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 Steak & Ale is making a comeback, 15 years after shutting down

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.


What Pollo Tropical's new owners plan to do with the brand

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.

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.

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.

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