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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.


A former McDonald’s franchisee looks back at her long career

A Deeper Dive: Tracy Johnstone sold her restaurants after more than 30 years in the business. She talks on the podcast about learning to love the business and thriving in a male-dominated world.


How Biggby Coffee works to compete with its giant competitors

A Deeper Dive: Bob Fish, co-CEO and co-founder of the Michigan-based coffee chain, joins the podcast to discuss the company’s strategy and whether customers will return to hanging out in shops again.

A Deeper Dive: Former Red Robin CEO Denny Marie Post discusses how these mega trends could change restaurants for years to come.

A Deeper Dive: Restaurant Business editors discuss the year’s biggest stories and make predictions for 2022.

A Deeper Dive: Nick Cole, who heads restaurant finance for MUFG, joins this week’s podcast to discuss industry trends and the impact of labor and supply chain costs on M&A.

A Deeper Dive: Roslyn Stone, chief operating officer of Zero Hour Health, joins the podcast to talk about the possibility of another wave and what restaurants can do to protect their workers and businesses.

A Deeper Dive: Nancy Kruse, the new menu trends columnist for Restaurant Business, joins the podcast this week to discuss whether Sweetgreen can find enough salad demand to grow big.

A Deeper Dive: Jim Balis, managing director with CapitalSpring, joins this week’s episode to talk about overcoming labor and commodity inflation.

A Deeper Dive: The CEO of Fat Brands, fresh off its latest announced deal, explains how his company is integrating $900 million worth of acquisitions in 14 months.

Will the labor shortage prove worse for the industry than the pandemic? RB editors Jonathan Maze and Peter Romeo debate that question on the “A Deeper Dive” podcast.

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