Restaurant Revolution

Restaurant Revolution

Latest Episodes

S1 E6 The Trial From Pat's Perspective
July 21, 2021

With an overzealous Attorney General, Mark Sands, Woodchips BBQ was facing temporary suspension of their liquor license or potential revocation all together from the Michigan Liquor Commission Control. The trial had humorous moments but with dire conseque

S1 E5 Lawyering Up
April 22, 2021

In this episode, we meet Erik Reinhart, a semi-retired Lapeer Prosecutor who offered to represent Woodchips BBQ pro bono. We speak with Erik and get a better understanding of the legal actions and threats the restaurant was facing for staying open during

S1 E4 Woodchips vs. The Health Director
April 10, 2021

In this episode of Restaurant Revolution, Patrick talks about summer of 2020 and reopening the restaurant with new regulations to manage. He reached out to government officials to get a better understanding of how to honor established laws like HIPPA and

S1 E1 Pandemic Looms, Businesses Shutter
April 01, 2021

It's March 2020, and businesses across Michigan are asked to shut down. What do business owners and employees do?

S1 E3 The Empire Strikes Back
March 31, 2021

On this episode of the Restaurant Revolution, founder and owner of Woodchips BBQ in Lapeer, Michigan takes us through the legislative process throughout the summer of 2020 and examines how small businesses were expected to survive with unprecedented regul

S1 E2 The Struggle is Real
March 19, 2021

The lockdown continues in Michigan through April 2020. 15 Days to Flatten the curve has turned into several weeks with no end in site as the goal post keeps moving. It's starting to take an emotional toll on the public, but what was it like to run a