Episode 2: Harry’s Old Kettle Pub & Grill
This is the story of one chef’s dream to turn a Wabash institution into the restaurant he has always wanted. It’s a dream that has consumed Harry and Judy Kilmer since the day they bought The Old Kettle in 2011. Thousands of dollars in, turning a former bar into a pub and grill remains elusive, despite the couple’s best intentions. They needed a nudge forward to help turn a vision into reality, bringing Harry’s Old Kettle Pub & Grill to life.
Amanda Brinkman and Robert Herjavec dug into the business with Harry and Judy, finding good cash flow but the lack of a business plan. In episode two, we show him how things like menu design and being findable online are critical to having a successful restaurant. Together, we help him make his restaurant dreams a reality, with a few special surprises along the way.