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Rock My Restaurant

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Are you an emerging chef with an idea and passion, an operator seeking to up your game, or a new restaurateur looking to break into the business? If so, this show is for you! On each episode, our hosts share their expertise on everything from concept and kitchen design, to real estate, guest flow and culinary expertise, to help your restaurant reach the next level. Every so often, a restaurant operator asks the burning questions that keep our expert hosts up at night. Get your restaurant rocked!

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Episodes

Making the TotalView Work for You: Breaking Down The Best Practices Audit

4/13/2017
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On the last episode, we introduced the TotalView Best Practices Audit and why you should use it in your business. But what exactly is this audit? Essentially, the TotalView is a survey used to determine how well your business is running. Separated into seven core competencies, the TotalView touches on every facet of your operation from team members, to design, to management of finances. Normally conducted by a consultant, the Rockers want to share this auditing process with operators like...

Duration: 00:07:21


Providing Your Staff a Quality Team Member Experience

1/9/2017
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This season on "Rock My Restaurant," Foodable Network is bringing you a premium content package of nine in-depth episodes that can be paired with our Rock My Restaurant PRO Workbooks, expert guides, and reports– all available for purchase. Each episode, co-hosted by veteran foodservice industry consultants Bill Bender and Eric Norman, helps take your operation to the top. That's right — you get access to two highly-acclaimed foodservice consultants, all from the viewing pleasure of your...

Duration: 00:11:46


Property Line to the Consumer

12/30/2016
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This season on "Rock My Restaurant" Foodable Network is bringing you a premium content package of nine in-depth episodes that can be paired with our Rock My Restaurant PRO Workbooks, expert guides, and reports– all available for purchase. Each episode, co-hosted by veteran foodservice industry consultants Bill Bender and Eric Norman, will help take your operation to the top. That's right — you’ll get access to two highly-acclaimed foodservice consultants, all from the viewing pleasure of...

Duration: 00:12:20


Phases Of Design Before Building A New Brand

12/8/2016
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This episode of Rock My Restaurant, with veteran foodservice industry consultants Bill Bender and Eric Norman, serves as a continuation of last week's Basic Design Tips For A New Brand episode, where our Restaurant Rockers will give you a breakdown of each phase of design. Learn more here:https://soundcloud.com/foodabletv/rock-my-restaurant-team-members

Duration: 00:14:42


Basic Design Tips for a New Brand

11/22/2016
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This season on "Rock My Restaurant," Foodable Network is bringing you a premium content package of nine in-depth episodes that can be paired with our Rock My Restaurant PRO Workbooks, expert guides, and reports — all available for purchase. Each episode, co-hosted by veteran foodservice industry consultants Bill Bender and Eric Norman, will help take your operation to the top. That's right! You’ll get access to two highly-acclaimed foodservice consultants, all from the viewing pleasure of...

Duration: 00:12:03


The Core Your Brand Pt. 2

10/13/2016
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This season on "Rock My Restaurant" Foodable Network is bringing you a premium content package of nine in-depth episodes that can be paired with our Rock My Restaurant PRO Workbooks, expert guides, and reports– all available for purchase. Each episode, co-hosted by veteran foodservice industry consultants Bill Bender and Eric Norman, will help take your operation to the top. That's right — you’ll get access to two highly-acclaimed foodservice consultants, all from the viewing pleasure of...

Duration: 00:10:11


The Core of Your Brand Part 1

9/2/2016
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Foodable Network is kicking off Season 5 of “Rock My Restaurant” with a brand new formula. We’re bringing you a premium content package of nine in-depth episodes that you can follow along with our Rock My Restaurant PRO Workbooks, expert guides, and reports available for purchase. Each episode, co-hosted by veteran foodservice industry consultants Bill Bender and Eric Norman, will help take your operation to the top. That's right — you’ll get access to two highly-acclaimed foodservice...

How a Strong Operator-Supplier Partnership Leads to Success

7/22/2016
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There's more to restaurant success than the perfect operation, service staff, chefs, or menu items. It all begins with the right ingredients, which is exactly where suppliers come in. How does having a strong operator-to-supplier relationship lead to success? Find out in this episode of "Rock My Restaurant," hosted by William Bender and Eric Norman. And the two special guests joining them? The first is Katy A. Jones, who serves as vice president of marketing at FoodLogiQ, a supply chain...

Cost Control and Operator ROI with ENERGY STAR

7/14/2016
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The path to sustainability and energy saving doesn't mean you have to start running off the grid — it can be with a simple step in the right direction. In this episode of "Rock My Restaurant," join show hosts William Bender and Eric Norman as they sit down with Kirsten Hesla, product manager at ENERGY STAR, and Carly Burke, energy efficiency consultant at ICF International, to chat about how ENERGY STAR can take your brand to the next level. The EPA's ENERGY STAR program is the largest,...

NRA Show 2016 Innovations

7/6/2016
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At the NRA Show, the industry's biggest and most dynamic trade show and event, it is an endless sea of exhibitions, educational sessions, products, and new ideas across the 2.6-million-square-foot-space of Chicago's McCormick Place convention center. Needless to say, while every inch is filled with discoveries, it can get a little overwhelming. In this episode of "Rock My Restaurant," show hosts William Bender and Eric Norman do the leg work for you. After walking the floor, they sit down...

