Kitchen Obsessed

Kitchen Obsessed

The first podcast of its kind that focuses on the evolving challenges facing restaurant kitchens in 2022 and beyond. Our goal is to make this podcast useful to operators. And to that end, please let us know what subjects you'd like us to discuss by emailing us at podcast@freshtechnology.com

Episodes

December 6, 2022 34 min
Enough about tech, it’s still about people! Dan Simpson, Chief Executive Officer at Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe, discusses what it means to rehumanize the kitchen.

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In the second part of this two-part episode, Sterling Douglass, Co-Founder & CEO at Chowly, discusses preparing for the next version of off-premise demand generation and third-party delivery in light of a shifting economy. Chowly is a leader in aggregating orders from third-party delivery providers and digital ordering systems into the point of sale.

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November 15, 2022 21 min

In the first of this two-part episode, Sterling Douglass, Co-Founder & CEO at Chowly, discusses preparing for the next version of off-premise demand generation and third-party delivery in light of a shifting economy. Chowly is a leader in aggregating orders from third-party delivery providers and digital ordering systems into the point of sale.

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November 8, 2022 33 min

Is AI necessary to compete? How do big brands use AI and how can small brands leverage data as well? Phil Crawford, Chief Technology Officer at CKE Restaurants, has been at the forefront of restaurant technology throughout its evolution and shares the ins and outs of what AI really means for the industry. 

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November 1, 2022 26 min

Chal Smiley, Co-Founder & CEO of RDY, discusses how coffee brands can exploit their strengths to compete against the national chains. RDY launched as a demand generation platform focused on coffee shops and has been evolving with its changing customers' demands ever since.

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This week we’re talking to Deric Rosenbaum, President of Groucho’s Deli, about tech fatigue and kitchen operations. Groucho’s is a fast-casual chain based in Columbia, SC. Deric is a forward-thinking, technologically adept operator.

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October 13, 2022 27 min

Shaun Shankel talks to Peter Dougherty, GM at Lightspeed Restaurant about restaurant operations, technology, automation, and more!

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