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The Business of Alternative Beverage

January 30, 2023

In this episode of Dana Delivers, Emily Heintz talks about her company Sèchey, the growing market for alternatives to alcohol, and why the demand exists.

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Restaurant Entrepreneurship with Jason Berry

January 16, 2023

In this episode, Dana is joined by Jason Berry from KNEAD Hospitality + Design, a DC-based family of restaurants ranging from bakeries to steakhouses. Listen to them discuss how Berry got where he is and what the future holds for KNEAD.

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Seeking Emerging Brands and Top Talent

January 2, 2023

In this episode, Dana is joined by Helen Lao, CEO and founder of ClearPath Solutions, to talk about new, emerging brands, the latest trends, and the importance of reaching out to leaders in the industry.

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The Business of Giving Back

December 19, 2022

In this episode of Dana Delivers, Andrew Glantz, founder and CEO of GiftAMeal shares his story of giving back to the community, the benefits of doing so with GiftAMeal, and the real issues surrounding food insecurity.

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The Global Market & Its Effect on Restaurants

December 5, 2022

In this episode, Dana and John Goldasich discuss the current state of the economy as well as the future of the market. Join them as they talk about the innovative ways restaurants are handling these uncertain times using creative strategies.

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What New Things Are Restaurants Doing to Stand Out?

November 14, 2022

In this episode, Dana talks to Kyle Gerstner, who owns nine Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers franchises, about his acquisition of Rock N’ Roll Sushi, the current state of the labor market, automation in restaurants, and more. Listen as they discuss what’s up and coming in the industry right now.

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Predicting the Future of the Restaurant Business

October 31, 2022

In this episode of Dana Delivers, John Hamburger, discusses the state of the economy and how it relates to the restaurant industry. Tune in to hear more about rising labor and capital costs, lack of labor availability, and what the future looks like as generational change occurs and technology becomes more integrated into newer restaurant brands.

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Places (& Food) to Love with Samantha Brown

October 10, 2022

In this episode, Dana joins Samantha Brown, host of the PBS show Places to Love, to discuss unique destinations worth traveling to, how to find local and underappreciated talent, and the heart and soul behind owning a restaurant.

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How Restaurants are using NFTs and getting into the metaverse

September 26, 2022

We’re here again today with Spike Mendelsohn, and I’m really excited about his new venture into the digital world to learn about NFTs, how Spike is using them, and what he thinks about it.

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Dana Delivers: Plant-Based Food Innovation, Awareness & Advocacy

September 12, 2022

Join Dana as she talks with Spike Mendelsohn, a television personality and chef best known for his appearance in season four of Top Chef, in the first of a two-part series. In this first part, Spike shares his food journey across continents, life as a restaurateur, and his experience with plant-based foods, and how they all have affected his career.

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