The 40/40 List launched in 2017 as a way to identify the quick serves and fast casuals that have the best shot at becoming the next big thing—the rising stars of the restaurant industry. Starting over each year with a new set of 40 brands, we've highlighted 200 concepts that we think have got what it takes to become the next Chipotle or Shake Shack.
For our fifth edition of the 40/40 List, we'll be sharing interviews all month on the Fast Forward feed with founders and leaders at several of this year's 40/40 brands. Next up is Allison Chavez, cofounder with her husband, Ivan, of Houston-based Sweet Paris Crȇperie & Café. Chavez joins the podcast to discuss the potential of crepes in a fast-casual setting, why she and Ivan decided to franchise the concept, and how the brand's loyal following and patio business helped it survive the pandemic.
This episode is brought to you by Perdue Foodservice.