What Craft Cocktail Trends Should Restaurants be Aware of?

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The first ever “cocktail party” was allegedly thrown by Mrs. Julia S. Walsh Jr. of St. Louis Missouri in May of 1917. Since then, cocktails have continued to grow in popularity and are now ingrained in America’s social culture. Our guest this week has earned perhaps the highest accolades you can in the cocktail/mixology field […]

What Role Can Blogging for Restaurants and Breweries Play?

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Did you know that there are over 3,000 breweries in the United States and that this figure is the highest it has been since prohibition? But what does this mean for the restaurant industry? Our guest on tap for this week hails from Columbus and is considered one of the foremost craft beer experts and […]

What is a Reasonable Wait Time at a Restaurant?

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Did you know restaurants have wait lists an average of 6.6 hours per week, with the average wait time being 23 minutes? This begs the question of a what reasonable wait time at a restaurant should be? Our guest this week wants to lower that number significantly- so he named his startup NoWait. NoWait is […]

How Does the World See You?

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How does the world see you? Do you know your Fascination Advantages? Are you Power and Prestige? Or Passion and Trust? Out of the seven Advantages, everyone has a Primary, Secondary and Dormant Advantage. You can find out yours and your personality archetype on the Fascination website. In episode #048 of the Social Restaurant Podcast, […]

What’s the Role of Marketing and Finance in Restaurants?

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Fast casual is the fastest growing segment of the restaurant industry and Zoës Kitchen is championing the market. Zoës Kitchen, a fast casual Mediterranean joint headquartered in Texas, recently went public,  and has done incredibly in the market.   In episode #047 of the Social Restaurant Podcast, I welcome back Rachel Phillips-Luther, Vice President of […]