Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 121

Original Tommy's
Original Tommy's locations throughout
southern California and Nevada.

Unique Simplicity
When it comes to what has made Original Tommy's so successful over the last
70 years, Castaneda says it's the same
thing that has set the concept apart from
the very beginning - Koulax's original
chili recipe. Every entrée on the Original Tommy's menu is served with a side
of chili, and the Original Tommy's chiliburger remains one of the most unique
menu items in the quick-service sector.
"It's the fact that we are a unique burger," Castaneda says. "The chiliburger
itself is not a very common burger, and
it's a burger that we do really well."
Recently, the company also has
placed a greater emphasis on its to-go
portions of chili. Castaneda says Origi-

nal Tommy's has created new branded
packaging to strengthen the connection
to the brand and given it a more prominent position on the menu.

Loyal Employees
One of the biggest issues in the restaurant sector over the last year has been
the increase in the minimum wage in
certain parts of the country. Castaneda
says Original Tommy's has been reevaluating its staffing levels in light of these
changes, with an emphasis on ensuring
its locations are properly staffed during
peak hours but not overstaffed during
down periods.
Nevertheless, Castaneda says the
company is fortunate to have low employee turnover, especially in its management. He says it isn't uncommon
for its managers to have more than 20

years of experience with the company,
and recently the company saw the retirement of a manager who had been
with Original Tommy's for 49 years.
"The employee loyalty is there," Castaneda says.

Still Growing
Original Tommy's has been a SoCal
success for 70 years, and that's due in
no small part to the company's adherence to the qualities that made Koulax
a success all those years ago. Castaneda says that while the company wants
to hold true to its winning formula, it
still expects to see some changes in the
form of growth in the near future because of that.
"The next couple of years we will
probably open two to three more
restaurants," Castaneda says.

food & drink international * winter 2016 volume 1 * www.fooddrink-magazine.com

121


http://danielswesternmeatpackers.com http://www.fooddrink-magazine.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1

Contents
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - Cover1
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - Cover2
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 1
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - Contents
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 3
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 4
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 5
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 6
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 7
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 8
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 9
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 10
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 11
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 12
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 13
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 14
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 15
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 16
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 17
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 18
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 19
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 20
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 21
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 22
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 23
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 24
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 25
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 26
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 27
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 28
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 29
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 30
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 31
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 32
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 33
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 34
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 35
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 36
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 37
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 38
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 39
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 40
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 41
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 42
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 43
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 44
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 45
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 46
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 47
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 48
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 49
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 50
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 51
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 52
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 53
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 54
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 55
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 56
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 57
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 58
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 59
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 60
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 61
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 62
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 63
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 64
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 65
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 66
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 67
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 68
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 69
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 70
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 71
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 72
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 73
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 74
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 75
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 76
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 77
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 78
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 79
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 80
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 81
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 82
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 83
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 84
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 85
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 86
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 87
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 88
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 89
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 90
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 91
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 92
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 93
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 94
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 95
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 96
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 97
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 98
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 99
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 100
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 101
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 102
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 103
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 104
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 105
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 106
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 107
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 108
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 109
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 110
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 111
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 112
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 113
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 114
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 115
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 116
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 117
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 118
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 119
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 120
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 121
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 122
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 123
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 124
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 125
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 126
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 127
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 128
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 129
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 130
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 131
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 132
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 133
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 134
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 135
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 136
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 137
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 138
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 139
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 140
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 141
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 142
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 143
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 144
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 145
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 146
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 147
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 148
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 149
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 150
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 151
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 152
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 153
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 154
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 155
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 156
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 157
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 158
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 159
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 160
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 161
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 162
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 163
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 164
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 165
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 166
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 167
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - 168
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - Cover3
Food and Drink International - Winter 2016 Volume 1 - Cover4
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue4
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue4b
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue4a
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue3
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue3b
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue3A
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue2b
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue2a
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue1
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol19_issue1a
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/youngsmarketco
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol18_issue4
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol18_issue3
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol18_issue2_2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol18_issue2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_vol18_issue1
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2017winter_v2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2017winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2017fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2017summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2017springvol2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2017springvol1
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2016wintervol2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2016wintervol1
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2016fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/knighthouse/fd_2016summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2016spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2015winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2015fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2015summer2
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2015summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2015spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2014winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2014fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2014summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2014spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2013winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2013fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2013summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2013spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2012fallwinter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2012summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2012spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2012winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/fd_2011fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_20110708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_20110506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_2011summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_2011spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_2010winter
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_2010fall
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_2010summer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_2010springsummer
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_2010spring
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/businessmedia/fd_2010winterspring
http://www.nxtbookMEDIA.com