107 episodes

Staring down the barrel of a 60% permanent closure rate...It's time to fix what's broken.

FULL COMP is a weekly show exploring the past and future of the hospitality industry. Provocative and actionable, the show aims to ask the tough questions, supplying listeners with the tools and resources needed to thrive post-pandemic.

The host, Michelin-rated restaurateur Josh Kopel, challenges conventional wisdom by hosting both hospitality professionals and thought leaders from outside of the industry, offering a new perspective on an old business.

FULL COMP: The Voice of the Restaurant Industry Revolution Josh Kopel

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 155 Ratings

Staring down the barrel of a 60% permanent closure rate...It's time to fix what's broken.

FULL COMP is a weekly show exploring the past and future of the hospitality industry. Provocative and actionable, the show aims to ask the tough questions, supplying listeners with the tools and resources needed to thrive post-pandemic.

The host, Michelin-rated restaurateur Josh Kopel, challenges conventional wisdom by hosting both hospitality professionals and thought leaders from outside of the industry, offering a new perspective on an old business.

    The King of Community: Zak Wallace of Local Green

    The King of Community: Zak Wallace of Local Green

    We all open restaurants with the noble goal to serve our communities something they want.

    Zak Wallace of Local Green took a different path. He set out to serve his community something they needed. Local Green provides healthy, plant based food within the food desert that Zak calls home.

    Being a social entrepreneur in the restaurant industry makes for a great mission but it also makes for a great business. Today Zak shares how serving an unknown need creates massive impact.

    For more on Local Green go to www.localgreenatlanta.com and be sure to follow Zak on Instagram using the handle @bigzakwallace.

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    We have a lot more content coming your way! Be sure to check out the FULL COMP media universe by visiting:

    Full Comp - https://restaurants.yelp.com/full-comp-podcast/

    The Happy Mouth Morning Show - https://restaurants.yelp.com/happy-mouth-podcast/

    Restaurant Marketing School - https://restaurants.yelp.com/hospitality-marketing-podcast/

    The Playbook - https://restaurants.yelp.com/the-playbook-restaurant-stories/

    • 33 min
    Determined to Thrive: Randy Dewitt of FB Society

    Determined to Thrive: Randy Dewitt of FB Society

    I'm obsessed with massive growth. Though I have no desire to own dozens of restaurants, I think there's a ton to be learned from the folks that do.

    Randy Dewitt is a scaling mastermind. From a single cafe, he launched an empire that includes Twin Peaks, Velvet Taco and countless other national brands.

    Today Randy shares the essential elements that have enabled him to create hit after hit.

    For more on FB Society go to www.fb-society.com

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    We have a lot more content coming your way! Be sure to check out the FULL COMP media universe by visiting:

    Full Comp - https://restaurants.yelp.com/full-comp-podcast/

    The Happy Mouth Morning Show - https://restaurants.yelp.com/happy-mouth-podcast/

    Restaurant Marketing School - https://restaurants.yelp.com/hospitality-marketing-podcast/

    The Playbook - https://restaurants.yelp.com/the-playbook-restaurant-stories/

    • 32 min
    The Pandemic-Proof Restaurant: Quasim Riaz of Dog Haus

    The Pandemic-Proof Restaurant: Quasim Riaz of Dog Haus

    Restaurants within restaurants within restaurants within restaurants. 

    No, this isn't the sequel to the movie Inception, it's the innovative way the national brand Dog Haus has evolved its company over the last two years. 

    It's a lot to take in, but today we chat with Quasim Riaz who unpacks their unique business strategy to take one restaurant and turn it into five.

