WOWorks, Shipley Do-Nuts, Noodles & Company execs say loyalty programs a must-have
5 MAY 2023
Panelists Blake Johnson, VP of marketing for Craveworthy Brands, Donna Josephson, CMO of Shiply Do-Nuts, Mark Kreiner, VP of marketing for WOWorks and Stacy Moss director of brand marketing for Noodles & Company spoke about utilizing loyalty programs at the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit in Coral Gables, Florida.
iRestaurant: Dirty Dough, Sweetberry, CKE Restaurants balance AI with human touch
26 APR 2023
During this year’s Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit in Miami, Florida, a session of industry experts and operators convened to discuss automation and how to leverage it for success in the changing restaurant and franchising space. Part 2 of 2.
Dirty Dough, Sweetberry, CKE Restaurants share automation tips for success
19 APR 2023
During this year’s RFIS summit in Miami, Florida, a session of industry experts and operators convened to discuss automation and how to leverage it for success in the changing restaurant and franchising space.
Dog Haus, Big Chicken execs talk convenience, consistency, connection
14 APR 2023
In a session at the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit hosted by Networld Media Group, Zach Oates, founder and CEO of Ovation, C.J. Ramirez, EVP and marketing director of Dog Haus and Sam Stanovich, SVP of development and alliances at Big Chicken, discuss how convenience, consistency and connection can make a restaurant brand a standout.
BurgerFi, TASK execs discuss cooking up customer loyalty with digital innovation
12 APR 2023
At the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit in Miami hosted by Networld Media Group, industry thought leaders shared strategies for success and growth in changing times in a series of miniature lectures sponsored by TASK. These two speakers pivoted focus to technology.
Executive perspectives: restaurant experts offer advice for operators
5 APR 2023
Bryce Fluellen shows how Everytable’s unique franchising model tackles food insecurity, builds communities and fuels growth/profits; Blaine Hurst of Blaine Hurst Enterprises shares how recruiting among IDD workers is more than doing good: data shows it boosts core metrics across restaurants.
30 MAR 2023
A panel at Restaurant at the Franchising Innovation Summit discussed issues around hiring/retention and the value of investing in employees in pay, benefits alongside investment in them as professionals and as people.
Garces Group, Ballad Brands, Ideation Hospitality make Buena Onda winner
20 MAR 2023
In a keynote address at the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit, three restaurant execs discuss launching Buena Onda, which now has five locations. Seven more locations have been sold.
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.
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.”