Sporting a pair of matching high-cut bottoms that tied up to the side, the pageant princess showed off her incredibly toned stomach. Without small business, we’re nothing. “You just have to be fluid in your business model and adaptable and be able to budget your business to suit other people’s budgets.”, Day 1 of Piato Takeaway and Delivery. By Alicia Vrajlal for Daily Mail Australia, Published: 01:58 EDT, 9 January 2015 | Updated: 04:37 EDT, 9 January 2015. Login I think that’s really important. Help us build our profile of George Houvardas! George Houvardas - Nick “Carbo” Karandonis. BREAKING: Gov. The sunkissed stunner wore her golden locks out in loose waves, before later adding an iconic New York Yankees cap to protect herself from the strong rays. Blonde beauty Laura wasn't afraid to show off her enviable model figure in a classic triangle cut bikini top. In terms of small business, it can vary by size, being the corner store or a restaurant or a cafe, a bakery. Each visit, no matter how long between the two, you are greeted with a hug, a kiss and some seriously good service, food and coffee. AL: I definitely feel like part of the family when I come in! And now Laura Dundovic may very well have a new man. Ted moving on from late wife Louise The discovery that Julie is pregnant The second season (2009) The second season premiered on 30 June 2009. But whatever you can, just throw back into supporting your local butcher or coffee shop. It’s about adapting your menu and your product because all of the veggies have gone up, meat has gone up so you need to be looking at your menu every day. The comments below have not been moderated. We deliver the food ourselves. No third party drivers here, just all the familiar faces that you know. GH: The idea has always been food and people have always got to be able to eat. George Houvardas is a member of the following lists: Australian television actors, People from Sydney and Australian screen actor stubs. What would you say your percentage of return customers is? So, I can’t promise that we’d bring back the casuals because it would be just like normal — you have your busy periods and your quiet periods. We do live a life of excesses in a normal situation, but you just cut all of that stuff and as a business owner, you put your business first because you need to keep that running. They’ve already sacrificed a lot to start it, be it time, personal and financial to run a small business and most sacrificing a lot of personal investment. Gretchen Whitmer blasts Trump for putting her and her family 'in danger' after his supporters chanted 'lock her up' at Michigan rally one week after botched kidnapping plot, Gov. Speaking to Daily Mail Australia last August, the Myer model revealed how she coped with the public split. I also like to share the love though and I’ve got my two favourite restaurants and when I finish work, I’ll get my takeaway and buy coffees from them. In this situation there’s no plan, you’ve just got to prepare for the worst, hope for the best and take each day as it comes. George Houvardas: Our goal was always to be consistent and this year, we had a change in our head chef. Every restaurant attracts a type of person and we certainly attract “our” type of people and that’s why it works. What Cases Will Be Covered in ‘Unsolved Mysteries: Volume 2’? The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. GH: It’s the simple fact that these small businesses were started by someone that has a passion for the job. Trump supporters protesting Twitter censorship clash with Antifa and BLM activists in violent scenes in San... 'You not going to see the end of Trump': Steve Bannon says President Trump will run again in 2024 if he... Lindsey Graham breaks with GOP in claiming Senate should approve a bigger coronavirus stimulus package but... Gov. videos, Houvardas is the son of Anastasia (a teacher) and Michael (an accountant) and has two brothers, Steve and Tony (fat Tony) Houvardas.Houvardas is a graduate of Screenwise drama school and works part-time, along with his brothers, at his family's restaurant in McMahons Point, Sydney.. Houvardas’s school years saw many sporting achievements reached. Let’s start by looking back, what did the last year bring for your business? AL: What do you want to tell people about why this is a particularly hard time for small businesses such as yourselves? 