Cousins Subs VP lays out growth plans

Jason Valentine, vice president of operations for Cousins Subs, chats at the annual2016 Fast Casual Executive Summit in Dana Point, California, about cultivating franchise relationships, employee engagement, the chain's new look and food safety challenges.

Watch the interview to learn more.

Registration is now open for the 2017 Summit in Nashville.


Topics: Franchising & Growth


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