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Own Your customer’s Phones

An independent restaurant owner and marketing CEO join forces to teach you how to drive sales through your customer's phones.

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Matt Plapp

CEO | America’s Best Restaurants

Helping Restaurants Find More Frequent Customers Is What Matt Does.

I know the reason most businesses DESPISE marketing, I’ve been in your shoes before. It’s because you have NO CLUE if it’s working and you work too freaking hard for your money to just give it away.

In April 2015 I decided to do something about that when my restaurant client
Nick said:

“You Can’t Deposit Likes In The Bank”

Shawn Walchef

Shawn Walchef

CEO | Cali BBQ Media

Shawn P. Walchef is the founder of Cali BBQ Media, podcast host, business coach, and proud dad.

Since opening Cali BBQ in 2008, he has grown his San Diego restaurant and media company into a global brand using digital tools and smartphone storytelling.\

As a restaurateur who opened during the Great Recession, Shawn learned to use the power of the Internet to stay in business.

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The Sad Reality For Restaurant Owners In 2023

In this episode of Own Their Phones, we dive deep and examine why some business owners continue to disregard the importance of social media. It’s a fact – people are constantly glued to their phones! So how come so many establishments still haven’t taken advantage of platforms like Facebook or Instagram? Shawn and I are going in-depth to figure out exactly what stands between them and success.  
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