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Andrew Smith, CEO – Four Foods Group

Andrew Smith - Four Foods

Andrew Smith, CEO of Four Foods, the driving force behind the growth of Kneaders Bakery and several other brands shares his commitment to his employees and how that drives growth in a competitive segment.

Kneaders Bakery: https://www.kneaders.com/

Four Foods Group: https://www.fourfoodsgroup.com/

Brad Brooks is the group owner of Restaurant Chain Executives on LinkedIn. With more than two decades of experience, Brad helps brands build sales, increase profitability, implement new technology and create compelling guest experiences. He is a partner at FoodserviceStrategies.com

Joseph Michelli – Crafting Customer Experiences

Probably best known in this industry for his book, The Starbuck’s Experience, in this interview he has us look to the automotive industry for lessons on crafting compelling customer experiences.

Joseph Michelli Experience Website: http://josephmichelli.com/

Brad Brooks is the group owner of Restaurant Chain Executives on LinkedIn. With more than two decades of experience, Brad helps brands build sales, increase profitability, implement new technology and create compelling guest experiences. He is a partner at FoodserviceStrategies.com

Irene Cook – COO, Dig Inn

Irene Cook, the Chief Operating Officer at Dig Inn, a fast casual chain based in New York. Irene was formerly the SVP of Operations for Panera Bread.

Dig Inn: https://www.diginn.com/

Brad Brooks is the group owner of Restaurant Chain Executives on LinkedIn. With more than two decades of experience, Brad helps brands build sales, increase profitability, implement new technology and create compelling guest experiences. He is a partner at FoodserviceStrategies.com

Kelly Roddy – President, Schlotzky’s

Kelly Roddy, President of Schlotzky’s, one of the leading brands in the fast casual sector. He talks about how his team fought back from the brink of financial disaster and the importance of culture within the brand.

Schlotzky’s: https://www.schlotzskys.com/

Brad Brooks is the group owner of Restaurant Chain Executives on LinkedIn. With more than two decades of experience, Brad helps brands build sales, increase profitability, implement new technology and create compelling guest experiences. He is a partner at FoodserviceStrategies.com

Jen Denis – Chief Brand Officer, honeygrow

Jen Denis, the Chief Brand Officer for honeygrow,a restaurant concept born in Philly in 2012, offering wholesome, fully customizable stir-frys, salads, honeybars + cold pressed juices.

honeygrow: https://www.honeygrow.com/

Brad Brooks is the group owner of Restaurant Chain Executives on LinkedIn. With more than two decades of experience, Brad helps brands build sales, increase profitability, implement new technology and create compelling guest experiences. He is a partner at FoodserviceStrategies.com

Don Fox – CEO, Firehouse Subs

Don Fox is Chief Executive Officer of Firehouse of America, LLC, in which he leads the strategic growth of Firehouse Subs, one of America’s leading fast casual restaurant brands. Under his leadership, the brand has grown to more than 1,070 restaurants in 44 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico, and is recognized as one of the best franchises in the country.

Firehouse Subs: https://www.firehousesubs.com/

Brad Brooks is the group owner of Restaurant Chain Executives on LinkedIn. With more than two decades of experience, Brad helps brands build sales, increase profitability, implement new technology and create compelling guest experiences. He is a partner at FoodserviceStrategies.com

Larry Harte and Chris McGourty – Loss Prevention and Organized Crime

Chris McGourty is the Founder and Executive Director for the National Anti-Organized Crime Association and comes from a background of working in loss prevention with companies like TJX, the parent company of TJ Maxx and Marshall’s and Lowes Home Improvement at Filene’s Basement

Larry Harte, a Franchise owner for DIGIOP, one of the leading companies in the world of security cameras and loss prevention.

Chris McGourty: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-j-mcgourty-926a247
National Anti-Organized Retail Crime Association: https://naorca.org

Larry Harte: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larryharte/
Digiop:  www.digiop.com

Brad Brooks is the group owner of Restaurant Chain Executives on LinkedIn. With more than two decades of experience, Brad helps brands build sales, increase profitability, implement new technology and create compelling guest experiences. He is a partner at FoodserviceStrategies.com

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