Payments HQ — With the NRA, Heartland, and MasterCard

On this NRA Special Report, brought to you by the Foodable Network, Host Paul Barron talks about new NRA initiative Payments HQ with Mike English, Executive Director of Product Development at Heartland Payment Systems; Jim Higgins, VP of Payments & Financial Services at the National Restaurant Association; and Janette McGrath, VP of Go-To Market Strategy USPD at MasterCard.

Payments HQ is a recently launched resource (which can be found on the NRA website here) that gathers information about payments in relation to the restaurant industry -- including new payments technologies -- for both NRA members and non-members. Watch the full episode above as our guests delve into how operators can benefit from Payments HQ, why Heartland and MasterCard have decided to get involved, and what insights these experts have on the future of mobile payments. 

Foodable Host Roundtable — Top Finds at NRA Show 2015

On this episode of On Foodable, brought to you by the Foodable Network, four Foodable hosts weigh in on their most interesting findings from this year’s NRA Show. Foodable Founder/CEO Paul Barron, Managing Editor Jessica Bryant and “Rock My Restaurant” co-hosts Eric Norman & Bill Bender join us to reveal some interesting products from the floor. Watch the full episode as they dive into a cost-effective, mobile contraption for on-site hydroponic farming, a flash-freeze system for barware and plates, no-scratch/no-cloud glassware, and gluten-free fare at the Show.

3 Innovative Operator Products From NRA Show 2015

On this episode of Rock My Restaurant, brought to you by the Foodable Network, co-hosts Eric Norman and Bill Bender are reporting from the Foodable Media Stage at the NRA Show. Watch the full episode as the two restaurant consultants review a range of products from the show, including BKON Craft Brewer, a touchscreen coffee and tea brewer with several benefits that only takes 15-20 minutes to install; EnviroPure Systems’ food waste management solution that uses technology to convert food waste into water; and products from Hestan, a fairly new high-end kitchen equipment company.

Exploring Gluten-Free Brands at the 2015 NRA Show

On this On Foodable episode, brought to you by the Foodable Network, Host Paul Barron explores gluten-free products at the 2015 National Restaurant Association Show. 

First stop? R.W. Bakers Co., a 15-year-old company that has one of the largest gluten-free manufacturing facilities in the U.S. Joining us from the brand are Cookie Jar Founder Stephanie Nelson and R.W. Bakers Gluten-Free Brand Manager Julie Kennebeck.

Next up, we chat with CEO Jimmy DeSisto of Venice Bakery, a 60-year-old family business that operates out of Los Angeles with two facilities — one that manufactures its wheat-based products and one that’s strictly for gluten-free products. Desisto discusses how a friend inspired the brand’s expansion into gluten-free, and what challenges came along with it.  

Insight Series — How Jersey Mike’s & HotSchedules Are Strengthening Team Member Experience

On this On Foodable Insight Series, brought to you by the Foodable Network, Jersey Mike’s Subs Owner/Operator Mac Shimmon and HotSchedules COO Ray Pawlikowski join Host Bill Bender to discuss team member experience. Watch the full episode to learn how Jersey Mike’s engages with customers, what solutions HotSchedules offers to strengthen internal staff relationships and fluency within a brand, and the formula for engaging Millennial employees.