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CEOs of Wing Zone, Focus Brands, Captain D's, Backyard Burgers, Koti Pizza predict industry changes, trends

CEOs of Wing Zone, Focus Brands, Captain D's, Backyard Burgers, Koti Pizza predict industry changes, trends

This year's Fast Casual Executive Summit wrapped up Tuesday night with insights from some of the industry's most successful CEOs.

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

Executives from 17 countries gathered in London for the 2017 Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit — Europe last week. The event, produced by Networld Media Group, provided the opportunity for more than 100 restaurant leaders to share advice, success stories and discuss how they moved on from failure.

NRA 2017 in photos: Editors share top highlights

NRA 2017 in photos: Editors share top highlights

The editors of FastCasual, Pizza Marketplace, QSRWeb and Food Truck Operator share some highlights from the 2017 NRA show in Chicago.

Fast Casual Summit: 10 moves to maximize your manpower

Fast Casual Summit: 10 moves to maximize your manpower

A one-hour session on optimizing restaurant labor yielded many more hours worth of proven strategies to maximize the efforts of your workforce. This article focuses on the 10 ideas put forth in the session last month at the Fast Casual Executive Summit in Laguna Beach, California.

Why 'locally sourced,' 'organic' aren't just buzzwords

Why 'locally sourced,' 'organic' aren't just buzzwords

QSRs need to pay heed to the increasing movement of consumers toward all things healthy and natural, and they need to be authentic about it.

Gone fishing: Why LSRs are angling for seafood

Gone fishing: Why LSRs are angling for seafood

Consumers are more familiar with seafood, which means LSRs can now be creative when it comes to adding fish to the menu.

Lent: Boom or bust?

Lent: Boom or bust?

So what's a restaurant owner to do when a significant portion of the eating public will be abstaining from meat on Ash Wednesday and Lenten Fridays? Prepare.

Navigating the crossover: Fast casualization of the restaurant industry

Navigating the crossover: Fast casualization of the restaurant industry

Switching into fast casual dining requires more than getting food to the table quicker. It demands new strategies from menu decisions to customer experience elements.

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