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Ladies & gentlemen, Ben had/has the COVIDs. Also, today we talk summer hiring, business travel, work flexibility and a trip to Connecticut! As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-the-weeds-with-ben-randall/id869521547 int…
 
On today's show we're talking about the future of dining rooms, a listener hips us to a new-ish service style, we mock some restaurant names and shorten up our Homebuying Corner even more! As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podc…
 
Today we're talking 5-Hour Energy swag, Jack's BBQ in Nashville TN, Starved Rock Coffee Co, marinating pork in Flamin' Hot Mountain Dew and abolishing tipping for the good of everyone. It's a rambly one. As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) https://podcasts.ap…
 
Today we're talking (more) house-hunting stuff, FoodDance Cafe's closure in Kalamazoo, Cream-Nut Peanut Butter, Grub Hub's "free lunch" and Jif's peanut butter recall. As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-the-weeds-with…
 
Today we're talking house-buying (again), Mountain Dew gives us a Mouth UTI and SolidTeknics is still not sponsoring us. Also, Starbucks engages in union busting and the 'meat shortage' was more of an 'actual lie/gouging'. As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) …
 
Today we're talking MadeIn Cookware (not a sponsor), Whittingham Meats (not a sponsor), E.Coli beef recalls (DEFINITELY not a sponsor) and what should you do when the store makes an error in your favor? As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) https://podcasts.app…
 
Today we talk Dave's Coffee Syrup, our Śmigus-dyngus celebrations, Papa John's rebrand (pending), we advocate for a BBQ meritocracy-based government, and hey, Ben's house sold! As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-the-w…
 
Today we prepare to celebrate Dyngus Day, an ancient holiday from Poland that we just learned about. How have we never heard of this holiday before?!? Also, we talk hiring concerns, El Milagro's tortilla lines are back in operations and how old is TOO old for A-1 steak sauce? As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 …
 
Monkeys harvest coconuts? Gordon Ramsay applauds restaurants closing? Ben's house is on the market? What a time to be alive! As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-the-weeds-with-ben-randall/id869521547 intheweedswbr.com …
 
Today we're talking stuffed bananas, Applebees executing wage theft, boxes just full of dicks and Corner Gas. Remember kids, when you interview, the company is showing you who they are. As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast…
 
Do you own a Russian Papa John's? Do you put pineapple on your pizza? Have you ever had wine at a Starbucks? Is 'The Beaver Cleaver' a Canadian sex move? All these questions answered, and more! As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) https://podcasts.apple.com/us…
 
Thinking about getting sober but you work in hospitality? Woof. You're in for it. As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-the-weeds-with-ben-randall/id869521547 intheweedswbr.com @wurstharold (twitter) https://www.redbubbl…
 
Ok everybody, we're merging our two pods into one. Get ready for a weekly dive into the tricky world of sobriety in the restaurant industry, courtesy my other show, This Empty Glass. As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in…
 
Can you smoke meat over a smoldering piano? Can leftovers make your legs fall off? What restaurant has an 'ethics document'? All this and more! As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-the-weeds-with-ben-randall/id869521547…
 
Look. We didn't want to talk about Russia's completely unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, their neighboring sovereign nation. We didn't want to talk about COVID either, but it affects our food supply chain. Also, Ben's making ribs, Papa John's Schnattering all over CPAC and we talk about closing restaurants for tax purposes. As always, find us here: h…
 
Today we're talking MORE supply-line issues, we're chasing debit cards, we discuss Little Caesar's Barman/MaxiPad-shaped pizza and why are people still dunking on Subway? As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-the-weeds-w…
 
You guys; we did it. Or at least Ben did it. We tried the Oscar Mayer Hydrating Face Mask Horror Show. And oh, man does it make you look like a depraved serial killer. Also; we talk kitchen renovation, East Coast snow storms and dead kitchen equipment. As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.co…
 
On tonight's show, we talk about Oscar Mayer's moisturizing facemask (not joking), drinking Eco-San, the continued 'voluntary resignation' of the workforce and local Chicago donuts. As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-…
 
Tonight we're talking Starbucks unionizing, Chicago's public school woes, proof-of-vaccine requirements, anti-viral herbs and Half Price Cooks! As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-the-weeds-with-ben-randall/id869521547…
 
