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We love locally owned independent restaurants. These businesses build strong communities by linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships. The more the independent restaurants are thriving, the healthier the community will be! We want to help restaurant owners and operators hone their competitive edge through effective marketing and business practices. Restauranttopia focuses on all things related to restaurant management and operations from hosts David Ross, Brian Seitz, and chef Anthony Hamilton. We feature interviews and restaurant success stories, along with insights on cost control, marketing, management and personnel issues. Tune in for marketing ideas and tactics from restaurant business experts, gathered from lessons from restaurants around the US.

We love locally owned independent restaurants. These businesses build strong communities by linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships. The more the independent restaurants are thriving, the healthier the community will be! We want to help restaurant owners and operators hone their competitive edge through effective marketing and business practices. Restauranttopia focuses on all things related to restaurant management and operations from hosts David Ross, Brian Seitz, and chef Anthony Hamilton. We feature interviews and restaurant success stories, along with insights on cost control, marketing, management and personnel issues. Tune in for marketing ideas and tactics from restaurant business experts, gathered from lessons from restaurants around the US.

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United States

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We love locally owned independent restaurants. These businesses build strong communities by linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships. The more the independent restaurants are thriving, the healthier the community will be! We want to help restaurant owners and operators hone their competitive edge through effective marketing and business practices. Restauranttopia focuses on all things related to restaurant management and operations from hosts David Ross, Brian Seitz, and chef Anthony Hamilton. We feature interviews and restaurant success stories, along with insights on cost control, marketing, management and personnel issues. Tune in for marketing ideas and tactics from restaurant business experts, gathered from lessons from restaurants around the US.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 48: You’re a Role Model…It’s part of the Job

2/25/2021
You’re a Role Model…It’s part of the Job Think back to your first job. Whether you were a dishwasher, line cook, busser, or host, the manager who brought you on board is most likely who you looked to for daily approval. Many times, if they lived up to the task, you even modeled your behavior after them! Why wouldn’t you? After all, they were in charge of both your professional and financial wellbeing, and often served as the benchmark for success in your eyes. In a position of leadership,...

Duration:00:21:44

Episode 47: In the Trenches With a Listener Question

2/20/2021
In the Trenches: Listener question Angela from Ingonish is a Canadian rural community in northeastern Victoria County, Nova Scotia This is my understanding of the two questions. How to know when to delegate? How to stay motivated? https://restauranttopia.com/episode-47-in-the-trenches-with-a-listener-question/

Duration:00:19:30

Episode 46 How To Audit Your Digital Assets

2/13/2021
Episode 46 How To Audit Your Digital Assets A key requirement to managing your Digital Assets is to have a comprehensive list of all your assets, where they are located and who has access. Unlike your physical assets, it is not that easy to find your online account information. Without the proper authorization, it can take weeks to get a provider to give the legal owner access if that person did not set up the account. A great inventory can take many forms. We put together this digital...

Duration:00:16:23

Episode 45 Goals VS. Systems with Bonus Interview of Adam Boone

2/6/2021
Everyone who has worked in the Restaurant industry knows the common goals. Sometimes they seem very attainable and sometimes they feel like pipe dreams. Sales Goals: Top line Revenue, Catering, Delivery, Events, etc. Cost Goals: Food Cost, Labor Cost, Fixed Expenses Profit Goals: Net Profit % and $ Menu Goals: Size, Quality, Pricing & Profitability Many Others… https://restauranttopia.com/?p=603

Duration:00:40:30

Episode 44 The Anatomy Of A Social Media Post with Bonus Interview of Dominic Lofreso️

1/29/2021
Episode 44 The Anatomy Of A Social Media Post with Bonus Interview of Dominic Lofreso️

Duration:00:46:56

43 The Great Divide: FOH vs. BOH

1/23/2021
https://restauranttopia.com/episode-43-the-great-divide-foh-vs-boh/ Episode 43: The Great Divide: FOH vs. BOH

Duration:00:29:25

#42 How to Show Your Customers Appreciation.

1/16/2021
How to Show Your Customers Appreciation. Loyalty program If you don’t have a loyalty program, Start a Loyalty Program NOW!!!! Say “Thank You” Pro Tip: Create a Thank You Video Create a Thank You Video A simple video from your phone will be perfect! This video doesn’t have to be high-tech to make If you have the knowledge and the time to edit in your store’s graphic, even better! Text or email the thank you video to new customers after they get take-out with just a simple thank...

Duration:00:33:10

# 41 Top Restaurant Complaints and How to Handle

1/9/2021
Show Notes https://restauranttopia.com/episode-41-how-to-handle-customer-complaints/ How to Handle Customer Complaints Being in the hospitality industry our hopes are that every day we delight guests and never have a complaint. However, we cannot make everyone happy and we also will have times that our staff our even ourselves will not live up to the expectations of the customer 100% of the time. This episode focuses on the top areas that restaurants see the most complaints and how to...

Duration:00:53:55

Episode 40: Restauranttopia BEST of 2020

12/31/2020
Episode 40: Restauranttopia BEST of 2020 We want to thank all of our listeners for their support in 2020. We had a great time doing the podcast last year and we put together a montage of some of our favorite clips. This year we have a ton of great episodes planned and even more interviews with industry professionals. Dave Anthony and Brian will continue our mission to help local independent restaurants succeed through sharing ideas and connecting solutions to problems Check out the show...

