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.
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.
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.…
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.
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.
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.
In this episode of the Restaurant RockStars Podcast, I’m speaking with Tasso Roumeliotis, the founder of NUMA, a virtual business answering service. Tasso shows us how this technology can represent your brand and be an extension of you and your management team, even if you’re not in the restaurant.
This crisis is unprecedented and the worst disaster to ever hit our industry. The Stats are staggering: Hundreds of Billions of Dollars Lost, Millions and millions of our employees out of work and worst of all, complete uncertainty for the future. When will we be able to re-open our restaurants? Will there be a crush of business, or will it take time to get back to normal? No-one has the crystal ball. This episode is all about what you can do Now for your business while things are idle or slower than usual. A roundtable with Food Industry Professionals.
In this episode of the Restaurant RockStars Podcast, Anisha Blodgett set out to start a health & wellness business, Not a restaurant! Funny how the stars aligned and her brainchild became a wholesome, holistic and organic eatery featuring pizza, salads, smoothies and other “Good for You” treats. Not only that but her choice of location perfectly aligns with her youthful, health-conscious customer. There are so many learnings and “key-takeaways” in this episode. We’ll talk about staff on boarding and training, catering and other profit centers, brand-building and the importance of community service and giving back to those who support your business.
In this episode of the Restaurant RockStars Podcast I’m speaking with Nick Fosberg, a bar and restaurant marketing Guru and a multi-unit owner/ operator himself. Stay tuned and Listen to Nick to find out: The Most Effective Promotions to Attract New Customers in 2020, What most owners do for marketing and Why it Doesn’t Work, The How & Why of List Building and Lead Generation, The power of what he calls the “Viral Offer Promotional Campaign”. We also discuss the Pros & Cons of “Discounts”, how to strategize a discount without diminishing your brand or the value of your products and the Profitable ways of Advertising your promotions this year.