Power Fart w/ Angelo Womack of Rad Times Pizza

Angelo shares his journey from working at the legendary Roberta's in Brooklyn to opening his own pizzeria in Silicon Valley and launching a successful consulting business. We cover the influence of Dave Portnoy and Barstool Sports over the pizza industry, the dark side of social media and its effects on the restaurant industry, the influence of Roberta's on the pizza industry and the secret behind their famous bee sting pizza, NY pizza shops expanding into LA, dealing with tech bros wild pizza ideas, a power fart sent from god, and why you should re-think opening a restaurant with a partner.

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In This Episode

  • Angelo’s journey in the pizza industry, from working at Roberta’s in Brooklyn to opening his own pizzeria in Silicon Valley and later launching his consulting company, Rad Times Pizza.

  • The importance of keeping pizza fun and not taking it too seriously, while still maintaining a high level of passion and dedication to the craft.

  • The influence of social media on the pizza industry, including the impact of Dave Portnoy and Barstool Sports, and the challenges of navigating the dark side of social media as a restaurant owner.

  • The challenges and considerations of opening a pizzeria, such as starting with a small budget, avoiding partnerships (especially with family), and adapting to the local market and customer preferences.

  • Angelo’s approach to pizza consulting, which involves creating recipes tailored to each client’s specific needs and circumstances, providing ongoing support and guidance, and ultimately empowering his clients to succeed on their own.

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