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Episode #327 The Keys to Total Restaurant Success

In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Scott SirLouis about achieving true restaurant success. He is a veteran operator, franchise team builder and all-around restaurant guy.

Episode #324 How Build a Restaurant Empire

In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with John Meadow, Founder and President of LDV Hospitality who is truly building a global restaurant empire one concept at a time.

Episode #323 How to Run a Strong Restaurant Kitchen

In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast I’m speaking with Chef Mike Harvey about building a strong restaurant kitchen. These determine our guest satisfaction, online reviews, a ringing cash register and repeat business.

Episode #321 Get BIG Money Back from your Payroll Taxes via ERTC

In case you haven’t heard, your restaurant can claim lots of money without paying it back. This is money you’ve already paid in payroll taxes, and the IRS will pay it back to you. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Mike Schaeffer of Whirks, an accounting firm specializing in payroll taxes and the ERTC.

Episode #320 Restaurant Profit – How to Move the Needle

When I owned multiple concepts, I was obsessed with my Restaurant Profit. Now I work with other operators….and I am obsessed with their restaurant profit! With rising costs beyond your control, there is nothing as important as having a feel for your restaurant’s critical numbers, your restaurant profit or where you might be losing money.

Episode #319 A Great Approach to the Restaurant Labor Crisis

In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Chuck Kline of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. In order to grow to 71 concepts and locations, this group had to solve their own restaurant labor crisis and effect a different approach to leading and growing their team. Their approach is now their advantage.

Episode #315 Innovative Solution to the Labor Crisis

Everyone in hospitality has been hit hard by the labor crisis. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars podcast, I am speaking with Chef and Partner Jamie Lynch of The 5th Street Group who has some very innovative solutions to this Labor Crisis.

Episode #314 How to Simplify Your Restaurant Accounts Payable

In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Barrett Boston, the CEO of Plate IQ who shows us how to simplify your restaurant’s accounts payable. This accounts payable system is like a fully automated, paperless filing cabinet!

Episode #311 How to Provide True Hospitality + Get Raving Fans

Hospitality drives our business and is the foundation that great guest service is built upon. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Greg Provance of GP Hospitality Partners, a true kindred restaurant spirit and expert on the fine points of hospitality.

Episode #310 Fill Your Restaurant Seats Using Birthday Marketing

In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast I’m speaking with Dyson Barnett of FanCONNECT & The Birthday Club. Dyson is a former restaurant owner/ operator and knows a thing or two about reaching your customers and getting new ones in the door using birthday marketing.

Episode #309 Illustrious Restaurant Industry Disruptor

In this episode, I’m speaking with Stratis Morfogen, a restaurateur’s restaurateur and a restaurant industry disruptor. He tells about playing by his own rules, having a driving vision, creating luck, and achieving destiny.

Episode #308 Killer Advice from a Restaurant Lease Expert

In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Dale Willerton an expert in restaurant leases, aka “The Lease Coach”. It has been said that “You don’t get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate”! To come out on top, takes experience and the right approach.

Episode #307 Do You Have a Restaurant Strategy?

In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I speak with Martha Lucius, who specializes in restaurant strategy. She is a kindred hospitality spirit who was inspired by experiencing great food & drink around the globe.

Episode #305 Restaurant Success by Service First

In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast. I’m speaking with family operators of the Blue Collar Restaurant Group. Hitting all the marks is a continual challenge, but my guests today aren’t missing a beat! Well-earned restaurant success, they have 9 concepts and growing!

Episode #302 How To Build An Amazing Company Culture

In this week’s episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Mark Setterington, the Co-Founder and CEO of Island Fin Poke Co. Mark is a 35-year industry veteran who has managed some of the world’s leading restaurant brands. He knows the importance of an amazing company culture.

Episode #301 The Magic Restaurant Formula

Restaurant Rockstars Episode 301The Magic Restaurant Formula with Eric ShefferLISTEN HERE OR ON YOUR FAVORITE PODCAST PLAYERPrefer to watch the interview?Click the video below.A 20+ year run in this business holds hard-won experience and many stories! In this episode...

Episode #300 Incentives May Help Solve your Restaurant Labor Challenge

With the restaurant labor challenge, it’s more important than ever to keep your good people happy and create a culture that attracts new team-players. I had great success by incentivizing my entire team to strive for maximum performance and guest service. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Andrew Duffy, the CEO and Co-Founder of SparkPlug, the world’s first Incentive Management Platform for restaurants.

Episode #299 How to Increase Restaurant Sales & Dazzle Customers

These are crazy times for all of us, and now more than ever it’s up to you to deliver dining experiences that WOW your guest, make them forget their daily routine and give them a memorable escape. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Bob Ray, the C.O.O. of Margaritas a 25 location Mexican concept that really knows how to dazzle its patrons.

Episode #293 The Essence of Hospitality

In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Chris Adams, CEO and Founder of the Ellis Adams Group, an international hospitality consulting firm that works with some of the leading hospitality brands around the globe.

Episode #265 Restaurant Marketing That Really Works

In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Matt Plapp, the founder of Americas Best Restaurants and author of the new book “Restaurant Marketing That Works; Before, During and After the Pandemic”!