Capstone – Project

6. Attracting Top Level Talent

A Collaboration Between

Engagement Synopsis

The war on talent for hourly team members and salaried managers in our restaurants has never been so fierce. Jobs with Amazon, Grub Hub, Uber, Uber Eats, etc are offering equal if not better pay with a more flexible work schedule, which is why we feel we are having trouble finding hourly help.  In regard to managers, there is a rule of thumb that you never let a good manager go. That being said, what do we need to do to separate ourselves from the competition so that we can grow our company with quality individuals leading the day to day?

  • How do we attract a quality team member to work in guest service and in our kitchens?
  • How can we attract experienced managers to come work for Buona?

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will gain understanding on what it takes to run a successful and competitive enterprise while seeking to retain top talent.
  • Students will gain experience in developing recommendations for talent attraction and retention, including marketing to potential candidates.
  • Students will gain exposure to the fast-casual restaurant industry.

Company Information

CompanyBuona Restaurants
HQBerwyn, IL
RevenueUnlisted
EmployeesUnlisted
StageSmall Business
Hiring PotentialFollow-on Projects
Websitehttps://buona.com/

Company Overview

Buona started in 1981, originally starting as just one Buona Beef restaurant in Berwyn, Illinois. Since then, the company has grown to become much more than just one restaurant. The Buona Companies now consists of four divisions and a bustling corporate office with a warm family culture felt throughout.  BUONA RESTAURANTS -- The first, and most commonly known division of The Buona Companies. The upscale, quick-casual restaurants are famous for their award winning “Buona” Italian Roast Beef sandwiches, and they're popping up all around the Chicagoland area and now in Indiana! With 25 locations and counting, Buona is growing in both size and opportunity!

Industry Mentors

Company Admin

Joe Buonavolanto

[email protected]

Course Info & Engagement Details

SchoolMasters in Business Administration (MBA)
Engagement Format -
CourseMBA Interterm (SPRING 2021)
LevelGraduate
Students Enrolled120 enrolled, 3-5 students per team per project
Meeting Day & Time3/22-25/2021
Student Time Commitment30+ Hours Per Week
Company Time Commitment5+ Hours
Duration0.43 Weeks

Project Topics

Growth Strategy

Operations

Academic Mentors

There are currently no supervisors assigned.

Assigned Students

Student

Steven Donovan

[email protected]

Student

Daniel Leopold

[email protected]

Student

Tyler White

[email protected]

Program Timeline

Touchpoints & Assignments Due Date Submission
OFFICIAL PROJECT KICKOFF

OFFICIAL PROJECT KICKOFF

Each company will provide a web conference link and time for scheduled kickoff meeting
March 22 Event na
PROJECT COMPLETE: UPLOAD FINAL DELIVERABLES PROJECT COMPLETE: UPLOAD FINAL DELIVERABLES
Please upload your final presentations and/or any final reports you delivered to the company.
March 25 Submission Required submission-required
Final PEER Evaluation Due

Final PEER Evaluation Due

March 28 Event na
Final SELF Evaluation Due

Final SELF Evaluation Due

March 28 Event na
Temperature Check #1 Due by 5:00 PM ET

Temperature Check #1 Due by 5:00 PM ET

March 22 Event na
Temperature Check #2 Due by 5:00 PM ET

Temperature Check #2 Due by 5:00 PM ET

March 23 Event na
UPLOAD STATEMENT OF CONFIDENTIALITY UPLOAD STATEMENT OF CONFIDENTIALITY
During this program, you'll be working on a real project posed by a real industry partner. Please download, sign, and then upload the Statement of Confidentiality. If your industry partner requires an additional NDA, that will be loaded as a Project Resources
March 20 Submission Required submission-required
Final Interterm Feedback Survey

Final Interterm Feedback Survey

March 28 Event na

Key Milestones & Project Process