19 episodes

The Resilient Restaurant podcast focuses on the stories of restaurateurs and industry experts as they share actionable business tips, inspirational stories, and real-world strategies on how to survive and thrive during and after the pandemic. 

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    • Business
    • 4.9 • 21 Ratings

The Resilient Restaurant podcast focuses on the stories of restaurateurs and industry experts as they share actionable business tips, inspirational stories, and real-world strategies on how to survive and thrive during and after the pandemic. 

    01: Chasing Dreams, Leading with Humility, and the Art of Chocolate with Alexandra Clark

    01: Chasing Dreams, Leading with Humility, and the Art of Chocolate with Alexandra Clark

    Car accidents, chocolate, and cultural touchstones: How Alexandra Clark, Founder of Bon Bon Bon, survived a near-death experience and a pandemic to create one of the nation's most beloved boutique confectionery experiences.

    • 19 min
    02: Does Your Restaurant Model Still Work? Candid discussions with Bret Thorn

    02: Does Your Restaurant Model Still Work? Candid discussions with Bret Thorn

    Bret Thorn, Senior Food & Beverage Editor for Nation’s Restaurant News, takes us on a deep dive into industry adaptations, hot trends, adjusting lifestyles, and how their impact will shape the next generation of restaurant operators.

    • 24 min
    03: Dealing with Adversity: Making Tough Decisions, Quick Pivots, and Pandemic Partnerships

    03: Dealing with Adversity: Making Tough Decisions, Quick Pivots, and Pandemic Partnerships

    How Desi Saran, Founder of Sweetberry Bowls, found unexpected partnerships in the midst of the pandemic to prove that unanticipated pivots can give way to innovative business opportunities.

    • 20 min
    04: Digital Restaurant Marketing in a Post-Pandemic World: Building Relationships and Maintaining Trust

    04: Digital Restaurant Marketing in a Post-Pandemic World: Building Relationships and Maintaining Trust

    David “Rev” Ciancio, Hospitality Marketing Consultant, shares the qualities of a successful restaurant, how to ask for help, how to effectively market your restaurant, and where to focus your acquisition efforts to bring in new customers and create loyal regulars who’ll want to keep coming back.

    • 21 min
    05: How to Build a Brand in a Snapshot: Instagram’s Appeal, Board Games, and Emerging Tech

    05: How to Build a Brand in a Snapshot: Instagram’s Appeal, Board Games, and Emerging Tech

    Building a brand and bringing people together: Cary Mosier, Owner of Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre, shares how an original family board game became the inspiration for a multi-location organic plant-based restaurant. He shares how he’s embraced the digital experience with Instagram and how his tech stack helps operations. We discuss what NOT to do when expanding to new locations, how to maintain your anti-establishment roots even as you “go corporate”, and new ways to build revenue streams that go beyond the four walls of your operation.

    • 27 min
    06: The Hybrid Ghost Kitchen Model: How to Navigate a Permanently Changed Landscape

    06: The Hybrid Ghost Kitchen Model: How to Navigate a Permanently Changed Landscape

    Andrew Martino, Founder/CEO for Ghost Truck Kitchen, the world’s first digital food truck lot, shares the lessons he learned in his first year of opening GTK. We dive deep into how to run a successful hybrid ghost kitchen model, adapt to current market disruptions, harness consumer power, and approach the current labor shortage.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

OsOsSh ,

Great series!

MareketMan let’s us in on best practices and tips, specific to current times by sharing stories of our peers. Recommended!

AnthonyBLA ,

Highly recommend

I’m 3 episodes in and I’ve loved every minute. This past year has been really hard for me and my team so it’s refreshing to hear how other leaders (loved the first ep especially) have persevered throughout the pandemic. Good stuff!

Jon Park 10 ,

Love the realness

The diversity of stories and takeaways in this podcast makes me wanting more! I love the stories the takeaways from every episode. Excited for the next few episodes.

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