DESTIN, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — In 2020, readers of “Nation’s Restaurant News” had a possibility to weigh in on who they thought-about leaders throughout the restaurant commerce. The people have spoken and Florida’s private Alan Laird, proprietor of AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar, ranked amount 37 out of 500 submissions throughout the class for “Most Influential Restaurant Executives throughout the Country” on its “Power List 2020.”
“Nation’s Restaurant News” launched its picks for its annual “Power List Reader Picks” in February 2021 and Laird was thrilled and honored to be acknowledged and to hitch a number of of the prime players throughout the restaurant commerce. This yr’s guidelines focused on administration and nominees ranged from restaurant CEOs and cooks to retailer managers who’re making an affect by way of innovation.
So, what’s Laird’s secret to success? It’s a reasonably simple formulation. Laird believes that every one of it hinges on good communication between staff and being properly mannered to prospects and each other.
“When prospects can be found in, say ‘good day.’ Thank them for coming in as soon as they’re on their method out and ask within the occasion that they beloved each factor. Invite them to return once more in,” he says.
Laird has remained true to this elementary philosophy since opening his doorways in 1984 and apparently, it’s paid off.
“I wouldn’t be proper right here within the current day with out this good workforce behind me,” he says. “I respect that they’ve helped me to proceed to face out amongst restaurant executives all through the nation.”
Laird, a Florida native, was born and raised throughout the state’s panhandle, and has labored in consuming locations all his life. In 1984, he opened the first AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar. It started out as a small burger and oyster joint that purchased beer. Today, he has four restaurant areas and a 55-acre farm the place he raises Black Angus, Waygu cattle and seasonal produce that he makes use of in these consuming locations. The latest addition is a public market in Destin, AJ’s Specialty Meats and Gourmet Market, that sells locally-sourced meats and produce.
Laird has moreover broken out into beverage branding over the previous couple of years and is labored up about AJ’s branded vodka and two completely completely different beers brewed fully for AJ’s by Props Craft Beer. These merchandise may be discovered the least bit AJ’s areas, along with native consuming locations and outlets throughout the panhandle.
About AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar
AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar serves the freshest seafood and blended drinks alongside the enticing Emerald Coast. It has reside leisure seven days each week and has been acknowledged on many native lists that embody “Best of the Emerald Coast,” and “Best of South Walton.” It’s moreover obtained nationwide recognition from “Nightclub and Bar Magazine” as actually one in all “America’s Top 100 Nightclubs throughout the United States.”
For further particulars about “Nation’s Restaurant News” Power List 2020: https://www.nrn.com/people/most-influential-restaurant-executives-country-chosen-nation-s-restaurant-news-readers
For further particulars about AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar: https://ajsdestin.com/