31 episodes

Welcome to "The Late Night Show with Canada's Restaurant Guy and Domenic Pedulla," the go-to podcast for the restaurant world. Dive deep into industry challenges, innovations, and stories with our insightful hosts. Each LIVE episode explores topics like restaurant technology, digital marketing, sustainability, and culinary trends, featuring insights from CEOs, chefs, and industry experts. It's more than a podcast, it's a community shaping the future of food and hospitality with knowledge, passion, and a dash of edutainment. Join us in crafting the future of the restaurant industry.

The LATE NIGHT Restaurant Show Ashton Media

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    • 4.6 • 11 Ratings

Welcome to "The Late Night Show with Canada's Restaurant Guy and Domenic Pedulla," the go-to podcast for the restaurant world. Dive deep into industry challenges, innovations, and stories with our insightful hosts. Each LIVE episode explores topics like restaurant technology, digital marketing, sustainability, and culinary trends, featuring insights from CEOs, chefs, and industry experts. It's more than a podcast, it's a community shaping the future of food and hospitality with knowledge, passion, and a dash of edutainment. Join us in crafting the future of the restaurant industry.

    Late Night Bites with Michael Tipps

    Late Night Bites with Michael Tipps

    Tune into a special episode of "The Late Night Restaurant Show & Podcast," featuring the guest star Michael Tipps. Renowned for his profound impact on the food and beverage industry, Michael shares stories from his illustrious career and offers insights into the future of dining. This episode also welcomes Chef Daniel Calabrese, Live from Toronto, who demonstrates the innovative and sustainable alternatives provided by Beyond Meat.


    Together, we delve into the nuances of flavour and sustainability, showcasing the potential of plant-based cuisine. Don’t miss this engaging and informative session that combines culinary expertise with a passion for industry evolution.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Industry Legend, David Hopkins

    The Industry Legend, David Hopkins

    Join Jay Ashton on another engaging episode of The Late Night Restaurant Show & Podcast, where the heat turns up and the insights flow even as co-host Dominic catches a hockey game. This episode features a special guest, David Hopkins, President of The Fifteen Group, a leading hospitality consulting firm. Dive into a dynamic discussion about the nuts and bolts of restaurant management, guest experiences, and financial strategies that drive success. Whether it's reengineering menus for profitability, enhancing customer service, or tackling industry changes with a back-to-basics approach, this episode offers valuable nuggets for anyone in the hospitality industry. Filled with expert advice and lively banter, it's an unmissable night for food industry professionals and enthusiasts alike.


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    • 44 min
    Hot Chicken and Hotter Opportunities - HCK Hot Chicken

    Hot Chicken and Hotter Opportunities - HCK Hot Chicken

    The heat turns up as guests Anthony Sarago and Rich Lofgren from HCK Hot Chicken join us, sharing their story of a growing Nashville-style hot chicken franchise. In this lively episode, filled with laughter and entrepreneurial spirit, we explore how a bold idea, born during the pandemic, has spiced up the food industry with rapid expansion and deliciously fiery chicken. Tune in for an inspiring tale of resilience, smart branding, and the power of a great team. Whether you're a foodie or an aspiring entrepreneur, this episode is packed with valuable insights and tasty revelations sure to delight you.



    Learn more here about HCK Hot Chicken...





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    • 30 min
    Who is Incentivio?

    Who is Incentivio?

    Check out this episode of "The Late Night Restaurant Show" where hosts Jay Ashton and Dominic Pedulla explore cutting-edge restaurant technology with special guest Stacey Sikorski from Incentivio. Stacey, hailing from the vibrant city of Saskatoon, shares how her company is transforming guest engagement through a comprehensive platform that simplifies and enhances the digital experience for restaurant patrons.

    She discusses how integrating AI and data analytics helps restaurants tailor their offerings, streamline operations, and drive loyalty, offering a competitive edge akin to major players like Starbucks.

    This episode is a must-listen for restaurant owners and tech enthusiasts eager to understand the impact of digital tools on customer satisfaction and business growth. Join us to uncover the potential of tech-driven guest engagement and how it's reshaping the restaurant industry.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Unpacking AI in Restaurants with Mabel

    Unpacking AI in Restaurants with Mabel

    Join us on "The Late Night Restaurant Show" as we look into the transformative world of artificial intelligence in the restaurant industry with our special guest, Dave Dittenber. Dave, a seasoned restaurateur and operations expert, is at the helm of BYOD (Bring Your Own Data), a pioneering AI tech company that's reshaping how restaurants operate. We explore how AI can streamline operations, enhance customer experiences, and drive business efficiencies, all through the lens of Dave's innovative platform.

    Dave shares his journey from working in a dish pit to leading a tech revolution, discussing the practical applications and benefits of integrating AI into everyday restaurant management. Discover how tools like BYOD's virtual assistant, Mabel, are empowering restaurant managers by providing real-time insights and decision-making support, significantly reducing operational costs and improving service quality.

    Tune in to unravel the future of dining, where technology meets tradition, and learn how AI is not just a trend but a valuable ally in the restaurant industry's ongoing evolution. Whether you're a restaurant owner, manager, or just a tech enthusiast, this episode is packed with valuable insights and forward-thinking ideas.

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    • 51 min
    Christian J. Fisher (Just a Cook)

    Christian J. Fisher (Just a Cook)

    In this episode of "The Late Night Restaurant Show," we feature Christian J. Fisher, a visionary leader whose entrepreneurial spirit has made a significant mark on the foodservice industry across this globe. From humble beginnings to becoming a pioneer in so many aspects of our industry, Christian's journey is nothing short of inspiring. He's not just a cook, he's a mentor and innovator who assists others in realizing their dreams, from concept to reality, including teaching them how to write a book in 90 days.

    Known for his genius and a heart of gold, Christian is one of the most compelling guests we've had the pleasure to host. Join us as we dive into Christian’s transformative contributions to the industry. Hold tight—this episode is bound to blow your mind and inspire your spirit.


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    • 1 hr 20 min

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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