Welcome to another episode of The Baller Alert Show, available everywhere you get your podcast. Ferrari, Su Solo, and BT are joined by CEO and Founder Derrick Hayes to talk about quality cheesesteaks, new business ventures, and staying consistent.
“I’ve got 3 locations in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium,” Shared Hayes.
After persuading his business partners that he would change the culture of the stadium. He’s now the highest-gross restaurant in the stadium.
Hayes Fiancé, Pinky Cole joined the cast on the previous episode where she shared how the two met. Ferrari followed up with Hayes to see if their stories added up.
Hayes shared the moment he knew Cole was the woman for him.
“When she was like, ‘let’s bail 100 inmates out, Lets get some communities rolling’ and stuff like that. I’m like, who else I could’ve did this with?” said Hayes.
“When you wake up at 4 am, and you got an idea, and you can wake that person up out if their sleep, and they can get right into it with you, its never hard, its never work. Before she’s anything, she’s my friend,” said Hayes.
Hayes shared that the work ethic mixed with the friendship is how the two made two beautiful babies back to back.
Hayes also discussed the importance of teaching financial literacy and how it relates to breaking generational curses.
Su Solo asked about the Hayes Foundation. “Right now we’re doing this life insurance initiative on black men that make 30 less in income. You get a life insurance policy, pay for the first year when you partner with us. Life insurance is not just a life-and-death thing. You’re passing on the stick,” said Hayes.
“We fed 40 hospitals in a day, gave out approximately $200,000 for people to stay on,” said Hayes.
The cast asked if he’s vegan with his fiancé, and he said no. “I really love seafood; it’s something that I really can’t shake,” Hayes said.
He also shared that his kids are vegan.
A lot of my family dies from cancer, and we don’t know what they put in the foods.
He also shared that he uses quality steak in his restaurant with hopes of selling a healthier sandwich.
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