Out with the old, in with the new

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Originally aired on October 12th, 2021.
It has been a little while since we last had the opportunity to talk so I would like to start off by saying Thank you…. Thank you for continuing to support this show and tuning in today.  For those of you joining us for the first time, go ahead and click subscribe or follow in your podcasting software so you don’t miss a single episode of the Tech Chef. Today’s theme is about “out with the old, in with the new.”  Today’s show will be a very abbreviated show and we won’t have a guest on like we normally do.  The show is all about what I have been up to and what is coming up! First and foremost, I am announcing here, for the first time, that I have spent my last days at 4R Restaurant Group and have moved on to a new company.  I will always cherish my time at 4Rivers and all of the amazing team members that I had the opportunity to work with and the accomplishments we have fulfilled.  I would also like to thank John Rivers for his leadership during the time I was working at his company.  He is truly a lighthouse in our community.  In regards to where I have landed, well, that is the big news I promised you today. I am officially announcing that I have joined Virtual Dining Concepts as the SVP of Technology.   This is great step for me in my career as I help build, what I believe, is one of the most cutting edge concepts currently in the restaurant market space.  So what is VDC and what are they all about, you ask?  VDC offers restaurant owners an easy solution to generate more revenue out of your existing kitchens with minimal impact to current operations. Attract new customers with delivery-only menus using food delivery services.  The magic of Robert Earl, who also owns Earl Enterprises, is that he has joined up with well-known celebrities and brands that will bring instant virtual kitchen success to your business.  Brands such as NASCAR, Mr. Beast Burger, Bar Stool Bites, Guy Fieri’s Flavortown are just a small portion of the brands that are offered and there are so many more in the pipeline.  If you are interested and would like more information on becoming a partner, please visit https://www.virtualdiningconcepts.com. So on the heals of that news, hopefully you are all getting ready for the MURTEC Executive Summit which will be from Wednesday through Friday, October 13-15th.   Once again, out with the old, in with the new…… FINALLY we are meeting in person after…..how long?  I will be speaking on Friday in a session called: Research Super Session Panel: HT’s 2021 Customer Engagement Technology Study featuring: – Daniel Connolly, Professor, Drake University – Marybeth Pearce, Executive Director, Comcast Business – Mike Maxwell, Chief Technology Officer, Hathway – Your’s truly Hotel & restaurant guests have ranked the tech-driven experiences that influence their willingness to spend — including mobility, off-prem solutions, and preferences around ordering and payments. Our panel will reveal the results of its annual Customer Engagement Technology Study, and ask us, as a panel of industry voices to weigh in on how these solutions can drive revenue in 2022 and beyond. If you have not signed up yet but would still like to attend, please make sure you visit https://www.murtecsummit.com/ I truly hope you can join us this week in Orlando.   With guest speakers such as Donald Burns, otherwise known as the Restaurant Coach as well as keynote speakers Ben Hall, CIO for Krispy Kreme and Paul Macaluso, President and CEO of Another Broken Egg, this particular year of the MURTEC Executive Summit will be special.

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Since I will be at the conference this week, I am hoping to grab so great live interviews with our several of our well respected thought leaders.  I guess at this point, our guest next week will be a surprise…. even to me!
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