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Episode 122 – Cracking the Culture Code with Chef Romeo Regalli



Welcome to The Restaurant Coach Podcast, it is the cure for the common restaurant!

This is the place where we find solutions to the everyday problems restaurants face. We’re all about turning your restaurant into a success story!

Today, I’m super excited to chat with Chef Romeo Regalli. He’s part of the dynamic duo (along with his wife, Milka) and the chef behind Ras Plant Based, an awesome Ethiopian restaurant in NYC. This place is special, guys—it’s all about plant-based foods, it’s super Eco-friendly, and it brings a cool and fresh vibe to the dining scene!

But today, we’re going beyond talking about tasty dishes. We’re diving into a big topic—‘Culture.’ We’re exploring why having a strong and positive culture is super important for making your restaurant a hit and keeping it successful for the long run!

Culture—it’s the heart and soul of your restaurant. It’s like the hidden script that guides how your restaurant works, how your team acts, and what your customers experience when they walk through your doors.

But hey, before we dive in, here’s a cool thing for you all—come and join our new online group, The Restaurant Coach Vault! You’ll get access to FREE training, group chats, and you can ask questions to experts from around the world! Just head to www.TheRestaurantCoachVault.com. It’s all about learning and growing together!

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Episode 121 – The 8 Driving Forces of Restaurant Success



Someone reached out and offered to coach me and it changed everything. Allow me to offer that to you. Today is a special episode because I wanted to share a chapter from my third book Your Restaurant Culture Sucks! I had all 5 of my books narrated by the incredible Sean Pratt. Now this final book in the Your Restaurant Sucks Trilogy is the end of that series and it starts a new series of books, audio books, and training courses designed to help you finally pull all the pieces together into a coherent system that is guaranteed to allow you to maximize your profitability and get your life back. You can have your cake and eat it too without sacrificing your life to your restaurant.

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Episode 120 – The AI Tsunami Transforming Your Dining Experience with Zack Oates



Welcome to The Restaurant Coach Podcast, it’s the cure for the common restaurant. Today we have an exciting guest on the show. Zack Oates is the founder of Ovation, a company revolutionizing how restaurants connect with their guest through digital marketing, online surveys, SMS marketing, and, quite importantly, data analysis. Before we jump into the interview, let’s chat about the changes coming with AI. Artificial Intelligence (AI), which is dramatically reshaping the landscape of our world. The implications are vast and offer solutions to longstanding challenges. How can restaurants use this to get ahead of their competition? Listen in and find out…

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Episode 119 – The Framework That Saved My Restaurant



Ever felt like trying to solve the secret to restaurant success was like trying to solve giant Rubik’s Cube. Sit down and buckle up because this is going to be a wild episode! I am going to share with you, for the first time …since last Friday, The Framework that Changed My Restaurant & Double Restaurant Profits.

Donald Burns, The Restaurant Coach and author of the Your Restaurant Sucks Trilogy. Now, I’m sure I have said this 10,000+ times: All business problems are people problems.

I want to share with you some of the challenges that I faced back in the nineties when I opened my first restaurant….

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Episode 118 – The 12 BullSh*t Lies We Tell That Keeps Our Restaurants Stuck



Stop everything! Let’s have a serious talk about the 12 Bullshit Lies you are telling yourself that are holding your restaurant back!

Welcome to the Restaurant Coach Podcast, It is the cure for the common restaurant.

I’m sure that the catchy title got your attention! You might be saying to yourself right now: Bullshit lies? Who me?

Yes, you!

Now don’t take it too personally because we all lie to ourselves from time to time. Yes, even I do it, too, so welcome to the club! When you admit it and don’t let it control you, you can finally do something about it, and that’s exactly why you and I are here! I’m not going to give you a pass on your bullshit, I’m here to help you deal with your bullshit.

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Episode 117 – Innovate or Die!



