August 22nd, 2015 – The Restaurant Brokers, Eric and Robin Gagnon, are joined on their weekly radio show by First Watch The Daytime Café and Flying Biscuit Café to talk breakfast concepts - one of the hottest day parts today in the restaurant industry!
This week Eric and Robin are talking to restaurant operators that are breaking eggs and cooking up both omelets and profits! That’s right they’ve got two industry leaders with a pulse on the hottest breakfast menu trends and we’re EGGcited to let you listen in on the fun. They’ll talk about what “deskfast” is, how Flying Biscuit café is staying ahead in the “Year of the Yolk” and what golfing has to do with how First Watch came to be.
Breakfast is on the rise, especially with fast-food chains, McDonald’s has been serving breakfast for years and Taco Bell recently launched their breakfast menu and it has boomed. Is fast-food breakfast just a competition between fast-food chains or is it negatively affecting restaurants like First Watch and Flying Biscuit sales? Actually, one of our guests say they love that Taco Bell has started serving breakfast. “I want to send Taco Bell a thank you note!”
According to some recent research 69 percent of those who eat any breakfast foods during the week consider low cholesterol or heart healthy claims important when selecting food. So what about healthy dining? What are these restaurants doing to bring in and satisfy those people? For the Flying Biscuit they’re offering alternatives like turkey bacon and fresh fruit. For First Watch they’re offering a Gluten-Free Guide, Quinoa Bowls and they don’t charge extra for healthy substitutes. “We don’t penalize people for eating healthy.”
So what are the challenges for Fresh Watch only being open from 7am to 2:30 pm? What are the challenges for Flying Biscuit serving breakfast from 7am to 10 pm? What are these restaurants doing to serve their community? What advice are they giving to would-be restaurateurs? Could this be the right concept for you? Tune in this weekend for answers to these questions and more with Eric and Robin Gagnon as they Satisfy your appetite for acquisition, feed the need for restaurant reality and serve up a recipe for business success on GLN the Good Living Network next week, Monday at 2pm EST, Tuesday at 9PM EST and Thursday at 3PM EST.
This Week’s Guests:
Chief Marketing Officer of First Watch Chris Tomasso:
Chris Tomasso. Mr Tomasso is a seasoned marketing and branding professional with more than 20 years’ experience guiding some of the most well-known brands in the restaurant and entertainment industries.
First Watch begins each morning at the crack of dawn, slicing fresh fruits and vegetables, baking muffins and whipping up their French toast batter from scratch. Everything is made to order, and freshness is never compromised. They don’t use heat lamps or deep fryers First Watch uses only the finest ingredients possible for the freshest taste around.
President and Co-Founder of Flying Biscuit Daryl Dollinger:
Daryl Dollinger Since 2007, has been the president and co-founder of Big Game Brands (formerly Raving Brands), which includes The Flying Biscuit Café where on an average week close to 5 thousand biscuits are being baked, per location.
As the head of the company, he oversees functions including franchisee marketing, sourcing and qualification, sales and recruiting, franchisee relations, franchise training and operations, real estate, legal, finance and general administration. Dollinger is the key player on the management team since the company's inception five years ago. He works with a diverse team of eight individuals who assist in the management of the enterprise. Prior to his time with the company, Dollinger was involved in all facets of restaurant management with companies such as ARAMARK and Einstein’s Bagels. He is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
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