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Patrick Albrecht / Small Business

About Patrick:

Growing up in Atlanta and being the son of a celebrity chef but also obsessed with computing, the occupational path for Patrick would not be clear until later on. Quite often in both elementary school and high school, he would tutor his classmates on technology and computer
lessons that would assist them in class, while working in his father’s restaurants on the weekends and summer breaks.

Pondering what to do after high school and discussing his options with his guidance counselor, he decided to fly one way to Europe on an open journey to see where life could go. There he decided to enroll in German language classes and take a job in a 3-star kitchen, a place he felt comfortable in. He understood the international language of cooking.

After spending nine years in Europe and attending universities, he came back to the United States with a culinary degree, a business degree, a teaching degree, and a degree in computer sciences, all earned at the University District in Munich, Germany. Spending time on both sides of the fence: owning an award winning restaurants in both Atlanta and Florida, and gaining recognition in tech world, it became an interesting mix of foodservice and technology both of which he became known for. At one point he owned “the most automated restaurant in America” while at the same time holding the title, “most vibrant bar scene in Atlanta” according to Open Table.

There came a crossroads where the decision had to be made, restaurant business or tech business? Knowing that the decision would not be easy as he loved aspects of both businesses, he went with his true obsession, technology. Now the days are spent pulling businesses into the modern era by eradicating antiquated business practices and reducing paper sorting to a thing of the past.


Latest Post From Patrick

Tax season is here, are you ready? The W-2’s, corporate tax returns, endless paperwork, and shoeboxes of receipts. Shoeboxes? Yes, shoeboxes. As my friends and I discuss our journeys into our 40s, we discuss our childhoods a lot and the things we learned that we still implement today. We also discuss the things that weren’t […]

How Patrick can help you:

Modernize Your Tax Preparation with ScanSnap

Monday, March 10, 2014

Tax season is here, are you ready? The W-2’s, corporate tax returns, endless paperwork, and shoeboxes of receipts. Shoeboxes? Yes, shoeboxes. As my friends and I discuss our journeys into our 40s, we discuss our childhoods a lot and the things we learned that we still implement today. We also discuss the things that weren’t […]

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  • ScanSnap Squad Perspective on the ScanSnap Evernote Edition Scanner

    Monday, December 2, 2013

    So many times in life, two of my favorite things come together to create tasteful bliss, chocolate fondue and strawberries, peanut butter and jelly, fried chicken and waffles (if you have never been to the south, you have to try this one). These combinations usually happen by mistake in the food world and create accidental […]

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  • Poulos Accounting, Rooms of Paperwork Now in the Cloud

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013

    We, yes I use the term “we” because the ScanSnap team has made me feel as if I am part of their extended family, have done it again. Done what? Converted a non-believer. When companies hear about how we digitize our vast amounts of paper, and then organize it in a way that we can […]

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  • Helping a Small Business Go Paperless

    Monday, June 24, 2013

    After years of being profiled by globally renowned technology companies like Apple, Evernote, Fujitsu, etc., I felt like it was time to start spreading the word to other companies to get them equally as excited as I am about the modern day paperless office. My daily routine has shifted from being a 12-hour a day […]

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  • The Business and Technology Behind Great Food

    Monday, June 17, 2013

    Running a restaurant is no small feat so when we asked ScanSnap Squad member Patrick Albrecht, who runs the Great Food Group (that’s two restaurants!) how he manages, we were not surprised to hear that not only must he be versed in the art of food and cooking, but he also needs to have business and technical […]

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  • Convincing My Mentor About Technology

    Friday, June 14, 2013

    I have always been one to get excited about new technologies and how I could implement them into our business; my dad on the other hand, not so much. We butted heads quite often on why we need iPhones and iPads, why we need to control our music with our mobile devices, why we need […]

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  • ScanSnap iX500 and Time, A Restaurateurs’ Two Best Friends

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013

    Owning a restaurant group is constant mayhem. When guests ask me about my workday, my explanation is that I am the one that “puts out fires.” From the normal duties of getting all the managers and chefs the products and equipment they need to serve guests properly, to making sure that the entertainment is booked […]

  • Running a Small Business is No Small Feat

    Monday, November 26, 2012

    Ah, the joys of owning a small business, and more specifically a restaurant group. On one hand I have the hiring and maintaining of 150 employees, tax deadlines, pleasing thousands of customers, constant promotions and dealing with the occasional plumbing leak at 2:00 am. On the plus side, I have the gratitude of returning business, […]

  • The Business of Going Paperless: An Intro to Patrick Albrecht, Small Business Squad Member

    Monday, November 19, 2012

    Finally all my dreams of no longer being handed paper are coming true. Whether it was a business card, receipt for a food order, Post-it note, invoice, or employee paperwork, I was drowning in the daily wave of paper. With ScanSnap, I’ve been warmly welcomed to the future where if you want to live a […]

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