The Westin Chicago Lombard

The 2024
Digital Transformation in Fast Casual and QSR Summit

June 11 – 12, 2024
Chicago, IL

2023 Brands

Founder – 16Handles

Executive VP – Alice’s Sweet Tooth

Vice President of Marketing – Aloha Poke Co.

Brand Development Manager – Bahama Buck’s Franchise Corp.

Brand Development Specialist – Bahama Buck’s Franchise Corp.

CEO & Co-Founder – Balance Pan-Asian Grille

Chief Operating Officer – Ballard Brands

Vice President of Training & Implementation – Ballard Brands

Head of Marketing & Creative – Bareburger

Culinary Director – Bareburger

Marketing Director – Bareburger

President – Bartaco

Chief Financial Officer – Bartaco

Chief Executive Officer – Big Chicken

Senior Vice President of Franchise Leadership – Big Chicken

Vice President of Training Operations – Biscuit Belly

Owner – Bistro 6050

Director of Marketing – Bistro 6050

CEO – Boba Guys

Director of Operations Integration & Training Systems – Bojangles

Senior Director of Marketing – Bojangles

Senior Director of Omnichannel – Bojangles

Senior Manager of Operations Support – Bojangles

Managing Partner – Bombay Eats

Chief Technology Officer – Brix Holdings

Senior Manager of IT – Brix Holdings

CEO – Burgess Bros BBQ

Non-commercial Manager – Califia

VP of Sales – Califia

Director of Operations – Cheba Hut Franchising

Director of Field Marketing – Chicken N Pickle

Marketing Brand Manager – Chicken N Pickle

CEO & Founder Chinah

Sr. Director of Digital & Loyalty – Church’s Chicken

Vice President & Head of Technology – Ciccio Restaurant Group

Director of Restaurant Systems – Ciccio Restaurant Group

Chair & Professor of Hospitality – College of DuPage

Vice President of Marketing – Craveworthy Brands

Vice President of Technology – Craveworthy Brands

Sr. Director of Training and Ops Services – Craveworthy Brands

Vice President of Operations and Training – Craveworthy Brands

Vice President of Marketing and Franchise Development – Craveworthy Brands

CEO – Craveworthy Brands

Director of Operations – Craveworthy Brands

Owner & Founder – Crazy Pita Restaurant Group

Director of Digital Experience – Culver’s

Chief Technology Officer – Dave’s Hot Chicken

Vice President of Operations – Dave’s Hot Chicken

Vice President of Marketing – Dave’s Hot Chicken

Senior Marketing Manager – Dave’s Hot Chicken

President & Chief Operating Officer – Dave’s Hot Chicken

Director of Off-Premise Business – DiBella’s Subs

Director of Marketing – DiBella’s Subs

Vice President of Operations – District Taco

Vice President of Operation Services – District Taco

Senior Manager of Digital Marketing – Donatos Pizza

Chief People Officer – Donatos Pizza

Vice President of IT – eegee’s

Director of Marketing – Erbert & Gerbert’s

Creative Manager – Erbert & Gerbert’s

Chief Financial Officer – Farmer’s Fridge

Chief Operating Officer – Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers

Vice President of Finance – Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers

Founder & Chief Executive Officer – Ghost Truck Kitchen

Senior Corporate Engagement Specialist – Good Food Institute

Chief Operating Officer – Greener By Default

President – Groucho’s Deli

Head of Brand & Marketing – Groucho’s Deli

Chief Marketing Officer – Handcraft Burgers & Brews

Chief Executive Officer & Founding Partner – Hart House

Director of Brand & Marketing – Hart House

Chief Strategic Officer – HCK Hot Chicken

Executive Chief & Co-Founder – HCK Hot Chicken

Chief Marketing Officer – HCK Hot Chicken

Operations Specialist – HCK Hot Chicken

Director of Sales – Impossible Foods

CEO – Island Fin Poke

Training Manager – Island Fin Poke

Senior Vice President of Marketing – Jollibee

Brand Manager of Delivery – Krispy Kreme

Assistant Food Service Director – Kwik Trip

Chief Operating Officer – Layne’s Chicken Fingers

Chief Executive Officer – Layne’s Chicken Fingers

Partner – Layne’s Chicken Fingers

Partner – Layne’s Chicken Fingers

Senior Marketing Manager & Communications – Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken

Owner Lighthouse Fisheries of Yorkshire

Director of Franchise Development – Main Squeeze Juice Co.

Chief Executive Officer – Main Squeeze Juice Co.

Director of IT – Main Squeeze Juice Co.

IT Support Manager – Main Squeeze Juice Co.

