The two most important requirements for major success are: first, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it.
Its easy to have principles when you're rich. The important thing is to have principles when you're poor.
If you do it first class and you dont compromise values, and you dont compromise quality, and you dont compromise service, and you dont compromise cleanliness, then everybody else who is the competitor has got to play catch-up.
We take the hamburger business more seriously than anyone else.
It was not her sex appeal but the obvious relish with which she devoured the hamburger that made my pulse begin to hammer with excitement.
Theres almost nothing you cant accomplish if you set your mind to it.
This is rat eat rat, dog eat dog. I'll kill 'em, and I'm going to kill 'em before they kill me. Speaking of competition in the fast-food industry.
The definition of salesmanship is the gentle art of letting the customer have it your way.
When you're green, your growing. When you're ripe, you rot.
Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?
I was 52 years old. I had diabetes and incipient arthritis. I had lost my gall bladder and most of my thyroid gland in earlier campaigns, but I was convinced that the best was ahead of me. Reflecting on the time when he started in the fast-food business.
If you're not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.
None of Us is as Good as All of Us.
We provide food that customers love, day after day after day. People just want more of it.
Creativity is a highfalutin word for the work I have to do between now and Tuesday.
The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.
You're only as good as the people you hire.
As long as you're green, you're growing. As soon as you're ripe, you start to rot.
While formal schooling is an important advantage, it is not a guarantee of success nor is its absence a fatal handicap.
If you have time to lean, you have time to clean.
If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.
All money means to me is a pride in accomplishment.
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