A Deeper Dive

“A Deeper Dive”  is a weekly podcast from Restaurant Business dedicated to going in-depth on the most pressing challenges and opportunities restaurant operators face today. Each Wednesday, our audience will hear from restaurant industry leaders – from Chipotle to Pincho Factory and Firehouse Subs to McDonald’s. Deep dives into hot topics, from delivery to discounting and marketing to menu, will give operators the latest information and solutions to drive their businesses. Restaurant Business will also bring you expert industry trends and sales analysis from data partner Technomic, and debates and expertise from RB editors.


Why restaurants are losing customers

A Deeper Dive: R.J. Hottovy, head of analytical research with Placer.ai, joins the podcast to discuss customer counts and Starbucks.


Why platform companies are buying so many small chains

A Deeper Dive: Kelly Roddy, CEO of Saladworks owner Woworks, joins the podcast to talk about mergers and acquisitions and the advantages of platform companies.

A Deeper Dive: The podcast features National Restaurant Association CEO Michelle Korsmo, and a discussion with RB Senior Tech Editor Joe Guszkowski on AI in the drive-thru.

A Deeper Dive: Juan Martinez, principal with Profitality, joins the podcast to talk about value and how companies can win in a tough market.

A Deeper Dive: Scott Redler, co-founder of Freddy’s and former chair of the National Restaurant Association, joins the podcast to talk about the state of the industry right now.

A Deeper Dive: This week's episode of the podcast features James Walker, CEO of Frisch's Restaurants, to talk about the state of the restaurant industry.

A Deeper Dive: This week’s episode of the Restaurant Business podcast features Victor Fernandez, VP of insights and knowledge for GuestXM, to talk about full-service restaurants.

A Deeper Dive: Here is the transcript for the May 29 podcast with the chief executive of the drive-thru coffee chain, who talks real estate, boba and other topics.

A Deeper Dive: Christine Barone, CEO of the drive-thru beverage chain, joins the podcast to talk about real estate, boba tea and changing drink habits.

A Deeper Dive: Joe Pawlak, managing principal with Technomic, joins the podcast to discuss the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report.

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