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You’ve heard of life hacks? How about #BARHACKS? This informative and conversational podcast is the perfect listen for aspiring or seasoned bar, pub, lounge, or even restaurant owners, operators, and managers looking for that competitive edge in development & operations!

If you’re looking for both fundamental and in-depth planning methods, strategies, and industry focused insight to either start or grow a scalable, sustainable, memorable, profitable, and consistent venue in today’s cut-throat industry – Bar Hacks is developed just for you!
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Prepared by industry expert Doug Radkey, Bar Hacks is a reflection of 20 plus years of industry experience including 10 plus years of consulting experience. Through his business, KRG Hospitality Inc., Doug has helped grow numerous independent brands across North America. If you’re on social media – you may have found him as one of the “Top 22 Inspiring Hospitality Experts” to follow. You may have also seen his name as a columnist for FoodableTV, Nightclub & Bar, Bar Biz Magazine and other leading publications, or while he was speaking at industry leading events such as the Nightclub & Bar Show in Las Vegas.

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You’ve heard of life hacks? How about #BARHACKS? This informative and conversational podcast is the perfect listen for aspiring or seasoned bar, pub, lounge, or even restaurant owners, operators, and managers looking for that competitive edge in development & operations!

If you’re looking for both fundamental and in-depth planning methods, strategies, and industry focused insight to either start or grow a scalable, sustainable, memorable, profitable, and consistent venue in today’s cut-throat industry – Bar Hacks is developed just for you!
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Prepared by industry expert Doug Radkey, Bar Hacks is a reflection of 20 plus years of industry experience including 10 plus years of consulting experience. Through his business, KRG Hospitality Inc., Doug has helped grow numerous independent brands across North America. If you’re on social media – you may have found him as one of the “Top 22 Inspiring Hospitality Experts” to follow. You may have also seen his name as a columnist for FoodableTV, Nightclub & Bar, Bar Biz Magazine and other leading publications, or while he was speaking at industry leading events such as the Nightclub & Bar Show in Las Vegas.

    Episode 6 w/ David Klemt

    Episode 6 w/ David Klemt

    On this episode of the Bar Hacks podcast, we talk Las Vegas, Covid-19, Wynn Resorts, and the immediate future of the spirits business and what you should consider at your venue with bar, beverage, and nightlife editor & reporter – David Klemt.

    Vegas as you can imagine and have likely heard, has been hit hard by the pandemic (like many of you here and other areas around the world).

    But it is a town obviously built around international travel, tourism, and hospitality. David shares his story on becoming an editor & content curator in this industry along with some candid insight on current life in Las Vegas.

    Want to connect with David – you can find him on Linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidklemt/ or on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/david.ex.machina

    • 41 min
    Episode 5 - Guest Experience or Tolerance w/ Marc Gordon

    Episode 5 - Guest Experience or Tolerance w/ Marc Gordon

    Guest experience or guest tolerance? The Bar Hacks Podcast welcomes Marc Gordon who discusses how bar & restaurant brands can navigate guest expectations and what you should consider now and moving forward in how you communicate with your customers.

    Marc is an award winning keynote speaker, is the only speaker in his field to have keynoted the World Management Forum in Tehran, Iran, and is an internationally recognized thought leader in the field of customer experience with over 25 years of marketing and sales experience in a number of diverse industries.

    Marc has also been referred to as “Canada’s marketing superstar” by the Oprah Winfrey Network and is someone who regulary shares his thoughts on topics such as the boycotting of brands, customer service within the airline & hospitality industry, and on companies such as Facebook and Starbucks on numerous television & radio shows.

    Reach out to Marc and his agency at www.marcgordon.ca

    • 34 min
    Episode 4 - Finding Opportunity w/ Dan Vander Mey

    Episode 4 - Finding Opportunity w/ Dan Vander Mey

    Today’s episode will focus on planning and ways for you to vision opportunity within your bar or restaurant – getting those visions on to paper in an organized method. The guest who is joining me today is Dan Vander Mey, a restaurant consultant from central Florida who is known for turning around struggling businesses, training and energizing staff, reducing costs, and improving your bottom line.

    To connect with Dan, you can find him at https://www.allprocoaches.net/ or on Linkedin and Facebook.

    • 24 min
    Episode 3 - Better Beer w/ Steve Riley

    Episode 3 - Better Beer w/ Steve Riley

    Bar Hacks Podcast Episode 3 with Steve Riley of BetterBeer.com goes deep into ways restaurants & bars can maximize their draught beer system, what to consider prior to shutting down their beer system, and how to re-open their draught beer system after it’s been closed down.

    Steve Riley started in the restaurant business 25+ yrs ago working in every position, different concepts and cities. Along the way, he was on several opening teams & rebounded several struggling stores as a GM. Since leaving operations in 2000 he has been a teacher/curriculum developer at George Brown College, an industry consultant, and he owned a draught service company for four years.

    In 2009, Steve proudly passed both his BJCP exam and his Certified Cicerone™ exam where he became the first person in Canada to hold both beer credentials at the same time. He launched www.BetterBeer.com – a Draught Quality Certification Program the same year and has been expanding nationwide ever since!

    • 26 min
    Episode 2 - Bar & Restaurant Marketing w/ Erik Shellenberger

    Episode 2 - Bar & Restaurant Marketing w/ Erik Shellenberger

    My guest Erik Shellenberger lives & breathes bar & restaurant marketing, bringing years of experience, being the CEO of Bar Marketing Basics, a results driven agency where they create marketing campaigns surrounding SEM and SEO solutions.

    With a decade of corporate marketing experience, he has gone from student to teacher and has quickly grown his client base from his home town of Scottsdale AZ to across the nation with clients as far away as the east coast.

    Erik is also an engaging speaker and is the author of two books:
    "Restaurant & Bar Marketing; The no bulls#it guide to improving guest counts" and "Restaurant & Bar Marketing II - Hacking Human Nature" which can be found on Amazon.

    This episode of Bar Hacks features Erik discussing how bars & restaurants can navigate online marketing methods such Google, Trip Advisor, and Yelp - both now and post-pandemic in addition to other digital marketing efforts to gain a competitive edge.

    Have a listen!

    Connect with Erik at www.barmarketingbasics.com

    • 36 min
    Episode 1 - Bar & Restaurant 2.0

    Episode 1 - Bar & Restaurant 2.0

    Episode 1 - Bar Hacks Podcast with Doug Radkey - The President of KRG Hospitality and the author of the book Bar Hacks. This episode introduces the series and dicusses the key points surrounding the Covid-19 Pandemic and how bars & restaurants will need to adapt - setting up topics of discussion for future episodes on how to develop bar & restaurant 2.0

    • 19 min

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So far, I have listened to the first 3 episodes. Engaging and informative conversations with fellow experts in the bar and restaurant industry. You don’t gave to be a restaurant or bar owner/operator to get some interesting tips for yourself. Highly recommend, especially in this pandemic and when we emerge on the other side. Good job Doug. Can’t wait for the next episode.

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