Freebirds talks mobile innovation at CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit

Freebirds' VP of Marketing Erin Levzow explains why mobile is first for the fast casual restaurant, shares lessons learned during mobile app and retail mobile strategy deployments and offers up insight during an interview with Hughes' Tim Tang. The interview took place during Networld Media Group's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit held in August.


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Companies: Hughes


Restaurant execs descend on Louisville, share tips for success, help local community

Restaurant execs descend on Louisville, share tips for success, help local community

The Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit brought together 200 restaurant industry execs for networking, learning and giving back to the community.

How Which Wich founder balances tech with human interaction

How Which Wich founder balances tech with human interaction

Which Wich Founder Jeff Sinelli is cautious when it comes to rolling out technology, only deploying it when he has first taken care of the human element of the business.

Sponsored by: Hughes

Social media expert: 'Don't waste time on fake influencers'

Social media expert: 'Don't waste time on fake influencers'

Wendy Meadley, social media expert, teaches restaurateurs how to vet social influencers and how to inspire them to create content for their brands.

Dirt Candy founder: Why tipping is sexist, racist, misogynistic

Dirt Candy founder: Why tipping is sexist, racist, misogynistic

Amanda Cohen, founder of NYC's Dirt Candy, chats with Fast Casual about why she doesn't allow tipping in her restaurant.

'The Chew's' Carla Hall talks lessons learned from her defunct fast casual brand

'The Chew's' Carla Hall talks lessons learned from her defunct fast casual brand

Carla Hall shares with FastCasual what she wishes she would have done differently and if she'll give the fast casual business another try.

C-Speak: Cincinnati Reds' success with food lockers paves way for restaurant uses

C-Speak: Cincinnati Reds' success with food lockers paves way for restaurant uses

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

Cowboy Chicken, Newk's, La Madeleine execs dissect the many faces of mobile payments

Cowboy Chicken, Newk's, La Madeleine execs dissect the many faces of mobile payments

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.

Jamba Juice using tech to help manage costs of doing business

Jamba Juice using tech to help manage costs of doing business

Susan Taylor, director of franchise operations at Jamba Juice,

Ichor Restaurant Group CEO: 'Technology touches all aspects of our business'

Ichor Restaurant Group CEO: 'Technology touches all aspects of our business'

Jeff Bradbury- Hughes interview with Brian Bailey- Ichor

Quiznos VP: 'Big data key to growing brand'

Quiznos VP: 'Big data key to growing brand'

Big data is where it's at when it comes to must-have marketing technology, said Chris Ruszkowski, VP of marketing for Quizno's.

Freshii marketing VP chats about the brand's love of technology, social media and Drake

Freshii marketing VP chats about the brand's love of technology, social media and Drake

Melissa Gallagher, Freshii VP of marketing, chats about the variety of marketing techniques that the chain uses to get stand out among its competitors.

Fast Casual Executive Summit takes over Nashville

Fast Casual Executive Summit takes over Nashville

About 500 leaders of the fast casual industry gathered in October in Nashville for the annual Fast Casual Executive Summit.

Video: Panera creator puts talents behind CoreLife Eatery

Video: Panera creator puts talents behind CoreLife Eatery

Panera's former chief concept officer, Scott Davis, discusses why he thinks he'll hit another homerun with CoreLife Eatery.


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