Drumstick-roll please: KFC exec to share secret (branding) recipe as keynote of Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit

George Felix, KFC's director of brand communications, will share his secret recipe on how KFC is resonating with both millennials and Baby Boomers at the 2018 Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit.


Foodservice leaders describe best practices for managing social media challenges

Managing social media messages is an evolving challenge for foodservice operators. A recent panel highlighted how some proactive companies are addressing the task.

Millennials: give us discounts, go easy on the apps

One of the more eye-opening sessions at the Fast Casual Executive Summit in Nashville last month was a quick, question-filled hour-long chat with a varied panel of millennials about what gets their food business and what does not.

Franchise or company owned stores? Successful followers of both models offer insight

The question of whether or not to franchise weighs heavily on the minds of foodservice establishments that must consider the benefits and challenges of offering a turnkey program to entrepreneurs versus having more control via expanding with company owned stores.

Investing for growth? Veterans flag top priorities

A panel during the Fast Casual Executive Summit at the Nashville Omni explored the questions management should ask before investing in growth initiatives.

Dickey's, Quiznos, Firenza execs: Cloud technology gives a lift, but needs advocates

Cloud technology enables companies to respond faster to market changes and empowers employees to perform better, but change doesn't come without pain.

Restaurateurs: 'Don’t hesitate to offer mobile payments'

While mobile orders represent a minority of orders, panelists said the ratio is shifting in their favor. A panel of restaurateurs tackling the issue at the Fast Casual Executive Summit drew an overflow audience.

'Three 15s': Career paths vary, but success requires risk and commitment

Speakers at the Fast Casual Executive Summit demonstrated the importance of taking risks to discover their own unique attributes, and to commit themselves to personal growth.

How foodservice leaders predict global menu trends

Menu experts predict global menu trends at this year's Fast Casual Executive Summit.

Foodservice CEOs weigh in on change

This year's Fast Casual Executive Summit wrapped up Tuesday night with insights from some of the industry's most successful CEOs.

Summit attendees learn how to make change in 5 seconds

Best-selling author and CNN commentator Mel Robbins tells fast casual leaders why they are likely just five seconds away from the best approach to their toughest challenges.

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[INFOGRAPHIC]: Why Food Truck Businesses Are Revving Up

Food trucks are the fastest-growing channel in today's foodservice industry. Download this infographic to find out why food trucks are so attractive.

Type: Infographic

Sponsor: FoodTruckOperator.com

Social Media Marketing Guide for Food Truck Success

This guide is designed to give food truck operators an understanding of social media marketing.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: FoodTruckOperator.com

How Diners Choose Restaurants [Restaurant Insights Report]

Working with an independent research firm, we surveyed 521 participants across the U.S. of varying ages, geographies, and life stages to find out what’s getting people in the door... and what’s pushing them out.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: TouchBistro

The Ultimate Guide to Food Truck Marketing

This guide will steer you through the main streets of food truck marketing so you can stay fresh in the minds of customers and make your mark on the marketplace.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: TouchBistro

6 Things That Will Destroy Your Restaurant

Before you hastily put together a restaurant business plan, build a menu with all of your family’s famous recipes, empty your savings account and sign a 10-year lease, take a few deep breaths and read through this guide.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: TouchBistro

[WEBINAR] From pushcart to powerhouse: How loyalty helped fuel The Halal Guys’ growth

Andrew Eck, the Director of Marketing at The Halal Guys, and Stephen Stone, Marketing Manager for Paytronix Systems, discuss the importance of creating a culture that embraces technology and innovation to increase brand awareness and improve the overall customer experience. Download this presentation now!

Type: Webinar

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