A Conversation with Ronald McDonald Himself
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by QSR magazine
6d ago
Dustin Portillo joins QSR editorial director Danny Klein to discuss a journey unlike any other we’ve had here on QSR Uncut. From becoming the third-youngest person in Ringling's 147-year history to being promoted to “Boss Clown” to portraying Ronald McDonald at The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to leading community relations at one of the top McDonald’s franchises in America, Portillo has traveled one of the most unique roads in the industry. And he’s now sharing with the world why it’s more than OK to be an IDIOT (we’ll explain ..read more
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The Future of Restaurant Innovation, with Wow Bao’s Geoff Alexander
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by QSR magazine
2w ago
Few restaurant brands, if any, have stayed at the forefront of innovation like Wow Bao, a concept that began as a small Chicago storefront and has now spread to more than 700 “dark kitchens” across the country. Also, Wow Bao recently rolled into thousands of CPG outlets and is plotting a future in web3 that could change the game as we know it. CEO Geoff Alexander joins QSR editorial director Danny Klein to discuss it all, what’s next, and how you lead from the cutting edge during one of the most vivid paradigm shifts on record ..read more
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Sandwiches, Stories, and a Vision of Growth, with Penn Station’s Craig Dunaway
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by QSR magazine
3w ago
Penn Station East Coast Subs chief operating officer Craig Dunaway joins QSR editorial director Danny Klein for a wide-ranging chat on the challenger brand's history and why it's poised for growth. How do you guard a brand's differentiators as you franchise? Where is the sandwich sector headed next? We get into that and a whole lot more ..read more
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Cicis and the Life of Leading a Legacy Pizza Brand
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by QSR magazine
1M ago
Jeff Hetsel, president of Cicis Pizza, joins QSR editorial director Danny Klein to share insight into what all restaurants search for in this business—brand longevity. For the famed pizza buffet chain, it all starts within (Hetsel began with Cicis as a GM 30 years ago), and a culture that promotes franchise development through generations. Hetsel talks about what’s ahead for the brand, as well as the industry, as value kicks into gear in 2024 ..read more
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Lessons and Predictions from a Category Pioneer
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by QSR magazine
1M ago
Nekter Juice Bar CEO Steve Schulze joins QSR editorial director Danny Klein to discuss the story and journey of one of the category’s true icons. Plus, we’ll get into the state of franchising and the future of the segment from the frontlines of one of the hottest arenas in fast casual ..read more
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Meet a Fast Casual to Watch in 2024
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by QSR magazine
2M ago
CEO Greg Willman has Naf Naf Grill poised and ready to hit the growth lever this coming year. He joins QSR editors Danny Klein and Ben Coley to discuss how his background as a franchisee has provided real-life insight into how the Middle Eastern concept should expand, where it goes next, and why it continues to resonate in new and legacy markets alike ..read more
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The Evolution of Honey Baked Ham, from the Holidays to the Every Day
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by QSR magazine
2M ago
Honey Baked Ham CMO Tripp McLaughlin joins QSR editors Danny Klein and Ben Coley to talk about the evolution of the legacy brand. For generations, Honey Baked has played a role in family holiday traditions, and now, it’s taking those core equities, differentiated food, and bringing them to fresh audiences through a reenergized marketing campaign and plan to get in front of guests across multiple occasions, no matter the time of year ..read more
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Nate Hybl’s Unique Entrepreneurial Journey
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by QSR magazine
3M ago
Nate Hybl is an ex-NFL quarterback-turned CEO of Atlanta-born gusto!, a fresh bowls and wraps brand with 12 restaurants and counting. It’s been one wild journey from funding his dream to growing a fast casual, with no shortage of lessons and revelations along the way. And it’s a story that’s only getting started, with a focus on company culture and running a brand built to last ..read more
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What's Really ‘Sustainable’ These Days?
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by QSR magazine
3M ago
Brad Laport, the CEO of WinCup, joins QSR editorial director Danny Klein to discuss the topic of greenwashing and the challenges it creates for restaurant operators. With so many options, from those hotly debated paper straws to more, how can restaurants know they’re making product decisions that are not only good for the planet, but decisions customers will appreciate ..read more
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What Really ‘Sustainable’ These Days?
QSR Magazine's Fast Forward
by QSR magazine
3M ago
Brad Laport, the CEO of WinCup, joins QSR editorial director Danny Klein to discuss the topic of greenwashing and the challenges it creates for restaurant operators. With so many options, from those hotly debated paper straws to more, how can restaurants know they’re making product decisions that are not only good for the planet, but decisions customers will appreciate ..read more
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