Restaurant Influencers

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'Don't Be Afraid to Do Something That Nobody Understands': How This Entrepreneur Re-Invented His Career and Found Happiness

Chef Joe Gatto, host of "From Scratch," gives his recipe for starting a cooking show, making deep connections through food, and believing in yourself.

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'Don't Be Afraid to Do Something That Nobody Understands': How This Entrepreneur Re-Invented His Career and Found Happiness

Chef Joe Gatto, host of "From Scratch," gives his recipe for starting a cooking show, making deep connections through food, and believing in yourself.

The Philly Cheesesteak Was Invented At This Spot in 1930. Here's Why Fans Can't Stay Away 90 Years Later.

Frank E. Olivieri of Pat's King of Steaks discusses the creation of the Philly cheesesteak, how making connections matters in business, and Philadelphia's signature hospitality style.

What Are Your Customers Watching While They Wait? Learn How To Improve Your Business's Atmosphere.

Blake Sabatinelli, the CEO of Atmosphere, explains the growth of the streaming television platform built for businesses.

"I Was an Awful High School Student": How the Owner of an Award-Winning Restaurant Brand Beat the Odds and Found Success

For Andy Husbands, champion pit master, author, and owner of multi-unit restaurant company The Smoke Shop, the culinary path has been a lifelong pursuit fueled by passion and inspiration.

Chef Says This Is the No. 1 Thing That Makes a Restaurant Successful or Not

Chef, coach and entrepreneur Christian Fischer reveals the vital ingredient for restaurant success.

How The Nourish Spot Is Building a Legacy of Healthy Eating and Community Connection

The Nourish Spot's Dawn Kelly discusses her entrepreneurial journey, details her family's legacy of courage, and building community through social media.

The Waitlist for This Sushi Spot Numbers in the Hundreds. Here's the Secret Ingredient of Its Success.

Royal Sushi & Izakaya's Jesse Ito discusses the power of apprenticeship, following in his father's footsteps, and creating a unique restaurant vibe.

Celebrity Chef Maneet Chauhan Shares Her Best Tip for Aspiring TV Chefs

Chef and restaurateur Maneet Chauhan discusses the reality of being a chef, sharing stories online and becoming a food TV personality.

24-Karat Gold Syrup Is Just One Part of This Self-Taught Chef's Empire

Kelli Ferrell of Nana's Chicken-N-Waffles discusses building a personal brand, balancing work and life, and selling a line of unique products.

The Coffee Shop Issa Rae Helped Turn Into a Community Destination

Hilltop Coffee's Yonnie Hagos and Ajay Relan talk about creating a community space, partnering with Issa Rae, and how coffee is a ritual.

How This Chef Navigated a $80,000 Turnaround for His Business

Troy Guard of TAG Restaurant Group discusses transforming from chef to owner, asking for what you want, and the power of storytelling.

Try This Super-Busy Restaurateur's Recipe for Preventing Personal Burnout

Lien Ta, of the restaurants Here's Looking At You and All Day Baby, discusses ways to bring new business and new energy to your establishment.

How This Brewing Company Tapped Into New Revenue Streams By Putting Their Drinks In People's Fridges

Tiago Carneiro, of Novo Brazil, discusses expanding a business model, selling packaged goods, and having big ambitions.

Achieving Your Goal Is Secondary. The Climb Is What Really Counts, Says the CEO of Pressed.

On the new episode of "Restaurant Influencers," Justin Nedelman of Pressed discusses the business of plant-based foods, why the uphill climb is an entrepreneur's best friend, and why he replaced his CRM with a GRM.

Why This Restaurateur Loves Confrontational Customers

On this episode of "Restaurant Influencers," FB Society CEO Jack Gibbons discusses the relationship between profit and expansion, how to scale multi-million dollar restaurants, and why you need to embrace negative feedback.

About Restaurant Influencers

Welcome to the Restaurant Influencers podcast and video series. Every week host and restaurant owner Shawn P. Walchef talks with leaders about their secrets to Smartphone Storytelling and how to show up and engage where customers are spending time online.

Whether you need advice on how to get your business off the ground or you're just looking for inspiration, our video series have something for everyone. Browse our library below to find a series that speaks to you and your interests.

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