51 episodes

Restaurant and Retail Revel(ations) is a podcast brought to you by Revel Systems, today’s leading cloud-based iPad POS platform. Join co-hosts and Revel marketing colleagues Sydney Kida and Julie Standridge as they share business insights and best practices featuring tenured leaders in the food, beverage, and retail industries.

Podcast: Restaurant and Retail Revel(ations‪)‬ Revel Systems

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Restaurant and Retail Revel(ations) is a podcast brought to you by Revel Systems, today’s leading cloud-based iPad POS platform. Join co-hosts and Revel marketing colleagues Sydney Kida and Julie Standridge as they share business insights and best practices featuring tenured leaders in the food, beverage, and retail industries.

    Episode 50: Listening and Testing Allow Fast Casual Franchise PDQ to Deliver a Quality Experience

    Episode 50: Listening and Testing Allow Fast Casual Franchise PDQ to Deliver a Quality Experience

    In this episode of the Restaurant and Retail Revel(ations) podcast, PDQ Chief Operating Officer Eric Knott shares how listening to your customers, testing your ideas, and caring about your people are part of the fast-casual restaurant’s recipe for success.
    PDQ stands for “People Dedicated to Quality,” and true to the brand’s name, the PDQ franchise goes to great lengths to ensure it ranks among the best fast casual restaurant options in the marketplace.
    Whether you’re interested in why PDQ chicken could be a smart franchise investment for you, or to see how the brand’s quality-first operations result in an irresistibly craveable menu, tune in now for Eric’s insights!

    • 29 min
    Episode 49: Thinking Through Your Order Management System Approach: Best-of-Breed or All-In-One?

    Episode 49: Thinking Through Your Order Management System Approach: Best-of-Breed or All-In-One?

    In this episode of the Restaurant and Retail Revel(ations) podcast, Revel Systems Chief Strategy Officer Chris Lybeer returns to the guest seat to explore how far the industry has come in the way of technology innovation, key questions merchants are faced with today, and what lies ahead in the increasingly complex space of order management software.

    Restaurant technology acceleration has only gained momentum in recent years, and there is more information than ever for restaurant and retail operators to consider when reviewing what solutions will best meet the needs of their consumers and fit the structure of their operations.

    At Revel, a best-of-breed approach to order management technology is one way our team enables brands to design a platform that works for them. Listen now for more on this philosophy, along with other considerations to help merchants navigate the exciting and ever-evolving space of restaurant and retail tech.

    • 37 min
    Episode 48: Pepper Lunch CEO Explores Teppanyaki and Hibachi, Along With Tech Innovation

    Episode 48: Pepper Lunch CEO Explores Teppanyaki and Hibachi, Along With Tech Innovation

    In this episode of the Restaurant and Retail Revel(ations) podcast, Pepper Lunch CEO of the North American division Troy Hooper explains what teppanyaki means, especially within the context of DIY fast food.
    Whether you’re wondering, “are teppanyaki and hibachi the same?” or “where did Pepper Lunch originate from?” you won’t want to miss Troy’s insights.
    From hot, sizzling plates of made-to-order food to strategic tech innovation, Pepper Lunch takes a multi-pronged approach to distinguish itself among the best fast casual restaurants in the marketplace. Listen now for more!

    • 34 min
    Episode 47: How Midwest Pizza Chain Dewey’s Pizza Prioritizes Quality in its Operations

    Episode 47: How Midwest Pizza Chain Dewey’s Pizza Prioritizes Quality in its Operations

    Many people take their pizza very seriously. Ask anyone whether pineapple and pizza are a match made in heaven or a culinary abomination, or pit a defender of Detroit-style pizza against a Chicago-style evangelist. While Midwest pizza chain Dewey’s Pizza doesn’t take a hard stance on regional pizza styles, they offer a playful take on classics and seasonally-inspired pies with a common ingredient requirement: quality.
    In this episode of the Restaurant and Retail Revel(ations) podcast, Revel co-hosts Julie and Sydney talk with Dave Roush, director of operations for the pizzeria brand. Through a long career in restaurants and hospitality, Dave joined the Dewey’s team with a clear understanding of what underpins smooth operations and satisfied guests.
    Technology was one area Dewey’s explored for operational updates. Specifically, they updated their pizza POS system, moving forward with Revel’s cloud platform at their restaurants. When it comes to the POS, pizza brands (like Dewey’s) can greatly benefit from a system that allows seamless integrations, smooth order management, rapid deployment and more.
    Listen now for Dave’s insights on the differentiators at Dewey’s and the many ways their team is blending new technology with a people-focused approach to deliver on their quality commitment.

    • 32 min
    Episode 46: 2023 Year in Review Featuring Restaurant Technology Trends from the Restaurant and Retail Revel(ations) Podcast

    Episode 46: 2023 Year in Review Featuring Restaurant Technology Trends from the Restaurant and Retail Revel(ations) Podcast

    As we come to 2023’s close, podcast co-hosts Julie and Sydney reflect on a year of new episodes.
    A few common topics emerged from this year’s content, including artificial intelligence restaurant applications, labor trends and innovative restaurant technology.
    In this episode, hear clips on these topics from featured guests from some of our most streamed content throughout 2023.
    A new year is sure to bring its share of job market trends, new restaurant technology trends and retail best practices.
    Subscribe to Restaurant and Retail Revel(ations) wherever you get your podcasts so you never miss revelations from our featured industry experts!

    • 6 min
    Episode 45: A Sweet Roadmap to Success with the President and CEO of Jeremiah’s Italian Ice

    Episode 45: A Sweet Roadmap to Success with the President and CEO of Jeremiah’s Italian Ice

    Tune in to episode 45 of the Restaurant and Retail Revel(ations) podcast to hear from Michael Keller, president and CEO of Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, about the brand’s strategic roadmap, its recent accolades and takeaways from the annual Frog Squad Summit. You’ll want to listen to the end for a fun fact about Michael connecting two whimsical animals with surprisingly relevant career lessons.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

ASobering ,

Entertaining, insightful, and actionable! 🔥

Restaurant and retail professionals, meet your new favorite podcast! Sydney and Julie have created an incredible resource for you with this show. Hear from industry experts as they discuss challenges, present solutions, and share their actionable insights - you’ll learn something new every time you tune in!

IndustryVet ,

Honest, Interesting Discussion - Love It!

The restaurants and retail brick and mortal world is a crazy place these days. We all love and depend on them, and yet the business is challenging and complex, and getting more-so every day. These down to earth discussions are fascinating to see what is going on in the trenches, and how bringing more tech to the equation can improve success for owners and create better experiences for consumers.

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