'You have mutual friends and social circles that sort of split, that kind of thing. In saying that, there’s nothing open to spend your money on anyway. You just have to be tight with your money. film, The actor who played Nick 'Carbo' Karandonis on Channel Seven's Packed To The Rafters from 2008 until 2013, wasn't afraid to show off his torso and chest hair as he emerged from the ocean. Connect any celebrity with George Houvardas to see how closely they are linked... romantically! You just have to be fluid in your business model and adaptable and be able to budget your business to suit other people’s budgets. Login to add information, pictures and relationships, join in discussions and get credit for your contributions. George Houvardas is an Australian actor who is best known for his role as Nick "Carbo" Karandonis in the television series Packed to the Rafters. GH: It’s the hospitality that I love. I just don’t see that happening. The dark haired stud settled down next to Laura who was relaxing on the sand. GH: We’re planning to the point that we’re going to be in lockdown for six months so we’ve adapted our business for delivery and takeaway. Learn more about our use of cookies: Cookie Policy, George Houvardas on Why a Takeaway Coffee Is Good for Both You and the Community, Kiwis Are Voting Today to Endorse the Legalisation of Cannabis. AL: Most people know you as an actor, but for me, I know you as an incredibly hard worker, and the man behind the coffee machine at Piato — why do you love what you do? We use cookies to improve your experience on our website. George Houvardas is most well-known for his role as neighbour Nick ‘Carbo’ Karandonis on Channel 7’s Packed to the Rafters (soon-to-be Back to the Rafters). Contribute. Hugh Sheridan reveals he lost a mobile phone with rude pictures of himself and former co-star George Houvardas stored By Neil Griffiths for Daily … I think the mortgages are getting frozen, but again, that’s not for another month, we’ve had to adapt, budget right, make our cuts. #piato #piatorestaurant #mcmahonspoint #delivery #takeaway #quarantinelife #mediterraneanfood, A post shared by Piato Restaurant (@piatorestaurant) on Mar 23, 2020 at 12:28am PDT. GH: Return customers are not necessarily locals and they’d be probably 60-70%. AL: Do you have any other immediate plans to pivot your business or is it just about keeping it running for as long as you can? “When a customer comes in, they’re not just a customer, we like to make them feel like they’re part of the family.”. AL: I know this seems like a pipe dream right now, but what steps do you think you have to take once everything has reopened to get back to where you were? Stylish swimwear: Revealing a glimpse of her cleavage in the front, the plunging number featured a razorback style cut at the back, Looking good: Effortlessly wading through the water with her slim pins on display, the gorgeous model also showed off her pert derriere. All of the casuals had to go, but I can’t give you an exact percentage because now the Government is offering packages now to encourage businesses to hold people on. According to our records, George Houvardas is possibly single. Biography. Effortlessly wading through the water with her slim pins on display, the gorgeous model also showed off her pert derrière. Your budgets go down and you just adapt. George Houvardas and Sarah Kendall in new ABC TV show, Frayed. We don’t use UberEats. See I’ve already found that people will be looking at their lives different and hopefully just putting away social media and actually just being more sociable in person. AL: What immediate changes have you made to your business? Here, I speak to Houvardas about Piato and what he and his brothers are doing to ensure the longevity of their restaurant. GH: In numbers terms, and this is the second week of lockdown officially [at the time of interview], we’re probably sitting at an 80% down in turnover. We’re focused on keeping Australia open for business, even if doors are closed. “We’re just going to stick to what we’ve used for the 13 years which is consistency and persistence and that’s all you really can do.”. Relaxed: Laura later slipped on a pair of sassy sunglasses and was seen taking some sips of water to keep herself hydrated during the warm Sydney's day. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. 'It's just something you have to get used to. That’s out of our control. I think there should be a picture and a little info about the person. When a customer comes in, they’re not just a customer, we like to make them feel like they’re part of the family. The simple thing of just going to the local coffee shop and buying your essential long black or your coffee and having that interaction with the owner — it’s not only good for the business but it’s good for yourself in the community. Meanwhile George, 34, looked rather relaxed in a pair of blue and white striped board shorts. George Houvardas is most well-known for his role as neighbour Nick ‘Carbo’ Karandonis on Channel 7’s Packed to the Rafters (soon-to-be Back to the Rafters). But even then, we have someone on the premises so that the kitchen doesn’t shut down. AL: In terms of a financial hit, that’s quite personal, but as a business owner during this current climate, what does that mean for you? It’s any local businesses. View policy.We respect your privacy; unsubscribe at any time. After his acting stint on Packed to the Rafters, George Houvardas underwent a career change and moved into his family's restaurant business. 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