Interview Questions

Below you can find a list of some of the questions we planned on using for our interviews with Alison, Erin, and their family. We were able to get some really thoughtful and amazing responses! Look forward to hearing from them in our upcoming documentary~

  1. What kind of person is Alison/Erin? What can you tell me about her personality?
  2. How would you describe Erin/Alison’s relationship with her work when she was still a marketer?
  3. How would you describe it now, with Homeroom?
  4. Can you tell us about the day that Alison/Erin came home and told you she planned on opening a restaurant?
  5. How have your expectations for the restaurant evolved since it first opened, were you expecting it to be as popular as it has become?
  6. Opening a restaurant is a major commitment, what would you say is the biggest adjustment your family has had to make since making such a huge decision?
  7. What would you say to someone on the border of pursuing their dreams and staying in their mundane career?
  8. Can you recall a time when you thought to yourself, “Oh God, what have we gotten ourselves into?”
  9. Thinking back to the fateful day when you met Erin/Alison and her husband, how would you describe the encounter from your point of view?
  10. Do you ever wonder what your lives would be like now if perhaps the two of you had decided to go to a different restaurant that day? If Alison/Erin was still working as a marketer/attorney?
  11. Rewinding a bit back to when Homeroom was still “Little Mac”, McDonalds threatened to sue over the rights to the name, at that point what were your thoughts on the restaurant?
  12. How did you feel with their decision to change the name?
  13. Were you present during opening day? If so what was that day like?
  14. How has Homeroom changed your life since it opened?