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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.


How the pandemic has changed restaurants’ beverage deals

A Deeper Dive: Tim Harms, CEO of the consulting firm Enliven, joins the podcast to discuss the evolution in restaurants’ beverage programs.


Why people keep buying restaurants

A Deeper Dive: Robin Gagnon, CEO of We Sell Restaurants, joins the podcast to discuss why the market for independent and franchise restaurants remains hot despite numerous challenges.

A Deeper Dive: Jason Morgan, CEO of Original ChopShop, joins the podcast to talk about expanding in a tight labor market without compromising unit economics.

A Deeper Dive: Michael Osanloo, CEO of the hot dog and Italian beef chain, joins the podcast to discuss labor, the chain’s drive-thru-only plans and keeping the focus on the long term.

A Deeper Dive: RB Senior Technology Editor Joe Guszkowski joins the podcast to discuss ongoing concerns about the profitability and sustainability of the service.

A Deeper Dive: Barry Wolfe, from Marcus & Millichap, joins the podcast to discuss the impact of growing demand for drive-thru sites on prices and availability.

A Deeper Dive: Hudson Riehle, SVP of the research and knowledge group at the National Restaurant Association, joins the podcast to talk about the group’s State of the Industry report.

A Deeper Dive: RJ Hottovy, head of analytical research with Placer.ai, joins the podcast to talk about the impact of surges on restaurant sales and traffic.

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.

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.

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