Episode #244 Cleaning, Safety, Innovation & Passion for Hospitality

Why customers are once again visiting restaurants for the food and convenience, but returning for cleanliness and safety. Don’t miss this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast as I speak with Mr. Paul Edmondson, Vice President of Proctor & Gamble Professional. Paul has a true passion for the hospitality industry, and he applies a personal approach to elevate this business. Finding the balance between investments and improvements are critical as restaurant revenues recover from this pandemic.

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Episode #240 Health and Safety Are The New Luxury

In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Ron Gorodesky Founder and CEO of Refined Hospitality. He is a leading hotelier who tells us that the new normal is about health and safety. Delivering these authentically through your team will give you the strongest advantage over your competition.

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Episode #239 Pride, Tradition & Hard Work Grows this Greek Restaurant

In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Yianni Kosmides of Apola Greek Grill. He is a Greek native who with his brother Stefano, cut his teeth at an early age helping run every part of the family business. This episode is all about the “Secret Sauce” of running a great restaurant based on freshness, quality and tradition. We’ll talk about the importance of leading by example, training, attention to the bottom line, and let’s not forget the food.

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Episode #237 Hospitality Impresario Dishes On His Hot Restaurant

Every now and again I meet a true hospitality innovator. Someone who sees around corners and whose vision anticipates trends before they happen. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I speak with Mr. James Geier of “Morgan’s on Fulton Event Space” and “Marvin’s Food and Fuel”. James predicted that Chicagoland’s Fulton Market Warehouse District would ultimately become one of the hottest restaurant and entertainment draws in the Midwest.

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Episode #236 Create Marketing Firepower With Your Domain Name

In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast. I’m speaking with Stu Maloff, Founder of Restaurant Brands, the premier restaurant domain name marketplace. Whether you’re just starting your first location or you’re a veteran operator, you need a great restaurant domain name to complement a great restaurant website.

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Episode #235 This Restaurant Franchise Defies The Odds With Incredible Growth

Imagine opening 25 new locations while the pandemic is devastating much of our industry. If that’s not crazy enough, believe that these new franchise restaurant stores actually rang a 45% increase in grand-opening sales over those that opened pre-pandemic. There’s some powerful stuff going on behind the scenes, and you’ll hear all about it. The Restaurant Rockstars podcast brings you Jodi Boyce, Executive V.P. of this hot concept called Teriyaki Madness.

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Episode #233 This Iconic Donut Shop is Making Dough!

In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, Jaime Oikle of Running Restaurants and I speak with Mark Kelegian. Mark is the President and master brand-builder of Randy’s Donuts. Randy’s is a super-powerful brand that is both pandemic-proof and iconic. This brand is also internationally recognized and growing fast!

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