Garrick Arnold
  • 47, Male
  • Springfield, Missouri
  • United States
  • Wildflower, A Design &…
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Can you settle this debate?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Anderson Jan 24, 2013.


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Kevin Anderson replied to Garrick Arnold's discussion Can you settle this debate?
"You are going to need a seasoned veteran, someone they want to fire when they tell the truth and someone you want keep for the same reason."
Jan 24, 2013
Giuseppe De Carlo replied to Garrick Arnold's discussion Can you settle this debate?
"You have two partners, one is a financial expert and the other in Marketing? I have a deep problem, having worked all my life in restaurants, as a manager and also as a owner of three restaurants. you have aright to be concerned, to start $45.000.00…"
May 12, 2011

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Wildflower, A Design & Branding Studio
What best describes my company
rounded big thinker. Focused dreamer. Pusher of the envelope. Wildflower President, Garrick Arnold, is the perfect blend of business yin and creative yang.

His Experience:
• restaurant franchise owner for 7 years
• franchise general manager for 2 years
• founder of Wildflower

Vast experiences have prepared him to generate creative solutions for the needs of his clients. Garrick and his wife April created Wildflower, a design and branding studio, in October of 2000. The Arnold’s creative passion is fueled by their desire to help clients utilize design to reach their business goals. They love it when clients reap the benefits of good design.

Today, they build brands. Their expertise? Small to mid-size restaurant operations. Their focus? Creative design and creative execution. They not only design custom visual messages; they strategically execute them to develop, guide and push the brand. Ideas don’t sit on the bench, they are put into action. A creative hub that thinks long-term, scientifically and far beyond the physical design... that’s Wildflower.
Years in the Industry
8 years

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The Economy

AUGUST 05, 2008

The Economy:

Obviously the economy is not in great shape. Consumers are looking for value and thinking two or even three times before parting with their money. That being said if your restaurant can communicate its value proposition to consumers this could actually be an opportunity for growth. And value doesn't have to mean price.

Some folks consider a Whole Foods Market a great value. But studies show consumers pay an average of 30% more than a… Continue

Posted on August 5, 2008 at 9:21am — 3 Comments

Email Marketing has arrived

The continuing rise in postage rates makes direct mail increasingly less affordable for the restaurant community. Until recently this was one of the best options available for individual locations to market in their own backyard. But now email marketing has finally matured, is easy and affordable to execute and the response rate may just shock you.

How effective is email marketing? Companies like that provide a full range of email marketing services are full of… Continue

Posted on July 19, 2008 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Get A Gun

By now most everyone has heard that the once seemingly indestructible Starbucks intends to close 600 stores. Based on recent conversations and the few articles I've read, a lot of people are taking no small amount of pleasure in Starbucks' fall from grace. Americans love the underdog and take a perverse sense of pleasure in seeing the Prom King tumble off his throne. Putting that aside here a few important… Continue

Posted on July 8, 2008 at 6:50am — 1 Comment

Starbucks Attacks!

How's this for seeing a problem and attacking it head on? Time to buy Starbucks stock.

Posted on February 12, 2008 at 11:08am

Wendy says, "You're fired!"

So Wendy's kicks their agency,

Saatchi & Saatchi, to the curb along with the wacky red wig

campaign. It's a shame. Even Wendy's admits that while the campaign

didn't cause sales to sky rocket it did get noticed and stimulated

discussion about the brand for the first time since "Where's the… Continue

Posted on February 6, 2008 at 12:55pm — 4 Comments

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At 6:14am on February 11, 2008, Kellie Hicks said…
Sure....send some info my way
At 4:45pm on February 8, 2008, Carl Muth said…
You show up in the group already
At 9:16am on February 8, 2008, Joe Butera said…
Hey Garrick,
Sorry I didn't back sooner I've had back problems. We have 4 locations and do have a web-site I love hearing from people who used to work in pizzeria's. They usually tell me of such great experiences and how much they loved it.
Have a good one
At 7:29am on February 8, 2008, Carl Muth said…
Garrick, I just joined the The Link Exchange Network a few minutes ago. I think that it is a Brilliant Idea, I have a comment on my page suggesting that exact thing, but didn't even think about starting a Group.

Also, I sent you a Friend Request

Have Fun!
Be #1,

Carl Muth
At 5:48am on January 31, 2008, Kellie Hicks said…
Good morning Garrick. Will check out your website in the next couple of days! Get back to you soon. Have a great day.
At 6:14am on January 30, 2008, Garrick Arnold said…
Jake, I'm sitting here drinking my Starbucks Americano, visiting your web site and wishing I could trade my cup for a cup of NOVO! Next time I visit Denver I'll seek out one of your locations.
At 8:48pm on January 29, 2008, Jake Brodsky said…
we are primarily wholesale but do have 2 retail locations in the Denver Metro area (Denver Art Museum and Arvada). Our website has more about our company if you're interested. thanks
At 5:30pm on January 29, 2008, Kevin Miquelon said…

Thanks for the welcome! You can check our web-site out at and that should get you started...we are in the hospitality industry - running the foodservice at private universities and senior living...we also have a consulting arm that offers a number of services. We also just launched a new company, Wapiti - - take a look if you get a chance...thanks for your interest...

At 4:23pm on January 22, 2008, April Higdon said…
I think Atl is just as cold right now. We had couple inches of snow for the second time in a week last Sat. Of course none of it really sticks like it does in MO but still snow....

Haruno's on fremont there? Love love love it. Friends and i always go there while i am in town. Havent been to Kai yet but saw it. I think I was still around when the bodaga bar was there... remember the name at least.
At 3:12pm on January 22, 2008, April Higdon said…
Hi Garrick, I went to school at Drury there in springfield. Wonderful town. Was always a broke college student back then but came back this last Christmas and was impressed by several places in town. Whats your favorite place?




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