Episode 016

Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse Davidson NC

Meet Co-Owner Chad Hollingsworth

by | Aug 10, 2020

Show Notes:

Welcome Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse in Davidson, NC to the podcast! One of the principle owners, Chad Hollingsworth, joins us for an interview. We talk a little while about Chad’s background, and how a forensic accountant found a path to becoming a restaurateur. Chad shares the inspiration behind naming the restaurant “Flatiron,” and how a Tap Tower would become the centerpiece for an upscale community gathering place. Chad also owns Seafoods.com, a company that distributes premium seafood selections to fine dining establishments throughout North America and the Caribbean. Chad is in a unique position to see the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the restaurant industry nationwide, and he shares some insights in the interview. A very intuitive interview with the owner of one (actually two) of Davidson’s most beloved restaurants. Enjoy!

From the Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse website:

“Where the road forks on Main Street in Davidson, NC, that’s where you’ll find us, Flatiron Kitchen +Taphouse. You’ll also find incredibly high-quality meats and fish – like our Wagyu beef – paired with thoughtfully sourced vegetables and sides. Under the leadership of Managing Partner and Chef Bill Schutz, our neighborhood spot is able to achieve a big-city culinary experience, balancing traditional cooking techniques with adventurous creativity.

Our specials change every day, and we cook with the seasons in mind. Many of our dishes often use our wood fired grill to give you rich flavors you can’t easily get anywhere else. In addition to offering a premium list of food-friendly wines, Flatiron features a large and thoughtful selection of imported and local craft beers on tap chosen by our on-staff Cicerone, Matt, as well as an extensive wine list hand picked by our in-house Sommelier, Kevin. Come gather with us.”

215 South Main Street
Davidson, NC 28036

Phone: 704-237-3246

Website:    https://flatirononmain.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FlatironKitchenTaphouse/
Twitter:      https://twitter.com/flatirontap

Chad and his partners also own Mandolino’s Artisan Pizza in Davidson NC, which we discuss in the episode. For more information about Mandolino’s go to: https://www.mandolinospizza.com/

Chad’s three favorite local LKN small businesses:

Kindred Restaurant Davidson     https://kindreddavidson.com/
Wade Associates Davidson        https://wadeict.com/
TSG Real Estate Davidson         https://www.tsgdavidson.com/

Chad’s top three book recommendations for small business owners:

Getting Things Done, by David Allen
Good To Great, by Jim Collins
Mastering The Rockefeller Habits, by Verne Harnish 
bonus title: Scaling Up, by Verne Harnish

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