Popeyes CEO added to Franchise Association board of directors

The International Franchise Association has added four new members to its board of directors, including Popeyes' CEO Cheryl A. Bachelder.

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NRA 2012: FCIC Chairman talks fast casual innovation

Louis Basile, founder and CEO of Wildflower Bread Company and chairman of the Fast Casual Industry Council, discusses the segment's unique value proposition. Basile was attending the 2012 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago.

NRA 2012: Culinary Concepts Group

Eric Justice with Culinary Concepts Group discusses culinary trends in the restaurant space. Operators are focusing on authentic ethnic flavors that span from big, bold flavors to those of a more subtle variety.

NRA 2012: Denise Lee Yohn talks Level 5 Relevance

Denise Lee Yohn will be a keynote presenter at the 2012 Fast Casual Executive Summit. During this year's NRA Show, she discussed the five ways restaurant operators can stay top-of-mind with guests.

NRA recaps recent victories at FCES 2011

Nutrition, menu labeling, marketing to kids are areas in which the foodservice industry has gained ground.

It's time to feel good!

The latter part of May is always a busy time of year on my calendar. During the waning days of spring, there is a convergence of our Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation charity tennis tournament, the National Restaurant Association trade...

Firehouse Subs CEO: Are there too many restaurants?

Are there too many restaurants? As we start 2011, it would appear that we are looking at another year of contraction in terms of the number of restaurants in the United States. The latest prognostication comes from an analyst at Barclays Capital, and is echoed by other industry gurus.

Killifer: Summit not just business, it's personal

The Fast Casual Executive Summit in review.

Think Positive - Vote Positive!

There are varying opinions as to when the “Great Recession” began. Arguably, the roots extend back to the start of the housing bubble burst in the back half of 2007.

Fate of NRA Show in Chicago unknown

As 58,000 attendees walked the aisles, Illinois legislators battled to keep McCormick Place a viable convention option.

Fate of NRA Show in Chicago unknown

As 58,000 attendees walked the aisles, Illinois legislators battled to keep McCormick Place a viable convention option.

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NEWS


Women's Foodservice Forum opens event enrollment

The Executive Leadership Program, run by the Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF) in partnership with Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, has opened enrollment for the November event. The program includes four sessions to be completed over 24 months. The recommended first session is at the Kellogg Campus in Chicago, Nov.

Boddie-Noell CEO to speak at foodservice security convention

The National Food Service Security Council (NFSSC) announced that Bill Boddie, president and CEO, Boddie-Noell Enterprises, will serve as a keynote at its 33rd Annual Conference, Aug. 5-8, in Baltimore. NFSSC is a trade association for loss prevention, risk management...

Questar VP to speak at Fast Casual Exec Summit

Attendees of the 2011 Fast Casual Executive Summit in Chicago will learn the importance of linking guest feedback scores to financial success and integrating feedback systems during a panel called "De-coding Multichannel Messages - Practical Uses for your Guest Feedback."...

Duke Marketing to host Local Store Marketing University

Duke Marketing LLC, has announced the launch of its Local Store Marketing University (LSM-U), an educational program devised to enhance restaurant marketer’s ability to understand, create and implement local-store marketing strategies to increase sales and awareness. LSM-U will debut Aug....

Fast Casual Industry Council names new board members

The Fast Casual Industry Council has voted in four new members – who each will serve two-year terms on the council’s steering committee. The new members are Geoff Hill, vice president of Roark Capital Group, Jim Vinz, president of Corner Bakery Café, Wow Bao managing partner Geoff Alexander and Ian Vaughn, chief operating officer of Raising Cane’s.

NRA elects board members

The National Restaurant Association has announced the election of three new members to serve on its Board of Directors. The newly elected Board directors are: Maribeth Bisienere, who is vice president of food & beverage and merchandise at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

NRA names inaugural product innovation award recipients

The National Restaurant Association recently announced the recipients of its first Food & Beverage Product Innovations Awards, which recognize progressive food and beverage products that will make a significant impact in the restaurant industry. Award recipients were selected for their...

Restaurant operators to get social at NRA Show 2011

With eight out of 10 restaurant operators saying social media will be an increasingly important marketing tool, the National Restaurant Association will feature leading social media experts at its Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in May. Event attendees will interact with companies...

Colin Powell to keynote 2011 NRA Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show

General Colin L. Powell will share insights into global events, and the impact those changes and issues will have in the United States and abroad, at the National Restaurant Association’s annual trade show next month.

Council of Chain Restaurants names new director

The National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR), a division of the National Retail Federation (NRF), has appointed Rob Green as its new executive director. A Capitol Hill veteran and long-time advocate for the restaurant industry, Green succeeds Jack Whipple, who...

NRA Show 2010: Food Truck Spot to debut

Giving a huge nod to the mobile food truck trend that has diners taking to the streets, the National Restaurant Association is debuting its Food Truck Spot at this year's National Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, May 22-25 in Chicago. The Food...

NRA Show 2010: Food Truck Spot to debut

Giving a huge nod to the mobile food truck trend that has diners taking to the streets, the National Restaurant Association is debuting its Food Truck Spot at this year's National Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, May 22-25 in Chicago. The Food...

Reports detail call to restaurants to double fresh produce use

Two newly published reports have documented the discussions of a supply chain-wide executive think tank's recent call to double the use of fresh produce in foodservice by 2020, and the operator research that spurred them to set the goal. The...

NRA chairman to give Fast Casual Summit lunch address

Michael Kaufman, chairman of the National Restaurant Association and co-president and owner of Enovo Restaurant Ventures LLC, has signed on to give the lunch address on day two of the Fast Casual Executive Summit.   The Summit will be held Sept.

National Restaurant Association elects new board chairman

Michael C. Gibbons, president of Mainstreet Ventures Inc.

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