Restaurant Influencers: Page 3

Leadership

Good Leadership Is a Lot Like a Bag of Golf Clubs, According to the CEO of Hooters

Hooters of America CEO Sal Melilli talks about moving from working at the kitchen sink to in the C-suite, diversifying income streams, and celebrating 40 years of Hooters Girls.

Social Media

You Hate Taxes. This Viral Content Creator Loves Them.

Tax specialist and content creator Duke Alexander Moore discusses progress over perfection, making viral videos, and helping others become creators.

Growing a Business

The Over-the-Top Strategy That Is Creating Lifelong Customers for This Restaurant Group

Patrick Barrett and Tim Whitlock of Mastro's Restaurants discuss elevated dining experiences, the importance of responding to customer feedback, and share their advice for hospitality hopefuls.

Social Media

Meet the Pizza-Making Robots Churning Out 600 Pies Hourly at PizzaHQ

PizzaHQ co-founder Jay Udrija discusses changes in the pizza Industry, new restaurant tech, and food service robotics that have amped up his business.

Growing a Business

How the Seven Reasons Restaurant Group Won a Michelin Star by Telling a Mystical Story With Food

Seven Reasons co-owners Chef Enrique Limardo and Ezequiel Vázquez-Ger discuss the joy of problem-solving, the triumph of getting a Michelin star, and the power of creating an intentional culture in business.

Growing a Business

The CEO of Kitchen United Says This Is His Most Essential Business Tool

Kitchen United CEO Atul Sood discusses the power of relationships, communicating with authenticity, and sharing your struggles with others.

Social Media

There Was No Twitch or OnlyFans for Chefs. Then the Founders of Kittch Cooked Up a Great Idea.

Kittch CEO Brian Bedol discusses monetizing food content and innovative digital storytelling in the culinary world.

Growing a Business

Micha Magid of Mighty Quinn's BBQ Says Restaurants Need to Break the Mold When It Comes to Franchising. Here's Why.

Mighty Quinn's BBQ co-founder Micha Magid discusses scaling a business, building a restaurant tech stack, and abandoning a one-size-fits-all approach to franchising.

Growing a Business

LeRoy and Lewis Barbecue Built a Community of 50K Followers. Here's How.

LeRoy and Lewis Barbecue co-owner and pitmaster Evan LeRoy on building an online audience, leveraging digital storytelling, and making Patreon videos.

Social Media

Running a Profitable Restaurant Is Not Easy. But Coach Chip Klose Has a Plan for You.

Author and restaurant coach Chip Klose discusses his method for making 20% profit in the restaurant business.

Leadership

How Restaurant365 CEO Tony Smith Uses Data to Make Better Decisions

On this episode of "Restaurant Influencers," Tony Smith, CEO of Restaurant365, explains using software to steer decision-making, the value of in-person events, and how to avoid burnout.

Growing a Business

Sara Finnegan of Edley's Restaurant Group Shares the Key Ingredient for Restaurant Success

Edley's Restaurant Group's Chief of Staff Sara Finnegan discusses the power of giving back, the value of user-generated content, and her passion for advocating for women in the hospitality industry.

Growing a Business

Zack Oates of Ovation on Building Business Connections through Digital Storytelling

Interview with Ovation's Zack Oates about real-time guest feedback, creating loyalty through relationships, and digital storytelling that connects.

Growing a Business

Gregg Majewski of Craveworthy Brands on the Advantages of Being #2

Interview with founder CEO of Craveworthy Brands Gregg Majewski about the power of being second, prioritizing hospitality, and the ongoing need for human service workers.

Growing a Business

Elizabeth Chambers of BIRD Bakery on How to Expand in Business with Authenticity

Interview with BIRD Bakery founder Elizabeth Chambers about expanding internationally, social media storytelling, and embracing hospitality in every moment.