When you run a restaurant, it can be challenging to get out and experience, well, other restaurants.
Tuning in to podcasts about the restaurant industry can help you stay up to date on the latest buzz, trends, and news.
Since you’re busy running the front and back of house, we’ve compiled a list of 10 restaurant podcasts you should listen to.
1. Secret Sauce – The Restaurant Marketing Podcast
With already nearly 100 episodes, Secret Sauce covers everything from how to handle SEO to social media, coupons, and menu engineering. The podcast boasts it can help you increase turnover and profits, and decrease the amount of time you spend working.
2. Restaurant Unstoppable
Eric Cacciatore (yes, like the chicken) interviews experts and restaurant veterans to hear their stories, ideas, knowledge, values, energy, and recommendations so you too can apply their knowledge to your eatery.
3. Relationship Restaurant with the Relational Experts Poppy and Geoff Spencer
This podcast is focused more on people in the workplace, but as a manager you’re going to deal with customers and staff regularly. Listen to this podcast to get tips on managing your people with ease.
4. Restaurant Rockstars
This podcast is your one-stop source to learn how to deal with all facets of your business. Find out how to build a booming brand and cut costs by 12 percent, and get answers to questions like “do you really need to take reservations?”
5. The Restaurant Technology Guys
There are a ton of technology add-ons you can use to get your restaurant ready for 2020. But which gadgets and technology do you really need? The Restaurant Technology Guys discuss things such as self-pour beer kiosks, growing your alcohol margins, and what to do when your restaurant’s computer hardware is no longer supported.
If you got into the restaurant business for the food, this podcast is for you. Gastropod dives into the history and science behind certain foods that could be key ingredients in your next special.
7. Bar & Restaurant Breakthroughs
If you want the benefit of listening to a podcast but have a short attention span, download this podcast immediately. It discusses the newest, most profitable marketing strategies and promotions to help you stand out. Each episode is condensed into short 5–10 minute segments, so you’ll be able to apply these tips quickly.
8. National Restaurant Association
The National Restaurant Association recently revamped its podcast, so it can be worth listening to the series from the beginning. The website breaks down at which minute certain topics are touched on, so you can skip around with ease to listen to the parts that interest you the most.
9. Smart Pizza Marketing
Smart Pizza Marketing is not just for pizzerias. This podcast has nearly 250 episodes of insight on how to grow your business using social media, as well as tips for running your restaurant. Hosted by Bruce Irving, the podcast discusses topics such as how to take over your family restaurant and growing to multiple locations.
10. Restaurant Tales
If you feel like your restaurant is the craziest place in the world to work, this podcast will make you laugh the whole ride home. Three friends host this podcast celebrating all the laughs, joys, and trials that go into running a restaurant.