4 Steps to Simple Social Media Strategy for Business

Simplify Social Media guide by Cali BBQ Media Founder Shawn Walchef

Start making smarter social media content now with this 4 step digital marketing strategy guide. Cali BBQ Media Founder Shawn Walchef hosted an online social media presentation during the Branded Restaurant Marketing Summit. The main takeaway? Start now, not tomorrow, because it’s easier then you think to promote your business with short-form video on social […]

Toast Company Event Introduces Innovations and Tech for Restaurants

Spark 2021 by Toast is November 16, 2021

The Toast company introduced a number of exciting products and innovations for restaurants during their Spark event. Spark by Toast brought together hospitality industry and tech leaders to learn about how Toast and its line of products and offerings can help their customers manage and grow their restaurant businesses. The online Toast restaurant innovation event […]

A Maestro of Meat and Marketing | Jason Ganahl (GQue BBQ) | DH079

Podcast Cover Image - DH079 GQue BBQ Jason Ganahl

Jason Ganahl is a Maestro of Meat and Marketing.  The GQue BBQ founder’s love for barbecue, people, and sports has allowed him to flourish. To do so, he’s had to network not only to thrive but also to survive. Being outside of the major traditional barbecue markets has made Jason Ganahl hustle hard not just in […]

Fire and Family | Talking with Jason Ganahl of GQue BBQ in Colorado

Jason Ganahl and his family pose together for a photo

Jason Ganahl is the founder of GQue BBQ and a father of four.  Simply put, Jason Ganahl is a successful and busy man. But being busy didn’t happen overnight. At one point in time, the Colorado father/BBQ maven was a single man working his tail off in the corporate world. As fate would have it, […]

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, […]

Lucha Cantina | The Growth of Online Ordering | DH031

Digital Hospitality podcast featuring Lucha Cantina's Joshua Binnings

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Joshua Binning’s Lucha Cantina restaurant, staff and community have all seen life turned upside down. Operating in Rockford, Illinois, a town of less than 150,000 residents, the restaurant owner has a pulse on the people and a relationship with the government. Because of this, Joshua Binning linked with […]

Behind the Scenes of Funky Fries and Burgers in San Diego

Taste Test Funky Fries and Burgers in San Diego

With gigantic burgers and piles of smothered fries (not to mention the Freak Shakes) Funky Fries and Burgers in San Diego lives up to its funky name. Digital Hospitality host Shawn Walchef and the Cali BBQ Media crew got a Behind the Smoke #bts tour of the Funky Fries and Burgers kitchen with owner Sebastian […]