Employees Are Team Members: Turn Have-to-Work into Teamwork

7/1/2016
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The only thing that stands between success and failure is a great team. And as the saying goes, the strength of each team is in each individual member — the strength of each member? In the team. So, how do you build a better team? In this episode of "Rock My Restaurant," show hosts William Bender and Eric Norman lay down the best practices for management and staffing. New uniforms, new training techniques, new table manners, new approach — where does a brand begin when reinvigorating its...

Merchant Maverick and A'La Carte Foodservice Consulting Group Rock the FCSI Symposium

6/29/2016
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When you design a restaurant, where do you start? In this episode of "Rock My Restaurant," join show hosts William Bender and Eric Norman at the FCSI The Americas Symposium, where they sit down with Amad Ebrahimi, president of Merchant Maverick, and Chris Tripoli, president of A'La Carte Foodservice Consulting Group, to find out. It's one thing to perfect the back of house and cook line, but when it comes to the end of the restaurant experience and it's time to pay the bill, what goes...

From Sanitation to the Bar, Product Reviews Featuring Franke and Perlick

6/21/2016
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From fast casual to casual dining to quick-service, restaurant models are all different — but one thing stays the same: every restaurant needs the proper equipment to keep the lights on. How do you set up a model correctly? In this episode of "Rock My Restaurant," filmed at the FCSI The Americas Biennial Conference, where best in foodservice management and consulting share ideas and innovative products, we are joined by Owen Slaughter, regional sales manager for Franke, and Corrinne Ward,...

Kicking Off Season 4 of 'Rock My Restaurant'

6/17/2016
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Calling all operators, executives, designers, and foodservice junkies — Are you ready to rock your restaurant? Time to toss on those aprons, fire up those grills, and lay out those menus, because Foodable Network is proud to bring back dynamic duo and show hosts William Bender and Eric Norman for Season 4 of "Rock My Restaurant"! In this first episode of Season 4, Bill and Eric are at the FCSI The Americas Biennial Conference in Nashville, where the best of the best in foodservice...

Product Review of Continental Refrigerator

5/21/2015
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On this episode ofRock My Restaurant, brought to you by the Foodable WebTV Network, restaurant consultant co-hosts Eric Norman and Bill Bender review a Continental Refrigerator product. The last of the RMR product review series within Season 3, this new model from Continental Refrigerator is slim, providing a smaller footprint BOH. Watch the full episode as the rockers discuss the many benefits of this piece of equipment and its additional on-the-line flexibility!

Product Review of Halton's Olfactory System

5/12/2015
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On this episode ofRock My Restaurant, brought to you by the Foodable WebTV Network, we are on Product Review #3! Straight from the NAFEM Conference, our rockstar co-hosts Eric Norman and Bill Bender review an innovative product, Olfactory, from Halton Company. Olfactory is a trainable, technologically advanced nose that can sense things like methane and CO2. Check out the full episode as the RMR hosts dive into this new revolutionary system that could have a huge impact on foodservice!

Product Review of Vollrath's Cooking Station

5/6/2015
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On this episode ofRock My Restaurant, brought to you by the Foodable WebTV Network, we continue our Product Review Series with Vollrath’s induction Downdraft Vent Module, a cooking station that is fully customizable with a lot of equipment benefits. Watch the full episode as RMR co-hosts Eric Norman and Bill Bender explore how this product provides value to a restaurant and its customers, as well as the benefits of its customization.Reminder: This season of RMR will follow a different...

Product Review: Alto-Ahaam's Xcelerate Oven

4/21/2015
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Eric & Bill are back for another season of “Rock My Restaurant!” Kicking off Season 3, the two foodservice consultant experts are at the 2015 NAFEM Show (North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers) kicking off the first of four episodes in a product review series. Watch the full episode as the two co-hosts dive into Alto-Shaam’s Xcelerate Oven, an oven used for high-speed cooking that includes hi-tech features like a catalytic converter, a USB port to upload recipes, and...

The Bloopers

8/12/2014
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Whether you’re a budding restaurateur or a multi-unit veteran, every operator is faced with the same complex elements that are required in building and maintaining a restaurant, and a successful one at that. Operators must realize solid, trusted resources to ensure everything is done right the first time. Otherwise, building a restaurant can become a money pit. Rock My Restaurant, a WebTV channel brought to you by the Foodable WebTV Network, has become that trusted resource for many loyal...

Ice, A Minor Ingredient with Major Impact

7/15/2014
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In this episode of Rock My Restaurant, brought to you by the Foodable WebTV Network, our rockstar co-hosts and restaurant consultants Eric Norman and Bill Bender are taking it back to the equipment side of things! Joined by Kevin Fink of Ice-O-Matic and Nate Jackson of Scotsman Ice, the men discuss the different variables of ice that are often overlooked, like the importance of size, shape and water usage. As Fink says, ice has transformed from “there’s something in my glass making my...
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