28 episodes

Welcome to our podcast, “Restaurant Misfits”, where we’ll discuss all things related to restaurant marketing, management, and everything else in between growing a restaurant business.

Whether you are a single location owner, multi-location owner, or just getting into the industry, you’ll find tips and tricks to help you achieve massive results in your business.

We’re always looking for new interviews and features and so if you’re interested in joining us on the show, please email us at hello@misfitmedia.com!

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Welcome to our podcast, “Restaurant Misfits”, where we’ll discuss all things related to restaurant marketing, management, and everything else in between growing a restaurant business.

Whether you are a single location owner, multi-location owner, or just getting into the industry, you’ll find tips and tricks to help you achieve massive results in your business.

We’re always looking for new interviews and features and so if you’re interested in joining us on the show, please email us at hello@misfitmedia.com!

    S2:EP12 - Melanie Landano, Founder of Mel's Butcher Box

    S2:EP12 - Melanie Landano, Founder of Mel's Butcher Box

    In this episode, I interview Melanie Landano the founder of Mel's Butcher Box.

    Mel's Butcher Box is a food truck concept that was established in the midst of the pandemic.

    Melanie has been in the food, hospitality and entertainment space her entire career and had the vision of bringing her food truck to life in one of the most turbulent times for the industry.

    She has a very interesting and experiencing story and I am excited to share it with you!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    S2:EP11 - Brick Oven Pizza, Doubling Sales in 2020

    S2:EP11 - Brick Oven Pizza, Doubling Sales in 2020

    In this episode, I interview our clients, Adrian and Melissa from Brick Oven Pizza.

    Their restaurant business has been a client of ours for 2 years now and they are very special to Misfit Media.

    After doubling their in sales in 2020, Brick Oven Pizza has made over half a million dollars directly attributed to our marketing programs!

    We've had so much success with them and in these next 50 minutes, we are going to dive into their road to getting there.

    Enjoy!

    • 50 min
    S2:EP10 - David Burke, The Artful Innovator

    S2:EP10 - David Burke, The Artful Innovator

    In this episode, I interview David Burke.

    Chef, restauranteur, TV personality and business man who is fueled by passion, grit and a knack for artful innovation.

    He is known amongst his peers as a leading pioneer in cooking and is recognized internationally for his techniques, skills and his successful restaurant empire.

    David gave great insight into how he adapted due to the pandemic, new revenue streams, and what led him to his overall success in the restaurant industry.

    This episode is full of great content, so let's dive in!

    • 41 min
    S2:EP9 - Dan Rowe, Restaurant Franchisor Extraordinaire

    S2:EP9 - Dan Rowe, Restaurant Franchisor Extraordinaire

    In this episode, I interview Dan Rowe, the CEO of Fransmart and Co-managing partner of Kitchen Fund.

    Dan Rowe specializes in finding the next big thing and for over 20 years has discovered and grown many major brands including:

    Five Guys, QDOBA Mexican Grill and The Halal Guys.

    Under Dan Rowe’s direction, Fransmart’s current and past franchise development portfolio brands, they have opened more than 5,000 restaurants worldwide, and facilitated franchise investments that have cumulatively generated over 1-billion in revenues to date.

    Dan definitely knows how to spot a winning restaurant brand and this episode we’ll explore some of those winning restaurant qualities.

    So let’s dive in!

    • 59 min
    S2:EP8 - Laurent May, The Payments Nerd Genius

    S2:EP8 - Laurent May, The Payments Nerd Genius

    In this episode, I interview Laurent May, who's the CEO of Ready To Pay.

    A fully-integrated, contactless mobile self-ordering payment and loyalty technology solution.
    Laurent personally has over 20 years of expertise when it comes to project management in the electronic payment space.

    There's been so much change in the restaurant industry in 2020 and even more changes in emerging technology.

    If we look at the industry now and onwards in the future, Laurent mentions that it's so critically important for restaurant owners to embrace these new technologies rather than shy away from them if they want to continue being successful.

    We had such a great conversation and there's so much to learn from Laurent, so let's dive in!

    This podcast is brought to you in collaboration with Total Food Service. If you're interested in joining us on the show, please email us at hello@misfitmedia.com or tfs@totalfood.com

    • 48 min
    S2:EP7 - Elena Besser, You're Making Me Hungry

    S2:EP7 - Elena Besser, You're Making Me Hungry

    In this episode, I interview Elena Besser, a Brooklyn-based, Chicago-bred Chef and TV Host.

    She hosts live cooking classes on Food Network Kitchen, and can be seen on The Cooking Channel's "Best Thing I Ever Ate" as well as Food Network's "Beat Bobby Flay".

    She firmly believes food and entertainment should be intertwined and makes some strong points behind this.

    Just in the way that Elena describes food and her dishes made me so hungry I ran to our office kitchen directly after this podcast to go devour my lunch early. I can't exactly explain what she did but it was insane.

    She's also Host of the new show Breakfast with Besser, a celebrity cooking show, where she chats with celebrity guests, including some of Hollywood's hungriest stars as she guides them in cooking breakfast dishes specifically crafted for them.

    Elena's passion for spreading accessible and exciting cooking and culinary tips to others shines through everything she does.

    We had such a great conversation and there's so much value punched into this episode so let's get into it!


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    • 52 min

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