Episode #248 This Ain’t Your Mommas Sandwich Shop!

In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast listen as we speak with Renae Scott of California based Ike’s Love & Sandwiches. As Chief Marketing Officer, Renae and her team are building powerful loyalty for this fast-growing chain of sandwich shops. You will learn so many best-practices and executable ideas for your own place!

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Episode #247 Save Money, Food Waste and the Planet

In today’s episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, Im speaking with Mr. Manik Suri Founder and CEO of Therma. Manik recognized that billions of dollars are lost each year in product and food waste and he decided to make a difference. He created a system with simple sensors that immediately notify you and your team of equipment failure, power outage and even human error if a freezer door is left open. You can take instant action before product and money are lost.

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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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