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The Resilient Restaurant

Leading by Inclusion: 10 Tools You’ll Need in and out of the Kitchen
WITH Marketing
Monday November 15, 2021
Leading by Inclusion: 10 Tools You’ll Need in and out of the Kitchen
Chef Joshua Karther of Water’s Edge at Hyatt Lodge talks about his passion for the restaurant industry and the lessons he’s learned about leadership. He shares the changes he’s noticing in […]
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The Hot Rise of Authentic Nashville Hot Chicken in Los Angeles
WITH Marketing
Friday October 29, 2021
The Hot Rise of Authentic Nashville Hot Chicken in Los Angeles
In this episode, we discuss how Shawn Lalehzarian’s years of experience working in the restaurant industry prepared him to open his own successful restaurant. We explore how to differentiate yourself from other existing concepts and build awareness of your business early on, the challenges that Shawn faced opening The Red Chickz, and what's helped him and the business stay strong throughout difficult times.
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People Over Profit: Leading with Intention, Customer Transparency, and the Timelessness of Breaking Bread
WITH Marketing
Friday October 15, 2021
People Over Profit: Leading with Intention, Customer Transparency, and the Timelessness of Breaking Bread
Mark Canlis is the co-owner of Canlis, a 70-year-old fine dining restaurant located in Seattle. We discuss the true essence of hospitality and how it is translated into the restaurant industry today, important questions restaurateurs should ask themselves throughout their careers, how Canlis pivoted business models throughout the pandemic, and what it takes to become a business that withstands the test of time.
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From Finance to Fresh Smoothie Bowls: How Andrew Pudalov Overcame Challenges and Franchised a National Concept
WITH Marketing
Thursday August 19, 2021
From Finance to Fresh Smoothie Bowls: How Andrew Pudalov Overcame Challenges and Franchised a National Concept
We sat down with Andrew Pudalov, Founder and CEO of Rush Bowls, a fast-casual concept known for its wide variety of fresh and healthy smoothie bowls. We discuss tough decisions he's made over the years, how he perfected his brand message over time, what he looks for in successful hires, lessons from his early years in the finance industry, and other lessons he’s learned throughout 17 years of leadership.
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Spreading Happiness One Gourmet Pop at a Time with Cliff Kennedy
WITH Marketing
Wednesday August 4, 2021
Spreading Happiness One Gourmet Pop at a Time with Cliff Kennedy
Cliff Kennedy, CEO of Frios Gourmet Pops, the nation’s largest ice pops franchise, discusses how he and his team transitioned the company’s brick and mortar locations to vans during the pandemic. […]
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From Catering to Criollas: The Comeback of Comfort Food with Mario Vivas
WITH Marketing
Monday July 19, 2021
From Catering to Criollas: The Comeback of Comfort Food with Mario Vivas
Bringing people together, one empanada at a time: How Mario Vivas, Owner of Criollas, founded a business inspired by his heritage in the midst of the pandemic. We discuss some of the difficulties he’s faced, new trends he sees on the horizon, and the relationship between the arts and restaurant industry.
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Just in Time: Why Solidifying a System in Your Restaurant is Key to Recovery
WITH Marketing
Monday June 21, 2021
Just in Time: Why Solidifying a System in Your Restaurant is Key to Recovery
Mark Kelnhofer is the President & CEO of Return On Ingredients, a food service consulting firm focused on cost control and stability. In this episode, he discusses why putting systems in […]
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The Hybrid Ghost Kitchen Model: How to Navigate a Permanently Changed Landscape
WITH Marketing
Wednesday June 2, 2021
The Hybrid Ghost Kitchen Model: How to Navigate a Permanently Changed Landscape
Andrew Martino, Founder/CEO for Ghost Truck Kitchen, the world’s first digital food truck lot, shares the lessons he learned in his first year of opening GTK. We dive deep into how to run a successful hybrid ghost kitchen model, adapt to current market disruptions, harness consumer power, and approach the current labor shortage.
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How to Build a Brand in a Snapshot: Instagram’s Appeal, Board Games, and Emerging Tech
WITH Marketing
Monday May 24, 2021
How to Build a Brand in a Snapshot: Instagram’s Appeal, Board Games, and Emerging Tech
Building a brand and bringing people together: Cary Mosier, Owner of Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre, shares how an original family board game became the inspiration for a multi-location organic plant-based restaurant. He shares how he’s embraced the digital experience with Instagram and how his tech stack helps operations. We discuss what NOT to do when expanding to new locations, how to maintain your anti-establishment roots even as you “go corporate”, and new ways to build revenue streams that go beyond the four walls of your operation.
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Digital Restaurant Marketing in a Post-Pandemic World: Building Relationships and Maintaining Trust
WITH Marketing
Friday April 30, 2021
Digital Restaurant Marketing in a Post-Pandemic World: Building Relationships and Maintaining Trust
David “Rev” Ciancio, Hospitality Marketing Consultant, shares the qualities of a successful restaurant, how to ask for help, how to effectively market your restaurant, and where to focus your acquisition efforts to bring in new customers and create loyal regulars who’ll want to keep coming back.
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Chasing Dreams, Leading with Humility, and the Art of Chocolate With Alexandra Clark
WITH Marketing
Sunday April 11, 2021
Chasing Dreams, Leading with Humility, and the Art of Chocolate With Alexandra Clark
Car accidents, chocolate, and cultural touchstones: How Alexandra Clark, Founder of Bon Bon Bon, survived a near-death experience and a pandemic to create one of the nation’s most beloved boutique confectionery experiences. Alexandra Clark has dedicated her life to the art of chocolate, traveling the world and studying her craft as an economist, confectioner, and retailer. Here's her story.
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Does Your Restaurant Model Still Work? Candid Discussions with Bret Thorn
WITH Marketing
Sunday April 11, 2021
Does Your Restaurant Model Still Work? Candid Discussions with Bret Thorn
Bret Thorn, Senior Food & Beverage Editor for Nation’s Restaurant News, takes us on a deep dive into industry adaptations, hot trends, adjusting lifestyles, and how their impact will shape the next generation of restaurant operators.
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Dealing with Adversity: Making Tough Decisions, Quick Pivots, and Pandemic Partnerships
WITH Marketing
Sunday April 11, 2021
Dealing with Adversity: Making Tough Decisions, Quick Pivots, and Pandemic Partnerships
How Desi Saran, Founder of Sweetberry Bowls, found unexpected partnerships in the midst of the pandemic to prove that unanticipated pivots can give way to innovative business opportunities.
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