FULL COMP: The Voice of the Restaurant Industry Revolution

Updated: 27 Feb 2024 • 407 episodes
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Coming to grips with over 100,000 restaurants shuttered...It's time to fix what's broken. Created in partnership with Yelp for Restaurants, FULL COMP is a weekly show exploring the past & future of the hospitality industry. Provocative & actionable, the show aims to ask the tough questions, supplying listeners with the tools & resources needed to thrive post-pandemic. The host, Michelin-rated restaurateur Josh Kopel, challenges conventional wisdom by hosting both hospitality professionals & thought leaders from outside of the industry, offering a new perspective on an old business.

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We all look to the brands in our industry that have been massively successful out of the gate for inspiration but there’s much more to learn from the brands that have been forced to turn things around. Today we chat with Jeff Drake, the CEO of Protein Bar and Kitchen. Jeff was brought in to turn around this decade old

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By my count, there are about one thousand different elements that need to come together to run a successful restaurant. Today’s guest, Les Tomlin, has gotten that number down to about three. Les is the founder of Pizza Forno, a first of its kind vending machine, scaling rapidly across North America. I know most of us n

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How do you motivate an employee that doesn’t want to work for you? For so many of our line level employees, a restaurant job is a pitstop on the way to their true destination and, as a result, most owners struggle with motivating and leading them. But it doesn’t have to be that way according to Scott Greenberg. Scott i

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As you know, I've coached hundreds of restaurateurs to scale profitability through effective marketing and optimizing operations. These bonus episodes serve as mini-coaching sessions where I provide you with quick lessons to help you achieve the same amazing results without spending a dollar on marketing and advertisin

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Travis Talbot is a renaissance man who’s dedicated his life to learning and teaching. Far from the day to day grind of restaurant life, the chef travels the world, immersing himself in new cultures and cuisines for the benefit of his clients. We may not all aspire to be jetsetters but we are here to learn and Travis do

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Everyone loves a mom and pop restaurant. For some families, it’s a direct path to generational wealth. For others, it can be an anchor, tying future generations to 100 hour weeks and a high stress lifestyle. Today we sit down with Niko Karatassos to share a success story. Niko’s father opened their first restaurant bac

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