Black Angus Beef Chain Founder shares business tips, food recipes and personal memoir
Stuart Anderson had led a fascinating life for the past 90 years. He built Black Angus, America's #1 restaurant chain of the 1980s, and ranched on a 26,000 acre spread where he raised cattle. His circle of friends has included Hollywood stars and corporate bigwigs. You'll discover his personal history is a lot like the man - larger than life!
Anyone seeking to go into the restaurant business or moving into a food industry management position will benefit from the lessons offered in this book as Stuart Anderson shares both his success and failures. Told with wit, simple cowboy logic and clever business savvy, there are numerous vignettes included in this memoir to include tales from World War II, Business Startups, Management Feuds, Love Affairs, Community Service and semi-Retirements.
Aside from the personal story and professional information, readers - especially those who ever ate at a Black Angus restaurant in the past - most notably in the 1980s - will enjoy such recipes like the BLACK ANGUS POTATOES AU GRATIN, ORIGINAL BLACK ANGUS RANCH BREAD, BREAKFAST STIR FRY and BAKED STEAK WITH MUSTARD SAUCE just to name a few.
Note: The author, diabetic himself, also offers menu ideas for "special" diet needs.
In addition, reader benefits:
- Discover the ins and outs of profitable restaurant management as imparted by a master entrepreneur
- Delight in "bone head" mistakes Anderson made early in his career
Like the case of the "melted chocolate" or "bitter pills for bulls"
- Get a backstage look at celebrity friendships and news-making events
John Wayne fans will enjoy some "cowboy" fun when the star of Western Movies stops in for a surprise visit.
He spent most of his life in Washington until moving to the beautiful Desert in Southern California. He has two wonderful daughters, two grandsons and about to have his first great grandson. He and his wife traveled extensively over a good part of the world and around America in their motor home. They especially loved train travel and enjoying retirement. Stuart is currently 91 years young!
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Corporate Cowboy is the story of Stuart Anderson and the life he has led. He has both raised cattle and started his own chain of restaurants called "Black Angus". Throughout his life he met many celebrities and enjoyed their friendships. He gives advice and tells the reader to "dream Big". The author shares his thoughts on running a restaurant to giving us recipes. I really enjoyed this book. I give this book a 4/5. I was given this book for the purpose of a review and all opinions are my own.