Duration:00:16:49

#39 Step by Step, Lists on Lists

12/27/2020
https://youtu.be/1f7U27h9nkE Notes: https://restauranttopia.com/episode-39-step-by-step-lists-on-lists/ Missing an appointment, overlooking a prep item or even forgetting about an important request off may seem like small things but can have a major impact on your people. While some things may not be at the top of your list, they could be #1 for someone you know and love.

Duration:00:35:51

Episode 38: (PART 2 0f 2) 10 Steps Every Restaurant Owner Should Take to Get Started with Marketing with Chip Klose

12/19/2020
Guest: Mr. Chip Klose https://www.linkedin.com/in/chip-klose-56880424/ Chip Klose Creative http://www.chipklose.com/ Restaurant Strategy Podcast http://www.chipklose.com/podcast For me so much of this starts with shifting your mindset. Yes there are things we can do… tactics we can put into practice, but none of them will work very well without a strategy. So that’s why my podcast is called RESTAURANT STRATEGY… and in fact I very often say on the show: “marketing of the thing can’t...

Duration:00:50:32

Episode 37: PART 1 of 2. 10 Steps Every Restaurant Owner Should Take to get Started with Marketing

12/12/2020
For me so much of this starts with shifting your mindset. Yes there are things we can do… tactics we can put into practice, but none of them will work very well without a strategy. So that’s why my podcast is called RESTAURANT STRATEGY… and in fact I very often say on the show: “marketing of the thing can’t make up for the thing.” Real marketing work begins at a foundational level. You can’t have a mediocre product and then tell people through marketing that it’s great. It might work for a...

Duration:00:44:10

#36 Interview with Bruce Nelson, author of Restaurant Management: The Myth, the Magic, the Math

12/5/2020
Episode 36: Interview with Bruce Nelson, author of Restaurant Management: The Myth, the Magic, the Math https://restauranttopia.com/episode-36-interview-with-bruce-nelson-author-of-restaurant-management-the-myth-the-magic-the-math/ Bruce Nelson’s restaurant career spans over four decades and includes working every conceivable position within a restaurant. Career highlights include Catering Manager for D’Amico + Partners’ Atrium Catering, General Manager at Cossetta’s Market and Eatery,...

Duration:00:30:54

35: Specials vs. Features… and other things to make more money.

11/28/2020
The restaurant business is a simple business where you make money selling food and drink. However, this process of making money can be done randomly or can be done strategically. We feel that the latter is the way to do it! This episode breaks down some ways to strategically do just that. What gets measured gets managed. Operators that don’t know where they are, are Operators that aren't maximizing profits. Knowing your current food cost and gross profit numbers for your menu is the...

Duration:00:37:04

#34, Drive Time with David Ross Part 2

11/21/2020
https://restauranttopia.com/episode-34-drive-time-with-david-ross-part-2/ Relationships: RELATIONSHIP: the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected. Life is all about the relationships you have… with yourself and with others around you. What are you doing to have the best relationship with yourself? If you took a hard look at how you take care of yourself, would you treat your best friend the same way? READ THAT TWICE! Bill...

Duration:00:14:52

33: Real talk with Chef Adam Stafford of 86'd: Straight Dialogue w/ Restaurant Leaders

11/14/2020
https://restauranttopia.com/episode-33-real-talk-with-chef-adam-stafford-of-86d-straight-dialogue-w-restaurant-leaders/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Restauranttopia/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/restauranttopia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/restauranttopia/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9aRVuDUYsV370Rfh-QxDag

Duration:00:28:51

32 Optimizing Google My Business for your Restaurant

11/7/2020
Optimizing Google My Business for your Restaurant Google is trying to provide an answer to most questions without the need to go to a company’s website. That is not a good thing. People can still get directed to your website and you need to keep it fresh and user friendly. However, customers will now be able to get your phone number, address, directions, check out pictures of your business or read testimonials, all from your Google My Business profile. Why is Google My Business...

Duration:00:31:41

31 Generation Z and your restaurant.

10/31/2020
Generation Z or the I-Gen is a group of people ages 7 – 23 years old that will have a profound effect on your restaurant. This group also will make up a large amount of your employee pool moving forward. Knowing how they spend and what they want to get out of the work environment is important. Show Notes https://restauranttopia.com/episode-31-generation-z-and-your-restaurant/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Restauranttopia/ LinkedIn:...

Duration:00:31:44

#30 Episode 30 TO GO Cocktails

10/25/2020
In continuing the discussion on how to build and gain revenue during the winter months sans a patio, we turn our discussion to incremental improvements that should be made to your roster of goods and services. We champion the notion that there is not one “cure all” in the inevitable struggle that that will be winter. We firmly believe it will take a collection of efforts and great decisions, along with some luck and a lot of trial and error, to truly move the needle in the coming months....

Duration:01:05:45

# 29 Prepping your restaurant for winter.

10/18/2020
Check out the show notes https://restauranttopia.com/prepping-your-restaurant-for-winter/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Restauranttopia/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/restauranttopia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/restauranttopia/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9aRVuDUYsV370Rfh-QxDag

Duration:00:35:15