121 episodes

Owning a restaurant can be a lonely, stressful existence. Kyle Inserra knows this first hand as a 15 year veteran of the hospitality industry. On the show, he shares his experience and interviews fellow industry professionals to provide you with the insight our industry often lacks. Whether you're opening your first restaurant or considering adding units to your current concept, there's always something new to learn, and who better to learn from than those who have successfully done it.

The National Restaurant Owners Podcast Kyle Inserra

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    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

Owning a restaurant can be a lonely, stressful existence. Kyle Inserra knows this first hand as a 15 year veteran of the hospitality industry. On the show, he shares his experience and interviews fellow industry professionals to provide you with the insight our industry often lacks. Whether you're opening your first restaurant or considering adding units to your current concept, there's always something new to learn, and who better to learn from than those who have successfully done it.

    NRO #119: Troy Hooper | Founder & CEO, Kiwi Restaurant Partners & nurish - Growing Your Business In 2022

    NRO #119: Troy Hooper | Founder & CEO, Kiwi Restaurant Partners & nurish - Growing Your Business In 2022

    Troy Hooper and I met on Clubhouse, and I quickly learned how his 30 years of experience in hospitality was going to make him a fantastic guest on the show, and a friend.  His extensive knowledge, and passion for the industry come through every time he speaks!  Troy has  built several concepts from the ground up, and also redesigns and rebrands existing restaurants and hotels. Some of the names you might recognize, include Hilton, Sheraton, TPC Golf Clubs, as well as luxury Caribbean resorts, and exclusive private memberships clubs. He is a  operations specialist with a proven track record of  top and bottom-line growth all while attracting and training top talent and working to create strong cultures that deliver world-class hospitality.

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    A "recovering restaurant owner" specializing in the strategic growth of emerging restaurant brands across the country. Kyle’s insider perspective of what it means to be a restaurant owner operator day-in and day-out, allow him to relate to his clients’ ever-changing needs. He's digital marketer first, creating thought provoking content on daily basis on multiple platforms and host of The National Restaurant Owners Podcast, a show focused on bringing value to restaurant owners by sharing his insight and experience, with a wide variety of guests.

    ✅ Website: http://kyleinserra.space

    ✅ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/kyleinserra

    ✅ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kyleinserra/

    ✅ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@kyleinserra


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    • 54 min
    NRO #118 : Chip Klose | Restaurant Marketing Guru

    NRO #118 : Chip Klose | Restaurant Marketing Guru

    Restaurant Coach with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. A proven track record for developing and implementing systems, programs, and initiatives that diversify revenue streams, increase efficiency, and improve overall profitability. As host of the Restaurant Strategy Podcast, I’m able to impact thousands of operators each week; as a consultant and coach I currently work with dozens of chefs and restauranteurs all around the country to help them expand their customer base and boost business.



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    A "recovering restaurant owner" specializing in the strategic growth of emerging restaurant brands across the country. Kyle’s insider perspective of what it means to be a restaurant owner operator day-in and day-out, allow him to relate to his clients’ ever-changing needs. He's digital marketer first, creating thought provoking content on daily basis on multiple platforms and host of The National Restaurant Owners Podcast, a show focused on bringing value to restaurant owners by sharing his insight and experience, with a wide variety of guests.

    ✅ Website: http://kyleinserra.space

    ✅ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/kyleinserra

    ✅ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kyleinserra/

    ✅ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@kyleinserra


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    • 55 min
    NRO #117: Steve Raggiani | Founder, 8it app - The 8it Edible NFT Food Hunt

    NRO #117: Steve Raggiani | Founder, 8it app - The 8it Edible NFT Food Hunt

    Steve Raggiani grew up in his family’s Italian restaurant, worked every job from bus boy to line cook. He started giving critiques to the kitchen at age 6. Now he’s got +12 years of experience in building culturally-relevant brands like Airbnb, Adidas, Espolón Tequila, Google Play, and Live Nation to name a few. The future of marketing is driven by experiences, fueled by data. He knows how to get it done. Steve also enjoys long romantic walks to his next meal. He is also the founder of my favorite food/restaurant app - 8it ! And in true Steve fashion, he is ahead of the curve with the 8it Edible NFT Food Hunt happening next week in NYC.  



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    A "recovering restaurant owner" specializing in the strategic growth of emerging restaurant brands across the country. Kyle’s insider perspective of what it means to be a restaurant owner operator day-in and day-out, allow him to relate to his clients’ ever-changing needs. He's digital marketer first, creating thought provoking content on daily basis on multiple platforms and host of The National Restaurant Owners Podcast, a show focused on bringing value to restaurant owners by sharing his insight and experience, with a wide variety of guests.

    ✅ Website: http://kyleinserra.space

    ✅ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/kyleinserra

    ✅ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kyleinserra/

    ✅ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@kyleinserra


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    • 34 min
    NRO #116: Mike Schulte | aka @itsyaboymikeofficial - Restaurants + TikTok

    NRO #116: Mike Schulte | aka @itsyaboymikeofficial - Restaurants + TikTok

    Sharing authentic NYC experiences is what @itsyaboymikeoffical is all about. Whether it’s the best kept secrets on where to eat, exciting local events or the eccentricities of city life, It’s Ya Boy Mike keeps followers entertained with entirely unique and entertaining content. Building on his growing influence, Mike welcomes opportunities to work with brands and marketing agencies to promote new products and services. To date, he’s collaborated with Seamless, Revel, the NY Mets, Two Blind Brothers, Solgaard, WISH and many others.

