Nate Riggs / Nate Riggs is the president of NR Media Group, a firm specialized in content marketing and new media programs for mid-sized and large companies that have included Bob Evans Restaurants, Donatos Pizza, and many others. He also produces the Social Restaurant Podcast and This Week in Restaurant Technologies.
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The impact of employee behaviors and habits on food safety

Kevin Roberts is an expert in food safety research and training and focuses specifically on overcoming employee barriers to food safety implementation in the commercial foodservice setting.

Taking the ambiguity out of local marketing strategies

HuHot's VP of Marketing shares how to get franchisees to weigh in on marketing decisions, and how to blend corporate standards with local store marketing techniques.

Identifying best practices for restaurant site selection

Getting boots on the ground to narrow down an ideal location is important.

Back to the Basics takes a deep look at the restaurant industry workforce

'I truly believe that great things come from people getting together and collaborating,' Mike Tyler, CEO War Room.

How one restaurant concept leverages Yelp reviews for sales growth

Every star on a Yelp review leads to a 5 to 9-percent increase in revenue and First Watch uses the site as part of its business model.

The perks of using cloud technology in your restaurant

Anthony Lye, chief product officer at Red Book Connect, also shares his thoughts on how the Millennial Generation will affect the workforce.

Exploring the role of whole grains in the food industry

'If you can pronounce the ingredients, it's probably good for you,' said Cynthia Harriman, director at Oldways and The Whole Grain Council.

The top five Social Restaurant Podcasts

From using Google Glass for training, to cultivating a company culture without an office, Riggs looks at his favorite topics.

Keeping your restaurant guests 'hoppy'

Learn from an insider what the craft beer business can do for your restaurant brand.

Jersey Mike's Founder discusses healthy franchisee relationships

It’s rumored that the Sub or ‘Submarine’ had it’s origin in Boston, MA around the time of World War II. Since that time and due to large pushes by franchised systems, this deli style sandwich has become an international hit.

Red Mango CEO discusses social media strategy

In episode #036 of the Social Restaurant Podcast, I welcome Dan Kim, Founder and Chief Concept Officer of Red Mango. His brand and company have won more industry awards and honors than any other segment player, including being rated number...

Podcast: Facebook's organic reach limits

In episode #003 of This Week in Restaurant Technologies, Brandon Hull and I discuss Facebook's organic reach limits. When was the last time you checked your Facebook analytics? My guess is that most of you have experienced some kind of...

Podcast: Studying consumer psychology to create enticing restaurants

In episode #032 of the Social Restaurant Podcast, I welcome Geraldine Blanchot, co-founder of Pattern Pod. Geraldine and her partner Kristen Dettoni have founded a startup company that works with restaurants and retailers to help blend consumer psychology with great...

Podcast: Bean Sprouts co-founder on what it takes to be a kids-focused cafe

In episode #030 of the Social Restaurant Podcast, I welcome Shannon Payette Seip, co-founder of Bean Sprouts, an innovative new concept based in Seattle, Washington that's a perfecting the kid-friendly segment. As a parent, I can tell you first hand...

Schlotzsky’s Kelly Roddy on building restaurant brands

In episode #025 of the Social Restaurant Podcast, I talk with Kelly Roddy, CEO of Schlotzsky's Deli, an international franchise of more than 3,500 locations owned and operated by FOCUS Brands, Inc. Kelly brings an interesting and comprehensive paradigm on...

Podcast: Don Fox on building brands

In episode #021 of the Social Restaurant Podcast, I talk with Don Fox, Chief Executive Officer of Firehouse Subs, a 19-year-old concept with over 700 Firehouse Subs restaurants in 36 states and Puerto Rico with a goal of reaching 2000...

Podcast: How to make your restaurant marketing 'go viral'

In episode #017 of the Social Restaurant Podcast, I talk with Jonah Berger, professor at the Wharton School of Business and author of the New York Times best-selling book, Contagious – Why Things Catch On. Jonah has spent the last...

Podcast: Email marketing, CRM with Fishbowl CEO

In episode #016 of the Social Restaurant Podcast, I talk with Scott Shaw, CEO and Founder of Fishbowl, a provider of marketing software and services to the restaurant industry. Scott is a visionary leader who spent 17 years spearheading three...

Social Restaurant Podcast: Motivating employees with Eric Chester

In this episode of the Social Restaurant Podcast, I talk with Eric Chester, founder and CEO of the Center for Work Ethic Development on the topic of igniting passion, building solid work ethic and getting higher performance from the ranks...

Facebook: How to win at Facebook marketing

In this week's episode of the Social Restaurant Podcast, I interview Mike Gingerich — one of the leading strategists in teh Midwest focused on Facebook marketing for restaurants. He's the co-founder of Tabsite, a Facebook app development company that has...

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