Industry execs 'Spread the Love' at Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit
Restaurant executives from all over the world gathered in March at the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit in Dallas to not only learn from one another about growing their businesses, but they also helped feed the city's homeless.
Which Wich CEO Jeff Sinelli kicked off the summit with a keynote speech about how to succeed while also giving back, and then led executives in an hour-long spreading party, tasking them with making as many sandwiches as possible as part of Project PB&J, the chain's charitable arm that fights hunger by donating sandwiches. The attendees made 10,201 sandwiches.
Topics: Franchising & Growth
FAT Brands CEO Andy Wiederhorn talks with Cherryh Cansler of Fast Casual about his push for delivery in his keynote speech at the Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit in Europe.
Dairy Queen's Kim Brastad discusses the use of virtual reality and gamification in the chain's training program.
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MOD Pizza CEO Scott Svenson sits down with Pizza Marketplace Editor Shelly Whitehead to provide some background on how some of society's most marginalized people have ended up making MOD one of the most successful U.S. pizza brands.
Charlie Guzzetta from BurgerFi talks about the success of the brand since opening its first location in 2011, and the technology that will drive the brand through to the future.
Wow Bao's Geoff Alexander reveals customer acceptance of the brand's self-ordering kiosks and use of pick-up cubbies.
The Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit brought together 200 restaurant industry execs for networking, learning and giving back to the community.
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Carla Hall shares with FastCasual what she wishes she would have done differently and if she'll give the fast casual business another try.
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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.