And just and one of the things that you've been mentioned several times -- there was community.
And every one of your focus is is giving back to the community talked a little bit about how your company goes about doing that.
Well first and foremost a matter what community go in -- Well for your four months ahead of that opening establishing relationships and assessing the needs in the community.
And driving awareness of those need to -- money for those charitable organizations.
And then 2% of our top line sales -- local market and more often than not it's aligning ourselves with Little League salute.
With the school systems.
Really working in -- and and developing those relationships are that.
-- -- -- -- -- From a big picture perspective side you know blah operation thank -- -- -- event for -- is near -- -- my heart from Michael obligation parents are.
Where we got to the last point on ten years now.
-- -- -- our troops in Canada in this region -- issued barbecue we're able to raise money for the military Stanley didn't need.
And would have from a business perspective for some people were hearing all this liking what they hear wanna get in on the action had a people go about trying to set up.
Well these ways to go to our web site of the meat out dot -- And there are -- -- to digitize -- you are this is development franchise department.
Crown had that department or uncertainties.
I'm very proactive.
In working with.
-- that the best people out there -- high level character is that so.
First and foremost the most important part of having a relationship with us and then that commitment to do -- -- David dale basis.
Whether it actively managing it gorgeous.
Wrapping the ideas and principles that made us successful at this point they sure that happens in their church.
Well we've been showing your fancy web -- up as you've been talking this whole time that -- that everybody at.
The -- house dot com just as great stock yeah thanks so much for being on -- for sharing your story with no.
Yeah thank you so much -- appreciate it.
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