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.


What to expect with food prices in the coming months

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.


How a trio of seismic events affected Subway, Chipotle and Texas Roadhouse

A Deeper Dive: RB editors Lisa Jennings and Peter Romeo join Jonathan Maze on the podcast to talk about three major events and the impact they had on these chains.

A Deeper Dive: Scott Lawton, CEO and cofounder of bartaco, joins the podcast to talk about tacos, customer loyalty and the growing trend of surcharges.

Check out the transcript of RB Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Maze's interview with Burger King's president of U.S. and Canada. Curtis talks about Burger King's turnaround, operational improvements, marketing and franchising.

A Deeper Dive: Jim Balis, managing director with CapitalSpring, joins the podcast to talk about the state of the restaurant industry and mergers and acquisitions.

A Deeper Dive: Tom Curtis, president of Burger King in the U.S. and Canada, joins the podcast to talk about the chain’s “Reclaim the Flame” comeback strategy and its progress.

A Deeper Dive: Heather Lalley, editor-in-chief of RB sister publication Winsight Grocery Business, joins the podcast to talk about grocers’ intent on pushing more into prepared foods.

A Deeper Dive: RB Senior Tech Editor joins the podcast to discuss the MrBeast Burger issue and the future of delivery-only concepts.

A Deeper Dive: David Graves, president of Pizza Hut U.S., joins the restaurant finance podcast to talk about the chain’s comeback efforts, including its Melts sandwiches and customers' nostalgia for the brand.

A Deeper Dive: The CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group joins the podcast to discuss adapting to new customer demand, how to maintain workforce culture and the adjustment since taking the top job.

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