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The Delivery Conundrum: Keep It In-house or Take It Outside?

Incorporating delivery into your service mix is one of the hottest trends now in the restaurant space, but with so many third-party vendors and strategies to choose from, how can you be sure you have the best one?

We’ll hear from experts who will describe how they vetted various services and determined which delivery model was right for their brand.


Patrick Conlin | Senior Vice President | Jake’s Franchising, LLC / Wayback Burgers

Speaker bio coming soon!

Matt Friedman | Co-Founder & CEO | Wing Zone

Back in 1991, finding Amazing Flavor was not so easy – especially at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL where Matt Friedman and Adam Scott were away at school. Matt and Adam spent many a night in their fraternity house kitchen perfecting the recipes that one day would become Wing Zone’s trademark flavors. Starting with a single storefront, Matt and Adam built the Wing Zone brand, satisfying the cravings of Flavorholics in other towns, states and now, worldwide. Today, Matt and Adam are among the few ever to be inducted in the Buffalo Wing Hall of Flame. Wing Zone now has nearly 100 locations.

Andrew K. Smith | CEO | Four Foods Group

Andrew K. Smith founded Four Foods Group with his wife, Shauna, in 2008 and acts as Chief Executive Officer. Andrew began his career as an entrepreneur at the age of 23, when he started his first technology business. Over an 11-year period, Smith raised over $55 million from private investors, created over 2,000 jobs, and built and sold three technology businesses to private and public companies. Today, Andrew leads Four Foods Group as a multibrand restaurant development, operations and finance company. He has been responsible for raising the necessary capital ($200 million to date) to develop, acquire and operate 157 restaurants across an 11 state territory.


Scott Absher | Co-Founder & CEO | Shiftpixy

Scott Absher, Co-Founder and CEO of ShiftPixy, brings over 25 years of expertise in Human Capital Management strategy and support for small business. Scott has had significant exposure to the unique challenges and pressures restaurant and hospitality operators face and offers a unique insight as to the origins of and new approaches to meeting these new challenges. Scott will address the strategy that drives ShiftPixy’s leverage of leading edge technology to help its operator clients navigate today’s human capital realities.

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