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Rory Balkin Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast

Rory is a donut blogger turned restaurant marketing coach and event organizer. She helps busy donut shops and bakery owners create compelling marketing so that they can turn followers into customers. Rory also connects donut lovers with the best artisan donuts across the country. In Texas, she co-hosts the annual Dallas Donut Fest, transforming the 2020 festival into a drive-thru version with a Halloween theme. Rory's philosophy is that baked goods serve as a canvas for self-expression and a vessel for storytelling. She shares her favorite desserts and marketing tips on her Instagram feed @donutdigest and at

Check out episode 693 with Terry Pham as mentioned in today's episode!

Check out episode 791 with Guy Clarke as mentioned in today's episode!

Check out Georgette Packaging | Carbon Neutral Packaging as suggested by Rory.

Show notes…

Calls to ACTION!!!

Favorite success quote or mantra:

"Being ready is a decision, not a feeling."

In today's episode with Rory Balkin we will discuss:

  • higher margins in valume and premium coffee.
  • catering is not
  • from front to catering customer
    • experience
    • Tell them
    • Digital aspect
      • reach
  • social vs catering
  • 3 things that have changed
    • demand for individual package
    • flexible setting
    • contactless experience.
  • 3 things that haven't changed
    • people still need to eat
    • people still want to be celebrating
    • People want to belong.
  • Corporate catering VS Social catering
  • Digging in a little more to corporate catering
  • Sneak peak of how to building a catering list.

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Contact info:

Donut Digest on Instagram: @donutdigest


Thanks for listening!

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Huge thanks to Rory Balkin for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!


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