Everyone’s talking about millennials and Gen Z as an important customer base, but what’s often lost is just how crucial these generations are for your workforce—particularly in your leadership ranks.

Let’s face it: The labor pool is thinning, and the need for cutting-edge ideas is only intensifying. As such, younger employees are increasingly relied upon to bring new energy and solutions to your brand, whether it’s as a franchisee, a manager, an entrepreneur, or an executive.

Last summer, we launched our first-ever Young Leaders to Watch recognition in an effort to identify those quick-service and fast-casual leaders under the age of 35 who are bringing exciting new ideas and concepts to the market. And we’re bringing it back this June to spotlight a whole new bunch of young leaders! Want to recognize one of your colleagues? Or think that person is you? Click here to submit by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 8, 2019. The final list of honorees will be featured in QSR‘s June 2019 issue. 

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