Fast Casual Exec Summit attendees learn that success isn't just about food, it's about the people
The Fast Casual Executive Summit 2016 brought together hundreds of c-level executives to learn from one another in Dana Point, California. As always, the Summit focused on industry trends, technology, government regulations and how to help brands thrive in an extremely competitive market. We also had a lot of fun doing it; here's proof!
Topics: Fast Casual Executive Summit
Cherryh Cansler Before joining Networld Media Group as director of Editorial, where she oversees Networld Media Group's nine B2B publications, Cherryh Cansler served as Content Specialist at Barkley ad agency in Kansas City. Throughout her 17-year career as a journalist, she's written about a variety of topics, ranging from the restaurant industry and technology to health and fitness. Her byline has appeared in a number of newspapers, magazines and websites, including Forbes, The Kansas City Star and American Fitness magazine. She also serves as the managing editor for FastCasual.com. www
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.
Bruce Schroder, president of Moe's Southwest Grill, chats about how the brand uses technology to drive sales.
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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.
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.