We had the good fortune of connecting with Romin Irani and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Romin, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
For the most part I’m pretty risk aversive. If you listen to all the people doing things the “right” way on insta or blogs you will hear over and over, “you gotta take risks, can’t win without risks, etc etc.” While there is truth to that I think you can build systems that are smart and avoid certain risks. I def took a risk starting my business, but at the same time I built a business that wouldn’t risk my life savings or my marriage in case it failed in the first year. You can take a risk to start something but you can also build it in a way that fits with your tolerance. Don’t listen to all these people who are crazy risk takers and feel paralyzed to not do anything because you’re not like them. I was able to build something that so far has been successful and if I wanted to walk away from it today I would lose no money. I think its important for people to know that you don’t have to always take life changing risks to pursue something you want to do.

What should our readers know about your business?
I run a Catering and pre-ordered Burger business in Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch area. I started by wanting to provide something SD was missing, a solid fried onion smashburger. We started the first summer of COVID in front of my friends house and kept selling out week after week. We then got legal and started selling out of a commercial kitchen and from there Catering took off and now is the majority of my income. I love family parties and I love when the food is awesome and not cold. Everyone is a bit tired of the taco guy, so I’m so happy to bring exceptional made to order burgers to peoples parties! I really enjoy talking and being around people and getting to be part of families special moments!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well San Diego is awesome and there is so much to do. We’d obviously start with some of the classics. Balboa park, seaport village, Mission Bay, Sunset at Soledad, La Jolla Shores, zoo, catch a Padres game etc. I’d do some more local spots too like the cliffs near UCSD, mission trails, chicano park, OB pier. The eating tour would be awesome, Carne asada fries from Rigobertos, vietnamese food in City Heights at Nhu Y, Korean goodness in Convoy at Manna, Tonkotsu Ramen from Menya Ultra, Beer at Bottlecraft, Hot chicken at Main Chick, Patty melt from Mr. peabodys (this list can get way to long if I keep going).

Can we have 2 weeks? One isn’t enough.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shoutout to my wife, Naomi. She has supported, helped and loved me through everything I’ve done!

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