Fast Casual Insider

Podcast with the thought leaders behind today's fast-casual brands.

Join us for conversations with leading fast-casual CEOs, founders and visionaries as they share their stories, best practices, trend observations, and looming challenges. Our guests come from emerging concepts as well as established brands and they come with a point of view.

Hosted by Plate associate publisher Jerry White, these leaders will discuss topics like fast casual’s digital transformation, real estate issues, business growth and how they’re dealing with today’s most critical issue -- talent recruitment and retention.

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Technology's impact on Fast Casual Dining
05/15/2019
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Geoff Alexander
President, Wow Bao, and managing partner, Lettuce Entertain You, Chicago
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Labor Relations, Hybrid Fast Casual and Delivery Innovation
05/15/2019
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David Jones
CEO and co-founder, Blazing Onion Restaurant Group
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Raising Capital for Your Concept: When, How and Why?
06/07/2019
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Larry Reinstein
Founder, LJR Hospitality Group
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Bringing Global Brand Experience to Local Concept Marketing
06/25/2019
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Kathleen Richardson
Founder, Farmhouse Market and Cafe
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5.
From Upstart to Exponential Growth
07/16/2019
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Paul Damico
CEO, Naf Naf Grill, Chicago
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6.
Managing Constant Change over 25 years in Hospitality
07/29/2019
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Meg Rose
Vice president, field operations, Firehouse Subs
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Keeping Up with Changing Consumer Habits 
08/09/2019
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Don Fox
CEO, Firehouse America, LLC
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8.
Keeping the Human Touch as Restaurants Adopt More Technology
08/23/2019
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Carin Stutz
Former EVP and COO, Red Robin
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Location, Location, Location: Why It’s Critical for Restaurants
09/06/2019
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Nick Vojnovic
President, Little Greek Fresh Grill
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10.
Food That Loves You Back
09/20/2019
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Carl Segal
CEO, Rōti Modern Mediterranean
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11.
The Future of Delivery and the Restaurant Experience
10/01/2019
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Geoff Alexander & Paul Damico
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