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64 Badass Women in Business: Kathleen Wood

9/16/2019
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Hear Wood’s advice for handling the predicted downturn coming to the industry, how Suzy’s Swirl won this year’s WBENCPitch, and Wood’s plans for the company’s expansion in the next few years.

Duration:00:36:22

63 Lisa Merkle on Box Greens, Sustainability, and the Future of Hydroponic Farming

9/10/2019
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On this episode of The Barron Report, host Paul Barron sits down with Lisa Merkle, the co-founder and executive director of Box Greens. A former yoga teacher and holistic health coach, Merkle co-founded Box Greens in 2018 with business partner Cheryl Arnold. Box Greens offers urban South Florida access to hydroponic box farms filled with fresh leafy greens, herbs, and microgreens. Barron and Merkle explore the science behind hydroponic farming, the growing national interest in plant-based...

Duration:00:39:58

62 Adrianne Calvo on the Culinary Scene and Launching New Restaurant Cracked

8/23/2019
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For Calvo, real estate is always “second on the list to your product.” Having made her first restaurant—located in a strip mall—a success, and started Cracked as an artisan-driven chef sandwich food truck, she argues that location is not everything. Having a compelling brand and consistent flavor is key. “People will drive as long as it’s a good product.” Calvo notes that her experience is uncommon to most female chefs because she owns her business. Many women struggle to rise and are...

Duration:00:32:41

61 The Restaurant Business Meltdown

8/6/2019
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Leaving or closing a business is challenging, and many operators wait long after their restaurant has stopped generating revenue to make a clear, though painful decision. On this episode of The Barron Report, host Paul Barron sits down with author Kevin Alexander. Alexander is the recipient of the James Beard Award and the Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Just released last month, Alexander’s book Burn the Ice: The American Culinary Revolution and Its...

Duration:00:48:23

60 Catering The New Growth Model For Restaurants

7/12/2019
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In the United States alone, catering has grown into a $60 billion market—making demand generation essential to every restaurant and industry operator’s marketing strategy. Of that $60 billion, $24 billion is concentrated in business catering. And some brands are feeling the pressure to broaden their digital and marketing efforts to keep consumers coming to their door. On this episode of The Barron Report, host Paul Barron chats with David Meiselman. Meiselman is the chief marketing officer...

Duration:00:30:46

59 Nespresso Taking the Lead in Coffee Sustainability Best Practices

6/24/2019
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This podcast brought to you by Bench.co. Get 20% Off Small Business Accounting For Your Restaurant For Six Months! http://refer.bench.co/wZcnt Consumers today want more from their coffee: they want a meaningful experience. Specialty foods are up by 310 percent in terms of menu inclusion. For restaurants and hospitality operators, coffee offers a unique way for operators to differentiate themselves in a crowded market and make a better connection with clients. On this episode of The Barron...

Duration:00:23:15

58 Three Tech Companies Revolutionizing the Restaurant Industry

6/17/2019
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This podcast brought to you by Bench.co. Get 20% Off Small Business Accounting For Your Restaurant For Six Months! http://refer.bench.co/wZcnt Modern consumers expect restaurant operators to use and fully integrate cutting-edge technology into their business model. However, most restaurant operators in the industry find themselves unable to keep up with today’s constantly evolving tech trends. On the latest episode of The Barron Report, host Paul Barron chats with three emerging companies...

Duration:00:26:53

57 How Seeds&Chips Is Building A Platform For Food Innovation

6/12/2019
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This podcast brought to you by Bench.co. Get 20% Off Small Business Accounting For Your Restaurant For Six Months! http://refer.bench.co/wZcnt Consumers are rapidly changing the focus of the foodservice industry. With the global population expected to reach 9.8 billion over the next 30 years, Gen Y and Gen Z are investing their time, money, and energy into finding foods that are good for them and good for the planet. On the latest episode of The Barron Report, host Paul Barron chats with...

Duration:00:36:25

56 Breaking Ground with Maisie Devine

5/31/2019
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The emerging generations have a new expectation for the foodservice industry and the future in which food service companies have a bigger role to play.

