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How Juancarlos Chicon Found Grit in Franchising

Juancarlo Chicon is President of the NextGen Dining Group, and a multi unit Franchisee of Jersey Mike’s across the country.  Though early struggles, his and his family’s struggles as a youth instilled grit and determination to stick through the tough times.  Chicon learned of Restaurant365 while operating six Jersey Mike’s locations. Initially believing the platform […]

Rising Tide LinkeIn Live: How to Keep Digital Receipts

Last week, The Rising Tide LinkedIn Live community hosted by Cali BBQ Media discussed digital receipts. Digital receipts are loosely defined as a documentation of the process; whatever that process may be. The room participants were encouraged to share stories about what they are building and how they are sharing that with the world.  Every […]

Rising Tide LinkedIn Live: When to Make the Leap

Last week, the participants of the Rising Tides LinkedIn Live room hosted by Cali BBQ Media discussed their personal entrepreneurship journeys. What they all discovered was the winding roads that have endured, led to the points they are at currently. There were stories shared and inspiration available in spades.  Take a listen to this week’s […]

Camilla Opperman is Redefining the Dark Kitchen Concept with Nimbus

Camilla Opperman, CEO and Founder of Nimbus, is revolutionizing the concept of dark kitchens by integrating front-of-house infrastructure to enhance customer engagement. Through innovative strategies and a commitment to creating immersive food experiences, Nimbus is transforming the perception and functionality of ghost kitchens. Opperman and Nimbus are challenging the traditional notion of ghost kitchens, which […]

Rising Tide LinkedIn Live: How to Create a Show

Shawn Walchef lives by two deep thesis statements: Those ideas were brought to last weeks’ Rising Tide LinkedIn Live Room as the participants discussed just how to create a show.  The enlightening conversation led to the realization that doing so may not be as difficult as some may think, and a discussion of consistency was […]

Coaching Call with David Meltzer: Effective Content Distribution Strategy

During a Live Coaching Call with mentor David Meltzer, Shawn Walchef unlocked key insights into maximizing the value and distribution of content.  Meltzer emphasized the importance of understanding the quantitative value of post-production content, explaining how a single piece of content can reach millions if distributed correctly.  Unlocking Quantitative Value “The quantitative value of the […]

Rising Tide LinkedIn Live: Stories from The National Restaurant Association Show 2024

Many of the Rising Tide LinkedIn Live Room regulars took to the road to converge on the National Restaurant Association Show 2024 in Chicago, Illinois. The annual trade show brings together the best and brightest in the hospitality industry to learn, network, and build. A previous Rising Tide Room discussed best practices as it pertains […]

Shawn Walchef Discusses Dynamic Pricing and Customer Loyalty on The Restaurant Growth Show

Cali BBQ and Cali BBQ Media Founder, Shawn Walchef spoke on The Restaurant Growth Show powered by Dynpricing to discuss dynamic pricing and restaurants greatest fear. He also spoke to hosts Gordon Paterson and Jose Albis about incentivizing customer loyalty. Cali BBQ, have garnered national attention for implementing dynamic pricing. Often misunderstood as “surge pricing,” […]

Empower Delivery is a 1-Stop Shop for Ordering Online

Empower Delivery is an end to end delivery restaurant operating system. Empower Delivery coordinates every phase of the operation, from online order placement and streamlined kitchen management to rapid delivery. “We handle everything from ordering to processing through the kitchen to delivery.” says Empower Delivery Chief Product Officer Brian Howenstein. With the Empower Delivery system, […]

Rising Tide LinkedIn Live: Persistence and Patience in Business

Just keep going. That adage has one that speaks to the persistence necessary to find success in life. In this week’s Rising Tide LinkedIn Live room by Cali BBQ Media, participants discussed stories and lessons learned surrounding the idea of persistence in business. What transpired was an inspiring conversation and the sharing of impactful stories […]