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Inside the National Restaurant Association Show 2024

National Restaurant Association Show Youtube Video

The annual National Restaurant Show is about much more then food, tech, and business — it’s about building connections and supporting each other. We explored the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago again this year to learn about the most influential brands and technologies available today. We also made sure to spend time with the […]

Cali BBQ is Hiring

Shawn Walchef with Cali BBQ is Hiring sign on roof of a red BBQ catering truck

We are Hiring in Spring Valley and a New Location is Coming Soon Cali BBQ is hiring! If you know someone in San Diego that wants to join a brand that is growing, unconventional, generational, and fun, please share this post with them. Our NAVY EXCHANGE SERVICE COMMAND (NEXCOM) location will be opening soon and […]

Cali BBQ is Coming to the Navy Exchange in San Diego

Cali BBQ Management Staff stand outside the upcoming new location at the Navy Exchange in San Diego.

Cali BBQ is incredibly excited to announce that our restaurant is opening up a new location inside the NEX Food Court at the Naval Base San Diego. The Navy Exchange Food Court helps provide comfort and nourishment to people at Naval Base San Diego. Cali BBQ will join great brands including Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Subway, […]

US Foods is our Primary Food Partner

Cali BBQ partners with US Foods

n 2012, Cali BBQ discovered US Foods, and the rest is hospitality history. They’ve recently renewed their vows with a three-year deal, solidifying their status as partners.

Toast Gets Rid of Customer Fee and Restaurant Owners Applaud

Toast Customer Advisory Board in 2023 at Toast HQ in Boston

Toast is removing the 99 cent online ordering fee that has been met with a lot of controversy.  This is proof that Toast leadership listens to restaurant owners. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kuokf_oSALc Along with hosting the Toast-sponsored Restaurant Influencers podcast, Cali BBQ Media founder Shawn Walchef sits on the Toast Customer Advisory Board.  The restaurant industry proponent says a lot […]

619 is ALIVE! Watch Aztecs National Championship in San Diego at Cali BBQ

Get Ready for the SDSU Aztecs NCAA National Championship Watch Party at Cali BBQ. SDSU will take on UConn for the 2023 NCAA championships Monday, April 3 at 6:20 p.m. Join us in Spring Valley, CA at Cali BBQ for the entire game and enjoy some slow-smoked barbecue and cold drinks. The SDSU Aztecs Men’s […]

Increasing Efficiency with Machine Learning – Branden McRill of 5 Out

Branden McRill (@brandenmcrill) is the co-founder and CEO of 5 Out,  which has a goal to maximize restaurant profitability by predicting performance using data and machine learning. As an experienced restauranteur, McRill found a gap in the space that pushed him to create 5 Out to incorporate technology as a way to enhance digital hospitality. Watch […]

Running a Restaurant is Complicated. The DRA RESTAURANT MARKETING SUMMIT will help.

DRA Restaurant Marketing Summit 2024 is Jan. 31 and Feb. 1

The 2024 Restaurant Marketing Summit (powered by Branded) is Jan. 31st – Feb. 1st. Are you tired of scrolling on social media and checking your emails without seeing compelling content from your brand? Then you should sign up for this FREE VIRTUAL EVENT and learn the secrets to modern digital restaurant marketing from the experts. […]

Support Jake’s Projects Live Event at Cali BBQ

Jake's Projects Live Event Hosted at Cali BBQ in Spring Valley, California on Dec. 1, 2022

At the Jake’s Projects Live Event on Dec. 1, 2022 at Cali BBQ you can support an important San Diego charity and enjoy a great meal. When you order a Jake Palet’s Tri-Tip Cheesesteak Sandwich, $5 will go towards the Jake’s Projects Foundation. The Jake’s Projects x Cali BBQ 2022 fundraiser is emceed by hosts […]