Episode #271 The Passion of a Legendary Restaurateur

Rarely do I find a man still working his restaurants 50 years on with the same energy, passion and creativity that led to 26 different restaurants. Imagine building these brands, developing the concepts, leading the teams and fostering the customer relationships. I’m speaking to the legend himself, Mr. Frank Guido. Now in his ‘70’s, Frank still works his four restaurants 7 days a week because as he puts it: “Your best customer is the one in the building”!

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Episode #270 This Damn Good Taco Chain is On Fire!

In this episode of the Restaurant Rocktars Podcast I speak with Mike Rypka, Founder of Torchy’s Tacos. Starting with a single food trailer in Austin riding a red Vespa scooter passing out “Damn Good” Tacos, Torchys is now in 11 states and growing. Brand-building is a huge component in this company’s success.

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Episode #269 Buying or Selling a Restaurant

Sooner or perhaps later you will think about selling your restaurant. Maybe you want to retire, start another business, spend more time with family or just get out from under your operation. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, fellow industry Pro Jaime Oikle and I will do a deep dive into the Ins & Outs of buying and selling restaurants.

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Episode #268 This Juice Bar is Really “Shaking” Things Up!

In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I introduce Susan Taylor/ President & CEO along with Chris Britt and Ed St. Geme as Co-Owners of Juice It Up. The menu, vibe, store design and service make for a winning restaurant formula. Doing this in one location is hard… duplicating this into a fast-growing franchise, that’s another ballgame!

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Episode #266 Increase Sales & Profits with Online Restaurant Solutions

This pandemic has absolutely required your restaurant to adapt to the times and adopt new customer safe, friendly conveniences. This is more important now than ever as we emerge from the crisis. The good news is, these guest-friendly conveniences actually increase Sales and Profits. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Brian Cotlove, Chief Business Officer of Bentobox, an All-In-1 platform that delivers Online Ordering, Gift Cards, Event Tickets, Retail Merchandise sales, Restaurant Websites and more!

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Episode #265 Restaurant Marketing that really WORKS!

Most restaurateurs are great at food, but Marketing is not their strong point. Is it any wonder, I constantly see restaurants throwing Tens of Thousands of Dollars $$$ away on everyday advertising costs. 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”!

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Episode #261 Increase Sales with a Virtual Kitchen – it’s Genius!

I’m a huge believer in new profit centers and revenue streams. Listen on and see if this may be your restaurant’s next Big Opportunity. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast I’m speaking with Alex Canter; a serial entrepreneur, the heir to the iconic Los Angeles eatery “Canter’s Deli” and the creator of NextBite. NextBite turns your existing operation into a virtual restaurant or ghost kitchen.

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