Any restaurant that increased sales 40% when the pandemic first hit, and then broke their all-time sales record for year-end 2020, deserves our attention! They were named “Top 500” Performing Chains by Nation’s Restaurant News. What are they doing? What can WE learn from them to be more successful in our own place?
In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I introduce Susan Taylor/ President & CEO along with Chris Britt and Ed St. Geme as Co-Owners of Juice It Up. The menu, vibe, store design and service make for a winning restaurant formula. Doing this in one location is hard… duplicating this into a fast-growing franchise, that’s another ballgame!
In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Yianni Kosmides of Apola Greek Grill. He is a Greek native who with his brother Stefano, cut his teeth at an early age helping run every part of the family business. This episode is all about the “Secret Sauce” of running a great restaurant based on freshness, quality and tradition. We’ll talk about the importance of leading by example, training, attention to the bottom line, and let’s not forget the food.
During this pandemic and reduced consumer confidence providing a food delivery service to your customers is a must! But you’re probably thinking where to begin? Well hold on, we’ve got you covered. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with two guys who can set up your restaurant delivery service from soup to nuts.
After all the blood, sweat and tears building a restaurant and brand; Covid hit and much like the rest of us, he was forced to shut down his restaurant. It made little sense to re-open during this crisis when margins pre-Covid were stretched to the thin limit. Preux & Proper has a bright future someday down the road, but for now as any dynamic entrepreneur would do, Joshua has re-invented himself and his business.
I just bought a restaurant that uses the CAKE POS system. In this episode of the Restaurant RockStars Podcast, I’m speaking with Chip O’Connell, the Director of Customer Success for CAKE by Sysco. We’ll be talking about the ins and outs of the system, easy training with CAKE University, 24/7 support, online ordering and CAKE’s “Guest Manager” feature which increases guest counts. Folks, this is how to run a restaurant and how to increase restaurant sales.
Fact is 82% of the Dining Public Order Out! If your restaurant isn’t taking online orders, you’re missing lots of sales and potential profit. I have always believed that you can’t have too many profit centers in your restaurant and this one is a must have. Problem is many systems require you to have multiple tablets from each of the delivery platforms to receive orders. Talk about a nightmare. How could your staff possibly keep it all straight without messing up orders, not to mention the wasted food, lost profits, clutter and storage issues. That’s just crazy. But today, I’m talking with an industry veteran who’s disrupting the old way with an innovative online ordering solution!
Selling food and beverage is NOT enough. Your restaurant needs multiple profit centers. Our goal is to bring you new ideas, inspiring guests and powerful tools to help improve your restaurant. So here’s a story: Professional musician travels the country, constantly ordering out at restaurants. He sees a broken system and a better way to streamline the online ordering process. It just so happens, he also has a tech background and creates a better way.