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Firing Up Success at Red Door Woodfired Grill, with Gary Zancanelli

Firing Up Success at Red Door Woodfired Grill, with Gary Zancanelli


Restaurant veteran Gary Zancanelli joins Smart Companies host Kelly Scanlon to discuss his entrepreneurial rise through the restaurant industry. Starting as a cook and busboy working in the family restaurant, Zancanelli went on to build a group of 70 KFC restaurants, including all the KFCs in the Kansas City area. After selling them to a private equity group in 2011, Zancanelli introduced the Red Door Woodfired Grill in April 2013 in Leawood, Kan. Find out the behind-the-scenes story that inspired Zancanelli to create the Red Door Grill concept, what he and his business partner Mark Kirke are doing to build a brand around the “upscale neighborhood joint” concept, how they’ve expanded the concept and what he future holds.

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