Friday, December 19, 2014

Stuart Anderson was THE Corporate Cowboy! ( Book Spotlight and $50 Amazon Card Giveaway)

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from iRead Book Tours, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

christmas reindeer scary

And now for a biography,
that is perfect for adding to your holiday gift list!



Synopsis:

Restaurant Management: First Hand Lessons from the King of Steak Houses

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, readers will learn:
  • Discover the ins and outs of profitable restaurant management as imparted by a master entrepreneur. From initial ideas, failed startups and a relentless pursue for success, Stuart Anderson outlines how he went raising and eating Black Angus beef to building one of the most famous and successful restaurant chains in America voted #1 by consumers numerous times during the 1980s. But not everything remained rosy once Stuart Anderson sold his empire. The author offers his opinion on how a corporate takeover changed his business and ultimately why he retired ... at least the first time.
  •  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.


About the Author:

Stuart Anderson was the founder of the Number 1 full-service restaurant chain in the Nation. He grew his original concept of a one-price steak dinner from one restaurant to 122 before he retired in the 80's when these polls were taken that made them No. 1. The chain still exists primarily on the West Coast. He was also a rancher for over 30 years with a beautiful ranch in Central Washington State where he raised Black Angus cattle and Clydesdale horses. 

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! Connect with Stuart on Facebook


Where to buy the book:



Giveaway: 
Win one of 3 copies of Corporate Cowboy or a $50 Amazon Gift Card



Be sure to check out the other stops on the tour for reviews of the book as well!


candy canes

10 comments:

  1. This memoir sounds fascinating and memorable. What a special and wonderful person and this giveaway is meaningful. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Sounds like an intriguing book. But that gift card would come in handy for Christmas shopping. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'd like to win the Amazon GC because I love shopping for books online. I'd be interested in reading the book to learn business tips and recipes.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'd like to win the GC because my kindle broke recently and I'd like to get a new one, but it's really not in my budget right now. so the gift card would definitely help!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I would love to win the gift card, because it would help towards things I'm saving up for. Thank you for the chance! DamianMom at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  6. The amazon gift card would be cool for buying books

    ReplyDelete
  7. Christmas shopping is tough this year. Especially with all these online deals.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I want to win the gift card so I can buy some reading materials

    ReplyDelete

Follow Bless Their Hearts Mom