About Angela Vendetti
I am on a mission to help independent restaurant and cafe owners skip the learning curve and beat the odds! Before diving into the restaurant world, I studied at Drexel University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a focus in International Business and Marketing. I spent three years working for a global information technology company, in the US and abroad. Two lay-offs later, I opened my first restaurant.
In 2004, I co-founded Mugshots Coffeehouse, named for its original location across from Pennsylvania State Historic Site, Eastern State Penitentiary. Over a twelve year period, I opened a total of five locations in Philadelphia, while launching a “Farm to Office” catering division in 2013, after developing a growth plan through the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at the Community College of Philadelphia. In addition to numerous accolades from Philadelphia critics and publications, Mugshots was a founding B-Corporation, part of a growing global movement of people using business as a force for good. At the end of 2015, I sold Mugshots and launched my consulting practice.
In my first five years as an owner, I struggled with work/life balance, like most restaurant owners. Once I realized that wasn't the lifestyle I wanted, I devised and executed a holistic plan to fix it. Now I share that knowledge and experience to help my clients reach their profitability goals, while achieving more balance and ultimately loving their business. I currently work with independent restaurant and café owners on start-up (including SBA financing), profitability, and quality of life.