#037: Jason Smylie on Using Google Glass in the Restaurant Business

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You’ve heard us mention Google Glass a few times on the show, right? But what exactly is Google Glass? And more importantly, does it have any use cases in my restaurant system? In episode #037 of the Social Restaurant Podcast, I welcome Jason Smylie, EVP, CIO and CMO of Caproitti’s Sandwich Shop, a franchised system that has recently […]

This Week in Restaurant Technologies #006: New Technologies for Restaurants to Consider

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This week, Brandon and I are back with episode 006 of This Week in Restaurant Technologies. Google has released some hot new inventions to utilize, and chain restaurants have taken to social media to resurrect past menu items. Also, if you’re currently making some decisions for your restaurants’ mobile presence, we’ve got some commentary on […]

036: Dan Kim on Using Social Media to Grow a Frozen Yogurt Franchise

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In October if 2013, CNBC reported that major American private equity firms have been pouring money into an early stage restaurant industry segment that is poised for explosive growth over the next decade. If you guessed Frozen Yogurt, you are dead on!  “FroYo”— as the product often is called by a growing number of fans […]

This Week in Restaurant Technologies #005: Restaurant Social Media Rankings

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This week, Brandon and I are back with episode 005 of This Week in Restaurant Technologies. Just about everyone loves a good rank ordered list, right?  This week, Nations Restaurant News released a new ranking of 250 restaurants by their social media activity and fan engagement rates. Are Social Media Rankings for Restaurants Valuable? We all […]

035: Liz Lessner on the Power of Well-Defined Restaurant Concepts

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A 2005 study conducted by researchers at The Ohio State University found that while a clear business plan and strategy is important, the most successful restaurant owners all had one thing in common — a well-defined concept. But what makes a concept well defined?  The researchers point out that not only do well-defined concepts provided […]