We had the good fortune of connecting with Ron Hsu and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ron, what is the most important factor behind your success?
I think it’s important to start with a product that has high impact and high aspirations. If you have those 2 items then you have will have more appeal to potential team members. Your goals for the business have to appeal to a higher sense in order to have a team that is truly vested.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art is the type of experience we can offer through our restaurants. It’s all a dance with the food, service, and ambience playing a key role in curating an experience that our guests expect and enjoy. It wasn’t easy to get Lazy Betty open. It took a lot of sweat, blood, and tears to get there. You do what you have to do and make it happen. For me, what’s most important is to focus on your motivation and the end goal. Don’t let the negatives and obstacles take root in your drive to the finish line.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
You’d have to take a trip around town and check out all the underground art, murals, and graffiti that sprinkle the city. You can find them in any neighborhood, under a tunnel, or a big wall on the side of a sidescraper. Or you can go to the museum. Ton’s of art in Atlanta that’s begging to be discovered.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to recognize my team, Carl Gilbert and Aaron Phillips. n They hold it down. Also my siblings who have helped as well. Most importantly my late mother, Betty, who’s still my main inspiration for everything I do. She’s still guiding us from up above the clouds.

Website: www.lazybettyatl.com

Instagram: chefhsu

Image Credits
Andrew Thomas Lee

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