Special Report | May 2012 | By QSR Staff

Your Essential NRA Show Guide

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Sunday | May 6, 2012

10–11:30 a.m.

Who Makes the Best Franchisees?

Franchising provides you the opportunity to focus your energies, experience, and resources on building a business with a high-quality, well-recognized brand; a sustainable system of operations; and a network of other energized franchisees. Find out why women and minority businesspeople are significant players in the small business sector whose talent and experience are highly sought after by the best-in-class franchisors. Room S404D

Kick Start Your Pricing Strategy

Pricing is crucial to success, yet many operators lack a disciplined pricing approach. Leslie Kerr, founder and president of Intellaprice, has helped Dunkin’ Donuts, Darden Restaurants, California Pizza Kitchen, Chili’s, and others with their pricing programs. Attend and start the process, through guided exercises, of applying sound principles to build your own pricing strategy. Room S403B

Noon–1:30 p.m.

Fast Casual: A Recipe for Growth

You’ll see the fast-casual segment compared to the overall industry using data including NRA’s 2012 Restaurant Industry Forecast. Learn the secrets to their success as fast-casual CEOs share stories of innovation, unit growth, and people metrics that are critical in creating the “wow” factor of the fast-casual experience. Room S402A

Grow Your Restaurant Business

Are you looking to grow your business? Dennis Monroe, chair, and Jim Wahl, partner at Monroe Moxness Berg PA., will provide a fresh look at all the key new ways. Room S404D

2–3:30 p.m.

Veterans in Franchising

Beth Solomon, vice president of strategic initiatives and industry relations at the International Franchise Association, will lead a panel to help you discover what opportunities and financial incentives are available to veterans. Room S404D

Special Highlight

Former President
Bill Clinton’s
Keynote Address

Next: Monday, May 7th