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 restaurant sales are growing, despite high prices

A Deeper Dive: Jim Balis, managing director with CapitalSpring, joins the podcast to talk about the state of the restaurant industry and mergers and acquisitions.


The story behind Burger King's turnaround effort

A Deeper Dive: Tom Curtis, president of Burger King in the U.S. and Canada, joins the podcast to talk about the chain’s “Reclaim the Flame” comeback strategy and its progress.

A Deeper Dive: Heather Lalley, editor-in-chief of RB sister publication Winsight Grocery Business, joins the podcast to talk about grocers’ intent on pushing more into prepared foods.

A Deeper Dive: RB Senior Tech Editor joins the podcast to discuss the MrBeast Burger issue and the future of delivery-only concepts.

A Deeper Dive: David Graves, president of Pizza Hut U.S., joins the restaurant finance podcast to talk about the chain’s comeback efforts, including its Melts sandwiches and customers' nostalgia for the brand.

A Deeper Dive: The CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group joins the podcast to discuss adapting to new customer demand, how to maintain workforce culture and the adjustment since taking the top job.

A Deeper Dive: David McKillips, CEO of CEC Entertainment, joins the podcast to discuss Chuck E. Cheese and how to blend two similar brands into the same company.

A Deeper Dive: R.J. Hottovy, head of analytical research for the data firm Placer.ai, joins the podcast to discuss the state of industry sales and traffic.

A Deeper Dive: Barry Westrum, chief marketing officer for the Mexican fast-food chain, joins the podcast to discuss the trademark battle with Taco Bell.

A Deeper Dive: Senior Technology Editor Joe Guszkowski joins the podcast to discuss DoorDash’s push on prices, and how long consumers will tolerate the cost of third-party delivery.

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