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The Making of a Sausage King with David Samuels of Esposito’s Finest Quality Sausage


In This Podcast Episode

We’ve added a new guest host to our lineup, 50 Interviews: Entrepreneursauthor Brian Schwartz.  In this episode, Brian interviews David Samuels, the Sausage King of NYC and owner of Esposito’s Finest Quality Sausage.  They discuss how 9-11 inspired him to become an entrepreneur, and how the business has become debt free.

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About David Samuels and Esposito’s

Esposito's Finest Sausage ProductsAt age 34, in the aftermath of 9-11, David Samuels decided to leave his career of 13 years as a management consultant to run his own business. At the same time, Esposito’s Finest Quality Sausage was in transition due to the death of its founder a few years earlier. Originally operating under the name Giovanni Esposito and Sons, Al Esposito had opened a wholesale sausage division in the back of the store which became Esposito’s Finest Quality Sausage Products. When Al passed away, his only daughter took possession the business.

Al’s daughter and her husband knew that a family member, David Samuels, was looking for a company to own and run. With David’s history in management, he knew the company had a great potential for growth, but he also knew that the family-developed recipes and core processing practices made Esposito’s what it was, so it was his intention to remain intact and true to their origins.

As owner, David has expanded Esposito’s product lines, as well as greatly increasing their production capacity.  Now you can even buy Esposito’s sausages on

David Samuels and Brian Schwartz

David Samuels and Brian Schwartz

About Brian Schwartz

Brian Schwartz is the award winning author of 50 Interviews: Entrepreneurs thriving in uncertain times.  Beginning in early 2008, he set out to interview 50 successful entrepreneurs and in doing so discovered new truths as to why many are unable to make the leap from employee to employer, and why many who do lack success. His passion is rooted in the company he started to mentor others through the same framework he used and become authors themselves and adopt the vital mindset to succeed at their chosen endeavor. He has been featured on NBC, CBS, and the Denver Business Journal.


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