Former Perfect Pitch contestant lands $2.5M investment to fuel growth
21 FEB 2023
Seattle-based Dué Cucina, a fast casual Italian brand that competed in the 2019 Perfect Pitch at the Fast Casual Executive Summit, has landed a $2.5 million investment from Mac Haik Restaurant Group
Capriotti’s, Original ChopShop, Sweetfin leaders talk extending hospitality to digital customers
21 DEC 2022
Technology is playing a big role in providing a robust digital customer experience.
Chipotle, Fazoli’s, Smokey Bones share drive-thru, AI insight
14 DEC 2022
Top fast casual brand leaders offer valuable insight on how AI is driving a more robust digital drive-thru experience.
Video: Fast Casual Executive Summit Highlights, October 9–11, 2022
12 DEC 2022
The 17th annual Fast Casual Executive Summit was held October 9-11 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana. Check out the video highlights!
Chipotle, Jason’s Deli, Ampex Brands talk AI role in customer experience
7 DEC 2022
Artificial intelligence, from data gathering efforts to robot creation, is gaining ground with restaurant brands. Top leaders share insight on AI innovation and the role it plays in everything from better customer experiences to loyalty program enhancements.
Starbird, Fuku, Atomic Wings leaders talk love-hate relationship with delivery apps
1 DEC 2022
Brand leaders offer insight on managing third-party delivery apps and the brand app and hurdling challenges.
Mooyah Burgers, Jersey Mike’s leaders share loyalty program tips
18 NOV 2022
As food prices continue to climb so does the value of a restaurant loyalty program, for both the customer and the brand.
Restaurant execs discuss labor issues still plaguing industry
14 NOV 2022
Four restaurant executives discussed labor issues plaguing the industry at the Fast Casual Executive Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Layne’s Chicken Fingers, Consolidated Concepts, Farm Burger execs talk supply chain issues
4 NOV 2022
Four restaurant executives discussed challenges with supply chains at the Fast Casual Executive Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Flake Pie Co. wins The Perfect Pitch at the Fast Casual Executive Summit
26 OCT 2022
Zack Oates, founder of The Perfect Pitch sponsor Ovation, Flake Pie Co. founders Rick Timmons and Todd Smith, and Fastcasual.com editor Cherryh Cansler. Photo by Networld Media Group
10 OCT 2022
Daniel Shlossman, chief marketing officer for sweetgreen, said digital is the wave of the future in the opening keynote address at the Fast Casual Executive Summit being held Oct. 9-11.
Fast Casual Hall of Fame inductees include Fazoli’s, Panera Bread, Native Brand leaders
11 AUG 2022
Fazoli’s former CEO Carl Howard, Native Foods CEO Carin Stutz and Blaine Hurst, former Panera Bread CEO, make up the inaugural class of the Fast Casual Hall of Fame and will be honored at the annual Fast Casual Executive Summit.
28 JUL 2022
Execs from Chipotle, Jason’s Deli and Ampex Brands will share their journeys into the world of AI at this year’s Fast Casual Executive Summit, being held Oct. 9-11 in Indianapolis.