Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 5

In today’s episode, special guests Chef Tory McPhail of the New Orleans famous Commander’s Palace, Randy Daniel of OMW Restaurant Holdings in Lafayette, and the LRA’s own VP of Membership Pam St. Pierre will join hosts Stan Harris, LRA President & CEO and Wendy Waren, VP of Communications.

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 4

We open episode 4 “The Lost Month” with an interview between Stan Harris and Newell Normal of WWL radio who discuss the state of industry as we assess impacts nearly a month later from the state mandated stay at home order. Then we’ll hear from the front lines of franchising: what franchisors, franchisees, and multi-unit operators are doing to keep their businesses and their people afloat. Guests include Scott Taylor, President and COO of Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux, Paul Huston of Taste Buds Management and Greg Hamer of B&G Food Enterprises.

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 3

In today’s episode, hosts Stan Harris, LRA President & CEO and Wendy Waren, VP of Comm, will speak with Emery Whalen, CEO and founder of QED Hospitality, Jason Jones, Regional Sales Manager for Sysco New Orleans, and Sal Bivalacqua, owner and founder of Seven Three Distilling about phases of legislation, a new business loan program, and how their businesses have pivoted through times of crisis.

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 2

The LRA presents a special edition podcast, “Conversations in the COVID Crisis,” capturing the stories of our industry during the most unprecedented of times. Join your hosts LRA President & CEO Stan Harris and VP of Communications Wendy Waren as they discuss the challenges the industry faces in the wake of COVID-19. Special guests Andy Kopplin, President & CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, Stephen Hightower, Managing Partner of City Group Hospitality in Baton Rouge, and Don Noel, President and Minority Partner with Port Orleans Brewing, will talk about their experiences too.

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 1

The LRA presents a special edition podcast, “Conversations in the COVID Crisis,” capturing the stories of our industry during the most unprecedented of times. Join your hosts LRA President & CEO Stan Harris and VP of Communications Wendy Waren as they discuss the challenges the industry faces in the wake of COVID-19. Special guests Melvin Rodrigue, 2020 NRA Chair & President of Galatoire’s Restaurant in New Orleans and Peter Sclafani, 2020 LRA Chair & Owner of Phil’s Oyster Bar, P-Beaux’s and Portabello’s in Baton Rouge will talk about their experiences too.