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 one-day virtual event on Nov. 9 catering specifically to fast food brands.

Katie Cavuto, the vice president of culinary of Saladworks, Frutta Bowls and Zoup! Eatery, and Cole Thompson, vice president of culinary for Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, The Simple Greek and Barberitos Southwestern Grille and Cantina, will share insight about their newly-created roles with WOWorks, which owns the brands they oversee. They also discuss their latest LTOs — sriracha queso and warm oatmeals and new soups among others — as well as the up-and-coming flavors they are testing and how they work together to cut food costs.

The event is sponsored by Leasecake and is free to all restaurant brand operators, franchisees and executives.

The 30-minute back-to-back sessions at the #QSRNext event are designed with the busy QSR executive in mind. The 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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