Welcome to The Restaurant Coach Podcast, it is the cure for the common restaurant. Let’s have a talk about trends and innovation. The #1 advantage you have as an independent restaurant is the ability to change and adapt to market trends fast! The sad thing is that most let fear control them and wait until they see others do it before they jump on board. By then your competitive advantage is gone. You have to take risks to get the rewards. If you saw that movie, “Air” about the team behind The Air Jordan shoes…that team made a big leap of faith and went all in on something that could have easily blown up in their face. They took a chance and bet it all. Are you one that is willing to take the leap? Are you one that sets trends or follows them? In the game of restaurants, it’s not survival of the fittest, but survival of the quickest. So let’s get started. Let’s talk, let’s innovate, let’s change and most importantly, let’s be the leaders of the game. Now, I want to invite you to take a seat and listen in on a presentation I did recently in Madrid at the famous Hospitality Innovation Planet. My session was all about trends and innovation. So take notes and see if there are any gold nuggets that might just work for your restaurant…

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Episode 116 – Digital Maturity is the Way with Meredith Sandland and Carl Orsbourn



Welcome to The Restaurant Coach Podcast, it is the cure for the common restaurant. Change. Weather you like it or not it’s happening. Most people don’t like change and long for the good old days…but the good old days weren’t always so good of your honest with yourself. Today I want to talk to you about two words: digital maturity. As we all know, the restaurant industry is highly competitive, and those who don’t adapt to the ever-changing landscape will be left behind. So let’s dive right into these the reasons why digital maturity is critical to restaurant success see how they can make a significant impact on your restaurant’s growth and long-term success with authors of Delivering The Digital Restaurant: The Path to Digital Maturity, Meredith Sandland and Carl Orsbourn.

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Delivery The Digital Restaurant: The Path to Digital Maturity

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Episode 115 – The Secret Sauce Behind Restaurant Success



Welcome to The Restaurant Coach Podcast. It is the cure for the common restaurant!

I want to talk to the restaurant owner that wants more from their restaurant and their life. The rest of you can just keep doing the same things you’ve been doing. Now, for those that want more…I want you to know you can have it if you’re willing to commit to becoming more!

Making a real commitment is pledge that you will make it happen. It’s not wishful thinking or hoping things work out. It’s committing to either finding a way or making a way. When you’re filling committed you go all in! And I mean ALL IN. You become so focused that it borderlines on obsession.

Let me warn you know that when you become obsessed with a target or goal those closest to you will try to talk you out of it. They’ll say things like “Why can’t you just be happy with what you have?” or “If you push too much you might lose it all.”

Only those willing to push past their limits can ever find out how far they can go.

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Episode 114 – Sizzling Marketing Strategies with Bruce Irving



Marketing.

What’s hot and what’s not?

My guest today knows how to keep reinventing himself and his brands. Bruce Irving is the founder and host of Smart Pizza Marketing Podcast. He has multiple mastermind groups he runs for pizza restaurant owners, and decided to launch a travel agency with no real knowledge or experience and that brand will do over $3m in revenue this year!

Bruce is my go to resource for anything related to restaurant marketing and tends. Let’s jump in the studio and join the conversation….

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Episode 113 – The Standards-Culture Connection



Welcome to the Restaurant Coach Podcast it is the cure for the common restaurant! I mean, who really wants to be common? I guess those that endorse mediocrity. Since you here listen to this podcast I know that is not you! Okay, I’ve had a few email recently asking about my group coaching program called Restaurant Masterminds. A mastermind group program is one where there is a high level agenda or curriculum. In all of my coaching programs we follow the 3P Framework of People, Product and then Process in that order. Trust me when I say that after working with thousands of independent restaurants that I will tell you the exact steps you must take to break free of your restaurant running you and you’ll take that information and try to change the order around because there is a part of it you don’t like to work on and you’ll mess it all up.

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Book A 1:1 Success Strategy Session

Text With Me Directly & Get Tips To Make Your Restaurant Better

Join The Restaurant Coach Nation for FREE!

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Learn more about Restaurant Masterminds