    For more on Quasim's projects go to www.doghaus.com

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    We have a lot more content coming your way! Be sure to check out the FULL COMP media universe by visiting:

    Full Comp - https://restaurants.yelp.com/full-comp-podcast/

    The Happy Mouth Morning Show - https://restaurants.yelp.com/happy-mouth-podcast/

    Restaurant Marketing School - https://restaurants.yelp.com/hospitality-marketing-podcast/

    The Playbook - https://restaurants.yelp.com/the-playbook-restaurant-stories/

    • 25 min
    The Recipe for Restaurant Success: Mike Bausch, author of Unsliced

    The Recipe for Restaurant Success: Mike Bausch, author of Unsliced

    Before the pandemic, before the calls for transparency between restaurateurs, there was Mike Bausch. A super successful restaurateur giving away all of his trade secrets. I reached out after reading his book Unsliced, a playbook on how to run a successful restaurant. Today we explore what motivated him to share his wisdom and key lessons from the book.

    For more on his book check out www.unslicedbook.com

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    Book time on Josh's personal calendar: https://bit.ly/3otQm8z

    We have a lot more content coming your way! Be sure to check out the FULL COMP media universe by visiting:

    Full Comp - https://restaurants.yelp.com/full-comp-podcast/

    The Happy Mouth Morning Show - https://restaurants.yelp.com/happy-mouth-podcast/

    Restaurant Marketing School - https://restaurants.yelp.com/hospitality-marketing-podcast/

    The Playbook - https://restaurants.yelp.com/the-playbook-restaurant-stories/

    • 32 min
    We're all influencers: Patrick Kim of the Worth Network

    We're all influencers: Patrick Kim of the Worth Network

    It feels like almost every facet of our industry has been redefined over the last 12 months, especially our relationship to our customers. We've had to rely on their loyalty and support more than ever.

    Patrick Kim saw an opportunity there: an opportunity to reward their loyalty while breeding more awareness for our brands.

    Enter the Worth Network, a disruptive platform turning our favorite customers into social media influencers. Today Patrick shares his utopian vision for the future of digital marketing and how we can benefit.

    To check out  Worth go to www.worthnetwork.io

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    Book time on Josh's personal calendar: https://bit.ly/3otQm8z

    We have a lot more content coming your way! Be sure to check out the FULL COMP media universe by visiting:

    Full Comp - https://restaurants.yelp.com/full-comp-podcast/

    The Happy Mouth Morning Show - https://restaurants.yelp.com/happy-mouth-podcast/

    Restaurant Marketing School - https://restaurants.yelp.com/hospitality-marketing-podcast/

    The Playbook - https://restaurants.yelp.com/the-playbook-restaurant-stories/

    • 28 min
    Dream First, Details Later: Ellen Bennett of Hedley & Bennett

    Dream First, Details Later: Ellen Bennett of Hedley & Bennett

    There's a gritty side to entrepreneurship that doesn't get much attention.

    The hardest part of ownership isn't owning the business, it's in owning the choices you've made and the impact they have on you and your team.

    Today we chat with multi-million dollar culinary clothing maven, Ellen Bennett. Ellen wrote a book that's one part biography and one part action plan for aspiring entrepreneurs.

    We run though what the past 10 years has been like for Ellen, bringing to light what has made her and her company so successful.

    To pick up Ellen's new book Dreams First, Details Later, click here.

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    Book time on Josh's personal calendar: https://bit.ly/3otQm8z

    We have a lot more content coming your way! Be sure to check out the FULL COMP media universe by visiting:

    Full Comp - https://restaurants.yelp.com/full-comp-podcast/

    The Happy Mouth Morning Show - https://restaurants.yelp.com/happy-mouth-podcast/

    Restaurant Marketing School - https://restaurants.yelp.com/hospitality-marketing-podcast/

    The Playbook - https://restaurants.yelp.com/the-playbook-restaurant-stories/

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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155 Ratings

155 Ratings

chicknmax ,

Josh!!

Josh you are just awesome! Thanks so much for a fun interview! Keep the faith! Stay safe! Max

bunos food ,

Great podcast

Me as being a young restaurateur can really appreciate this content and insight. Great job. #maverickconsultants #bunosfood

Listenerred3 ,

This Is Essential!

Excellent as always. Josh is informative, dedicated, and insightful. He allows us listeners to visualize the art and science of this important industry. Highly recommended!!

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