I believe that operators should relentlessly build their brand and run a strong business, not a restaurant. This approach led me to dominate my competition for over two decades. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with a strategic marketing and restaurant branding expert, Amanda Guerassio of Studio Guerassio. Don’t miss it!
It’s no secret this business is ripe for misuse. Chefs selling steaks out the back door to feed cocaine habits, bartenders dealing drugs, alcoholic beverages at arms reach, etc.. It’s nearly impossible to run a clean business and keep it clean. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I speak with Michael Chernow, a former abuser turned restaurateur, celebrity chef, author, fitness guru and business impresario.
If you’re still standing, now is the time to stoke that fire, get re-inspired and rock your restaurant. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Brendan Sweeney, Co-Founder and CEO of Popmenu. In this episode we discuss what technology is most important to serve your guest and re-build a stronger restaurant business.
In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Sean Brennan, the Founder of The Pie Hole. He’s worked just about every job in hospitality before coming up with this idea. The Pie Hole serves up a classic combination of delicious gourmet pie and organic coffee. I love speaking with founders and Sean’s passion for his people shines through. Take a slice of pie from Sean’s book and then go Rock YOUR Restaurant!
The biggest restaurant challenge continues to be labor. How do you find, motivate, keep and get the best performance from your team? In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with fellow industry pro and friend Jaime Oikle of Running Restaurants. We’ll be dishing up “5 Ways to Incentivize your team to not only get you through this shortage, but we will give you a new approach to managing your operation through your staff.
When Covid hit and our restaurants were forced to cut capacity, or shut inside dining down altogether, many of us immediately improvised with an outdoor solution. Parking lots, roof decks, sidewalks and even streets outside our restaurant became our new dining rooms. I’m speaking with three guests, all offering unique solutions to this new opportunity of outdoor dining.
In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Mr. Scott Gittrich, the CEO of Toppers Pizza, one of the fastest growing pizza chains in the country. Scott set his company up for major success, and this episode is stacked with key-learnings and nuggets for your own operation.
At some point, you’ll start thinking seriously about your “Exit Strategy” from the business. This might mean retirement, selling your operation, walking away to start a new business, or just spending more time with family. You can’t do any of these things without a solid manager or two that you can trust.
In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast I’m speaking with Mr. Ian Pomerville, the Director of Food & Beverage for The Lodge at Spruce Peak in beautiful Stowe, Vermont. Known as “Ski Capital of the East”, some would say Stowe is busier in the summer than winter. Regardless of season, The Lodge is always hopping with upscale guests used to pampered service and perfection with every minute detail.
It’s no secret that to be really successful in this business, you must stay focused on Efficiency, Productivity and Profit! Cost Controls are right at the top of that list as well! Your restaurant’s biggest expense is probably your Labor Cost. With all the challenges of staffing right now, you need to also be thinking about keeping your team happy. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Jordan Boesch, CEO of 7shifts, an all-in-one labor management solution.