The trend of ditching chemicals and preservatives isn’t going away, but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy to remove from the menu. It can be expensive, time consuming and may even leave a few loyal customers angry about losing their favorite menu items.
Experts on this panel will share how and why they cleaned up their menus without isolating customers or losing too much money.
Donna Josephson is the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Corner Bakery Cafe. She has more than 20 years of restaurant marketing experience in developing and implementing innovative brand strategies and marketing programs to drive results. She most recently served as CMO at Fazoli’s where she launched a new restaurant interior design, catering program, online ordering, and the brand’s loyalty app. Prior to Fazoli’s, Josephson served as the VP of Marketing for McAlister’s Deli where she led the executive team in redefining the brand positioning. Josephson holds both a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA in Business Management from Ball State University.
Larry D. Kruguer joined the company as President of International on June 11, 2015. Prior to joining Wingstop, Larry was at Wendy’s International, where he served as Vice President, International Joint Ventures and Key Markets from October 2014 to June 2015, Vice President, International Business Development and Finance from January 2010 to October 2014 and Vice President, International Marketing from October 2007 to January 2010. Prior to that, he was the President and Managing Partner of Prontowash USA, a global car wash services company, from January 2002 to October 2007. From October 1998 to August 2001, he served as Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Alliances for SportsLine.com, a CBS Sports affiliate. Larry has also held management positions with Alamo-Autonation and American Express. He received an MBA in Business Management from University of Miami School of Business Administration in 1992.
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