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 […]

#045: Chris Tomasso on Yelp for Restaurants

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Did you know every star on a Yelp review leads to a 5-9% increase in revenue for restaurants? One of the most useful tools you can utilize is Yelp for restaurants, and your guest this week will attest to how it can affects your reputation. In episode #045 of the Social Restaurant Podcast, I welcome […]

#044: Anthony Lye on Mobile Devices and Cloud Computing

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Microsoft spent 90 percent of its 2011 research and development budget on cloud computing strategy and products, according to Wired. Since 2011, mentions of “the cloud” have skyrocketed, along with use of mobile devices. So how will the trend of mobile devices and cloud computing affect the restaurant industry? My guest this week tells us. […]

#043: Sam Oches on Fast Food vs Fast Casual

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2013 brought the sixth consecutive year that the fast casual segment has grown. According to a study by The NPD Group, fast casual held to an 8 percent increase in traffic compared to zero percent in the QSR segment. So what really is the difference between fast food vs fast casual? My guest this week helps […]

This Week in Restaurant Technologies #013: The Latest in Restaurant Reservations and More

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In this week’s show, Brandon and I look at news articles and some supplemental information released this week that cover some strategic tech acquisitions involving the latest in restaurant reservations, voice recognition on mobile apps and another huge credit card security breach. 1. The Priceline Negotiator has negotiated his way to a deal with OpenTable, […]