Out To Lunch

Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. and Fridays at 6:30 p.m.

When you tune in to Out to Lunch, you'll find economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant.

Each week Peter invites guests from the new world of the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc. magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the U.S. to be an entrepreneur, and Out to Lunch is at the forefront of the new New Orleans.

Out to Lunch is also available on the It's New Orleans website.

Major support for Out to Lunch comes from Jones Walker and IBERIABANK. Additional support comes from LUBA Workers' Comp.

Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

If you’re on Facebook, you see photos of yourself pop up from two, three, or ten years ago. Even though they’re photos that you posted, you still get a surprise to see what you looked like and what you were doing just a few years ago.

If we took snapshots of our work environment we might feel the same way. The way we work is constantly evolving. Peter's guests on this edition of Out to Lunch represent two snapshots of where we are as a workforce.

Peter Ricchiuti and guests on this week's Out to Lunch.
Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

One of the topics in the national debate these days is trade. Meaning imports and exports. On Out to lunch, Peter and his guests take a look at two of the most obscure imports into the United States, and New Orleans. One from Britain, the other from Italy.

Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

Two years ago on Out to Lunch we met two very interesting entrepreneurs.

Today, Haley Burns and Libby Fisher are Peter's guests on Out to Lunch. Two years later, things are very different for both of them.

Out to Lunch, with Peter Ricchiuti.
Alison Moon / WWNO

There are places in the world nobody wants to be. Jail. Hospital. And stuck in an airport, which can feel like a combination of the previous two.

New Orleans entrepreneurs Josh Reyher from Mobile Qubes and Trey Fayard from GLO Airlines join host Peter Ricchiuti on this edition of Out to Lunch.

Peter Ricchiuti.
Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

We’ve seen major sectors of the US economy change over the last few years. Retail and energy have both been shaken up. But probably nothing has gotten more people shaken up than changes in healthcare.

Peter's guests on this edition of Out to Lunch are shaking up healthcare in New Orleans.

Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

When you’re starting your own business you often hear two pieces of advice. "Do something you love." And, "use your personal experience to better understand your business."

They're talking about the self generating loop of feeling good and looking good on this edition of Out to Lunch.

Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

You’d have to be a certain age and have a certain kind of musical taste to remember Peter Allen singing, “All our dreams will come true again, when everything old is new again.” Today on Out to Lunch Peter is talking with two business people who are taking old fashioned taste and recycling it for a new market. Their businesses couldn’t be more different. But their reinvention of products based on a more innocent past are strangely similar.

Out to Lunch, with Peter Ricchiuti.
Sam Weil / It's New Orleans

Have you been to Costco? Or Trader Joes? Or Whole Foods? Or any of the who-knows-how-many other grocery stores in New Orleans? Have you noticed that any time you go, every store always seems busy. There’s no doubt that here in New Orleans we have a love affair with grocery shopping. We even have our own unique name for it – making groceries.

On this edition of Out to Lunch we’re talking about making groceries from two very different perspectives.

Out to Lunch, with Peter Ricchiuti.
Chet Overall / It's New Orleans

When it comes to having a great idea in business, the difference between success and failure is hard to pin down till you’re one or the other.

Words and music, this week on Out to Lunch with Peter Ricchiuti.
Alison Moon / It's New Orleans

You might have noticed in some grocery stores or coffee shops that when you go to check out there are a handful of CDs for sale. That impulse purchase spot is one of the few places you can buy CDs these days, now that most of us buy or steal music online.

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