Give today’s episode a listen as I’m speaking with Ben Gaddis, the President of one of the world’s Top innovation agencies counting some of the world’s most powerful brands as clients. We’ll talk digital marketing, online ordering, delivery, leading-edge loyalty programs and much more that shape and grow the all-important relationship between your operation and your customer.
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Restaurants are fickle! Some are wildly successful for a variety of reasons. Others fail miserably in a short period of time for different reasons. It all comes down to 3 things - 3 powerful ideas I call the Foundational Fundamentals. Follow these 3 and the competition will eat your dust!
Well once again, I’m on the road driving cross-country. I had a chance to eat out several times a day in a wide variety of places. So today, I’m telling you about two dining experiences that really stood out for different reasons. I hope it helps you take a fresh look at your restaurant or hospitality enterprise, and give you some food for thought.
Of the thousand details in running your restaurant, beware of your customers Pet Peeves! This episode is all about the details.. the important impressions each member of your staff and every detail make with your customer. Everyone’s opinion counts, so fix what’s broken before the customer sees it!!
Mr. Don Tse has literally tasted his way around the world sampling 20,000 different beers. You’re going to learn how to curate a great beer list, the basics of serving the freshest beer with great customer service AND, the power of starting a Mug Club in your place…
I’ve always believed that “Order Takers” in restaurants deliver Ordinary Experiences. Why not be about creating Extraordinary guest service? To do this, your staff need to take your customer on what I call “the Magical Journey”. Here’s one cool tip to do just that while watching your guests smile and cash register ring.
From pitfalls and major struggles to straight out theft & fraud, you'll learn how I built my successful restaurants from a bold dream and no practical experience to a wildly successful multi-million dollar exit. In this action-packed episode, my friend and fellow industry pro Jaime Oikle and I discuss my crazy restaurant journey and how the systems I created led to Double the Net Profit of the average restaurant and national press acclaim.
Social Media may possibly be your restaurants Most Powerful Marketing Strategy.. There’s Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter and by the end of the day there’ll be a couple more.. which ones are important? All of them…if you ‘re not on these platforms, you’ll miss out on lots of new and repeat business.
After 9 short years with virtually no restaurant industry experience, Mr. Roger Perry of the Datz Group in Tampa Florida is now turning the restaurant scene upside down with several exciting concepts. Listen as Roger tells us how opening a bakery solved a critical problem and future threat to that first restaurant.
Today I’m talking with Mr. Lee Zucker and Mr. Rev Ciancio from Yext.com. They are Digital Knowledge Management Experts. Give a listen as today we’re talking online review strategies, online ordering, driving loyalty and repeat business and most importantly marketing like a big brand without the big brand budget.
Imagine rising from the kitchen of his family’s humble Brooklyn restaurant at age 4 to professional waiter, manager, event planner, caterer and restaurateur. Remarkably Ian will share how his family transformed their early hot dog stand into the “World’s Largest Nightclub”, serving 6,000 people every Saturday night.
This one idea may be the most powerful change you make that creates an unstoppable brand and culture within your restaurant. Give today’s episode a listen as Thea and I share the “key” to truly dominating your competition. Do this and I guarantee your cash register will RING! And about that one word… you’ll have to listen to find out!
I’ve always believed that the Help Wanted ads are a great way to find someone else’s problems and just because you need a new hire, the wrong person won’t be doing your business any favors. So here’s a paradigm shift. Give this episode a listen as today I’m talking to a superstar recruiting expert. Mr. Mike Durre shares his “secret sauce” to finding key personnel from a GM, to Chef to line positions.
Heres a TWIST many restaurants miss. There are so many ways you can leverage your restaurant’s LOGO while promoting everything that’s special about your place. Give a listen to today’s episode as Thea and I riff on the power of your logo which is the true foundation of your marketing, to powerful promotional ideas that capture the public’s imagination, create that BUZZ and get them talking.
Its rare that a restaurant training idea really blows me away, but this one is pretty amazing. Today’s episode is all about Innovation & Empowerment… This powerful combination is helping a Massachusetts restaurant energize its staff, drive new business and take teamwork to a whole new dimension. Don’t miss this one!
Most restaurants want to turn their tables over and over, but again this one has so much space, they just keep packing them in and keeping them. So what keeps them busy? EXPERIENCES! On top of a James Beard Award-Winning Chef and lots of menu variety for both food and drink, this place serves up lots of FUN! You’ll have to give this episode a listen to learn all about it and when you do, your gears are probably going to start turning with lots of fresh ideas for your own place.
I’ve started multiple concepts… some Rock N Rolled right from the get-go. Another needed a total about face and re-branding, while yet another never really got legs and I had to sell it. Give a listen as Thea and I discuss different concepts, the things that make them work or Not, special “hooks” and lots of ideas to consider that impact your guest’s experience.
Give this episode a listen. I’m talking about the perfect synergy between building your brand, fostering an unstoppable company culture AND, the power of both combined. I believe there’s one “Key” element to this magic formula. E M P O W E R M E N T! Train your people well, give them autonomy and THEN let them loose.
The restaurant business is difficult and getting harder every day. But its not just about survival, its about creating and sustaining a lasting legacy. Doing that means building a powerful brand, but more importantly staying relevant in a changing industry and changing world of fickle consumers. Take a listen to this episode, hear about some surprising statistics and I hope this inspires, motivates and re-energizes your entire team.
Inspiration and Opportunity are always around the next corner. Imagine you’re living in a foreign country and suddenly the lightbulb goes off. “I love this food, everyone loves this food… I could sell this anywhere”!In this episode, I’m speaking with Brian Goldberg of “Mr. Bing” who’d doing just that… delivering an appealing product he discovered in the far east, growing a business and seeing how far it can go.