Category: Featured Spotlight

February 14, 2023 Featured Spotlight

How Technology Can Help Black-Owned Restaurants Thrive

Black-owned restaurants provide a visible representation of the entrepreneurial spirit and success of African American communities. They serve as a source of inspiration and encouragement for aspiring black business owners and entrepreneurs. At the Digital Restaurant Association (DRA), we believe in the power of the culinary arts and local restaurants to bring people and our […]

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February 7, 2023 Featured Spotlight

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire

How this smoked meat platform ignites digital business.  Shawn P. Walchef (@shawnpwalchef) is the founder of Cali BBQ Media, a podcast host, a business coach, and a proud dad. Since opening Cali BBQ in 2008, his family-run restaurant and media company in San Diego has generated more than $30 million in sales. As part of […]

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January 16, 2023 Featured Spotlight

Applauding Ovation: A Conversation with Zack Oates

Zack Oates is the founder and CEO of Ovation, the no. 1 restaurant feedback platform in America. He is also a husband, author, innovation consultant, and blogger. We recently caught up with him to learn more about his work, how he got his start in the food industry and how technology can improve the relationships […]

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