March 20-22, 2023 | Coral Gables, FL — Early Bird registration ends Dec. 16. Register Now

Breakout Session / Tuesday / March 21, 2023 / 1:30 PM

My Loyalty Don’t Cost a Thing

As food costs rise, most restaurants can’t afford to give discounts to lure customers, but after relying so long on coupons, dollar-offs and freebies, what’s a brand to do?

It’s actually simple, according to the experts on this session, who reveal how they’ve created loyalty platforms that incentivize without crushing their bottom lines.


Blake Johnson | VP of Marketing | Mongolian Concepts
Blake Johnson returned to Mongolian Concepts in January 2022, where he previously led marketing efforts for the Genghis Grill brand. Johnson has more than 15 years of experience in the industry in both marketing and operations roles, including with Dallas-based chains El Fenix and Snuffer’s, and more recently leading digital marketing at Newk’s Eatery.
Stacy Moss | Director of Brand Marketing | Noodles & Company
Laura Sporrer | Senior Marketing Manager | Teriyaki Madness
Laura Sporrer paved her intern-to-innovator career path in the industry starting 15 years ago. Currently Sr. Marketing Manager at Teriyaki Madness, Laura has driven success with brands like Quizno’s and HuHot Mongolian Grill, managing franchise marketing, campus, airport and other non-trad development, FDD management, market development and planning, public relations, and local shop marketing strategy and management. Always bringing a keen, creative eye, Laura’s current ambitions include employing nimble strategies that adapt to the current climate for Teriyaki Madness, recently named the nation’s fastest-growing restaurant chain by Restaurant Business.


Take Your Team to the Summit!

Restaurant/Foodservice Operators who register two attendees may add a third attendee at no additional cost.

Group discount does not apply to Franchise Brokers/Consultants or Vendors.


Loews Coral Gables Hotel

To reserve your room, call 1-800-235-6397 and use the code NMG319 to receive the group rate of $299/night.


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