This special podcast covers the first two days from the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago. The show is absolutely massive and after 2 days we have only down 2/3s of the show. There are show many people to talk to, some many ideas to explore and some much food to sample :).
We've gone looking for the best ideas to improve profitability in your restaurant, so we are looking at the people, the places, the processes, the product and the produce that is at the show.
People: Their are coaches, some who have some great systems to help Restaurants and Bars to run a lot more efficiently, we talk to the guys from Grub Hub and
Products: We look at some massive copper beer mugs from Barbarian brands.
Produce: There are some great new products at the show. Aerated kombucha tea, and we look at the difference between Chilean Sea Bass and Patagonian Tooth fish. A lot of the produce has a really interesting story behind it and when distributors are trying to sell it to you, they tell that story, but too often that story gets forgotten in what you tell your customers about the produce. How can you better tell the stories of the items on your menu, or should you get produce with better stories?
There is plenty more that we talk about and we will be sharing more of the things we've learned in future episodes.
We end with a great experiential dining concept, the Saved by the Max popup Restaurant, based on the 80's show, Saved by the bell.