Episode #217 Key Learnings from an Illustrious Restaurateur!

In this week’s episode of the Restaurant RockStars Podcast, I’m speaking with Elizabeth Blau of Honey Salt in Las Vegas. Elizabeth is highly acclaimed as a 30+ year veteran restaurateur, a James Beard nominee, Judge on “Iron Chef America”, as well as in-demand consultant. Interestingly, she is also widely credited as the person who transformed Las Vegas into the “Celebrity Chef” destination that it’s now known for.

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Episode #216 Now’s the Time to Plan for the Future!

These are crazy times and no-one knows what the future holds. This is precisely why you should take control, plan for your future and the future of your business. In this episode of the Restaurant RockStars Podcast I’m speaking with Ashley Micciche, the CEO of True North Retirement Advisors. You may or many not be ready to retire due to Covid or other reasons, but this show is really all about how you can protect and grow the value of your business now during this pandemic.

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Episode #215 Disrupt your Competition & Build your Business!

Long before the crisis hit, drive-thru’s changed the way restaurants served their customers.  The opportunity is now greater than ever to take the standard drive-thru up a notch or two with customer safety, convenience and entertainment paramount.  It’s time to work “ON” your business, not just to survive this crisis but to dominate your competition.…

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Episode #214 Is It Time To Franchise?

If you have a concept your customers love, this might be the time to think about expanding your business. In this episode of the Restaurant RockStars Podcast, I’m excited to be talking to Anthony Leone, a veteran operator with vast experience with some of the most-recognized and leading chain concepts. Now he’s helping others develop their concepts into viable and lucrative franchise opportunities.

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Episode #213 Find New Opportunity as a Personal Chef

Covid-19 has turned all of us upside down, but it’s also been a huge opportunity. Many of you are trained chefs and culinarians. Possibly you’ve lost your cooking gig, or your hours have been reduced and you need a new opportunity. What to do? Listen to this episode of the Restaurant RockStars Podcast. I’m speaking with Chef Donna G, Founder of the Personal Chef Network.

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Episode #212 Humble And Genuine Describe This Dynamic Entrepreneur

After all the blood, sweat and tears building a restaurant and brand; Covid hit and much like the rest of us, he was forced to shut down his restaurant. It made little sense to re-open during this crisis when margins pre-Covid were stretched to the thin limit. Preux & Proper has a bright future someday down the road, but for now as any dynamic entrepreneur would do, Joshua has re-invented himself and his business.

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Episode #211 Contactless Ordering & Payment to Boost your Business!

In this episode of the Restaurant RockStars Podcast, I’m speaking with Robbert Bregman from TableDuck, a company that has figured out how your customers can order from you from anywhere safely via Messenger Apps like “FB Messenger” or “What’s App”? Lots of people communicate with their friends and family all the time using Messengers, so why not with your restaurant.

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Episode #210 Paramount Service is all about the Customer!

Imagine learning the secrets of success from some of the world’s most recognized and powerful brands and then applying them to your business. You can! In this episode of the Restaurant RockStars Podcast, I speak with Jill Raff of the Jill Raff Group. Jill brands herself as a “Customer Experience Strategist” and we dive deep into the true meaning of hospitality and paramount customer service.

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Episode #209 Our Cheese Was Moved, Now What?

In this episode of the Restaurant RockStars Podcast, I’m speaking with my good friend and fellow industry Pro, Jaime Oikle of Running Restaurants. Jaime had this idea to talk about what we can do now to not only survive, but put our business in the best position to really come out of this crisis and succeed big. Now’s the time to continue taking action. Now’s the time to strategize, plan, execute! Its all about the following simple systems to control your business and your future

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Episode #208 The Latest Scoop on PPP, EIDL and Forgiveness

The Paycheck Protection Program has worked for some and not for others. In this episode of the Restaurant RockStars podcast, I’m speaking with Matthew Patrick, Principal of Patrick & Associates, a CPA firm specializing in the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans. We’re going to cover all the ins and outs of these programs, and most important how to maximize or get complete forgiveness for your PPP!

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Episode #207 In a Sea of Marketing, this Really Works!

One of the coolest things we talk about is what Matt calls creating an “Emotional Connection” with the customer. Building that powerful loyalty is like money in the bank. Think of what the lifetime value of each customer is really worth if they become raving fans of your business and suddenly come in more often. We’re going to talk about social media strategy, what to communicate, how often to communicate and special offers that bring in the crowds.

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Episode #206 Leading Chefs Unite To Help Hospitality Workers

This episode of the Restaurant RockStars Podcast is all about an initiative to help those industry workers most affected. I’m speaking with Sean Weissbart, a NYC attorney specializing in setting up tax-exempt non profit organizations who has teamed with Danny Meyer of Union Square Hospitality Group, Daniel Boulud and Thomas Keller to create a 501 (3C) company raising funds for those in our business who need it most – our front line employees.

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