The Nickolas Crim Show

Lauren Bolden is the founder of Pie Bar where she is building a community around sweet and savory pies.

Show Notes

PODCAST INFO:

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APPLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nickolas-crim-show/id1546025367
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REFERENCED IN THE EPISODE:

https://orderpiebar.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shonda_Rhimes
https://www.davidsedarisbooks.com/
https://www.zingermansbakehouse.com/

CONNECT:

https://orderpiebar.com/pages/newsletter-sign-up
https://twitter.com/nickolascrim
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickolasc/

OUTLINE:

Here are the timestamps for the episode.

(1:27) Lauren’s background and the origins of Pie Bar 
(6:32) Not knowing “entrepreneur” was a job and finding a job you enjoy 
(10:22) Chasing your dreams 
(14:05) Writing processes & inspiration 
(26:06) Building a brand around the entire Pie Bar team v. Founders 
(27:02) Her recipe writing and pie testing processes 
(29:42) Iterating on pie 
(33:15) Pie-cations 
(34:52) Taking one from Chick-fil-A’s playbook  
(38:06) Conversations around small business 
(39:32) Lessons from pie making road trips 
(41:31) Pie is very personal 
(43:24) Scratch baking 
(44:17) Building community and being a “regular” 
(46:54) Other brands that have inspired her 
(52:39) Pie Bar hiring process 
(59:04) Lauren’s favorite pie 
(1:01:43) Getting out of your pie comfort zone 
(1:03:28) Power of sampling 



What is The Nickolas Crim Show?

Talking with interesting people about their ideas, projects, processes, and experiences.