In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Ghost Kitchen veteran, Michael Liu of Just Kitchen. We discuss the new restaurant landscape, alternatives to dine-in, myths & truths of third-party delivery, adding brands to your existing menu, and how to lower your overhead.
Any restaurant that increased sales 40% when the pandemic first hit, and then broke their all-time sales record for year-end 2020, deserves our attention! They were named “Top 500” Performing Chains by Nation’s Restaurant News. What are they doing? What can WE learn from them to be more successful in our own place?
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.
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!
Big or small; chain or indie, we can all learn from true success. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Co-Owner Chris Britt and Jim Metevier, President and C.O.O. of Mountain Mike’s Pizza. Their success following this formula has exceeded 200+ units and continues to grow with new franchise opportunities.
In this week’s episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast. I’m speaking with Mr. Kirk Mauriello, the Co-Founder and President of Virturant. He’s going to show you how to expand your marketing reach and how to bring in more business when you need it the most.
In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Mr. Sal Melilli, the CEO of “Hooters”. Listen as Sal and I discuss: 1) How to up-level your organization 2) Leading by Example 3) Creating an Unstoppable Company Culture 4) Brand-Building 5) The Power of “Hooks”.
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.
I was blown away this week speaking with Reed Allen Slobusky – he’s the consummate impresario restaurateur. Passion drives this business, but so does marketing genius, financial acumen and a finger on the pulse of what diner’s want in a restaurant. Listen to this episode of the Restaurant RockStars Podcast, get creative and follow Reed’s lead on this. If you have one location or many locations, build and run a “BRAND”. Its truly how to open a restaurant, how to run a restaurant and how to increase restaurant business.