Does Your Restaurant Run Without YOU?!

If you’re out of the office, out of state, or even out of the country will your business run without you?


In this episode of Own Their Phones, we discuss how to put the correct pieces in place to have a restaurant or business run without you!

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Own Their Phones – Episode 6 – Get In Front Of The Camera!

It’s Wednesday which can only mean one thing… It’s time to Own Their Phones! I’m joined today by my podcast partner, Shawn Walchef and in this episode, we are going to be talking about getting out in front of the camera and the importance of creating content that tells your brand’s story.

You can expect to hear about:
– A refresher on who we are.
– The advantages restaurant owners have in today’s digital age.
– The platforms you need to be on TODAY.
– The importance of telling your brand’s story.
– How everyone plays a role on social media.
– Much more.

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This is where it all started!

This is where it all started!

Hofbräuhaus Newport was the first restaurant I worked with to create a social media marketing plan!

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Do Customers View Your Restaurants Food As Safe In All Instances?

Think about it, we now get food from restaurants in a multitude of ways. We eat in the restaurant, we use carryout, your team delivers it or last but not least, a 3rd party delivers it.

Ask yourself this question, does your process in all 4 circumstances SQUASH any customer concerns?

In episode 132 of the Restaurant Expert Roundup I want to talk with Nathan Jarvis about this topic, since he covered some variations of this in his podcast in October 2021.

Nathan is the host of the “Restaurant Relevance” podcast, a Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Houston – Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, an expert in the intersection of culinary, hospitality, and food science; Food and beverage hospitality education; Applied food safety and more!

You can connect with him on LinkedIn @

FYI, the episode I’m referring to is:
In Season 1, Episode 5 = “Perceived food safety in restaurants, delivery, and at home”

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MP TV with Matt Plapp – My FIRST Employee!

This week on MP TV were throwing it back… WAY BACK! I had my first employee EVER in the studio. Ashley Mullins has been with me for 11 years now and I thought it was about time we had her on the podcast considering she is the H.B.I.C. If you don’t know what that stands for you’re going to want to check out this episode!

You can expect to hear about:

How we met.
– What Ashley does for America’s Best Restaurants.
– The growth she has had throughout her career.
– What it means to be the H.B.I.C.
– Things she loves most about her job.
– Much more!

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You NEED to be in the BLUE OCEAN!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…


Restaurant owners have to do things differently in order to stand out!

Ryan Yauger from Peace Love & Little Donuts understands this!

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“What The Hell Do You Do?” with Matt Plapp

Our team is one of our best pieces of content, and we don’t show them off enough! In this new video series “What The Hell Do You Do” we will be showing off our fantastic employees!

This is Lisa Bailey and she is our self-proclaimed “Content Queen”! She creates a ton of social media content for restaurants working with us!

In this episode you can expect to learn:

– Who Lisa is.
– What she does for the company.
– Examples of her work.
– And much more!

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You NEED to see this website!

I want you to go to this website:

This page is updated daily with live questions that we ask restaurants!

I want to teach you how to outsmart your competition! So click the link below to watch the full episode:

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I know Matt Plapp!

I know Matt Plapp!

Do you know him?

This story is legendary and spoiling it on Instagram would not do it justice! Head over to my YouTube channel to hear it. Link below:

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