EPISODE 23 | November 13, 2019

How to open a neighborhood restaurant with Gabriel Stulman

There are lots of ways to define the type of restaurant you will open, one of the more inviting ideas…

EPISODE 22 | November 5, 2019

Common Mistakes plaguing Restaurateurs & Ways to Avoid Them

One of the most common resources we hear guests shout out time and time again on the show is simply…

EPISODE 21 | October 30, 2019

Creating a Unique Experience With Simon Kim

Food is sustenance, when brought to another level it can be much more. Great food can wow diners, but what…

EPISODE 20 | October 22, 2019

Breaking the Mold with Mason Hereford

Today we’re talking about breaking the mold, the risks and the advantages of going against the norms in your market….

EPISODE 19 | October 16, 2019

Rethinking Wellness and Restaurant Culture wih Chef Sean Brock

One of the topics that keeps coming to us is wellness, life-work balance and the betterment of restaurant culture. As…

EPISODE 18 | October 8, 2019

Connecting Brand with Good Food & Good Design

We started the season talking about finding financing and taking the jump into ownership. So now you have finances in…

EPISODE 17 | October 1, 2019

Mentoring the Next Generation of Leaders with Chef Ed Lee & The LEE Initiative

This week’s episode of Opening Soon is all about mentorship, fostering it as a business owner and finding it as…

EPISODE 16 | September 25, 2019

The Journey from Chef to Owner with Angie Mar

Most of the guests on the show work for various chefs and restaurateurs before striking out on their own. But…

EPISODE 15 | September 17, 2019

Can you Crowdfund a Restaurant? Lessons in Alternative Financing options with Chef Maya Lovelace

Our first episode of the season focused on a more traditional route of funding through investor relations with Camilla Marcus….

EPISODE 14 | September 10, 2019

Real talk about Money and Capturing Investment

Let’s talk about money honey. One of the most requested topics following last season was to talk more about financing…

EPISODE 13 | July 30, 2019

Decoding the P&L

Restaurants live and die by the margins. This week’s episode is all about knowing your P&L and and what your…

EPISODE 12 | July 23, 2019

Getting Butts in Seats!

This week’s episode of Opening Soon is all about how to maximize your digital presence, basically how you can fuel…

EPISODE 11 | July 16, 2019

Creating buzz and growing your audience with Jordana Rothman & Sue Chan

This episode of Opening Soon is all about communicating your brand to gain traction in the media to drive awareness…

EPISODE 10 | July 9, 2019

Designing a Beverage program to Drive Revenue with Ariel Arce and Jordan Salcito

This episode of Opening Soon is all about building out a beverage program to drive sales. Your beverage program is…

EPISODE 9 | July 2, 2019

Creating a Brand that lasts a Century and Beyond with Russ & Daughters

This week’s episode of Opening Soon is all about Creating a lasting brand. What better guests then Niki Russ Federman…

EPISODE 8 | June 25, 2019

Connecting The Kitchen & The Dining Room with Chef James Kent & Jeff Katz of Crown Shy

This week’s episode of Opening Soon is all about ushering in a culture that supports collaboration between the kitchen and…

EPISODE 7 | June 18, 2019

Efficiently navigating Hospitality Regulatory Agencies and hopefully saving some headaches and money!

This week’s episode of Opening Soon is all about permitting, licensing and navigating regulatory hurdles in order to open. How…

EPISODE 6 | June 11, 2019

Creating a Team & Fostering a strong Restaurant Culture

This week’s episode of Opening Soon is all how to Hire & Train the best of the best and how…

EPISODE 5 | June 4, 2019

Designing and building your dream restaurant

This week’s episode of Opening Soon is all about designing and building your dream restaurant with Chef Missy Robbins. You’ve…

EPISODE 4 | May 28, 2019

Sourcing while staying on brand and trying not breaking the bank!

This week’s episode of Opening Soon is all about sourcing. You’ve chosen your partners, you’ve got a lease and your…

EPISODE 3 | May 21, 2019

Location, Location, Location! FInding the Perfect Place to Launch your Business with Erin & Agatha of Ovenly

This week’s episode of Opening Soon is all about location, location location! How do you navigate the wild world of…

EPISODE 2 | May 14, 2019

Building a Partnership that Lasts Decades & Spans a Restaurant Empire

Hospitality professionals are historically under staffed, overworked and hyper focused on their tasks at hand inside their business. That doesn’t…

EPISODE 1 | May 7, 2019

Building a restaurant business, but first: The Plan!

Opening Soon is a weekly show that will walk you through the steps of opening a restaurant through conversations with…

EPISODE | April 30, 2019

Opening Soon: Trailer

Coming soon to HRN: Opening Soon is a weekly show about the journey of opening a restaurant featuring conversations with…