How to Turn First Time Guests into Regulars

Episode #258 How to Turn First Time Guests into Regulars

If you’re still standing, now is the time to stoke that fire, get re-inspired and rock your restaurant. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Brendan Sweeney, Co-Founder and CEO of Popmenu. In this episode we discuss what technology is most important to serve your guest and re-build a stronger restaurant business.

The Pie Hole

Episode #257 Hot Pie Concept Serves Up Happiness, One Slice at a Time!

In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Sean Brennan, the Founder of The Pie Hole. He’s worked just about every job in hospitality before coming up with this idea. The Pie Hole serves up a classic combination of delicious gourmet pie and organic coffee. I love speaking with founders and Sean’s passion for his people shines through. Take a slice of pie from Sean’s book and then go Rock YOUR Restaurant!

Help Wanted

Episode #256 5 Ways to TACKLE the Restaurant Labor Shortage!

The biggest restaurant challenge continues to be labor. How do you find, motivate, keep and get the best performance from your team? In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with fellow industry pro and friend Jaime Oikle of Running Restaurants. We’ll be dishing up “5 Ways to Incentivize your team to not only get you through this shortage, but we will give you a new approach to managing your operation through your staff.

Outdoor Dining Spaces are the New Opportunity!

Episode #255 Outdoor Dining Spaces are the New Opportunity!

When Covid hit and our restaurants were forced to cut capacity, or shut inside dining down altogether, many of us immediately improvised with an outdoor solution. Parking lots, roof decks, sidewalks and even streets outside our restaurant became our new dining rooms. I’m speaking with three guests, all offering unique solutions to this new opportunity of outdoor dining.

Restaurant Staffing Made Simple & Profitable

Episode #251 Restaurant Staffing Made Simple & Profitable

It’s no secret that to be really successful in this business, you must stay focused on Efficiency, Productivity and Profit! Cost Controls are right at the top of that list as well! Your restaurant’s biggest expense is probably your Labor Cost. With all the challenges of staffing right now, you need to also be thinking about keeping your team happy. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Jordan Boesch, CEO of 7shifts, an all-in-one labor management solution.