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

March 4, 2014 | by Nate Riggs

In episode #030 of the Social RestaurSocial Restaurant Podcast Title Bannerant 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 that it's always a challenge to find good, healthy food that your kids can get excited about, let alone a fun and entertaining dining environment where you can enjoy dinner as a family.

Shannon and I discuss everything from how to get kids excited about healthy culinry to the fun and quirky Shannon Payette Seipbrand that she and her partner Kelly Parthen have developed to keep the attention of both kids and their parents.

Go ahead, turn up the speakers, click play and listening to episode #030 of the Social Restaurant Podcast

What you'll learn during the interview

  • Advice on how you can become a restaurant operator with only a new, out-of-the-box concept and no formal culinary training.
  • Creative ways to position your brand throughout your entire restaurant concept, including internal efforts.
  • How to be a kid-focused cafe while also appealing to parents through a fun family dining experience
  • The advantages of being located in places that have built-in audiences.
  • Strategies on how to create more fun cooking experiences for kids which will in return, spark and encourage them to try new foods.

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Topics: Health & Nutrition

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. wwwView Nate Riggs's profile on LinkedIn

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