Franchises are growing at a staggering pace around the world with the IFA predicting that they’ll increase nearly 2 percent this year to hit 759,000. Franchise employment will also grow 3.7 percent, continuing to outpace the rest of the economy. That’s great news for restaurant owners hoping to scale their businesses, but just because franchising […]

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Executives from KFC, Papa John’s, Long John Silver’s and Texas Roadhouse joined more than 250 restaurant industry leaders last week at the Omni Hotel in downtown Louisville for the 2018 Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit. The Summit, produced by Louisville-based Networld Media Group, was making its first stop in Louisville after two years in Dallas. […]

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Sales of the UK’s top 100 restaurant groups declined by 64 percent over the past year, according to a report from UHY Hacker Young, but execs from around the world will tackle those failures during the second annual Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit, 16-18 July in London. “The Summit features panels, keynotes and discussions with some of […]

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Learning about innovation while networking is — of course — the main perk of attending the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit. But the benefits don’t stop there. The Summit, April 9-11 in Louisville, is fast approaching—here are five reasons you should attend. 1. You’ll be inspired The Summit isn’t your standard boring trade show where your […]

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In 2005, while most of his peers were probably still throwing keggers, 23-year-old Matthew Corrin was launching a fast casual concept. His goal was to help people live healthier and longer lives by serving fast food that was convenient and affordable. Fast forward 13 years and Corrin’s small startup — Freshii — has grown to […]

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If you’ve ever wondered how a 65-year-old brand can stay relevant in today’s digital world, KFC’s director of advertising has you covered. George Felix, who has led the brand’s marketing over the past 2 1/2 years, has signed on to keynote the Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit, April 9-11 in Louisville. He’ll share with attendees […]

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The future of robots in the kitchen, controlling the supply chain, knowing when, where and how to grow and exploring industry trends are just a few topics restaurant executives from around the world will discuss at the Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit, being held 18-20 July in London. “Our agenda is packed full of c-level […]

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Although serving healthy, high-quality cuisine in a fast-food setting is table stakes these days at most fast casual concepts, it was a pretty risky way to do business in 2004, when John Vincent and Henry Dimbleby launched LEON, a quick-service brand based in the U.K. “We were working long hours and eating fast food, which […]

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Franchising is one of the fastest ways to grow a restaurant brand, but it’s no easy task. To help operators avoid common pitfalls and to learn about the new technology now available to help restaurateurs succeed, Networld Media Group is hosting two events focusing on franchise growth and innovation. The Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit […]

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Customers are well-informed and more demanding than ever, which is why so many brands rely on a variety of technologies to meet their needs. Moe’s Southwest Grill is no exception. “(Guests) want (food) clean, customized and convenient without sacrificing an experience that they value over just the food,” said Bruce Schroder, president of Moe’s Southwest […]

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