When Andrew Pudalov founded Rush Bowls in 2004, he was ahead of the health food curve.

In the early 2000s, after a long career in banking, Andrew decided it was time to do something different. He left New York City, quit his job, and moved his family to Boulder, Colorado, where he bought a house and started a new business. 

On my podcast, The Irresistible Factor, the Rush Bowls CEO tells us his surprising story, and shares plenty of wisdom from his wealth of experiences, including what motivates his customer-centric approach to business. 

“My eyes on food was coming from a very different perspective,” Andrew said. “So people who got into the food business, and you kind of ultimately have blinders on. I was coming from the finance business, and some of the times I really just didn’t know any better. But that really gave birth to innovation.”

As a mom, I loved hearing Andrew’s perspective on providing healthy food for college students. He created meals that were meals to go, that had texture to them, and came in large portions.

Together, we explore why Rush Bowls opened stores in underserved communities. We talk training, research and brand identity, along with how to generate unique ideas.

Listen to The Irresistible Factor’s Interview with Rush Bowls Founder and CEO, Andrew Pudalov.


Here’s what you won’t want to miss from our conversation: 

  • Why college environments are the perfect place to pioneer a new product
  • Andrew’s advice to entrepreneurs and founders: Keep trying, always look to collaborate, and do your research. 
  • Why sharing ideas is crucial, and how it helps businesses refine their execution 
  • How Andrew funded his businesses through his own capital


Links mentioned in this episode: 

Andrew Pudalov on LinkedIn

Rush Bowls

Rush Bowls on Facebook

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