The Restaurant Coach Podcast

Donald Burns

Get cutting edge tools, techniques, tips and straight talk from the world’s leading restaurant coach. Donald Burns is know for unique programs and methods that create dramatic results for his clients. When restaurant owners or chefs need change and success they call The Restaurant Coach. Are you ready to take your business and life to the next level?

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Welcome to The Restaurant Coach Podcast. It is the cure for the common restaurant. I just wrapped up my annual three day in person LIVE event called The Restaurant Success Summit and if you missed it…You missed over 18 hours of knowledge bombs being dropped from guest speakers like Kelley Jones, Bruce Irving, Bo Bryant, … Continue reading Episode 84 – Fatal Mistakes That Restaurants Make →

Nov 3

49 min 10 sec

Welcome to The Restaurant Coach Podcast. It is the cure for the common restaurant. So let me ask you a question…are you having a hard time finding people to work at your restaurant? I hear from so many restaurant owners each week saying that the war for talent is on like Donkey Kong. But is … Continue reading Episode 83 – The Cure For the Labor Crisis →

Oct 17

36 min 10 sec

Welcome to The Restaurant Coach Podcast. It is the cure for the common restaurant. If you are looking for the edge that could give you the breakthrough you want for your restaurant then check out a couple of my LIVE training sessions that I offer in Scottsdale, Arizona. Every other month I hold a very … Continue reading Episode 82 – Lessons from Wolfgang Puck’s Kitchen with Gregg Brickman →

Oct 10

41 min 19 sec

Welcome to The Restaurant Coach Podcast. It is the cure for the common restaurant. Make sure to mark you calendar and secure your seat for my annual Restaurant Success Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona this October 25-27th. It’s 3 intense days with 18 workshops and six industry experts that are all committed to you breaking free … Continue reading Episode 81 – The 12 Bullsh*t Lies You Tell Yourself →

Oct 4

28 min 39 sec

Welcome to The Restaurant Coach Podcast. It is the cure for the common restaurant restaurant. If you haven’t heard, my first book: Your Restaurant Sucks is going to be available on Audible! I was fortunate to work with Professional narrator Sean Pratt on this project. The book sounds amazing and I hope you enjoy the … Continue reading Episode 80 – Running a Restaurant is Like Herding Cats →

Aug 31

52 min 48 sec

Welcome to The Restaurant Coach Podcast. It is the cure for the common restaurant. First off I want to announce some exciting news! My first book Your Restaurant Sucks is going to be available on Audible very soon as an audio book! Yes, I know it’s taken awhile to get here and I am very … Continue reading Episode 79 -The Cure To Finding Staff…It’s Your Culture! →

Aug 15

40 min 44 sec

Welcome to The Restaurant Coach Podcast. It is the cure for the common restaurant. What drives guest loyalty? Is it food? Is it service? Is it the decor? What if a little bit of everything that creates a specific guest journey. Your guest journey is a lot like your culture…it’s there weather you know it … Continue reading Episode 78 – Why Your Guest Journey is Mission Critical →

Aug 6

40 min 40 sec

Welcome to another episode of The Restaurant Coach Podcast. It is the cure for the common restaurant. I get interviewed quite often to be on other podcast and today I wanted to share with you an interview I did with Rev Ciancio and John Shaw from their Restaurant Executive Mastery Podcast. During this interview I … Continue reading Episode 77 – Restaurant Success is 80% Mindset →

Jul 25

52 min 50 sec

Welcome to another episode of The Restaurant Coach Podcast. It is the cure for the common restaurant. As restaurants recover from the pandemic you might have noticed a shift in guest dining behavior. While the pandemic did drive takeout and delivery to new heights…the demand is still high. Having a solid way to interact with … Continue reading Episode 76 – Listen To Your Guests Or Lose with Zack Oates →

Jul 18

52 min 44 sec

Welcome to The Restaurant Coach Podcast! It is the cure for the common restaurant. I’m putting the final edits on my third book called Your Restaurant Culture Sucks. I choose the topic of culture because I think it is the secret sauce that separates the good, from the great, from those that truly are outstanding … Continue reading Episode 75 – The REAL Secret to Restaurant Success is Culture →

Jul 11

37 min 40 sec