Experts explore NFTs, digital innovation, labor shortages, food insecurity needs

16 FEB 2023

Attendees will become mini experts in all-things NFT, digital innovation, fixing the labor shortages and meeting food insecurity needs. Speakers include Blaine Hurst, former Panera CEO, and Bryce Fluellen, executive director of Everytable.

Workshopping what your guest experience is missing

6 FEB 2023

Big Chicken’s Sam Stanovich, Dog Haus’ CJ Ramirez and Ovation CEO Zack Oates will help attendees evaluate their customer experiences and provide dozens of strategies to improve them, during the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit, March 20-22 in Coral Gables, Florida. Early bird pricing ends Feb. 10.

Tony Roma’s, Duck Donuts, Tropical Smoothie among CEOs closing Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit

18 JAN 2023

Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit attendees will learn about Tony Roma’s transition into the fast casual market, Duck Donuts’ growth strategy and Tropical Smoothie’s secret to expanding in a tough market. UFG and PreciTaste leaders will weigh in on industry challenges as well.

Ballard Brands execs, Chef Jose Garces to reveal how to build a ‘brand of the future’

2 NOV 2022

Ideation Hospitality COO Scott Campanella will join Chef Jose Garces and Ballard Brands CDO Davis Mesa in a keynote panel at the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit being held March 20-22 in Coral Gables. The trio will share how they’ve created a franchise opportunity that addresses the future of the restaurant industry.

Video: Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit Highlights, March 30 – April 1, 2022

12 MAY 2022

The annual Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit was held March 30 – April 1 at the Grand Hyatt in Nashville, Tennessee. Check out the video highlights!

P.F. Chang’s, Shipley Do-Nuts, WOWorks, Oath Pizza share ways to lure multi-unit operators

28 APR 2022

Franchisors need strong listening and communication skills, as well as a strong brand foundation, when looking to partner with multi-unit franchisees.

Focus Brands, Wing Shack, Jamco leaders talk data control, loyalty strategies

27 APR 2022

Regaining control of data is paramount for restaurant brands after two years of data collection being in the hands of third-party delivery partners.

Chick-fil-A, P.F. Chang’s, IHOP leaders share tips for successful franchisor-franchisee connection

20 APR 2022

Top restaurant brands offer insight on what factors are critical in developing a successful franchisor-franchisee relationship.

Bonchon, Asian Box, Zoup Eatery leaders discuss hiring, retention best practices

20 APR 2022

Hiring and retention remains a critical issue plaguing the restaurant industry today. A panel of experts at the Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit discussed how the pandemic affected their brands and shared tips for hiring and retention.

Cowboy Chicken, Fazoli’s, CKE Restaurant leaders offer insight on reducing labor shortage pains

18 APR 2022

Artificial intelligence technology is proving to be a panacea to the restaurant industry’s labor challenges while also presenting a consistent way to drive upsell and boost the bottom line.

Wow Bao leader talks career growth, how ghost kitchens can drive success

31 MAR 2022

Wow Bao CEO Geoff Alexander kicked off the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit in Nashville, Tennessee, being held March 30 through April 1, with a keynote titled “Bootstrapping Your Brand to the Big Time.”