Helping restaurants be more profitable! From marketing tips & operational insights to customer service how-tos, team building secrets & technology tidbits, RR delivers the key tools and techniques to help restaurant owners & managers solve the great mystery of running a profitable restaurant.
182: Do You Know Your Daily Break-Even Number
In this episode Jaime Oikle of RunningRestaurants.com talks with Roger Beaudoin of Restaurant Rockstars about the importance of knowing your break-even number.
They discuss both why you need to know your number and how to calculate it. Find out more at https://restaurantrockstars.com/?ref=jaimeoikle & https://www.runningrestaurants.com. Thanks to episode sponsor popmenu - https://popmenu.con/running
181: AI Making Restaurants Smarter and Safer with Video Intelligence
The power of video has come a long way! In this episode Jaime Oikle of RunningRestaurants.com talks with Rish Gupta, Co-founder and head of product at Spot AI, which has an AI camera system to make restaurants safer & smarter. It was fascinating to learn everything the system can do - from visibility across multiple locations to capturing "training moments" and spotting waste and theft to, of course, incident and accident management. Lots of other cool features as well. It really is "the easy button for video footage..." Be sure to check out the episode... Find out more at https://spot.ai & https://www.runningrestaurants.com. Thanks to episode sponsor popmenu - https://popmenu.con/running
180: From Carts on the Street to International Expansion
Jaime Oikle of RunningRestaurants.com gets with Chef Shawn Edelman of The Halal Guys on their explosive growth. From covering their "carts on the street" origin story to franchise expansion plans the two hit on lots of key topics including expansion & franchising, simplicity, efficiencies, labor market challenges, career growth, takeout/delivery & more... Find out more at https://thehalalguys.com & https://www.runningrestaurants.com.
179: Kevin King of Donatos Pizza
Great interview with Jaime Oikle of RunningRestaurants.com & Kevin King, President of Donatos Pizza. They get into many aspects of the business including building a brand and its footprint, expansion of digital options, pandemic lessons, franchising, training & more. Find out more at https://donatos.com & https://www.runningrestaurants.com.
178: Restaurant Management Training Insights
Great conversation with Alison & Darren about their new Restaurant Management 201 Program. They have put together a comprehensive restaurant management training program that is going to benefit a bunch of operators in 2023 in such a positive way. Check out our conversation around what the program looks like and be sure to sign up for it before sessions start in mid January. Find out more at https://restaurantmanagement201.com and https://www.runningrestaurants.com.
177: Andy Diamond of Angry Crab Shack
Great in-depth restaurant business session with Jaime Oikle of RunningRestaurants.com & Andy Diamond, President of Angry Crab Shack. A lot of ground covered in this one including... * How the brand got started * The way the brand's atmosphere plays into their success * How they build fun into the restaurant's DNA * What makes a successful franchise formula * How to bring people in & bring them back * The importance of establishing long-term relationships with local charities * Showing career growth opportunities and more. Find out more at https://angrycrabshack.com & https://www.runningrestaurants.com.
If you’re in the restaurant biz, this podcast is a must-listen! Each episode is packed with valuable strategies and insights that could help your restaurant thrive. Not to mention Jaime is a fantastic host who leads really engaging interviews. Highly recommend tuning in!