The word “chaotic” may sum up the past year for the restaurant industry, but the most successful leaders have leaned into the chaos, creating a path forward. And four of them will share those experiences during the closing keynote at the annual Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit, March 30-April 1 in Nashville. The session, moderated by […]

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Indianapolis is “America’s drive-thru capital,” according to Chrysler Capital, which analyzed data to reveal which U.S. cities were the best for drive-thrus based on the number of drive-thru restaurants, drive-in cinemas, gas stations and overall traffic congestion levels, The city is also home to this year’s Fast Casual Executive Summit, Oct. 9-11 at the JW Marriott, […]

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Jason Carrigan, vice president of marketing and digital technology at Focus Brands and Minh Le, chief Information officer at Checkers & Rally’s, will discuss “Is Tech Weighing You Down?” as part of #QSRNext, a Nov. 9 virtual summit hosted by QSRWeb.com and Leasecake. Online ordering is more important than ever, as off-premise operations continue to […]

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Ariane Panter, senior director of global diversity, equity and inclusion strategy and corporate function support at McDonald’s, will discuss diversity, inclusion and equity at the virtual #QSRNext event, sponsored by Leasecake, on Nov. 9. Recruitment and retention are hot-button topics in the restaurant industry, so, too, are diversity, inclusion and equity. Diversity should be an […]

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FAT Brands CEO Andy Wiederhorn and CMO Thayer Wiederhorn, who have acquired several brands over the past few years, will discuss the strategies behind the rapid growth as well as what’s next. Growth is the goal of many brands, but expanding strategically takes planning, patience and proper integration. And sometimes, it takes a little negotiating. […]

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Amy Alarcon, vice president of culinary innovation at Popeyes Louisiana Chicken, and John Li, vice president of culinary innovation of Wendy’s, will discuss how to keep menus modern at the #QSRNext virtual event on Nov. 9. Keeping up with customers’ changing desires for innovative menu options is a challenge for most restaurants, including large QSRs […]

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Two industry executives will discuss the rise of ghost kitchens at the #QSRNext event Nov. 9. The one-day workshop is free for attendees. Recognizing that QSR leaders needed a convenient way to exchange ideas, tips and advice with one another, Networld Media group — the publishers of QSRWeb.com and the producers of the Fast Casual Executive Summit — have […]

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