    Born and raised in Queens, Mike is a lifelong New Yorker who has seen the city change quite a bit over the years. Through his channels, he loves documenting his adventures and the growth of culture all around. When he’s not making videos and interacting with fans, Mike works as a real estate broker. A dedicated husband and proud father, Mike also enjoys nature hikes and spending time on the beach.

    Grab a copy of his book, 99 Places You Must Eat In NYC !



    🍽My One Page Business Plan Builder: https://stanwith.me/restaurantresource

    A "recovering restaurant owner" specializing in the strategic growth of emerging restaurant brands across the country. Kyle’s insider perspective of what it means to be a restaurant owner operator day-in and day-out, allow him to relate to his clients’ ever-changing needs. He's digital marketer first, creating thought provoking content on daily basis on multiple platforms and host of The National Restaurant Owners Podcast, a show focused on bringing value to restaurant owners by sharing his insight and experience, with a wide variety of guests.

    ✅ Website: http://kyleinserra.space

    ✅ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/kyleinserra

    ✅ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kyleinserra/

    ✅ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@kyleinserra


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    • 56 min
    NRO #115: Hassel Aviles | Executive Director, Not 9 to 5 - Creating A Better Workplace

    NRO #115: Hassel Aviles | Executive Director, Not 9 to 5 - Creating A Better Workplace

    Hassel Aviles has 2 decades of foodservice and leadership experience in the hospitality industry primarily in restaurants, events and entrepreneurship. Early in her career she created Toronto Underground Market (TUM), a large-scale food and beverage festival and incubator designed for food entrepreneurs, chefs and home cooks. From 2011-2014 there were 25 TUM events each one was attended by thousands. It produced enormous tourism and economic impact to the city of Toronto and the entire local food & beverage industry. TUM gave birth to dozens of food brands in the GTA, including restaurants, chef celebrities, food trucks & catering companies creating over 500 new jobs in Ontario. She leveraged it to grow another brand she co-created called La Carnita, now a global restaurant franchise. In 2014, she was part of the small team that developed Toronto’s first local food tech delivery company, Feast as the Culinary Director.

    Since then, Hassel has been consulting, public speaking, producing unique culinary experiences and advocating for the hospitality industry in new ways. These days, she is a Principal Consultant at Reunion Inc., an Ovare Group-owned business transformation consultancy. In addition to her role at Reunion, Hassel is the Executive Director of Not 9 to 5, a non-profit global leader in mental health advocacy for the foodservice sector. Through practical education and meaningful community-building, we are reimagining the industry by breaking stigmas and fueling hope.



    🍽The National Restaurant Owners Network: https://www.nrop.com

    🍽My One Page Business Plan Builder: https://stanwith.me/restaurantresource

    A "recovering restaurant owner" specializing in the strategic growth of emerging restaurant brands across the country. Kyle’s insider perspective of what it means to be a restaurant owner operator day-in and day-out, allow him to relate to his clients’ ever-changing needs. He's digital marketer first, creating thought provoking content on daily basis on multiple platforms and host of The National Restaurant Owners Podcast, a show focused on bringing value to restaurant owners by sharing his insight and experience, with a wide variety of guests.

    ✅ Website: http://kyleinserra.space

    ✅ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/kyleinserra

    ✅ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kyleinserra/

    ✅ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@kyleinserra


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    • 58 min
    NRO #114 : Joe Fontana | Owner, Fry The Coop - Building A Hot Chicken Empire

    NRO #114 : Joe Fontana | Owner, Fry The Coop - Building A Hot Chicken Empire

    While living in California, Joe Fontana discovered Nashville hot chicken and was taken by the spicy and trendy recipe. After writing a business plan, the Villa Park native moved his family back to Chicago and two years ago opened the first Fry the Coop in Oak Lawn. The company generated sales of $1.8 million last year and projects revenue to nearly double this year to $3.5 million. Fry the Coop employs 58. Before launching the restaurant, Fontana was a marketing coordinator at a software company. Earlier, he worked at Chicago-area bars and restaurants as a valet, bar back, server, bartender and manager.



    🍽The National Restaurant Owners Network: https://www.nrop.com

    🍽My One Page Business Plan Builder: https://stanwith.me/restaurantresource

    A "recovering restaurant owner" specializing in the strategic growth of emerging restaurant brands across the country. Kyle’s insider perspective of what it means to be a restaurant owner operator day-in and day-out, allow him to relate to his clients’ ever-changing needs. He's digital marketer first, creating thought provoking content on daily basis on multiple platforms and host of The National Restaurant Owners Podcast, a show focused on bringing value to restaurant owners by sharing his insight and experience, with a wide variety of guests.

    ✅ Website: http://kyleinserra.space

    ✅ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/kyleinserra

    ✅ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kyleinserra/

    ✅ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@kyleinserra


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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

FamousPizzaBethel ,

Highly Recommend

Really look forward to hearing new episodes. Can appreciate all the topics both from the restaurant

Louie51 ,

Hugely informative!

As a landlord rep, I find the show to be a great resource for insight into the restaurant world. Highly recommend if you’ve ever considered opening your own spot.

Hu hgb ,

Go to podcast!!

For a person who has spent years accumulating data and ideas restaurant industry to one day open my own, this podcast is the jackpot. The realness and the knowledge gained is nothing you can learn in a textbook. You give us restaurant people hope in this pandemic. Thanks Kyle, love the content.

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