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This podcast will share ideas from restaurant innovators on leadership, food trends, technology and how to thrive in this tough industry that we can’t get enough of.

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Latest Episodes…

  1. From space food to garlic from Gilroy, hear from a pizza pioneer on his career thus far

    Have you ever wondered how space food is made? Well wonder no more as Blaze’s co-founder Brad Kent joins this week’s podcast to explain how food in space is made including gamma radiation. But Kent also discusses the trailblazing pizza chain with senior food and beverage editor Bret Thorn including the ...


  2. How this NYC brand is planning to expand nationwide

    Mighty Quinn's BBQ is a small NYC-based brand but it's working on an expansion strategy. Hear from the co-CEOs Micha Magid and Christos Gourmos on their franchising initiatives and how they are planning on spreading Mighty Quinn's BBQ across the country. Also hear Nation's Restaurant News editors Joanna Fantozzi, Sam Oches ...


  3. WaBa Grill’s quest to have the fastest service time in the restaurant industry

    This week on the Extra Serving podcast, Nation’s Restaurant News associate editor Joanna Fantozzi, digital editor Holly Petre and editor-in-chief Sam Oches get together to discuss the news about JAB Holding forming Panera Brands, merging Panera Bread, Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros. Bagels. The news broke right recording time, and ...


  4. Andy’s Frozen Custard looks to spread the joy of freshly made frozen custard

    Celebrating its 35th year, Andy’s Frozen Custard is scheduled to open its 100th store in Kansas City, Mo., this summer, marking a milestone as the chain hopes to grow 15% to 20% annually. “We’d love to see an Andy’s on every corner in all the great neighborhoods in America and I ...


  5. How one female leader is prioritizing mental health

    The NRN team kicks off this week's pod talking about, what else, earnings season. From McDonald's awesome quarter to the future of pandemic "winners" like Domino's and Wingstop, the team covers it all. Sam Oches, Joanna Fantozzi and Holly Petre also cover the new PPP program and McDonald's latest celebrity collaboration. This ...