Wahlburgers CFO: 'We're not just a celebrity concept'
Wahlburgers CFO Patrick Renna talks about the brand's goal of opening 500 units worldwide.
"We are quickly shifting from a deal-making strategy for the past few years to an execution strategy," he said about the brand founded by celebrities Donny, Mark and Paul Wahlberg. It offers a bar in a full-services setting but also has a fast casual service model.
Topics: Franchising & Growth
The Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit brought together 200 restaurant industry execs for networking, learning and giving back to the community.
C-Speak: How Hopdoddy relies on tech to customize training, showcase brand culture, streamline openings
Hopdoddy Burger Bar has taken every aspect of workforce management digital to enhance its in-person training, onboarding, and management procedures.
Sponsored by: HotSchedules
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.
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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Sponsored by: Apex Supply Chain Technologies
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.
Panera's former chief concept officer, Scott Davis, discusses why he thinks he'll hit another homerun with CoreLife Eatery.