The Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit brought together 200 restaurant industry execs for networking, learning and giving back to the community.
Bruce Schroder, president of Moe's Southwest Grill, chats about how the brand uses technology to drive sales.
Sponsored by: Hughes
Wendy Meadley, social media expert, teaches restaurateurs how to vet social influencers and how to inspire them to create content for their brands.
Amanda Cohen, founder of NYC's Dirt Candy, chats with Fast Casual about why she doesn't allow tipping in her restaurant.
Carla Hall shares with FastCasual what she wishes she would have done differently and if she'll give the fast casual business another try.
PDQ President Steve Erickson and David Cantu, co-founder of HotSchedules, discuss how the brand uses technology to control operations and deliver better customer service.
Sponsored by: HotSchedules
The adoption rate of mobile payments is rising as customers become more comfortable with the technology. Restaurants that haven't jumped on the payments bandwagon can still find a seat but should understand that the technology is always changing.
Susan Taylor, director of franchise operations at Jamba Juice,
Jeff Bradbury- Hughes interview with Brian Bailey- Ichor
Big data is where it's at when it comes to must-have marketing technology, said Chris Ruszkowski, VP of marketing for Quizno's.
Melissa Gallagher, Freshii VP of marketing, chats about the variety of marketing techniques that the chain uses to get stand out among its competitors.
Freshii Vice President of Marketing Melissa Gallagher gives the acceptance speech on behalf of Freshii, which took the top spot on the 2018 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers list.
Sponsored by: Taylor Company
About 500 leaders of the fast casual industry gathered in October in Nashville for the annual Fast Casual Executive Summit.
Panera's former chief concept officer, Scott Davis, discusses why he thinks he'll hit another homerun with CoreLife Eatery.
Wahlburgers CFO Patrick Renna talks about the brand's plans of opening 500 units worldwide.
Powell Kalish, the concept's chief development officer, sat down with FastCasual's Cherryh Cansler to describe how he chooses sites for the pizza and salad concept.
Natalie Anderson Liu, Mooyah's VP of marketing, chats with Cherryh Cansler about how the cash infusion from the chain's new owner, an Affiliate of Balmoral Funds LLC and Gala Capital Partners, will help the brand grow.
The 2017 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers were honored at the annual gala.
Jim Bitticks, VP, operations and training for Blaze Pizza, takes the stage to accept first place in this year's Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers.
The Cincinnati Reds scored a home run with Apex Supply Chain technologies' "click-and-collect" foodservice system last season, paving the way for widespread use by restaurant concepts of all varieties.
Sponsored by: Apex Supply Chain Technologies
Ellen Hartman, CEO of Hartman Public Relations, taught the attendees of this year's Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit in Dallas about the importance of having a risk-management plan. Key steps, however, to defusing any negative event, from a food safety...
Cultivating leadership and developing oneself is key to success, according to Bobby Shaw, a veteran executive of several brands, including Chipotle and McDonald's.
Biju Thomas, founder of Biju's Little Curry Shop, discussed how he successfully partnered to open inside Whole Foods.