The Restaurant Talk Show

27 Jan January

In this special edition, we talk with Paul Motenko, co-CEO (with Jerry Hennessy) of Stacked, a four-location restaurant concept based in southern California.

Paul joined us from the very outset, as we recorded this episode on-site at his Cerritos location. He was an exceptionally gracious host, telling us not only the story of Stacked’s origins, but his own restaurant beginnings.

If you’re not familiar with Paul or Stacked, know that Paul also served as co-Chairman of the BJ’s Restaurants chain from 1991 through 2008. He’s a native Chicagoan who had dreams of owning his own pizzeria. Little did he know he’d be where he is today.

Stacked is a full-service restaurant that has four locations in southern California: Cerritos, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, and San Diego. The concept has been around since 2009.