127 episodes

We love locally owned independent restaurants. These businesses build strong communities by linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships. The more the independent restaurants are thriving, the healthier the community will be! We want to help restaurant owners and operators hone their competitive edge through effective marketing and business practices.

Restauranttopia focuses on all things related to restaurant management and operations from hosts David Ross, Brian Seitz, and chef Anthony Hamilton. We feature interviews and restaurant success stories, along with insights on cost control, marketing, management and personnel issues. Tune in for marketing ideas and tactics from restaurant business experts, gathered from lessons from restaurants around the US.

Restauranttopia: A Show for Local Independent Restaurants Brian Seitz, David Ross, and Anthony Hamilton

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

We love locally owned independent restaurants. These businesses build strong communities by linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships. The more the independent restaurants are thriving, the healthier the community will be! We want to help restaurant owners and operators hone their competitive edge through effective marketing and business practices.

Restauranttopia focuses on all things related to restaurant management and operations from hosts David Ross, Brian Seitz, and chef Anthony Hamilton. We feature interviews and restaurant success stories, along with insights on cost control, marketing, management and personnel issues. Tune in for marketing ideas and tactics from restaurant business experts, gathered from lessons from restaurants around the US.

    How to Make Your Restaurant More Profitable with Roger Beaudoin

    How to Make Your Restaurant More Profitable with Roger Beaudoin

    How to Make Your Restaurant More Profitable with Roger Beaudoin 
    https://restauranttopia.com/episode-122-how-to-make-your-restaurant-more-profitable-with-roger-beaudoin/
     
    https://restauranttopia.com/text/   Join other independent restaurant owners and professionals on our VIP Text Club and get access to exclusive content, industry news, deals, insights, announcements, pro-tips, and more!
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    Check out the show notes at https://restauranttopia.com/category/podcast-episodes/  
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Restauranttopia/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/restauranttopia  
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/restauranttopia/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9aRVuDUYsV370Rfh-QxDag
    Brian Seitz https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-j-seitz-j-d-19863616/
    David Ross https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-ross-b6b39175/
    Anthony Hamilton https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-hamilton-5805013a/

    • 24 min
    Building a Friendly Ghost Kitchen with Shawn Walchef

    Building a Friendly Ghost Kitchen with Shawn Walchef

    Episode 121 Building a Friendly Ghost Kitchen with Shawn Walchef
     
    https://restauranttopia.com/episode-121-building-a-friendly-ghost-kitchen-with-shawn-walchef/(opens in a new tab)
     
    About CALI BBQ
    Since opening Cali BBQ in 2008, Shawn and Rositsa Walchef have incorporated the Bulgarian traditions of hospitality into every facet of their expanding business empire, from evolving their restaurant for 2020 and beyond with easy online ordering of BBQ online, to publishing podcasts and other digital media through Cali BBQ Media.
    Cali BBQ Podcast — Digital Hospitality
    Digital Hospitality is a weekly business and marketing podcast produced by Cali BBQ Media and hosted by restaurant owner and thought leader Shawn Walchef.
     
     
    https://restauranttopia.com/text/   Join other independent restaurant owners and professionals on our VIP Text Club and get access to exclusive content, industry news, deals, insights, announcements, pro-tips, and more!
    join our mailing list and get our newsletter: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/dojKlZ5    Enter your email and get the very latest from Restauranttopia - marketing tips and insights, announcements, pro tips, and more! And don’t worry, we hate spam too!
    Check out the show notes at https://restauranttopia.com/category/podcast-episodes/  
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Restauranttopia/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/restauranttopia  
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/restauranttopia/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9aRVuDUYsV370Rfh-QxDag
    Brian Seitz https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-j-seitz-j-d-19863616/
    David Ross https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-ross-b6b39175/
    Anthony Hamilton https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-hamilton-5805013a/ 

    • 30 min
    How multi-unit restaurants can market to their local community with Susie Liberatore

    How multi-unit restaurants can market to their local community with Susie Liberatore

    Episode 120: How multi-unit restaurants can market to their local community with Susie Liberatore 
    https://restauranttopia.com/episode-120-how-multi-unit-restaurants-can-market-to-their-local-community-with-susie-liberatore/
    Episode 120: How multi-unit restaurants can market to their local community with Susie Liberatore
    The Brand Clarity Podcast explores branding: logo, website, social media, SEO, content, and so much more. We have live examples of what it means to have brand clarity, and how to grow your branding to become an unforgettable image. Branding helps you stand out and market your business competitively. You can expect guest experts monthly on the podcast as well as strategy sessions with Susie.
    Susie Liberatore is the owner, and Art Director, of Visions2images Creative Services. She helps established businesses grow their brand awareness by using digital marketing and professional branding.
    https://www.visions2images.com/
    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/susie-liberatore-b076311a
    https://restauranttopia.com/text/   Join other independent restaurant owners and professionals on our VIP Text Club and get access to exclusive content, industry news, deals, insights, announcements, pro-tips, and more!
    join our mailing list and get our newsletter: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/dojKlZ5    Enter your email and get the very latest from Restauranttopia - marketing tips and insights, announcements, pro tips, and more! And don’t worry, we hate spam too!
    Check out the show notes at https://restauranttopia.com/category/podcast-episodes/  
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Restauranttopia/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/restauranttopia  
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/restauranttopia/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9aRVuDUYsV370Rfh-QxDag
    Brian Seitz https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-j-seitz-j-d-19863616/
    David Ross https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-ross-b6b39175/
    Anthony Hamilton https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-hamilton-5805013a/

