QSR magazine announced the launch of its new podcast, “Fast Forward.” The podcast features conversations with fast-casual founders, entrepreneurs, and innovators discussing the process of opening and growing their restaurant companies.

The first episode of “Fast Forward,” available to stream by clicking here, features Blaze Pizza founders Rick and Elise Wetzel discussing how they grew the chain into a successful national franchise.

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“There are so many fast-casual brands and entrepreneurs driving this industry forward into the future, and we love sharing their stories in QSR and on QSRmagazine.com,” says Sam Oches, QSR’s editor. “Now our readers can hear those stories first-hand via ‘Fast Forward.’ We look forward to many more conversations with interesting and thoughtful fast-casual experts.”

“Fast Forward” will update at least monthly with new conversations between Oches and fast-casual professionals. The second episode, due later this month, features Dog Haus founders Hagop Giragossian, Andre Vener, and Quasim Riaz.

Last year was a banner year for podcasting. One-third of all Americans ages 25–54 now listen to podcasts at least monthly, according to Edison Research.

“Podcast popularity is booming, and we recognize it’s a great medium for people to tap into even more content, whether it’s during their morning commute or their lunch break,” Oches says. “Our goal is for ‘Fast Forward’ to be just one more way restaurant professionals can find incredible value in QSR.”

For more information on “Fast Forward,” stream the introduction below.


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