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 and the producers of the Fast Casual Executive Summit — have created #QSRNext, a free one-day virtual event on Nov. 9 catering specifically to fast food brands.

James O’Reilly, CEO of Smokey Bones, and James Walker, senior vice president, restaurants for Nathan’s Famous, will lead a seminar looking at the presence of ghost kitchens in today’s restaurant industry. O’Reilly and Walker will take a look at their own ghost kitchen models and teach seminar guests if their brands are ideal candidates for the ghost kitchen phenomenon.

The 30-minute back-to-back sessions at the #QSRNext event are designed with the busy QSR executive in mind. The free event will cover topics ranging from diversity to attracting investors.

Register here for the event.

About Networld Media Group

Founded in 2000, Networld Media Group is a leading business-to-business (B2B) media communications company specializing in digital media, associations and events in the tech, banking, retail and food service industries. Online properties include,,,,,,,, and Annual events include the Fast Casual Executive Summit, the Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit, the Bank Customer Experience Summit (BCX), the Interactive Customer Experience Summit (ICX) and the Self-Service Innovation Summit.

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