Duration:00:28:23

55 On Demand delivery trends and the technology driving them

4/9/2019
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The future of on-demand ordering could be summed up to one simple thought. It’s just beginning. According to Foodable Labs, over 30% of the U.S. Restaurant industry is offering some kind of on-demand third party ordering solution. Couple this with over 80% of consumers under the age of 35 using on-demand food ordering apps about 2 times a week the landscape has exploded for this new age dining habit.

Duration:00:27:18

54 Shake Shack Leads the Way with Local Sourcing by Partnering with Craft Beef Curator Crowd Cow

3/27/2019
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More and more brands are seeking solutions that are starting to shift the supply chain integration on how they go to market with new menu items and new approaches when it comes to handling the demand of the new age consumer. Shake Shack is taking this queue from consumers seriously with their partnership with the Craft Beef curator Crowd Cow, a company focused on bringing local farmers and their artisan proteins to the foodservice markets.

Duration:00:31:34

53 How to Define Your Restaurant’s Values and Company Culture

2/20/2019
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On this episode of The Barron Report, Host Paul Barron speaks with Doug Radkey, strategist, consultant, speaker, author, Foodable contributor and founding partner of Key Restaurant Group. In this Skype interview, the two discuss some of the most influential decisions you will make for your restaurant.

Duration:00:19:14

52 Building the Right Marketing Plan for 2019

2/6/2019
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Host Paul Barron sat down with The Restaurant Coach, Donald Burns to explore some of 2019’s key marketing tips to employee for your restaurant as we discuss the issue around Price and why it is much more than what is on your menu, all the way to Promotion and what new tactics are working and what is not.

Duration:00:44:40

51 Getting to Know Jim Berman, Host of Foodable's Newest Podcast: Chef AF

2/4/2019
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In this episode of The Barron Report, host Paul Barron sits down with Chef Jim Berman, a longtime Foodable Expert Contributor currently working as a corporate chef. Berman is the host of Foodable’s newest podcast show—Chef AF, It’s All Food!

Duration:00:32:03

50 How the Emerging Brand Urbane Cafe Plans to Conquer the Fast Casual Bakery Category

1/31/2019
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Many brand leaders today are faced with the decision to either upgrade their financial partners or to continue on their own. Tom Holt of Urbane Cafe, saw value in forging a partnership and decided to team up with Industry Veterans Andrew and Peggy Cherng, the co-founders of the Chinese fast food chain Panda Express, to grow the brand. Urbane Cafe has quickly become a California staple for guests seeking out high quality products at a great value.

Duration:00:34:28

49 Cooper’s Hawk Partners with the SAG Awards To Increase Brand Awareness

1/24/2019
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On this episode of The Barron Report, Paul Barron speaks with Emily Wines, master sommelier & vice president of wine and beverage experiences at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants. In this Skype interview, the two discuss the latest feat for the winery, partnering with the Screen Actors Guild Awards®, and how to utilize partnerships to increase brand awareness.

Duration:00:17:26

48 Top Wine Trends to Expect in 2019

12/20/2018
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On this episode of The Barron Report, Paul Barron is joined by Emily Wines, master sommelier & vice president of wine and beverage experiences at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants. The two discuss wine trends, understanding your wine menu, and what bar operators and owners should expect for 2019.

Duration:00:31:10

47 The Future of Edibles in the U.S. and Canada

12/14/2018
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On this episode of The Barron Report, Paul Barron is joined by Nancy Whiteman, founder and CEO of Wana Brands, the leading edibles company in the Colorado medical marijuana industry in terms of quality, consistency, and potency. The two discuss future innovations, laws, and potential brands entering the marijuana industry.

Duration:00:29:05

46 How to Find the Prime Location for Your Restaurant Startup or Brand in 2019

12/4/2018
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On this episode of The Barron Report, Paul Barron is joined by Tim Forrest, Senior Advisor and CEO of Tim Forrest Consulting, to discuss the latest trends in restaurant real estate and how an operator should select a site.

Duration:00:25:19

45 The State of Social Media with Ted Rubin

11/21/2018
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On today’s episode of The Barron Report, we are in the studio with Ted Rubin, social media strategist, speaker, and author of several books, including “The Age of Influence: Selling to the Digitally Connected Consumer” to talk social media marketing strategy in the ever-changing digital landscape.

Duration:00:30:41