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The QSRweb Podcast offers a view into the hot topics affecting the continuing evolution of the restaurant industry. The podcast features interviews with movers and shakers as well as news related to food, QSR, fast casual, pizza, franchising, and more

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The QSRweb Podcast offers a view into the hot topics affecting the continuing evolution of the restaurant industry. The podcast features interviews with movers and shakers as well as news related to food, QSR, fast casual, pizza, franchising, and more

    Aloha Poke: Just call it the anti-Chipotle

    Aloha Poke: Just call it the anti-Chipotle

    In the dead of winter, as winds whip around Chicago's skyscrapers, many gravitate toward a little slice of Hawaii in the form of the tropically influenced brand, Aloha Poke. Today, CEO Chris Birkenshaw tells us why the brand's operating principles --...

    • 27 min
    Dilla's Quesadilla's founder on feeding the 'Gator,' following 'Jennifer'

    Dilla's Quesadilla's founder on feeding the 'Gator,' following 'Jennifer'

    Dilla's Quesadilla's into a force to be reckoned with on the competitive Texas restaurant scene.

    • 22 min
    Reigniting the glow over Michigan's 97-year-old Halo Burger

    Reigniting the glow over Michigan's 97-year-old Halo Burger

    The 97-year-old Flint, Michigan original, born as Kewpie Burger back in the last century's Roaring 20s, has regained its footing under the private owners who acquired the brand three years ago right smack in the middle of the Flint Water Crisis.

    • 15 min
    We're stoked, dudes! Wahoo's Fish Tacos cofounder is in the house!

    We're stoked, dudes! Wahoo's Fish Tacos cofounder is in the house!

    The brand was born of the surfer and skateboard culture of the Golden State and remains very much immersed in that persona, where customers crave high-energy, low-fat foods with lots of flavor, often in some type of portable form so they can get back to the waves or skate park.

    • 26 min
    What 2020's anxious QSR customer means for your brand

    What 2020's anxious QSR customer means for your brand

    New year QSR culinary trends uncovered by the president of food think-tank, Culinary Tides, Suzy Badaracco, in this QSRweb podcast.

    • 28 min
    Firehouse Subs CEO re: sandwich sector quality improvement + pleasant surprises

    Firehouse Subs CEO re: sandwich sector quality improvement + pleasant surprises

    And though the restaurant industry is thoroughly smitten with all things carry-out and delivery, Firehouse's new store design has had a kind of weird, but wonderful side effect of increasing dine-in dine-in business as well. That's among the many topics and takeaways from this one-on-one with Firehouse Subs' very insightful CEO, Don Fox. 

    • 26 min

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