Happy New Year! Today we're talking Popeye's and the dearth of fried chicken in Northern Michigan, COVID vaccine requirements in Chicago, a near-miss in Ben's kitchen, the odd tie between olive oil and the Mafia, and maybe, just maybe, Steve Gutenber's Bible. As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.insta…
 
Welcome to that weird week between Christmas and New Years! Today we're talking the Kellogg strike, T-Dog hot sauces, COVID restaurant closures and Christmas dinners. As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-the-weeds-with-…
 
Today we're talking Christmas Cookies, COVID concerns, bizarre Italian food theater indoor holiday markets. As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-the-weeds-with-ben-randall/id869521547 intheweedswbr.com @wurstharold (twi…
 
This is it, kids, I tried the new & (not) improved Burger King Italian Chicken Sandwich. It was...an experience. Also, Steve went on a cruise, and we talk more about the ongoing 'labor shortage'. As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) https://podcasts.apple.com/…
 
It's the weekend after thanksgiving! Join us for a wrap-up of our celebrations and a look ahead to Christmas. Also, the BK Italian Chicken Sandwich is back? As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-the-weeds-with-ben-randal…
 
Alright, kids, however you celebrate Thanksgiving, we hope you have a safe, healthy and above all DELICIOUS one. We address a few pitfalls, talk Pizza vs the IRS, and broach the subject of Discomfort Foods. As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) https://podcasts…
 
You think it could never happen to you, then you erase an entire edited episode. Learn all about it here! As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-the-weeds-with-ben-randall/id869521547 intheweedswbr.com @wurstharold (twitt…
 
Today we're talking Aluminum shortage, tax fraud, haunted restaurants and dunkleosteus teeth. Yeah. As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-the-weeds-with-ben-randall/id869521547 intheweedswbr.com @wurstharold (twitter) ht…
 
Today we sit down with Hanalei Souza to talk about her book, 'Nice Work, Boys!', her career and about being a young woman behind the line in a busy restaurant. Find out everything about her here: www.ladylinecook.com, or check her out on instagram @ladylinecook. As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.in…
 
You guys. I had the opportunity to sit & chat with Holly Verbeck of https://makeyourbusinesscook.com/ to talk about the present of the industry, the future of the industry and the vast amount of options open to chefs who want to go independent. Find Holly here: E Holly@MakeYourBusinessCook.comW www.MakeYourBusinessCook.com As always, find us here: …
 
Heya everybody, we have a missing chef out there. HIs family is worried about him, his colleagues are worried about him, hell, I'm worried about him. If you're in contact with Clyde Dolan, no pressure, he doesn't need to do anything, just let him know that we're all concerned. Hospitality mental health is still a huge taboo, but there are resources…
 
Tonight we're talking apple picking, the Kellogg's workers' strike, fast food can't hire, almonds and Dwayne 'The Big Milk' Johnson. As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-the-weeds-with-ben-randall/id869521547 intheweeds…
 
Today we're talking with Carolyn Phillips, author of At The Chinese Table (out in hardcover now) about her experience moving to Taiwan alone and falling in love with China, Chinese food & culture and everything associated with that! Find Carolyn here: https://www.instagram.com/therealmadamehuang/ https://www.madamehuang.com/ As always, find us here…
 
Happy Labor Day! Today we're talking vendors on strike, farmer's markets, cocaine pizzas, MacDonald's ice cream machines (sorry, broken) and movie restaurants. Remember, when you're here, you're FAMILY. As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) https://podcasts.app…
 
Welcome back! We're talking fancy donuts, 'potato broth', ditching out of restaurant work, theme cruises and why the hell is there no Fast & Furious/Olive Garden crossover? When you're here, you're FAMILY. As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) https://podcasts.…
 
Today we're talking the ongoing labor shortage PLUS foodservice-related jobs you can get which are not in the super-stressful restaurant scene. Also, there's potato milk? And of course, Dick's Sporting Goods did me wrong. Dick's Sporting Bads? Dick's Unsporting Goods? Spotted Dick's Unsporting Bads? As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com…
 
Today we're talking further news about Nini's Deli's (ill-concieved, hate-filled) reopening, really goofy ice cream flavors and what kind of food town is Chicago, really? As always, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/774902433251568 https://www.instagram.com/chefbenrandall/ (instagram) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-the-weeds-w…
 
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