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Closing Hospitality Gaps with Jennifer Ryan of Croux

The Staffing Solutions Pain Point Jennifer Ryan, the founder of Croux, identified a crucial gap in the hospitality industry during her experience launching a restaurant right before the onset of COVID-19. The challenge of finding flexible staffing solutions became a persistent pain point, leading Ryan to conceptualize Croux.  She explained to host Shawn Walchef of […]

Prioritizing Community Outreach with Avery Ward of Little Italy Ristorante

Avery Ward, the CEO of Little Italy, stands at the forefront of innovation, leveraging cutting-edge solutions to enhance hospitality in the restaurant industry. Recognizing a critical pain point for his customers, Ward partnered with Shipday to address challenges related to communication and transparency. In this interview with host Shawn Walchef of Cali BBQ Media and […]

Enhancing the Customer Experience with Kshitiz Sanghi of Voosh

In the dynamic landscape of technology and entrepreneurship, Kshitiz Sanghi emerges as a visionary co-founder, playing a pivotal role in the success story of Voosh. With a passion for innovation and a wealth of experience, Sanghi has navigated the challenging realms of startup growth and development. Along with his partner Priyam Saraswat, Voosh is striving […]

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 […]

Building a Family Legacy with Mario Padrino Sr. and Mario Padrino Jr.

Mario Padrino Sr. inherited Padrino Cuban Restaurants at the young age of 24, after being handed the keys by his father while he was still living. During his journey he grappled with the relentless chaos of restaurant management. However, through guidance from thought leaders like Zig Ziglar, he learned to view challenges differently, leading to […]

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 […]

Being an Accessible Leader with Alfredo Miro III of Baker’s Burgers

Alfredo Miro III has an extensive history in the restaurant industry. When he joined Baker’s Burgers, the company was reluctant to make changes. They were comfortable. Now, with the implementation of Restaurant365 technology, Miro is tapping into his leadership experience to grow Baker’s Burger in a way that makes sense to the brand. Listen or […]

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. […]

Cali BBQ Thanksgiving 2022 Family Meals To Go

Thanksgiving Cali BBQ 2022 Update 12 to 4pm holiday hours for takeout

Make it a Barbecue Thanksgiving with a takeout family meal feast from Cali BBQ. Celebrate Thanksgiving 2022 with lots of smoked meat, BBQ sides, drinks, and our famous “Wicked” Peach Cobbler. Preorder Cali BBQ online anytime at www.calibbq.media. Cali BBQ in Spring Valley is open 12-4pm on Thanksgiving Day so we can help feed you […]