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Uncovering Supply Chain Hacks

Scaling your brand is not possible without a solid supply chain in place, but the word, “solid” often means expensive and immobile. But does it have to be?

Our experts say no and will reveal the ways they increase operations efficiencies, reduce costs and improve revenue.


Jason Lee | VP, Supply Chain | CAVA

Jason Lee is the Vice President of Supply Chain for Cava, the Nation’s fastest growing Mediterranean concept. His vision is to optimize and expand current programs to support an aggressive growth strategy. Previously, Jason was the Sr. Director of International Supply Chain for Five Guys Enterprises, where he set up and supported operations spanning across 19 countries. Jason has been a Supply Chain professional for 15+ years where he’s also held various roles across other industries including CPG, industrial, security, automotive and healthcare. He is an experienced leader who brings a demonstrated history of building teams and competitive programs across multiple companies.

Michael Mohammed | CEO | Chronic Tacos

Michael Mohammed is the Chief Executive Officer and President at Chronic Tacos Enterprises Inc. where he oversees the strategic vision of the fast-casual Mexican restaurant brand. Michael is extremely passionate about the Chronic Tacos brand, purpose and commitment to living the #tacolife. Encompassing authentic, 3rd generation recipes and the individuality of each customer, Chronic Tacos has established itself as a bold force in the restaurant industry. Michael has since led the development of Chronic Tacos into over 60 locations across the United States, Canada and Japan. Combining his business experience and entrepreneurial spirit, Michael continues to pilot the brand to success and rapid growth.

Shayla Partusch | VP of Purchasing and Retail | Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants

Shayla Partusch serves as the Vice President of Purchasing and Retail at Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc. She oversees all supply chain distribution for every Dickey’s location nationwide and handles all of Dickey’s retail products in more than 3,000 grocery stores across the nation. Shayla joined the Dickey’s family in 2014 as a purchasing auditor and has since been promoted to her current role. In 2020, Shayla was named to QSR’s Top 15 Young Restaurant Leaders On The Rise and prior to her time at Dickey’s, she worked at Knox Oil Field Supply in the accounting department.


Cherryh Cansler | VP of Editorial | Networld Media Group

Before joining Networld Media Group as Vice President of Editorial, where she oversees Networld Media Group’s nine B2B publications, Cherryh Cansler served as Content Specialist at Barkley ad agency in Kansas City. Throughout her 17-year career as a journalist, she’s written about a variety of topics, ranging from the restaurant industry and technology to health and fitness news. Her byline has appeared in a plethora of newspapers, magazines and websites, including Forbes, The Kansas City Star and American Fitness magazine. She also serves as the managing editor for

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