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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Today's most successful restaurant brands are venturing beyond their home countries. In fact, the trend is so hot that food service franchises took 19 spots on Entrepreneur's 2016 list of Top 50 global franchises, which is one reason the Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit is making its European debut, July 18-20, 2017 at London's Grange City Hotel. [...]

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Which Wich Superior Sandwiches founder Jeff Sinelli will headline the annual Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit, March 28–30, 2017, in Dallas. The chief vibe officer of the 500-unit chain best known for its customizable sandwiches, creative ordering system and personalized sandwich bag, will discuss his take on entrepreneurship and taking risks. "Jeff will share with [...]

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