Eatery Pulse News Network, an online, all-digital, trade news network for restaurateurs launching in the Washington, D.C. area has begun its competition for news anchor and the crowdfunding fueling the network’s production engine. Restaurant owners, operators, executives, and industry stakeholders will be getting a first glimpse of the potential news anchors, and the insights that are part of this new collaborative project born in the Nation’s Capital, featured on YouTube.
The project includes the creation of a video news channel, a digital magazine and a live-events networking platform for restaurateurs. At the head of the new venture is Rick Zambrano, its Producer-Publisher, a 15-year veteran of the food industry, with experiences developed in fast casual, a Fortune 500 retailer, a boutique research firm and entrepreneurship. Zambrano’s perspectives are unique, as chronicled in a recent interview for his crowdfunding project. Industry stakeholders who also support food businesses in the restaurant biodome may be interested in reviewing and supporting the crowdfunding campaign.
These stakeholders, his business colleagues and professional network can access the interview here and support the crowdfunding page, by clicking here: Zambrano is propelled by the support of key influencers and restaurateurs in the city, as well as the upcoming campaign. The thousands of dollars to be raised by the campaign, a Friends & Family and subsequent investment, will ignite an all-digital news source comprising robust, data-driven insights and hyper-local news briefs in the form of video, flip magazine and live events.
A show and magazine powered by Gen Y and Gen Z
“When we started involving young talent in the project, we realized how different the show could be,” says Zambrano. “Not only are they helping with the energy level and enthusiasm for the show, they are a source of inside perspectives and inspiration. They are the generations who are changing the way we think about food, technology and their convergence. From a restaurateur perspective, as we look toward the future, we need to get on the Gen Y/Gen Z train, or be left behind. Key backers of the show in the form of distributors, food purveyors and technology vendors are excited to have an early chance to be involved.”
Eatery Pulse News is collaborating with Hbf Talent Agency, a division of Hbf Enterprise, in sourcing its news anchors and providing product placement and advertorial opportunities for restaurant-facing purveyors and advertisers. (email@example.com)
Zambrano has discussed topics, including changing consumer behavior, digital convergence, the digital casual segment, virtual restaurants, and the culture of convenience using networking, social media and previous publishing platforms, dating back to 2011. He has worked with food trends and the consumer behaviors that are driving them ending with a speaking engagement debut at a culinary conference in New Orleans in 2015.
Beefing up the restaurateur toolkit
The three prongs of the Eatery Pulse News Network are completed by live events. The educational and networking events are projected to start in the spring, contingent on insider support and sponsorship.
Restaurateurs, restaurant operators, restaurant managers, chefs, content and campaign contributors, collaborators, sponsors, and publishing partners can contact the Eatery Pulse News Network team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep updated on the media venture at the eaterypulse.com website. Expect to have access to news briefs, launch milestones, media kit downloads and links to the network’s restaurant industry crowdfunding campaign moving forward.
Eatery Pulse signals the arrival of a restaurant industry trade news network in online video format, accompanied by an informative, stylish, digital magazine for the D.C. area and a live events platform. The all-digital news network will cover cutting-edge news topics, best practices and hyper-local D.C.-area trends comprising technology, including mobile and IoRT, culinary trends and insights, marketing & social media, operations, and new concept design. The project is headed by Rick Zambrano, who is a trend analyst, entrepreneur and small business consultant for foodservice operators and small businesses in the DMV (D.C.-Md.-Va.) market. Zambrano’s experiences in the corporate realm of restaurants and food retailing, with a background in publishing, writing, editing, research and financial analysis, bode well for the media venture, which has access to a Consultant Consortium advisory group.