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.


Ron Shaich on why Cava deserved to be a public company

A Deeper Dive: The Panera Bread founder, restaurant investor and chairman of Cava joins the podcast to talk about a wide range of issues, including activism and why Panera has no large competitor.


Meet the fast-growing drive-thru coffee chain 7 Brew

A Deeper Dive: John Davidson, CEO of the rapidly growing concept, joins the podcast to talk about growth, how he wants to build “the Dollar General of coffee,” and why his brand can grow this quickly.

A Deeper Dive: The longtime industry executive and investor discusses what it takes to build the brand collector. He also discusses restaurant delivery, menu prices and mergers and acquisitions.

A Deeper Dive: Marketing expert Chip Klose joins the podcast to talk about how small restaurant brands can keep pace with the big guys.

A Deeper Dive: Andy Howard, CEO of the fast-casual chain, joins the podcast to talk about the company’s growth plans and consumer demand for chicken.

A Deeper Dive: The longtime development executive joins the podcast to talk about his plans to grow the small chain out of Ohio he acquired two years ago.

A Deeper Dive: Michael Goldberg, CEO of Ike’s Love and Sandwiches, joins the podcast to talk about his chain’s growth strategy, including its use of second-generation restaurants, including closed Subways.

A Deeper Dive: RB Editor-at-Large Peter Romeo joins me on the podcast to talk about some of the more colorful events in the restaurant industry’s history.

A Deeper Dive: The CEO of Big Boy Restaurants, who acquired the chain more than four years ago, joins the podcast to discuss the brand’s changes, its drive-thru location and its international push.

A Deeper Dive: Commodities expert David Maloni joins the podcast to talk about the state of commodity prices and explains why beef costs are rising and chicken prices remain low.

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