When COVID-19 hit, Blaze Pizza chief culinary officer Brad Kent found himself—like many of us in the early weeks of the pandemic—working at home.
It’s all too easy for operators to leave the fine print of their brands’ insurance policies to agents.
While Jeremiah’s Italian Ice felt the hit of the coronavirus pandemic when it began back in March, the chain didn’t lose momentum in either serving guests or developing new franchised stores.
In early 2020, Panera partnered with M7 Innovations—a tech company specializing in AI and immersive realities—and created a way for customers to wake up with its signature coffee and breakfast wrap
Laurie Suriff began the Whimsy Cookie Company out of her Memphis, Tennessee, kitchen in 2007, armed with her mother’s secret sugar-cookie recipe and a desire for a personal creative outlet.
The restaurant industry’s condition isn’t what young industry leaders wish for at the outset stages of their careers.
With the industry facing a painful healing process after one of its worst downturns, energetic young leaders are more important than ever. Here are 15 worth keeping an eye on.
Asian: Still growing up
Asian fast casual is still in its adolescence.