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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.


The story behind Killer Burger

A Deeper Dive: John Dikos, CEO of the chain, and VP of Finance and Strategy Adam Sanders join the podcast to talk about the 20-unit chain and its growth potential.


Behind Cava Group’s conversion of Zoe’s Kitchen restaurants

A Deeper Dive: Brett Schulman, CEO of Cava Group, joins the podcast to talk about a wide range of topics, including its rapid expansion thanks to its acquisition of Zoe’s Kitchen.

A Deeper Dive: CEO Bill Phelps and cofounder Arman Oganesyan joined the podcast to tell the story behind the fast casual brand, the country’s quickest-growing restaurant chain.

A Deeper Dive: Michael Swanson, an agricultural economist from Wells Fargo, joins the podcast to talk about the outlook for food costs and industry sales in 2023.

A Deeper Dive: Robert Byrne, director of consumer and industry insights with Technomic, discusses consumer demand for convenience and value and their views on tips.

A Deeper Dive: Gary Occhiogrosso, founder of Franchise Growth Solutions, joins the podcast this week to talk about franchising.

A Deeper Dive: RB editors Jonathan Maze and Peter Romeo debate whether the coffee giant has been successful in its effort to slow a union drive and discuss the SBA and a rail strike.

A Deeper Dive: Profitality Principal Juan Martinez joins the RB podcast to talk about the growing use of automation, its future role and potential impact.

A Deeper Dive: Co-CEOs Chris Britt and Ed St. Geme, along with President/COO Jim Metevier, join the podcast to talk about the brand has maintained its dine-in business even as takeout takes off.

A Deeper Dive: The president of Applebee’s joins the Restaurant Business podcast to discuss the chain’s ability to keep its takeout business even as customers return to dine-in.

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