QSR Uncut is a podcast from the editors of QSR magazine—the leading publication for foodservice owners and operators—that discusses the current state and future of the fast-food restaurant industry as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. Made for restaurant executives, entrepreneurs, consumers, and leaders, each episode candidly answers three questions and shares expert advice from some of the industry's most insightful leaders.
Location-Based Tech is Disrupting the Restaurant Industry
Nick Patrick, the CEO of Radar, a company that’s helped brands like Panera Bread leverage technology to meet customers’ needs, joins QSR editor Danny Klein to talk about one of the hottest topics of the space. How can location deliver experiences that keep guests coming back? How does it provide benefits on the operational side? Nick and Danny get into that and a whole lot more.
Main Squeeze CEO Thomas Nieto on Building the Next Big Juice Brand
Entrepreneur Thomas Nieto stumbled upon Main Squeeze after a friend introduced him to the founders and they offered him a juice. The rest is history. From partnering with NFL players to a major capital investment, the Louisiana-based concept is primed for take-off in 2023 and beyond.
NFTs, Web3, and the Restaurant Industry: Should We Invest?
Are these buzzy topics just headline-grabbers or something far more for restaurants? Savneet Singh, president and CEO of PAR Technology Corp., joins QSR editor Danny Klein to chat about crypto, NFTs, what Starbucks is doing with Web3, and much more. Let's peer into the future of one of the most disruptive categories to hit the sector in recent memory.
[NextGen] Condado Tacos Rewrites the Rulebook
Our first NextGen Casual episode, featuring industry icon Chris Artinian, explores what the future of full-service dining will look like in a post-COVID world, why it matters to quick-service chains, and why Condado Tacos is the perfect example of why it’s a brighter and more exciting landscape than ever.
The Making of a Food Truck Empire, with Marcus Crawford
Marcus Crawford, the award-winning founder of Bro-Ritos, a food truck business that serves the NYC/New Jersey metro area, joins QSR editors Danny Klein and Ben Coley to discuss his brand’s journey—what food truck companies often get wrong; how to get it right; and how you hit the road from one truck to two, and beyond.
The Unsung Hero of the Takeout and Delivery Boom
What's one restaurant topic operators can't live without but seldom grabs headlines? Packaging. And it's never been as critical as it is today given the delivery, takeout, and digital revolution taking place industry-wide. Ian Jacobson, president of Eco-Products, joins QSR editors Danny Klein and Ben Coley to talk about compostable packaging, sustainability, and how to navigate some of the supply issues challenging the sector.
Perfect for anybody in the restaurant industry!
Great conversations and insights. Look forward to every episode!
Love this podcast
Great insights, information and conversation
Loved hearing the backstory for the development of Blaze