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“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.

“Menu Feed” is a biweekly podcast brought to you by Restaurant Business and FoodService Director. Each episode will focus on the business-building trends that are shaping today’s menus in restaurants and other dining destinations. Operators, chefs and industry experts will share their insights on the flavors, ingredients, cuisines and consumer demands that are driving menu innovation and development. Listeners will also get dibs on the latest research and analysis from data partner Technomic.

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The IPO market reopens for restaurants

On this week’s episode of "A Deeper Dive," Ashish Seth of BMO Capital Markets talks about Kura Sushi's IPO and a crazy summer for M&A.

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What is the future of casual dining?

This week’s episode of "A Deeper Dive" features former Red Robin CEO Denny Marie Post, speaking about the challenges faced by dine-in concepts.

Larry Ryback, CEO of Cotton Patch Cafe, joins "A Deeper Dive" to discuss how a small, regional chain can take advantage of the latest trend, even in small locations.

Founder Michael Schultz tells “Menu Feed” how the expanding all-day chain is setting itself apart.

Rick Wetzel joins "A Deeper Dive" to talk about raising funds for expansion, LeBron James and taking on Domino’s.

This week’s edition of "A Deeper Dive" features Steve Johnson, CEO of the massive airport operator.

Listen as Karen Eadon, Farmer Boys’ president and COO, tells "Menu Feed" how the chain is staying true to its farm-to-table mission as it expands beyond its California roots.

On this week’s episode of “A Deeper Dive,” TDn2K Chairwoman Joni Thomas Doolin talks about the industry’s biggest challenge.

On this episode of "A Deeper Dive," RB’s Jonathan Maze and Peter Romeo discuss what has been a busy summer season for restaurant M&A.

CEO Scott Deviney joins "A Deeper Dive" to talk about the chain’s growth strategy and the surprising flexibility of chicken salad.

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