2011 FCES: CEO Roundtable

In this session from the 2011 Fast Casual Executive Summit, attendees heard from operators large and small about the ways they are growing sales, integrating creative marketing techniques and (re)shaping the industry. It’s about who you know and what they know, and the strategies each one has put in place to drive growth and sales success.

Type: Presentation

Sponsor: Fast Casual Executive Summit


WEBINAR: How A Tablet POS Can Make Your Business More Profitable With Less Investment

Date:Tue, Jan 19, 2016 | Time:02:00 PM EST | Duration:1 hour | You might run an amazing pizzeria, a fantastic barbecue joint or a really cool gift shop, but business doesn’t stop after you sell a large slice, a rack of ribs or a bag of souvenirs. You still have employees to track, inventory to manage and customers to engage.

Type: Webinar

Sponsor: NCR Corporation


2011 FCES: Technology Solutions to Drive ROI

From location-based marketing messages to self-ordering kiosks, iPads and mobile and web ordering, advancements in customer-facing technology are coming faster than what the industry deploy. Get up to speed on the new and emerging technologies that are changing the operational...

Type: Presentation

Sponsor: Fast Casual Executive Summit


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FEATURES


4 for 15: 4 speakers, 15 minutes each, limitless knowledge

Three fast casual restaurant operators and other experts share their insights about the industry and how they've found success and value in it.

The perfect pitch: 3 restaurant concepts

Entrepreneurs from Burgers n’ Fries Forever, Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez and Pincho Factory pitched concepts to a panel of distinguished investors and consultants who provided professional advice.

FCES15: Real estate decision requires lots of homework, data insight

As any business owner knows the location decision can sink the business or be the foundation of initial success and growth. But it involves much more than negotiating a lease or property purchase.

Are you following the 12 dos and don'ts of restaurant financing?

Although there is no secret recipe for raising funds to open a business, there are some practices that should always be followed and even more to avoid.

Pizza Inn Holdings Inc. hopes investors will RAVE about new name

Pizza Inn Holdings Inc., the parent company of Pie Five Pizza Co. and Pizza Inn, has announced that it is changing its name to RAVE Restaurant Group Inc., reflecting the company's transition to a multi-brand group.

Good news: Restaurant sales, unit growth, financing up

Total unit growth for the Top 100 restaurant chains was 1.8 percent in 2012, the highest since 2007.

Restaurants adapt to 'new normal' with efficiency, innovation

Mergers and acquisitions market won't be as active in 2012.

Wrestling with a million dollar baby - skimming

The restaurant industry is rife with ways to lose profitability. Just when you think you have things buttoned up, a new twist comes along that can threaten your business and you may not even know about it.

Fast Casual Executive Summit: CEO Roundtable Part 2

In this session from the 2011 Fast Casual Executive Summit, attendees heard from operators large and small about the ways they are growing sales, integrating creative marketing techniques and (re)shaping the industry. Panelists included: Ed Rensi, co-founder, Tom & Eddie's;...

Disproving the Top 3 employee tax credit misconceptions

Technology has transformed the process of qualifying employees for tax credits and collecting Uncle Sam’s incentives. What was a manual, red tape-ridden process ripe with high potential for errors has become a streamlined digital transaction. In my last column, I...

New concept matches franchisees to lenders

Boefly has attracted many big-name chains as they seek various funding options for growth.

Wall Street Investors Demand ROI - Return on Innovation

Return on Innovation (ROI), and not Return on Investment is the new demand (and expectation) of Wall Street Investors.

Fast casual success: How Wingstop rose above the competition

To build a strong ROI, Wingstop executives built in four pillars for success.

CIT Group: Expect M&A to pick up in 2011

Private equity firms attracted to strong growth potential.

CIT podcast touts restaurant-capital rebound

After a few years of conservatism, capital is slowly becoming more accessible for restaurant-industry operators.

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Financing and capital improvement strategies, techniques and systems realted to the Fast Casual industry.

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