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

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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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Dana Delivers: Giving Back to Food Service Workers in Need

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Ever noticed the lack of options food service workers have when they face a catastrophe like a broken limb or a house fire? In today’s episode of Dana Delivers, Jen Hidinger Kendrick, co-founder of Giving Kitchen, talks about the beginning of the organization, who and how it helps, and how listeners can contribute to the cause – financially or otherwise. Jen also touches on the importance of community, especially to Giving Kitchen’s mission.

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Dana Delivers: Growth is About More Than Money

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In today’s episode of Dana Delivers, Lauren Fernandez, CEO of Full Course, discusses the importance of helping diverse restaurant owners with their development and growth, not just investment. She also speaks on the lack of fair capital, how education makes a difference to all business owners, and how food connects people of all cultures in a unique way.

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Dana Delivers: Trendspotting & Tastemaking

Have you ever wondered what inspires the food products that hit grocery store shelves? Melanie Bartelme is one of the experts working behind the scenes to help companies understand what consumers want and why. In this episode of Dana Delivers, Melanie, who is the Associate Director and Global Food Analyst at Mintel, gives listeners an…

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Dana Delivers: Move Faster, Grow Smarter

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Restaurant owners walked away from the pandemic with plenty of a-ha moments and lessons learned. But for Chris Johnson, there is one lesson that is more relevant than ever: move faster.  In today’s episode of Dana Delivers, Chris — the Founder, President and CEO of Rackson Restaurants, which counts Burger King and Dave’s Hot Chicken…

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Dana Delivers: Advising for a Better Tomorrow

As a member of a family franchising legacy, Susan Black-Beth cultivated a successful career as a franchise licensee, operator and eventually investor. But in the wake of a life-changing event, she tapped into a different perspective and found a new professional purpose. In this episode of Dana Delivers, Susan, who is the Founder and Managing…

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Dana Delivers: Tips to Beat the Heat in Today’s Market

Inflation is high, supply chains are strained, and agricultural shortages are turning up the heat on restaurants and franchises. The question is, have we seen this before? What can we learn from the past to proceed with confidence in today’s volatile market? In this episode of Dana Delivers, we sit down with Kevin Burke, Managing…

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Dana Delivers: Culture with a Side of Creativity

Today’s franchisees are pushing the envelope to transform the traditional dining format into a creative experience that customers remember. In this episode of Dana Delivers, SG Ellison, President of Diversified Restaurant Group and Franchisee of Taco Bell and Arby’s, reveals how his firm has embraced influencer and experiential marketing tactics to drive growth and keep…

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What’s Driving Innovation in the Restaurant World?

It’s been a long two years for the restaurant business — but according to our guest, Jim Balis, there is a lot to look forward to heading into the end of the year.   In this episode of Dana Delivers, the CEO of Sizzling Platter and Managing Director of CapitalSpring, a private equity firm that focuses…

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