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a deeper dive

“A Deeper Dive” from Restaurant Business is a weekly podcast 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.

Financing

How small restaurant chains can compete against the big guys

This week’s episode of "A Deeper Dive" features Cousins Subs CEO Christine Specht and franchising attorney Caroline Fichter.

Financing

Why grocers are pushing into prepared food

Winsight Grocery Business Executive Editor Jon Springer joins "A Deeper Dive" to talk share of stomach.

Consultant Mark Kelnhofer joins "A Deeper Dive" to talk about how restaurants can make their margins without pricing themselves out of traffic.

Jeff Brock, managing partner with Hargett Hunter Capital Management, joins "A Deeper Dive" to discuss the state of mergers and acquisitions.

Kurt Schnaubelt of AlixPartners joins "A Deeper Dive" to discuss the how workforce challenges are affecting industry profits and sales.

Technomic’s Melissa Wilson and Fazoli’s CEO Carl Howard join "A Deeper Dive" to talk about the off-premise trend.

On this week’s edition of “A Deeper Dive,” Habit CEO Russ Bendel talks about delivery, expansion and the burger business.

CEO Ahmed Abouelenein joins "A Deeper Dive" to talk about how the chain went from a nameless NYC cart to an international growth chain.

On this week’s edition of "A Deeper Dive," White Castle CEO Lisa Ingram talks about the chain’s introduction of the Impossible Slider.

The National Restaurant Association’s Hudson Riehle joins this episode of "A Deeper Dive" and says there is still plenty of room for industry growth.