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The Power of Asking for Help with Jen Hidinger-Kendrick of Giving Kitchen

In the bustling world of the food service industry, Jen Hidinger-Kendrick embarked on a journey that transcended mere entrepreneurship. As the Founder of The Giving Kitchen, she aimed to be of service to those in need. However, it wasn’t until she recognized the importance of asking for help herself that the venture truly took flight.  […]

Embracing the Onboarding Process with Aaron Palacios of Swadley’s BBQ

Aaron Palacios is the Senior Director of People Services at Swadley’s BBQ. While in his role, he has orchestrated a transformative shift by integrating Restaurant365 across key business functions. This move not only streamlined accounting and marketing but also introduced a dedicated HR support center within Restaurant365, enhancing the experience for managers, customers, and employees […]

How Subscriptions and Robotics Enhance Hospitality with Andrew Simmons of Mamma Ramona’s Pizzeria

In the midst of the tumultuous impact of COVID-19 on the restaurant industry, Andrew Simmons, the CEO of Mamma Ramona’s Pizzeria, and forward-thinking leader, leveraged technology to navigate the challenges. Recognizing the need for adaptability, Simmons witnessed a surge in restaurants embracing change, particularly in reclaiming control over their data and managing partnerships to shield […]

Persevering Through Company Pivots with Jamie Hoffman of SanTan Brewing

Jamie Hoffman, the seasoned managing partner at SanTan Brewing Company has contributed significantly to the company’s growth and success throughout his impressive 16-year tenure with the brewery.    Recognizing the challenges of self-distribution for breweries, Hoffman emphasizes the importance of leveraging distributors. He highlights the crucial role distributors play in scaling operations, offering not just […]

Shawn Walchef talks The Answer to the Internet with Local Marketing Lab

Local Marketing Lab host and VP of Marketing at Evocalize, Justin Ulrich, sat down with Cali BBQ Media co-founder, Shawn Walchef to discuss the importance of creating content. For Walchef, everyone is a creator in this current landscape.    “Every single person is a creator. Every single person is a storyteller.” says Walchef.   In […]

Solving Problems in Restaurant Delivery with Moin Islam of Shipday

Moin Islam, the Co-founder and CEO of Shipday, identified a critical problem in the world of online business—delivery logistics. Recognizing the challenges associated with fulfilling orders, especially in real-time scenarios such as food delivery, he and his business partner founded Shipday to provide businesses with the flexibility needed to meet demands and ensure smooth online […]

Shawn Walchef Talks Mastering Digital Marketing with The Meez Podcast

When it comes to storytelling, very few have the passion for it like Cali BBQ Media co-owner, Shawn Walchef. The Digital Hospitality Host stopped by The Meez Podcast to discuss the power of doing digital marketing correctly. During this interview, Shawn speaks on his many inspirations that include his Bulgarian grandfather, who encouraged him to […]

Shawn Walchef Talks Smartphone Storytelling on The Top Business Leaders Show

The Spot On Series Show put on by Rise25 invites guests to speak candidly about their experience with business. Cali BBQ Media founder Shawn Walchef was a guest on the show recently where he spoke about his journey with digital hospitality and the importance of businesses being digital first.    Listen to this interview to […]

Technology and Digital Hospitality with Chuck Lipp and Chris Abrams

In their respective roles at Dewey’s Pizza, Chuck Lipp, the President, and Chris Abrams, the Director of Technology, are driving initiatives to simplify technology and enhance digital hospitality for an improved customer experience. Abrams, with a background in technology spanning various industries, emphasizes the importance of keeping technology simple and unobtrusive, allowing it to enhance […]

Simplifying Accounting in Restaurants with Chris Gruhlke

Chris Gruhlke is the Controller at Cedartown Foods. With stores that include Bojangles and Jersey Mike’s locations, it is important that the financials are fully intact. That is where Gruhlke and his implementation of Restaurant365 comes into play. The ability to find data in one place and easily access relevant information, such as the Profits […]