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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.

Financing

Why the restaurant lending market is still booming

On this week’s episode of "A Deeper Dive, " Mark Wasilefsky, head of the restaurant finance group for TD Bank, talks about financing.

Financing

How restaurants can combat an economic slowdown

On this week’s episode of "A Deeper Dive," Joe Pawlak of Technomic discusses a recent downturn in industry growth.

Steve Heeley, CEO of the veggie-friendly fast-casual chain Veggie Grill, joins this week’s episode of "A Deeper Dive" to talk about the plant-based trend.

On this week’s episode of "A Deeper Dive," franchising experts Matthew Haller and Keith Miller debate the riskiness of operating a franchise business.

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

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.

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