Articles by author: Barbara Castiglia

The Valve Chronicles: What Makes a Good Agent

  This episode of the Value Chronicles was all about partnerships and making an excellent agent to cement relationships and deliver world-class service. Two long-time partners of Cla-Val Read more

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Why a Restaurant's Digital Footprint is a Main Metric for Fiscal Success
Why a Restaurant’s Digital Footprint is a Main Metric for Fiscal Success
January 24, 2022
Barbara Castiglia spoke with Savneet Singh, president and CEO of Par, a software and hardware solutions company for the restaurant industry, about the importance of technology to survive the Read more
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E.U. Whiskey Tariffs Are Lifted, But the Industry is Still On the Rocks
January 21, 2022
  The whiskey market is eager for a return to form. In 2018, in response to the U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs targeting the E.U. and ordered by former President Donald Trump, the European Read more
Material Signs: Introduction to the World of Optics
January 21, 2022
Doctors Scott Carney, chief science and technology officer at Optica, Kate Medicus, CEO at Ruda-Cardinal, and Alexis Vogt, endowed chair and professor of optics at Monroe Community College, joined Host Tyler Read more
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Why a Restaurant’s Digital Footprint is a Main Metric for Fiscal Success
January 24, 2022
Barbara Castiglia spoke with Savneet Singh, president and CEO of Par, a software and hardware solutions company for the restaurant industry, about the importance of technology to Read more
As Delivery Apps Spread, Innovating the Last Mile Remains an End Goal
January 17, 2022
Host Barbara Castiglia welcomed to The Main Course Yariv Bash, CEO of Flytrex, to discuss an innovation in food delivery that has long been on the radar, but whose growth has been Read more
How a Guatemalan Chicken Restaurant Acquired New Diners and Kept Them
January 6, 2022
The fast-casual chicken market has a lot of competition in the U.S. That hasn’t stopped Campero USA from growing and winning over consumers. The Guatemalan brand has achieved great Read more
How A&W Floated Through the Pandemic Without Laying Off a Single Employee
December 23, 2021
  As arguably the oldest franchise brand, A&W is known for its classic root beer floats, but many aren’t aware of the many other options they offer at their many franchised Read more
The Tools Restaurants Will Need to Reach Their 2022 Goals
December 15, 2021
  Before technology entered the restaurant industry, commercial businesses had to rely on cash registers. The first industry to adopt a point of sale (POS) system were retail Read more
50% of Online Shoppers Abandon Their Cart. What’s Making Them So Flaky?
December 2, 2021
  Host Barbara Castiglia talks the latest restaurant technology with Zuppler’s Founder and CEO, Shiva Srinivasan. Zuppler, an online ordering management company, serves Read more
“The Employee is My First Customer.” Strategies for Restaurant Success from Legacy Restaurateur
November 29, 2021
  Author, restaurant owner and hospitality industry expert Barry Jessurun discussed his book, life lessons, and tips for restaurant success with Host Barbara Castiglia on The Read more
Why Are McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines Seemingly Always Down?
November 23, 2021
  Key Points 86 Repairs utilizes technology for data-centric decisioning in restaurant industry. Restaurant industry lacks data to utilize preventative maintenance Read more
Is it Time to Reinvent the Drive-Thru?
November 17, 2021
  Traditional American fast food is perceived by many to be inevitably unhealthy; however, it doesn’t have to be. Amy’s Kitchen is reinventing the classic American drive-thru Read more