We had the good fortune of connecting with Don Jante and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Don, career-wise, where do you want to be in the end?
Hopefully there is no end to our goal. At the end of my career, I hope that Flip ‘n Patties is continuing to add value to the people inside and outside this organization.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
We are in the Restaurant/Service industry. The mission of Flip ‘n Patties was always to bring our Filipino experience and flavors to America while serving a greater purpose. Our faith has been one of the driving forces in trying our best to source our ingredients with integrity. Nothing is ever easy and like the saying goes, any worth having isn’t easy. The difficult times had us lose sight of why we exist at times and even questioned our existence. The people in Flip ‘n Patties were the factors of overcoming hard times. Everyone’s belief, hustle and sacrifice is what got us through. The most important lesson I learned is to always have purpose. The world should know that we are trying to change the mindset of this industry. Flip ‘n Patties wants to create an industry that everyone wins together. Everyone can live comfortably in this industry. That this industry can be titled a “real job”, but hopefully they see it more than that. Flip ‘n Patties is here to nourish souls through experience and food in every aspect of life. We’re here to try to add value to our people, guest and the world.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
That’s a tough one because I don’t really go out much. The restaurant and four kids has me stuck at bay. In my culture we usually all just catch up with our people in a house eating, drinking and talking the night away.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The most important shoutout is my wife Angie. No matter the struggles, she is unconditional. It’s the unconditional that helps push through.
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