Gary Allen on Business: Sunday, July 31, 2016 Broadcast: The Organic Coup (A Fast Food Revolution?)

The Fast Food Organic Revolution

In 2015, the fast food industry generated approximately $200 billion in sales in the United States from more than 200,000 locations. However,  fast food has a general reputation for unhealthy food, poor working conditions and very low wages. Into this rugged playing field, two former retail executives with no restaurant experience are aiming pretty high.

The Organic Coup (yes a play on words, think organic revolution) is making big plans to disrupt and change the fast food industry. Yes, bold plans are often laid out by entrepreneurs and most do fail, but something seems different as The Organic Coup begins to hatch its plans for fast food stardom.   

The_Organic_Coup_Dennis___Erica.0Two highly experienced former Costco executives have launched their revolution in Northern California to shatter the fast food industry’s reputation for unhealthy food by boldly becoming the nation’s first organic certified fast food operation.  While the restaurant industry is something new, the two co-founders have deep and influential organic experience.

Erica Welton helped turn Costco into the nation’s largest organic retailer (yes it’s true), while Dennis Hoover was responsible for the company’s Bay Area region ($11 billion in sales and 15,000 employees). The two experienced executives are taking the Costco mentality and applying it to the fast food industry. One of the early investors in The Organic Coup is legendary Costco Co-founder Jim Sinegal.

BROADCAST

The Organic Coup Story

On the program tomorrow (Sunday, July 31, 2016) our guests will be Erica Welton and Dennis Hoover co-founders of The Organic Coup. It is a great story about a startup that might just shake up the fast food industry in a big way.

***SPECIAL GUEST***

Jim Sinegal, Former CEO and Co-Founder of Costco

Jim Sinegal

Jim Sinegal is a legendary retailer and considered to be a major contributor to one of the greatest American retailing stories. It is rare to get an interview with Jim and something not to be missed.  

Going to be a great show!

Gary

Gary Allen on Business – Northern California Workshops

How Most People Feel About the Financial Services Industry

Dan Ackroyd

Cowbells

The reality? 

I wish I was only talking about sleazy salespeople from a classic Saturday Night Live skit, but sadly, that is not the case. Too often people have been taken advantage of by salespeople in the financial services industry that are not as easy to spot as the famous characters above. 

Over the past 18 years I have heard so many horror stories from my KNBR listeners about their situation. Often there is a common theme of expensive or inappropriate financial products often sold by people they don’t trust. The road is littered with expensive products, high fees and outrageous commissions that have damaged the financial future of many people.   

I happen to believe that most people are interested in a straight-forward, transparent relationship that is free of conflicts of interest and always in their best interest. Most financial advisers fail to deliver on these basics and rely on greed and fear to sell products.

For 18 years I have been on KNBR personally delivering straight-talk without the B.S., talking about business and investment issues that matter to most people. I want to thank my listeners for making my program so successful and popular over the years. Many people have asked why I don’t do workshops for people around the Bay Area. I have had a number of reasons not to, but after so long, I have run out of excuses not to provide them.

However, I will not compromise on my integrity and my commitment to provide my listeners with straight-talk and no B.S. So my workshops will have a very different feel from the usual provide food, sell something hard and then sell it some more events that people in my industry use to take advantage of you. 

I will deliver education and information just like I do on my radio program. At the end of the event I hope you have a better understanding of how I think you should invest and take care of your financial life. If you would like to meet me I would enjoy meeting you as well. If you want to know what my firm does and how we help people that’s fine too. But you will never and I mean never get a hard sales pitch from anyone I work with. We educate people and give you the opportunity to make your own well-informed decisions. It is your money and your life!   

CONCERN

One of my concerns is a lot of people might sign up for the event and then for whatever reason not attend. This  means other people who would like to go cannot. It also makes it very hard to manage from a numbers standpoint.  As I thought about this, just like magic, one of my listeners provided me with a great idea.

Instead of making it a free event like I planned, we will charge a nominal fee for the event and then donate every penny to charity. Each event will have a fee of $10 for an individual or $15 for a couple. And no we will not be checking to see if the couple is married, living together or whatever. Just sign up and come. Thank you Ed from Palo Alto! 

WORKSHOP LOCATIONS

I need your help. Where should I hold the workshops? Please help me out by using the form below to get on our workshop list and to let us know where you would like to see one held. By the way, please share this with your friends. Thank you in advance for helping me on this and I look forward to meeting all of you in person after all this time!