Eatery Pulse News Network Readies Millennial Anchor Competition, First Edition of Digital Magazine for Washington, D.C.-Area Restaurateurs



Eatery Pulse News Network Readies Millennial Anchor Competition, First Edition of Digital Magazine for Washington, D.C.-Area Restaurateurs

Eatery Pulse News Network, an online, all-digital news network for restaurateurs in the Washington, D.C. area, which will debut January 2017, is readying its news anchor competition, set to launch before the end of the year. The anchor competition will be featured on YouTube, major social media networks, and conclude with a celebration announcing the news anchor selections.

The invite-only live event will be held at a yet-to-be-disclosed location in D.C.

“It’s a new era for D.C. in terms of its recognition at the table of major chef-driven cities, and so it’s time to open a new trade media chapter,” says Rick Zambrano, the network’s producer, as well as the magazine’s publisher. “Restaurateurs benefit from access to information and products from an all-digital network on nearly any smart device around them, so that’s what we’re set to unleash on the city in 2017.”

Zambrano anticipates key relationships within the D.C. restaurant industry will help micro-target content to local restaurateurs at levels of the success scale.

Eatery Pulse Digital magazine

Eatery Pulse Digital, the network’s flip-format magazine, will be also be launched January, featuring interviews with major movers and shakers in D.C., and the latest trends to help restaurateurs plan for and profit from 2017. Eatery Pulse Digital will be published monthly. Season One of the network’s news show, Restaurant Industry of the Future: Disruption. Provenance, will debut in late January after the magazine’s launch.

Both the online news show and digital magazine are the brainchild of Zambrano, a 15-year veteran of the food industry, with a myriad of experiences in environments comprising research firm, Fortune 500 retail and corporate restaurant. To boost the project even further, a local Consultant Consortium will add expertise on highly-meaningful topics and insights to be brought to be DC’s hard-working restaurateurs.

“As we talked about this project from the get go, we realized that restaurateurs in D.C. were innovating and creating businesses, but their access to trade news and best practices was not keeping with their pace,” adds Zambrano. “By launching this all-digital, fresh, focused trade news source, we’re making that commitment to support, inform, and inspire nearly any restaurateur that wants it in the DMV (D.C.-Maryland-Virginia market).

Collaboration is driving force of venture

Zambrano is propelled by the support of key influencers and restaurateurs in the city, as well as an upcoming industry crowdfunding campaign. The thousands of dollars to be raised by the campaign, and a subsequent capital raise in the summer,  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.

With just a few weeks until the debut of the video news show’s video competition for its anchor selection, there is much anticipation and excitement building around this new fresh, focused news source.

Building and accessing the Eatery Pulse toolkit

“Restaurateurs in the D.C. area, and soon, the Mid-Atlantic, will benefit from the perspective that we have to build the better information toolkit together, adds Zambrano.”When we build it and market it together, they will come.”

Restaurateurs, restaurant operators, restaurant managers, chefs, contributors, collaborators, sponsors, donors and publishing partners can contact the Eatery Pulse News Network team at partners@eaterypulse.net. Keep updated on the media venture at the upcoming 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 in just a few weeks.

Tune in to Disruption. Provenance. when the Eatery Pulse News Show debuts in late January 2017.

Eatery Pulse signals the debut of a restaurant industry news network in video format, accompanied by an informative, stylish, digital magazine for the D.C. area. 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 management 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.