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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.

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How Layne’s Chicken Fingers hopes to become the next big thing

A Deeper Dive: Garrett Reed, CEO of the chicken fingers chain, joins the podcast to talk about the company’s plans to move from a hot local brand into a national growth chain.

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What it means to have a good workplace culture

A Deeper Dive: James Pogue, a leadership and diversity consultant, joins the podcast to talk about what it means for companies to have a more inclusive culture.

A Deeper Dive: Charleys Philly Steaks President Candra Alisiswanto joins the podcast to talk about the company’s growth strategy and its new stand-alone locations.

A Deeper Dive: Trevor Haynes, the chain’s president of North America, joins the podcast to discuss strategies to increase unit volumes and how many restaurants need to close.

A Deeper Dive: Jack Gibbons, CEO of concept incubator FB Society, joins this week’s podcast to talk about concept creation and the future of the restaurant industry.

A Deeper Dive: Jim Balis, managing director with CapitalSpring and CEO of the operator Sizzling Platter, joins the podcast to talk about the best strategies for dealing with rising labor and food costs.

A Deeper Dive: Lance Trenary, CEO of Golden Corral, joins the podcast to talk about labor, supply chain and Congress’s failure to replenish the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

A Deeper Dive: Christine LaFave Grace, from Winsight Grocery Business, joins the podcast to talk about inflation, its impact on the retail sector, and how it’s affecting consumers.

A Deeper Dive: Terry Walsh, president of Southwest Traders, discusses the driver shortage and other labor issues affecting delivery and how much that is contributing to supply chain inflation.

A Deeper Dive: Jason McGowan, the founder of the fast-growing cookie chain, joins the podcast to talk about the company’s history and how it has so quickly become a massive hit.

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