By Derek Andersen
Startup Grind Hosts Phil Romano (Founder of Macaroni Grill, Fuddruckers)

Occasionally we get a legend on the Startup Grind stage, and we had just that last week in Dallas when Phil Romano, the founder of Romano’s Macaroni Grill and Fuddruckers, both popular US food chains shared his experiences. At the beginning of the interview he says, “My mother and father went out and mortgaged their home to get the money (for my business). You talk about the fear of failure. If you fail you’re done. Boom.” Wow.

Often times in tech or Silicon Valley we think that we have a monopoly on great entrepreneurs and the great companies around the world. It’s simply not true and Dallas based Romano is living proof of that. It’s a great interview led by Chapter Director Lee Blaylock (founder of Who@), check it out below.