Brand Building in a New Era | Shawn Walchef on The Cantore Show | DH063

Podcast Cover Image - DH064 Chris Cantore Show Repurpose Cover

At Cali BBQ we learned early on that to get people to care about us, we had to reach out to them online. Veteran broadcaster and notable San Diego media personality Chris Cantore (our former podcast guest) featured our Cali BBQ Media story on his The Cantore Show podcast. Recording in his surf hut studio, […]

How a Ghost Kitchen and Digital Hospitality Keep This Texas Restaurant Running

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Deep in the heart of Texas, there’s a Korean restaurant that’s as fun as it is delicious. Seoulju, located in Austin, Texas, plays off the city of Seoul’s nightlife culture and their signature soju adult beverages. #WellSOJUaGoodTime In the last two years, restaurant owner John Lee has created an amazing atmosphere with a family feel […]

5 Tips to Better Engagement on Yelp for Business

Yelp Success Guide Put Customer First

There are a plethora of online platforms and apps that are important for businesses to use. Signing up for Yelp is an essential starting point for any small business in 2020. Claiming and using your own Yelp page is easy. It doesn’t require any technical knowledge and thankfully there’s help to guide you through using and […]

The Evolution of Restaurants is Digital | Walchef on Cantore

The Future of Restaurants is Online Ordering and Digital Media like at Cali BBQ

To thrive in the modern world, Cali BBQ had to become a digital restaurant. “We learned early on that nobody gave a shit about us,” Cali BBQ owner Shawn Walchef says bluntly on a June 2020 visit to The Cantore Show podcast. “We learned that if we wanted to get people to care about us, […]

Hanging with Cantore in the Surf Hut | Shawn Walchef on The Cantore Show

Shawn Walchef with Chris Cantore in San Diego June 2020

When we opened up Cali BBQ in 2008, I never dreamed that twelve years later I would have so many close friends in media. Podcasting with the legendary Chris Cantore of Yew Online from his converted surf hut and talking about our Cali BBQ Media journey is something I will never forget. Hopefully you enjoy the […]

As San Diego Restaurants Reopen, Cali BBQ will Continue with Takeout and Delivery

Cali Comfort BBQ in Spring Valley is open for takeout and delivery

San Diego restaurants can officially reopen in a limited capacity after the mandatory shutdown. We are grateful for all the hard work that the California Restaurant Association and the County of San Diego put in to allow full service restaurants to open their doors again in a reduced capacity. For now, our position at Cali […]

Saving Small Business Spotlight on CBS News 8

CBS 8 Saving Small Business Shawn Walchef Cali BBQ

Cali BBQ was featured live during the Saving Small Business segment on CBS News 8 in May 2020. Cali BBQ owner/operator Shawn Walchef talked on the San Diego CBS news broadcast with Eric Kahnert about the difficulties and triumphs that have come to the family restaurant in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Walchefs […]