PANEL SESSION / TUESDAY / 17 JULY 2018 / 12:00 PM
Cutting the Costs of Doing Business
Obtaining the funding to open a full-service kitchen may seem nearly impossible these days, but there are a variety of ways to cut costs. From renting kitchen space and embracing food halls to exploring mobile operations and streamlining processes, this session will help you nurture your business without facing some of the usual restrictions.
George Bertram | Commercial Director | Rocket Restaurants
George has worked in the hospitality industry since leaving school. He worked his way up from the bottom and has worked in Night Clubs, Style Bars, Hotels and Restaurants, with his passion being casual dining Restaurants. He has previously worked for some of the largest operators in the market and is now the Group Commercial Director for Rockets Restaurant Group which comprises of Eddie Rockets, Rockets, Counter Burger and Flash Harry’s.
Steven Novick | Founder | Farmstand
Steven grew up in a working class family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin across the street from a farm. Survived cancer in 2006 and set (and has now achieved) three goals: become closer to friends and family; see the world (finish climbing the Seven Summits including Everest); and start a healthy food business. Farmstand is a healthy and sustainable food tech company founded in London in January 2016. The company offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and snacks. They operate 17 multi-format Farmstands in London. They sell their products via 3 distribution channels: their fast-casual restaurant, at corporates and online.
Andy Wiederhorn | Chairman and CEO | Fatburger
Andrew A. Wiederhorn has served as the Chairman of the board of directors and President and Chief Executive Officer of FAT Brands Inc. since its formation. Andy has served as the Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Fatburger North America, Inc. since 2006 and Buffalo’s Franchise Concepts, Inc. since 2011. He also served as the Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Fog Cutter Capital Group Inc. since its formation in 1997. Andy previously founded and served as the Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Wilshire Financial Services Group Inc. and Wilshire Credit Corporation.