424 episodes

Coming to grips with over 100,000 restaurants shuttered...It's time to fix what's broken.

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

The host, Michelin-rated restaurateur Josh Kopel, challenges conventional wisdom by hosting both hospitality professionals & 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

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 148 Ratings

Coming to grips with over 100,000 restaurants shuttered...It's time to fix what's broken.

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

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

    Ellen Yin on Building an Unbreakable Restaurant Culture

    Ellen Yin on Building an Unbreakable Restaurant Culture

    I believe restaurants have always had a pervasive culture, albeit at times not the healthiest culture. Restaurateur Ellen Yin is out to change that and she’s leading by example. Today we sit down to discuss her unorthodox path through the industry and how in breaking the mold, she’s developed the formula to heal our industry. 



    For more information on Ellen and her restaurant group, visit https://highsthospitality.com/.



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    Full Comp is brought to you by Yelp for Restaurants: In July 2020, a few hundred employees formed Yelp for Restaurants. Our goal is to build tools that help restaurateurs do more with limited time.



    We have a lot more content coming your way! Be sure to check out our other content:



    Yelp for Restaurants Podcasts

    Restaurant expert videos & webinars

    • 33 min
    Dustin Valette on unlocking success through powerful partnerships

    Dustin Valette on unlocking success through powerful partnerships

    I think we’ve seen in recent years that we get further faster when we work together. Few individuals exemplify this ideology more than chef Dustin Valette. Through strategic partnership, the chef has managed to grow a profitable restaurant, a successful wine brand, and contribute greatly to his community and our industry. Today we sit down to discuss how to build these valuable relationships and how to leverage them for the greater good. 



    For more information on the chef and his restaurant, visit https://www.thematheson.com/.



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    Full Comp is brought to you by Yelp for Restaurants: In July 2020, a few hundred employees formed Yelp for Restaurants. Our goal is to build tools that help restaurateurs do more with limited time.



    We have a lot more content coming your way! Be sure to check out our other content:



    Yelp for Restaurants Podcasts

    Restaurant expert videos & webinars

    • 37 min
    Anne Beiler on mastering leadership skills to change your life

    Anne Beiler on mastering leadership skills to change your life

    Three words for you: global pretzel empire. Today we’re chatting Anne Beiler, the founder of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels and the author of the book Overcome and Lead. We sit down to discuss the best practices she honed while scaling this company and the lessons she learned along the way. Time and time again, we keep hearing the same foundational idea revisited: personal growth is professional growth. 



    To check out her book look for Overcome and Lead wherever books are sold.



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    Full Comp is brought to you by Yelp for Restaurants: In July 2020, a few hundred employees formed Yelp for Restaurants. Our goal is to build tools that help restaurateurs do more with limited time.



    We have a lot more content coming your way! Be sure to check out our other content:



    Yelp for Restaurants Podcasts

    Restaurant expert videos & webinars

    • 36 min
    Jarad McCaroll on the art of luxury dining

    Jarad McCaroll on the art of luxury dining

    The hurdles we must overcome to be successful as restaurateurs are daunting at best, but what does it look like in the most extreme cases? Today we chat with Chef Jarad McCaroll of the Ocean Club located in the Caribbean Islands. With stiff competition, high expenses, and scarce resources this is easily one of the most challenging restaurant environments in the world. Jarad sits down to share how they’ve overcome these obstacles and many more to thrive and expand stateside. 



    For more information on the chef and his restaurant, visit https://oceanclubstbarths.com/.



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    Full Comp is brought to you by Yelp for Restaurants: In July 2020, a few hundred employees formed Yelp for Restaurants. Our goal is to build tools that help restaurateurs do more with limited time.

    We have a lot more content coming your way! Be sure to check out our other content:

    Yelp for Restaurants Podcasts

    Restaurant expert videos & webinars

    • 33 min
    Florian Pfahler on transforming the world through a clear mission and vision

    Florian Pfahler on transforming the world through a clear mission and vision

    Can a sandwich save the world? Today we chat with Hannah’s Bretzel founder Florian Pfahler who’s setting the standard for green operation in our industry. With more than half a dozen restaurant’s under his belt, Florian proves that it’s possible to scale sustainably. Today we discuss the path to profitability and sustainability as he’s scaled from one to many units over the past two decades. 



    For more information on Hannah’s Bretzel, visit https://www.hannahsbretzel.com/.



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    Full Comp is brought to you by Yelp for Restaurants: In July 2020, a few hundred employees formed Yelp for Restaurants. Our goal is to build tools that help restaurateurs do more with limited time.

    We have a lot more content coming your way! Be sure to check out our other content:

    Yelp for Restaurants Podcasts

    Restaurant expert videos & webinars

    • 38 min
    How to Scale to a 15% Net Profit in 5 Days

    How to Scale to a 15% Net Profit in 5 Days

    You probably listen to this show,  hear the success stories, and wonder, "Could that be me?"Yes, it absolutely can be you.I'm inviting you to join me for the FREE 5-Day Restaurant Profitability Challenge, beginning April 22nd to unlock the simplest path to scaling your restaurant’s profitability.This is for every restaurateur who's tired of being overwhelmed and earning less than they deserve.Here's a breakdown of what each day has in store:


    DAY 1 we’ll cover the 3 Keys to Scaling Profitability
    DAY 2 we’re Mastering Margins
    DAY 3 we Scale Income
    DAY 4 we Diversify Revenue Streams
    ⁠DAY 5 we open the floodgates by Scale Awareness & Customer Frequency

    Each session is just 40 minutes a day—they’re actionable and will transform your business.I know the breakthroughs that come when you push past the frustration and overwhelm that's why I'm packing 5 days with training, live coaching, and accountability to guide you from day one to five.This FREE challenge is your chance to finally create the life and business you've been dreaming about.Some folks need an incentive to act, so here’s yours…I’m giving away over $4,000 worth of free software to help you scale your profitability.Secure your spot by clicking here and let's embark on this transformative journey together.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
148 Ratings

148 Ratings

ASobering ,

Entertaining, insightful, and actionable! 🔥

Whether you’re well established as a restauranteur or just getting started carving out a profitable niche that’s ready to grow, this is a must-listen podcast for you! Josh does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving business you can be proud of with leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Cosmicnic6 ,

Today’s episode needs fixed!!

Hey Josh, listen to your podcast daily! Today’s most recent show needs edited badly. The clips run over each other so everyone is talking at the same time and then long silent pauses! Other than that, this podcast is great!!
Love it. Great guest, very pertinent info.

chicknmax ,

Josh!!

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

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