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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Inside the turnaround at Potbelly

A Deeper Dive: Bob Wright, CEO of the Chicago-based sandwich chain, joins the podcast to discuss the company’s recovery from the pandemic and its own organic struggles.

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How high-end restaurants are becoming like Taylor Swift concerts

A Deeper Dive: Matt Tucker, head of the reservation platform Tock, explains how his company is working to avoid some of the same issues that have plagued online ticket sales.

A Deeper Dive: Restaurant consultant John Gordon joins the podcast to discuss Subway and the FTC review of its sale to Roark.

A Deeper Dive: Consumer strategist and author Lisa Miller joins the podcast to talk about how consumers think about restaurants’ overall value.

A Deeper Dive: Paul Mangiamele, the owner of Legendary Restaurant Brands, explains his decision to bring the casual dining chain back so long after it filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

A Deeper Dive: Alex Macedo, chairman of Authentic Restaurant Brands, joins the podcast to talk about acquisition and expansion plans.

A Deeper Dive: Brian Miller, CEO of management consulting firm Patrice & Associates, joins the podcast to talk labor in the hospitality industry and how to keep good workers.

A Deeper Dive: Mastercard’s Stephanie Meltzer-Paul joins the podcast to discuss loyalty programs and why they’ve become so popular in the restaurant industry.

A Deeper Dive: RB Executive Editor Lisa Jennings joins the podcast for a discussion on Ozempic, healthy fast-casuals and whether the industry has a responsibility to help with America’s obesity crisis.

A Deeper Dive: Peter Romeo joins the podcast to talk about the tip credit and whether it really is dead, service fees and the impact on tipping.

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