Restaurant Podcasts

Table Touch Podcast 002 — Taco Bell, Snapchat, Selfies, and NRN’s ‘The Next 20’


Brandon and Randy are back for episode #2 of Table Touch. And you thought (hoped?) we’d give up after just one episode. We are far more resilient than that.

Randy and I talk about some great news and trends in the restaurant industry in this second episode, and we’ve got some really fun and great guests lined up to talk with us in the coming weeks.

Let’s dig into this show’s specific topics.

More About This Episode

  • Randy and I tackle Nation’s Restaurant News and its Next 20. Note: NRN has also announced its 2014 Breakout Brands, and I don’t mind admitting that I got the two a bit confused for a bit, while Randy was completely dialed-in on the brands he was mentioning. We talk Fatburger, Topper’s, Robek’s, Le Pain Quotidien, and many more.
  • We discuss Taco Bell and its use of the Snapchat social network and it prompted a conversation about several other brands’ use of social media in innovative ways. Really, with social media it’s not about what YOU share as a brand, it’s what others share ABOUT YOU, that you then capitalize on.
  • Restaurants are figuring out that when it comes to Millennials, and wannabe Millennials, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Restaurants jumping on the selfie bandwagon, that’s what we talk about next.

We play “When I Say ________, You Say ________” again. This time, Randy’s got a series of restaurant industry terms he throws at me and I do my best to grapple with them.

Longer episode, this one is. Enjoy!

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About the author

Brandon Hull

Brandon is the original founder of He has helped thousands of restaurants implement innovative marketing strategies, campaigns, and tactics by incorporating new technology, in order to attract loyal guests.