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Latest Episodes…

  1. Introducing In the Kitchen with Bret Thorn, our latest culinary podcast: Part 1

    From the writers and editors at Nation's Restaurant News, Restaurant Hospitality and Extra Serving comes a new podcast starring senior food and beverage editor Bret Thorn. In this podcast, he will have conversations with restaurant chefs and beverage innovators about leadership, trends and the culinary industry. The first podcast is a ...


  2. Lori Abou Habib, at Sonic, on the brand's new identity and its campaign featuring real people

    If you know Sonic Drive-In you probably know the "two guys" commercials. Those guys, Peter Grosz and T.J. Jagodowski, gave their humorous, lightly improvised musings in the brand's advertisements for years. But in the brand's new campaign, the guys are replaced by real people, mostly families, and a heartfelt message ...


  3. Sandra Noonan of Just Salad on why recycling and composting just isn't enough

    Fast-casual chain Just Salad started with a reusable bowl program when it opened in 2006. It's now expanded to a host of sustainability initiatives, and this year the company released a sustainability report resembling those produced by national brands. New York-based Just Salad only has about 40 units. But the growing ...


  4. Patrick Main of Peet’s Coffee on how to make drinks that customers will love

    Patrick Main has been working with Peet’s Coffee for more than 30 years, and he has spent most of that time inventing coffee drinks. Now he is the senior beverage innovator for the chain based in Emeryville, Calif., which operates around 250 coffeehouses in the United States. It would easier for him ...


  5. Stephan Pyles on pulling back from restaurant operations after 36 years and pursuing his passions

    At the start of the year, chef Stephan Pyles closed his fine-dining Flora Street Café and boutique prix-fixe Fauna in Dallas and retired from nearly 40 years of restaurant ownership and operations. “I am proud to have hosted countless first dates, engagements, birthdays and anniversaries in 24 restaurants over those years,” ...