    • 16 min
    How to build an all-star restaurant team with Roger Beaudoin

    How to build an all-star restaurant team with Roger Beaudoin

    How to build an all-star restaurant team with Roger Beaudoin
     
    https://restauranttopia.com/episode-119-how-to-build-an-all-star-restaurant-team-with-roger-beaudoin/
     
    https://restauranttopia.com/text/   Join other independent restaurant owners and professionals on our VIP Text Club and get access to exclusive content, industry news, deals, insights, announcements, pro-tips, and more!
    join our mailing list and get our newsletter: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/dojKlZ5    Enter your email and get the very latest from Restauranttopia - marketing tips and insights, announcements, pro tips, and more! And don’t worry, we hate spam too!
    Check out the show notes at https://restauranttopia.com/category/podcast-episodes/  
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Restauranttopia/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/restauranttopia  
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/restauranttopia/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9aRVuDUYsV370Rfh-QxDag
    Brian Seitz https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-j-seitz-j-d-19863616/
    David Ross https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-ross-b6b39175/
    Anthony Hamilton https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-hamilton-5805013a/
     

    • 29 min
    Courage – Restaurant Entrepreneurs embracing digital marketing with Shawn Walchef. Get out your phone and Record!

    Courage – Restaurant Entrepreneurs embracing digital marketing with Shawn Walchef. Get out your phone and Record!

    Courage – Restaurant Entrepreneurs embracing digital marketing with Shawn Walchef. Get out your phone and Record!
    Show Notes
    About CALI BBQ
    Since opening Cali BBQ in 2008, Shawn and Rositsa Walchef have incorporated the Bulgarian traditions of hospitality into every facet of their expanding business empire, from evolving their restaurant for 2020 and beyond with easy online ordering of BBQ online, to publishing podcasts and other digital media through Cali BBQ Media.
     
    Cali BBQ Podcast — Digital Hospitality
    Digital Hospitality is a weekly business and marketing podcast produced by Cali BBQ Media and hosted by restaurant owner and thought leader Shawn Walchef.
     
    https://restauranttopia.com/text/   Join other independent restaurant owners and professionals on our VIP Text Club and get access to exclusive content, industry news, deals, insights, announcements, pro-tips, and more!
    join our mailing list and get our newsletter: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/dojKlZ5    Enter your email and get the very latest from Restauranttopia - marketing tips and insights, announcements, pro tips, and more! And don’t worry, we hate spam too!
    Check out the show notes at https://restauranttopia.com/category/podcast-episodes/  
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Restauranttopia/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/restauranttopia  
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/restauranttopia/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9aRVuDUYsV370Rfh-QxDag
    Brian Seitz https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-j-seitz-j-d-19863616/
    David Ross https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-ross-b6b39175/
    Anthony Hamilton https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-hamilton-5805013a/

    • 36 min
    Reducing Restaurant Turnover, Best Practice

    Reducing Restaurant Turnover, Best Practice

    https://restauranttopia.com/episode-117-reducing-restaurant-turnover-best-practice/
    https://restauranttopia.com/text/   Join other independent restaurant owners and professionals on our VIP Text Club and get access to exclusive content, industry news, deals, insights, announcements, pro-tips, and more!
    join our mailing list and get our newsletter: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/dojKlZ5    Enter your email and get the very latest from Restauranttopia - marketing tips and insights, announcements, pro tips, and more! And don’t worry, we hate spam too!
    Check out the show notes at https://restauranttopia.com/category/podcast-episodes/  
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Restauranttopia/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/restauranttopia  
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/restauranttopia/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9aRVuDUYsV370Rfh-QxDag
    Brian Seitz https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-j-seitz-j-d-19863616/
    David Ross https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-ross-b6b39175/
    Anthony Hamilton https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-hamilton-5805013a/

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

vonnegut * ,

you deserve to listen

listen for yourself, you deserve it, time well spent with a knowledgeable host that knows all too well what to do when life throws you lemons...you learn!

Chip -- K ,

The Future of Hospitality

Brian, Dave, and Anthony are doing a great service to our industry by sharing their insights week after week. Warm and gracious, with the experience to back up what they say. Glad to be part of this community and grateful to have them guiding these conversations.

dbarnholtz ,

Hillcrest Cares

Hillcrest cares about their customers. Restaurants have been hard hit by this pandemic and so has Hillcrest. That hasn’t stopped Hillcrest from finding ways to add value for their customers and help them weather the storm. Well done Jamie, Brian and David!

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