As restaurateurs, we must stay relevant to our consumer and consistently deliver convenience, value, quality and service. Countless businesses and successful companies that once dominated their industries and didn’t evolve, no longer exist. Don’t let this happen to your operation.
Rarely do I find a man still working his restaurants 50 years on with the same energy, passion and creativity that led to 26 different restaurants. Imagine building these brands, developing the concepts, leading the teams and fostering the customer relationships. I’m speaking to the legend himself, Mr. Frank Guido. Now in his ‘70’s, Frank still works his four restaurants 7 days a week because as he puts it: “Your best customer is the one in the building”!
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!
A Sports Bar/Bistreaux concept on its way to 150+ locations. The idea for this winning concept was brainstormed on the bench of a basketball court. Good thing the founders weren’t starters for the team or Walk-Ons Sports Bistreaux wouldn’t be setting the restaurant space on fire!
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.
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’ve always believed a great restaurant website brings the food, drinks and experience to life for the customer and draws them in. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Tony Darden and Ted Beaman of a red-hot burger joint called Mooyah www.mooyah.com! I’ve always believed this business is all about entertainment, and these guys bring that showbiz approach to their customers.
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.
In this episode of the Restaurant RockStars Podcast, I’m speaking with a franchise expert who cut his teeth in several other most successful brands. Krispy Kreme, Auntie Annie’s Pretzels, Cold Stone Creamery… you’ve heard of these. Berekk Blackwell is now the President of a fast growing concept called “Daily Jam”. Its a breakfast, lunch, brunch and specialty cocktail brand that’s refined its mission and now growing regionally and national with a franchise model.