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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 54: How to Price Your Restaurant Menu Properly… Long Term.

4/10/2021
https://restauranttopia.com/episode-54-how-to-price-your-restaurant-menu-properly-long-term/ How to price menu properly… Long Term. Your menu is your #1 marketing piece and should be updated to reflect new trends, fresh ideas and be costed and priced properly for adequate profit. As Paul Saginaw from Zingerman’s says “It is irresponsible to not make a profit.” Article Survey Link Always provide Hospitality and EARN the money. Don’t take customers for granted. - Someone is...

Duration:00:26:15

Episode 55 Put the Salary on the Job Post

4/9/2021
https://restauranttopia.com/episode-55-put-the-salary-on-the-job-post/ Labor is one of the biggest costs that operators have to manage and contend with. Given this, it is no secret that cutting costs in this department are ubiquitous. Strategies such as clever schedules, phase-outs, breaks, menu pricing and cross-training are all recommended and welcome. For a manager, this ideal can become somewhat of a sport and maybe even a passion. Ultimately, it resembles a chess match, but the...

Duration:00:21:21

53: Issues with the supply chain have a great effect on your restaurant.

4/3/2021
Show Notes: https://restauranttopia.com/episode-53-issues-with-the-supply-chain-have-a-great-effect-on-your-restaurant/

Duration:00:17:59

52: Creating an impression that LASTS with Bob Pacanovsky

3/27/2021
https://restauranttopia.com/episode-52-creating-an-impression-that-lasts-with-bob-pacanovsky/ How many of your staff work in the Marketing & PR department of your company? The answer should be – all of them. Most customers coming to dine in at your restaurant or picking up food to go may never meet the owner, chef, etc. Their entire impression of your company could be formed by who served them, talked with them, etc. Is your staff the best marketing for your company? How can your staff...

Duration:00:29:05

Episode 51: Discipline Equals Freedom

3/22/2021
Jocko Willink's methods for success were born in the SEAL Teams, where he spent most of his adult life, enlisting after high school and rising through the ranks to become the commander of the most highly decorated special operations unit of the war in Iraq. In Discipline Equals Freedom, the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Extreme Ownership describes how he lives that mantra: the mental and physical disciplines he imposes on himself in order to achieve freedom in all aspects of...

Duration:00:22:18

Episode 50: How Many Decisions Do Your Employees Make Each Day?

3/10/2021
They Make 100’s of Decisions When You Are Not Around Every, single one of us makes hundreds, if not thousands, of decisions daily. The quality of decision typically dictates the outcome of how our day progresses, or at least until we hit the next intersection. As a leader, you are typically more advanced in both experience and quality of decision-making as a result of you learning throughout the years. Even with this, we all still make some pretty bad decisions. Your staff probably...

Duration:00:23:18

Episode 49: 3 Challenges that Face Restaurants and How to Handle.

3/5/2021
There are many things that challenge a restaurant owner. We wanted to take some time to narrow it down to what we feel the top Challenges (or as we like to call, Opportunities) are in the restaurant industry as we see it. Each of these could be their own “Super Episode” and we may just do that in the future. https://restauranttopia.com/episode-49-3-challenges-that-face-restaurants-and-how-to-handle/

Duration:00:32:04

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