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Insights from the Bar & Restaurant Expo: Maximizing Your Restaurant’s Potential

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Interview Takeaways

  • The Importance of the Bar & Restaurant Expo – Bar & Restaurant Expo is an annual event held in Las Vegas. Founder and host of Restaurant Strategy, Chip Klose, is a speaker and attendee that sees the three day event as an invaluable opportunity for restaurants to enhance their business.
  • The Purpose of Surge Pricing – Surge pricing has been a recent hot topic of discussion amongst customers and owners. For Chip Klose, it is a matter of supply and demand, and a part of creating a profitable business.
  • Empower Restaurants Through Restaurant365 – Matt Joiner, outside sales manager at Restaurant365, attends the Bar & Restaurant Expo to showcase the company as an all encompassing restaurant technology platform that provides unique solutions for a number of restaurant dilemmas.

Cali BBQ Media founder Shawn Walchef attended the Bar & Restaurant Expo in Las Vegas to experience an invaluable day of learning and networking and he is taking you behind the scenes with partners, like Toast, Davo, and more

Discover the secrets shared by industry experts and seasoned professionals like Chip Klose and Matt Joiner, you’ll gain invaluable knowledge to elevate your business.

Klose, founder of Restaurant Strategy, emphasizes the educational aspect of the Expo, stating, “The cool part about Bar & Restaurant Expo is a three-day show. The first day is all education.”

He also touched on the hot topic of surge pricing within the restaurant industry.  Understanding the dynamics of supply and demand can help restaurants optimize profitability while still providing exceptional service. Klose draws parallels with renowned establishments like Alinea in Chicago, showcasing the effectiveness of surge pricing in maximizing revenue.

“Supply and demand. We have limited tables. And there are very few nights where, like, everyone’s dying to come. Why should we not charge more?” says Klose. “There are times during the day, during the week where we have demand. We should be able to capitalize on that.”

Walchef also spoke with Joiner, outside sales manager at Restaurant365. With Restaurant365’s comprehensive platform, restaurants can gain insights into their true food costs and streamline operations for growth and scalability.

Joiner shares, “If you have a point of sale and you got Restaurant365, you can run a really successful operation.” 

The Bar & Restaurant Expo is more than a trade show. It is a catalyst for transformation. Whether it’s optimizing pricing strategies or harnessing the power of technology, the Expo equips restaurant owners with the tools they need to thrive in today’s competitive landscape.

“We’re trying to help educate the restaurants and help them grow and scale as fast and effectively as possible.”

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Digital Hospitality is an interview-based video podcast hosted by business owner Shawn P. Walchef (@shawnpwalchef) and produced by his Cali BBQ Media company sponsored by DAVO Sales Tax (@davosalestax) and Marqii (@getmarqii) The weekly digital series explores the ways successful businesses and entrepreneurs have merged old and new with innovative digital strategies that harness the power of the Internet and social media. Shawn is the founder of Cali BBQ Media and creator of the Restaurant Influencers podcast on Entrepreneur Media.

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Episode Links

The Restaurant Marketing Mindset Book: https://www.restaurantstrategypodcast.com/ Chip Klose Website: https://www.chipklose.com/ Chip Klose TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@restaurantstrategy Chip Klose Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chipklosecoaching/ Restaurant Strategy Podcast:  https://www.therestaurantmarketingmindset.com/  Restaurant365 Online: https://www.restaurant365.com/ Matt Joiner LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthewjjoiner/

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Digital Hospitality is an interview-based video podcast hosted by business owner Shawn P. Walchef (@shawnpwalchef) and produced by his Cali BBQ Media company. The weekly digital series explores the ways successful businesses and entrepreneurs have merged old and new with innovative digital strategies that harness the power of the Internet and social media. Shawn is the founder of Cali BBQ Media and creator of the Restaurant Influencers podcast on Entrepreneur Media.

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