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The Perfect Pitch Competition

Are you looking to expand your new(ish) fast casual concept? If so, we want to hear all about it at this year’s Fast Casual Executive Summit.

We are now accepting entries for our third annual competition, The Perfect Pitch — what we like to describe as a friendlier version of “Shark Tank.” It’s aimed at owners of new fast casual concepts looking to pitch their brands to a room of potential investors and franchisees at the summit.

To enter restaurant concepts must meet three guidelines:

  • Have at least one store open but no more than 10.
  • Must be no less than 6 months old and no more than 5 years old.
  • And must share revenue and average sales data.

Entries are being accepted through June 9.

Three finalists will be selected by Aug. 8 to make their five-minute pitch on Oct. 24 at the summit. At the conclusion of the session, attendees will vote on the concept they believe is most likely to succeed in its expansion plans.

What do I win?

All finalists will receive free advice from industry experts and two complementary passes to attend this year’s summit, but must cover their own travel and accommodations. The winner will receive bragging rights and hotel and registration for FCES 2018 for one.

Nominate your brand for this year’s Perfect Pitch!

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