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The top 10 episodes of the year from Extra Serving: A podcast by Nation’s Restaurants News

C-suite executives from Bloomin’, BurgerFi, Checkers and Rally’s, Jersey Mike’s, Lazy Dog and more spoke with NRN editors this year about the industry and its future

2020 has been a tumultuous year, to say the least. It was also a year when restaurant operators were hungry to hear from other operators about how they were managing through the pandemic.

This year, we heard from some of the nation’s top restaurant executives as they navigated a world of dining room shutdowns and layoffs, the shift to off-premise, PPE, PPP and employee and customer safety.

During the recording of one episode with the CEO of Lazy Dog, Chris Simms, California officials issued a mask mandate and Simms reacted in real-time to the news, sharing the plans for his workers.

Bloomin’ Brands CEO David Deno spoke about how the company made it through the pandemic without laying off a single worker.

We also had our first-ever returning guest, Charlie Guzzetta, now president of BurgerFi, who spoke about the brand’s new sustainability initiatives, despite increased reliance on single-use plastics as a result of coronavirus sanitation protocols.

Podcasts also included conversations with execs from Checkers and Rally’s, Roy Rogers, Fields Good Chicken, DoorDash, Del Taco, Donato’s and more.

Take a look at our top 10 most-listened-to podcasts in 2020.

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