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Can Seafood Really Be As Accessible As The Corner Bar?

Can Seafood Really Be As Accessible As The Corner Bar?
Can seafood really be as accessible as the corner bar? Shuckin’ Shack was designed on this premise of making seafood an everyday menu item as opposed to the white tablecloth service. Read more

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The Stats Say Alcohol Intake is Down, but the Demand for Flavor is Not. Can the Mocktail Movement Meet Consumer’s Alcohol-Free Needs?
February 4, 2023

The holiday months are filled with indulgent food and drink, spurring the “Dry January” event, which has become a movement many partake in with the dawning of the New Year. In 2021, NIelsonIQ found that 22 percent of U.S. consumers stated they were decreasing their alcohol intake, and non-alcoholic beverage sales were up 19 […]

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Healthcare Cyberattacks Grew in 2022
February 3, 2023

Concerning data from cybersecurity firm Check Point indicates an increase in cyberattacks on healthcare organizations by 74% in 2022 from the previous year. Healthcare is currently the third most attacked global industry (1,463 attacks per week) behind government/military (1,661 attacks per week) and education/research (2,314 attacks per week.) And in the United States, Healthcare […]

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Top Trends at CES 2023 from Bosch, John Deere, and More
February 3, 2023

Top notch technology and top notch attendance secured CES 2023 its gold medal; to put it simply, this year’s CES was a huge success. The world’s largest and most prominent consumer electronics and technology exhibition, CES served its usual role as a testing ground for ground-breaking innovations across multiple verticals. From 5G to Web3, and […]

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Can Seafood Really Be As Accessible As The Corner Bar?
March 21, 2022

Can seafood really be as accessible as the corner bar? Shuckin’ Shack was designed on this premise of making seafood an everyday menu item as opposed to the white tablecloth service. The company’s CEO Jonathan Weathington joined The Main Course host Barbara Castiglia to share the company’s story and his thoughts on franchising. While Shuckin’ Shack is a […]

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How Paris Baguette Maintains Quality Across Its Stores
November 4, 2021

Key Points: Paris Baguette has nearly 4000 bakery-cafes worldwide. They maintain standards by having regular store audits. They also constantly train, film and, review in order to maintain standards. Commentary: If the thought of a French baguette or pastry puts you in a good mood, you’ll love the latest delicious episode of The Main […]

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Helping Restaurants of All Sizes with the Restaurant Repair Process
October 20, 2021

Running a restaurant is hard work, especially if you’re a small business operating on thin margins. The expected parts of those workloads and margins are one thing; day-to-day operations are layered and full of important intricacies to make sure the kitchen and service run smoothly. But couple that with the fact that basic operations […]

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What Drives An Effective Loyalty Program? Figuring Out the “Magic Formula.”
October 8, 2021

The QSR industry is one that is full of endless possibilities when it comes to the customer experience. In this clip of an upcoming episode of The Main Course, Barbara Castigila speaks with Peter Klayman who is the QSR and Restaurant Practice Lead at Bottle Rocket about the QSR customer experience. The two talk […]

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Innovating Technology Into the First Meal of the Day
August 10, 2021

Food is serious business. Now, on The Main Course, host Barbara Castiglia will invite insiders on the front lines of food to share their expertise, strategies, and forecasts for navigating the ever-changing restaurant industry.   While having a robust to-go strategy is imperative for almost all restaurants now, many full-service locations weren’t prioritizing until the pandemic. The Main […]

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Rethinking Your Restaurant’s Digital Presence
August 5, 2021

Food is serious business. Now, on The Main Course, host Barbara Castiglia will invite insiders on the front lines of food to share their expertise, strategies, and forecasts for navigating the ever-changing restaurant industry.   The restaurant industry has been through a lot in the last year-plus. Some have pivoted and grown, while others faltered. So, what was […]

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The Journey To Own The Roy Rogers Brand
July 29, 2021

Food is serious business. Now, on The Main Course, host Barbara Castiglia will invite insiders on the front lines of food to share their expertise, strategies, and forecasts for navigating the ever-changing restaurant industry.   On this episode of The Main Course, Host Barbara Castiglia talked with Jim Plamondon, Co-President of Plamondon Companies, which specializes in hotel management […]

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How to Ensure Your Restaurant Engages with Families and Children
July 27, 2021

Food is serious business. Now, on The Main Course, host Barbara Castiglia will invite insiders on the front lines of food to share their expertise, strategies, and forecasts for navigating the ever-changing restaurant industry.   Being family-friendly is a goal for many restaurants and hospitality brands. They want to appeal to this segment of the population. Talking about […]

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What’s Next for New York City Restaurants?
July 22, 2021

Food is serious business. Now, on The Main Course, host Barbara Castiglia will invite insiders on the front lines of food to share their expertise, strategies, and forecasts for navigating the ever-changing restaurant industry.   While restaurants and other hospitality venues are now open, restaurants are still waiting for the dust to settle. With the Delta Variant […]

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