If you think about the various ways in which restaurant chains as well as other kinds of business’s end up becoming as successful as possible, you might just assume that the success of these businesses is solely the result of the founder. A big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that the founders’ stories are the ones that end up being highlighted the most, but if you were to read up on the story of the Jimmy John Owner then you would notice that another really important thing is happening here namely the presence of a mentor without whom the chain would not have become nearly as successful as it currently is.
You see, Jimmy John’s owner was initially struggling to find a way to expand his business as much as he wanted. It was then that he met a man by the name of Jamie Coulter, an experienced man in the field. Coulter gave Jimmy John a lot of advice including how to manage operations when you were attempting to scale up in some way, shape or form. The benefit of this meeting as well as the subsequent relationship that developed was the Jimmy John received guidance that he needed, guidance that allowed him to expand his business at a pretty exponential rate as time went by.
This shows just how important mentorship can be when it comes to restaurants. If you want to achieve success in the field that you have chosen then you should ideally try your best to find some kind of a mentor who would help you out. This can help you overcome a lot of obstacles.