Fast Casual Top 100 winners honored at annual gala
The 2017 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers were honored at the annual gala in Chicago. Blaze Pizza took home the top honor.
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Topics: Top 100
Companies: Taylor Company
Wow Bao's Geoff Alexander reveals customer acceptance of the brand's self-ordering kiosks and use of pick-up cubbies.
Sean Kennedy, CEO of Cowboy Chicken, discusses how he's growing his 22-unit brand.
Sponsored by: Hughes
The Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit brought together 200 restaurant industry execs for networking, learning and giving back to the community.
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.
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
Carla Hall shares with FastCasual what she wishes she would have done differently and if she'll give the fast casual business another try.
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.
About 500 leaders of the fast casual industry gathered in October in Nashville for the annual Fast Casual Executive Summit.