Overcooked Cook

Overcooked: From prep cook to ownership and all the sex, drugs, and shenanigans along the way.

A searing saga of the sordid side of the restaurant business.” OVERCOOKED will have you laughing and crying as Long Island chef and restauranteur Ivan Sayles overwhelms your palate and your mind in this truthful, inspiring, and side-splitting exposé. In his emotion-packed account, Sayles chronicles a twisted odyssey that took him from the abyss of addiction to sobriety and success as a respected restauranteur. His inspiring story of overcoming drug addiction pulls no punches and serves up hearty helpings of heroism and hope.

Sold in hardcover and paperback. 270 pages of raw truth. Click on images to order or CLICK HERE.

Overcooked Book
Overcooked by Ivan Sayles
Overcooked Book
Overcooked by Ivan Sayles

Sold in hardcover and paperback. 270 pages of raw truth. Click on images to order or CLICK HERE.

Did you know?

Did you know that the oldest restaurant opened its doors in 1725 by a French cook named Jean Botín? Located in the heart of Madrid near the Plaza Mayor, it now has four floors retaining the original 18th-century interiors and the original firewood oven. Into the 18th century, the inn was not allowed to sell meat, wine, or food. Guests would bring food and have it cooked on the premises.

Read more about the oldest at GuinessWorldRecords.com.

Did you know?

Most historians agree that White Castle opened food stands which led to fast food outlets. In 1921, White Castle started selling burgers for $0.05 each. White Castle made the first significant effort to standardize food production. William Ingram’s and Walter Anderson’s White Castle System created the first fast-food supply chain to provide meat, buns, paper goods, and other supplies to their restaurants. Both entrepreneurs pioneered the concept of the multi-state hamburger restaurant chain. They standardized the look and construction of the restaurants themselves. They even developed the construction division that manufactured and built the chain’s prefabricated restaurant buildings.

Did You Know?

Would you like a shake with that?

In 1954, the McDonald’s brother’s stand became the biggest purchaser of Prince Castle restaurant equipment manufacturer. The salesman, Ray Kroc traveled to California to find out why the McDonald brothers purchased almost a dozen milkshake blending machines. Yes, McDonald’s is known for burgers and fries. However, in the early stages of development McDonalds were known for their milkshakes. Enticed by the success of the McDonald’s concept, Kroc signed a franchise agreement with the brothers and began opening McDonald’s restaurants in Illinois.

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