112 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

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    • 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 Refugee Restaurateur: Tee Tran of Monster Pho

    The Refugee Restaurateur: Tee Tran of Monster Pho

    We see headlines everyday about immigration but there's very little talk about the immigrants themselves. The story I bring you today isn't a story about overcoming adversity, it's a story about enduring adversity.

    Tee Tran represents the best our industry has to offer. Instead of fighting for the survival of his businesses over the last year he's fought for his community, working with the World Central Kitchen and getting support from big names like Steph Curry.

    Today we explore one man's journey to and through hospitality and what we can all learn from his story.

    For more on Tee and Monster Pho visit https://www.monsterpho.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/

    • 24 min
    A Masterclass in Getting The Most From Your Wine Program: Greg Martellotto of Big Hammer Wines

    A Masterclass in Getting The Most From Your Wine Program: Greg Martellotto of Big Hammer Wines

    Creating and maintaining a great and profitable wine program at my restaurant proved an impossible task. Folks spend their lives working to understand the intricacies of wine and I don't even drink wine. I know I'm not alone and, as we all begin the process of reopening, I wanted to bring in a friend and an expert to offer best practices.

    Greg Martellotto is the guy. He's got his own winery. He's got his own direct to consumer wine business and he sells and works with some of the best restaurants in California. Today he unpacks how to conceptualize and execute a great and profitable wine program.

    That's Greg Martellotto. For more on Greg's company go to www.martellotto.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/

    • 27 min
    What It Really Takes to Succeed: Mary Sue Milliken of the Border Grill

    What It Really Takes to Succeed: Mary Sue Milliken of the Border Grill

    We idolize the trailblazers...those heroes with enough courage to do something truly original. It's easy to romanticize their struggles or attribute superhuman qualities that make them seem different than us.

    But they're not.

    Celebrity Chef Mary Sue Milliken is just a person, like you and me but through patience, grit and the belief in a better future she has overcome overwhelming odds to become a celebrity chef, successful restaurateur, published author, television personality, wife and mother.

    Today Mary Sue shares her path from culinary student to industry leader and the lessons she's learned along the way.

    For more on the chef go to www.bordergrill.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/

    • 28 min
    Virtuous Leadership: Erick Williams of Virtue

    Virtuous Leadership: Erick Williams of Virtue

    What does it mean to be a chef? Chef have long been known for high standards, attention to detail and an unparalleled work ethic. But they have also been know for big egos and bad tempers.

    Slowly things seem to be evolving. Today we chat with Erick Williams of Virtue who is redefining what it means to be a chef.

    Erick's standards are as high or higher than most but he leads with a grace, warmth and empathy...qualities somewhat unique to back of house.

    In our conversation, the chef shares how his life and his career have evolved into something that can only be described as virtuous.

    For more on the Erick's restaurant go to https://www.virtuerestaurant.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/

    • 30 min
    Supporting the Service Industry: Amanda Gunderson of Another Round Another Rally

    Supporting the Service Industry: Amanda Gunderson of Another Round Another Rally

    What do Ryan Reynolds, P Diddy and The Rock all have in common? They've all partnered with and/or donated to Another Round Another Rally, a nonprofit organization devoted to bailing out and building up hospitality workers during and after the pandemic.

    Today we chat with founder Amanda Gunderson who looks back on what was accomplished in the last 12 months and what the long road ahead look like for both their organization and the industry at large.

    For more on Another Round Another Rally go to https://anotherroundanotherrally.org

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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/

    • 33 min
    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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    Sign Up for Our Weekly Newsletter: https://pineapplepost.news

    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/

    • 33 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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