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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.

Operations

How Auntie Anne’s is evolving beyond the mall

Heather Neary, president of the pretzel chain, joins “A Deeper Dive” to discuss how the chain is adapting to meet consumer needs.

Financing

How fast-growing Tropical Smoothie keeps chugging

CEO Charles Watson joined "A Deeper Dive" this week to talk about the chain’s food strategies, its digital moves and how smoothies hit the mainstream.

On this week’s episode of "A Deeper Dive," Ashish Seth of BMO Capital Markets talks about Kura Sushi's IPO and a crazy summer for M&A.

This week’s episode of "A Deeper Dive" features former Red Robin CEO Denny Marie Post, speaking about the challenges faced by dine-in concepts.

Larry Ryback, CEO of Cotton Patch Cafe, joins "A Deeper Dive" to discuss how a small, regional chain can take advantage of the latest trend, even in small locations.

Rick Wetzel joins "A Deeper Dive" to talk about raising funds for expansion, LeBron James and taking on Domino’s.

This week’s edition of "A Deeper Dive" features Steve Johnson, CEO of the massive airport operator.

On this week’s episode of “A Deeper Dive,” TDn2K Chairwoman Joni Thomas Doolin talks about the industry’s biggest challenge.

On this episode of "A Deeper Dive," RB’s Jonathan Maze and Peter Romeo discuss what has been a busy summer season for restaurant M&A.

CEO Scott Deviney joins "A Deeper Dive" to talk about the chain’s growth strategy and the surprising flexibility of chicken salad.

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