B-School Students Put New Restaurant on the Map

B-School Students Put New Restaurant on the Map
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Published: October 19, 2015
Updated: June 28, 2024
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Despite his economics degree and ownership of several restaurants, Themistocles “Lakis” Vlahoulis, owner of Il Panino Café and Grill in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, faced some struggles when he first opened shop. But he got some unexpected help from two sources: Boston restaurateur Frank DePasquale, who allowed Vlahoulis to use the same name as DePasquale's wildly successful North End restaurant, and teams of Northeastern University business students, who helped Vlahoulis with his website and social media presence and other challenges.  Today, with business thriving, Vlahoulis has opened a second location. He recently shared his thoughts on these successful partnerships with EIX's Kim Eddleston.


Kimberly Eddleston
Kimberly Eddleston
Schulze Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship / D'Amore-McKim School of Business / Northeastern University
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DOI: 10.17919/X96K53
Eddleston, Kimberly. "B-School Students Put New Restaurant on the Map." FamilyBusiness.org. 19 Oct. 2015. Web 17 Jul. 2024 <https://eiexchange.com/content/112-b-school-students-put-new-restaurant-on-the-map>.
Eddleston, K. (2015, October 19). B-school students put new restaurant on the map. FamilyBusiness.org. Retrieved July 17, 2024, from https://eiexchange.com/content/112-b-school-students-put-new-restaurant-on-the-map