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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.


A look at the future, and the present, of third-party delivery

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 look at the fierce competition for drive-thru real estate

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.

A Deeper Dive: Former Red Robin CEO Denny Marie Post discusses how these mega trends could change restaurants for years to come.

A Deeper Dive: Restaurant Business editors discuss the year’s biggest stories and make predictions for 2022.

A Deeper Dive: Nick Cole, who heads restaurant finance for MUFG, joins this week’s podcast to discuss industry trends and the impact of labor and supply chain costs on M&A.

A Deeper Dive: Roslyn Stone, chief operating officer of Zero Hour Health, joins the podcast to talk about the possibility of another wave and what restaurants can do to protect their workers and businesses.

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