Episode #182 The Power of the Entrepreneurial Dream With Javamelts Founder Carolyn Barbarite

We’ll be diving deep into all the obstacles Carolyn’s overcome and keeps hurdling with her eye on the prize. Finding the product developer and testing endless samples, finding the right manufacturer, figuring out distribution, going on QVC and fielding all the amazing press following her company. This is a certified “Women Owned Company” and when you listen, you’ll be caught up in the excitement of chasing the American dream. The end lesson is persistence and tenacity which Carolyn has in spades.

Episode #181 Turn-Key Social Media Marketing for your Restaurant

Today, I’m speaking with Mark Laux from OrderUp Social. He’s going to show us what’s really important, how to cut through the online clutter and make a powerful marketing impact. This topic is one of the most important details in your restaurant. Don’t leave your online presence to chance. Listen on to this episode of the Restaurant RockStars Podcast as Mark walks us through a fully turn-key automated system solution if you can’t be your own social media expert.

Episode #180 Near Failure to Tremendous Success with Michelin-Rated Restaurateur Joshua Kopel

From a humble start in seedy Hollywood, listen as Joshua takes us on a restaurateur’s journey of pivots, near-failure and ultimate success. We’ll cover it all. His Michelin-Star rated restaurant “Preux & Proper” heads the list of Josh’s other concepts “South City Fried Chicken” and Five O Four Hollywood.

Episode #179 A Powerful New Profit Center For Your Restaurant

It’s amazing what Tech can do for your operation. Listen on as we talk about all the pain points that used to come standard with online ordering and how all this has changed. If you have been holding out on using technology in your operation, decide for yourself if this might be your solution on how to gain new sources of profit. This is how to increase restaurant sales and find yourself a new profit center.

Flower Child Restaurant

Episode #178 Hot New Brand “Flower Child” Dishes On Super Fast Growth

Tune in to this episode of the Restaurant RockStars Podcast. I’m speaking with Anita Walker, the V.P. of Marketing for Fox Restaurant Group. Their hot brand “Flower Child” continues to open new locations. There are so many key-learnings and restaurant marketing ideas in this episode folks, you’ve got to give a listen. This is how to open a restaurant, how to run a restaurant and how to increase restaurant business.

Episode #177 Up Your Restaurant Game Using Video Technology

In this episode of the Restaurant RockStars Podcast, I’m speaking with Mr. Ken Bianchi of Hoptix 720. We’ll be showing you how this technology will: Give you Accurate Guest Counts, Show you how long it takes your Host staff to greet your customers, Monitor speed and quality of service at your tables, Minimize staff errors and losses at your Point of Sale system, Deliver immediate visual alerts on your smart phone and provide video security monitoring against theft.

Episode #175

Episode #175 Why Not Take YOUR Profit First?

Forget about the usual accounting formula of Sales – Expenses = Profit. Instead, listen to this episode of the Restaurant RockStars Podcast. I’m speaking with a restaurant professional that also happens to be a “Profit First Certified Master”. Kasey Anton will show us how you can actually increase your profit, grow your business and smile all the way to the bank.

Running your Restaurant can be a Piece of CAKE

Episode #174 Running your Restaurant can be a Piece of CAKE

I just bought a restaurant that uses the CAKE POS system. In this episode of the Restaurant RockStars Podcast, I’m speaking with Chip O’Connell, the Director of Customer Success for CAKE by Sysco. We’ll be talking about the ins and outs of the system, easy training with CAKE University, 24/7 support, online ordering and CAKE’s “Guest Manager” feature which increases guest counts. Folks, this is how to run a restaurant and how to increase restaurant sales.

Episode #173 The Future of your Business

In this week’s episode of the Restaurant RockStars Podcast, I’m speaking with Ms. Amy Saltzman, Director of Pro-Start at the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Amy tells us how today’s generation is defining their own career paths with “new collar” jobs – those positions that require specialized education and skill but not necessarily a four-year degree. Pro-Start trains students in both the culinary and management sides of the business. The program teaches them life skills – responsibility, teamwork, time management and professionalism.