May 10, 2021
Last Wednesday, May 5th my conversation with Del Taco CMO Tim Hackbardt aired on The Cutting Onions Podcast. But I wanted to share a clip from our conversation here. One question I ask everyone who is a guest on my podcast is what is one lesson that is not taught in restaurant leadership as much as it should be? Tim's answer was a beauty. Enjoy!Read the Full Post
May 3, 2021
Check out this clip from my podcast conversation with Tim Hackbardt, CMO of Del Taco. This is a brilliant trick any restaurant brand can do to innovate their menu.
April 20, 2021
How does the restaurant industry move forward post-COVID? For the first time most restaurant companies are on the same playing field regardless of their size. More than ever restaurants are competing for the same dining dollars.
March 22, 2021
Longtime Nashville chef Jeremy Barlow has come up with an amazing idea I happened upon during my trip to Music City this past weekend. Located in the ever bustling 12 South district in Nashville, ‘Insert Chef Here’ is Jeremy’s idea to help keep chefs being able to cook for people...
March 1, 2020
Ever since I found this picture of me as an employee of the McDonald's in Blue Springs Missouri back in 1984, I have been thinking about my sixteen-year-old self and what I was dreaming about back then.
December 30, 2019
Bobby is ready to deliver keynote motivational speeches, and restaurant industry presentations on highly relevant topics for leaders around the important subjects of team building and building strong people cultures. Over the last few years Bobby has spoken to the Florida State Nutrition Association, the Fort Osage School District, and for restaurant industry service companies like ROSnet and Fast Casual, just to name a few.
December 19, 2019
Sabotage is defined as deliberately destroying, damaging, or obstructing something. The art of sabotage is not solely linked to military or political situations. It is also tied closely to what we do professionally and personally. Most people would never consider that their actions actually contribute to self-sabotage at work, but they in fact contribute at a higher level than any of us realize in the moment.
December 13, 2019
It can be scary to start over. Especially when it’s a long process to start over. My journey of beginning again started over 7 years ago and it is still in progress. It’s been a long, long road and that road has been filled with many obstacles, and then when there weren’t obstacles there wasn’t a road at all. It was an uncharted path and one I had never been on before.
I am ready to embrace a new year, new decade, and new opportunities. I am ready to be a better husband, father, brother, friend, neighbor and leader. I am excited to wrap my arms around the people closest to me while working to build community with those I don’t know as well.
December 12, 2019
Writing about things that didn’t turn out the way you’d hoped is not an easy task. But the reality is, if I talk about authenticity and transparency, which I do all the time, then I have to represent that in everything I do and in everything I say. While there is hope on the other side of disappointment, you have to go through the struggle first.