Director of Franchisee Success – Main Squeeze Juice Co.

Chief Operating Officer – Main Squeeze Juice Co.

Director, Digital Consumer Insights – McDonald’s

Senior Manager of Global Loyalty – McDonald’s

Manager, Menu Insights – McDonald’s

Senior Manager, Menu Insights – McDonald’s

Director, Global Consumer Insights – McDonald’s

Senior Director, Consumer Insights Activation – McDonald’s

Senior Manager of Global Loyalty – McDonald’s

Global Customer Experience Insights Manager – McDonald’s

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Marketing Analytics Manager – Mellow Mushroom

Founder & Majority Partner – Memphis Seoul

Operations Director & PartnerMemphis Seoul

CFO & PartnerMemphis Seoul

Owner – MD Pizza Factory

Vice President of Culinary – Modern Restaurant Concepts

Food Systems Analyst – Modern Restaurant Concepts

Executive Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity & People – Noodles & Company

Sales Strategist – Original ChopShop

Vice President of Marketing – Original ChopShop

Vice President of Technology – P. Terry’s Burger Stand

IT Specialist – P. Terry’s Burger Stand

Chief Experience Officer – Papa Gino’s

Chief Executive Officer – Pepper Lunch Restaurants

Vice President of Technology – Piada Italian Street Food

President & Chief Development Officer – Pickleman’s Franchising LLC

Chief Operating Officer – Pickleman’s Franchising LLC

Chief Customer Officer – Pizza Hut Canada

Director, Marketplace Development, Food Service – Plant Based Foods Association

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer – PLNT Burger

Communications Specialist – Portillo’s

Field Marketing Manager – Portillo’s

Field Marketing Specialist – Portillo’s

NRO Project Manager – Portillo’s

VP of Operations – Portillo’s

Chief Operating Officer – Protein Bar & Kitchen

Director of Technology – Protein Bar & Kitchen

Sr. Director of Marketing – Protein Bar & Kitchen

Vice President of Operations – Pure Green Franchising

Area Representative – Pure Green Franchising

Manager – Pure Green Franchising

Founder & Chief Executive Officer – Pure Green Franchising

Chief Operating Officer & Partner – Roll-Em-Up Taquitos

Owner & Chief Executive Officer – Roll-Em-Up Taquitos

Owner & Founder – Roll-Em-Up Taquitos

Owner & Founder – Director of IT

Chief Strategy Officer – Romeo’s Pizza

Chief Executive Officer – Romeo’s Pizza

Director of Franchise Training – Scooter’s Coffee

Co-Founder & CEO – Shootz Hawaiian

Co-Founder – Shootz Hawaiian

Co-Founder – Shootz Hawaiian

Co-Founder – Shootz Hawaiian

Vice President of Franchise Development – Slim Chickens

President – Slutty Vegan ATL

National Director of Sales & Catering – Slutty Vegan ATL

Brand Manager – Spread Bagelry

Director of Marketing – Starbird

Vice President of Digital & Consumer Technology – Subway

CEO & Founder – Surf’s Up

Co-Founder – Surf’s Up

Founder & Chief Executive Officer – Sweetberry Bowls

Director of Media & Growth – sweetgreen

Senior Director of PMM & CRM – sweetgreen

Sr. PMM of Consumer Engagement – sweetgreen

Manager of Operations Insights & Analytics – Taco Bell

Sr. Manager of Operations Insights & Analytics – Taco Bell

Chief Executive Officer – Tarka Indian Kitchen

Manager of New Restaurant Opening & Field Training – Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe

Director of Franchise Operations – Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe

Senior Director of Marketing – Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe

Vice President of Buona Restaurants – The Buona Companies

Vice President of Marketing – The Buona Companies

Chief Financial Officer – The Dirty Buffalo

Chief Executive Officer – The Dirty Buffalo

Director of Marketing – The Dirty Buffalo

Director of Operations – The Dirty Buffalo

Director of Training – The Dirty Buffalo

Vice President Fast Casual – Thompson Hospitality

Vice President of Marketing – Tijuana Flats

Vice President of OpEx and Off-Premise Performance – Tijuana Flats

Director of Digital Products – Wendy’s

Director of Operations – Wetzel’s Pretzels

President & Chief Operating Officer – Wild Thing Restaurants

Chief Executive Officer – Wild Thing Restaurants

President & Chief Executive Officer – Wow Bao

Chief Information Officer – WOWorks

Head of Marketing – ZIKI

Founder & Chief Executive Officer – ZIKI

Vice President of Operations – Zunzi’s

Chief Executive Officer – Zunzi’s