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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.

Food

Inside snacking and other top menu trends

In the first episode of "Menu Feed," Senior Editor Patricia Cobe chats with Jeff Hanak, vice president of culinary for Chili’s Grill & Bar, and Jay Miller, director of product development and corporate chef for Firehouse Subs, to find out how snacking is impacting their menus.

Financing

How casual dining is fighting the beverage battle

On this week’s episode of "A Deeper Dive," Technomic’s David Henkes talks about the business of alcohol in restaurants.

This week’s edition of "A Deeper Dive" features Technomic’s Joe Pawlak talking about the future of the Top 500.

Robert Thompson, founder of the eatertainment destination, joins the RB podcast "A Deeper Dive" to talk about his company overcomes growth challenges.

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

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.