In this webinar, we will dive into the latest location analytics to identify some of the key strategies that are helping leading QSR brands stand out and thrive in a challenging environment. From 2022 winners to the effects of inflation in Q1 to the most innovative concepts, we will explore which tactics will drive success in the year to come.                                                    

Participants of this webinar will:

  • Have a quantitative understanding of the trends that are most impacting the QSR category.
  • See how Placer location data can be used to identify which QSR brands are seeing increased consumer demand and operating at an efficient level.
  • Observe visitation trends for QSR brands as they implement expansion strategies.


RJ Hottovy, CFA | Head of Analytical Research,                                                    
R.J. Hottovy, CFA is Head of Analytical Research for He has covered the restaurant, retail, and e-commerce sectors for nearly 20 years, most recently serving as a Fund Manager for Aaron Allen Capital Partners. He has held several analyst positions in the past, including Global Consumer Equity Strategist at Morningstar and equity analyst roles at William Blair & Co. and Deutsche Bank. Hottovy also brings a wealth of experience with early-stage investments as an investor and member of the investment committee for the IrishAngels/Vitalize venture capital group. Over the past three years, he has worked with more than 50 consumer and technology companies, advising on more than $200 million in early-stage capital raises and other buy- and sell-side M&A transactions. Hottovy is also a member of the Chicago Seed Co. network, a group of Chicago-area investors focused on early-stage food & beverage companies.

Greg Sanders | Group Publisher, QSR & FSR, WTWH Media                                                    
Greg Sanders is a 30-year veteran of foodservice media. He was on the launch teams of both the QSR and FSR brands, and has served at various times as editor, editorial director, associate publisher, and group publisher. During his tenure as editor of QSR, the magazine won a Jesse H. Neal Award; he was also named to the 2019 class of the Folio: 100, which recognizes innovators and entrepreneurial thinkers in publishing.