The Westin Dallas Park Central

Workforce Management in Fast Casual and QSR Summit 2025

February 4 - 5, 2025
Dallas, TX

2024 Brands



Director of Human Resources and HRIS


President – Bartaco

VP of People – Bartaco

Director of Learning & Development – Bartaco

Payroll & Benefits Manager – Bartaco

CFO – Bartaco

Director of Talent Acquisition – Bartaco

Vice President of Training – Ballard Brands and Implementation

Vice President Training Operation – Biscuit Belly

Chief Operating Officer – Blaze Pizza

Senior HR Manager – Blake’s Lotaburger

CEO – Boba Guys

Director of Operations Integration + Training – Bojangles

Managing Partner – Bombay Eats

VP of Training – Buffalo Wildwings

Manager of Training – Buffalo Wildwings

SVP Operations & Training – Buona

VP of Restaurants – Buona

Director of Learning & Development – Buona

Director of Human Resources – Buona

Sr. Director of Marketing – Council of Hotel & Restaurant Trainers

Sr. Director of Operations – Cheba Hut Franchising

HR Systems Manager – Cheba Hut Franchising

TBD – Chick-fil-A

Vice President of HR – Chick-fil-A

Regional Field Leader – Chipotle

Executive Director – Children of Restaurant Employee’s (C.O.R.E)

CEO – Crave Worthy Brands

Sr. Director of Training and Ops Services – Craveworthy Brands

Training Manager – Craveworthy Brands

VP of Training – Craveworthy Brands

VP of Operations and Training –  Craveworthy Brands

Vice President of Operations – Dave’s Hot Chicken

Director of Organizational Development – Dewey’s Pizza

Vice President of Operations – District Taco

Chief People Officer – Donatos

Sr. Manager, Field Learning – Dunkin’

Vice President, Learning – Dunkin

Director of Training and Recruitment – Earl Enterprises

Director of Training and Development – Ford’s Garage

TBA – Ford’s Garage

TBA – Ford’s Garage

Chief Operating Officer – Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers

Director of Operations – TN/GA Region – Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers

Founder – Fry The Coop

Director of HR – Goat Pizza

Chief Executive Officer – Hart House

Chief Operating Officer – Hannah’s Bretzel

Co-Founder – Hannah’s Bretzel

HR Business Partner – Inspire Brands

HR Business Partner – Inspire Brands

HR Business Partner – Inspire Brands

TBD – Inspire Brands, Buffalo Wild Wings

CEO  – Island Fin Poke Co.

Training Manager – Island Fin Poke Co.

Director of Operations Integration – Jersey Mike’s

Owner & Operator – Jersey Mike’s

TBD – Jersey Mike’s

TBD – Jersey Mike’s

Benefits Director – Jollibee Foods Corporation USA

Benefits Director – Just Salad

Regional Director, Training & Development – Just Salad

VP Talent Development – Krispy Kreme

Chief People Officer – Kura Sushi USA

HR Consultant – Kura Sushi USA

TBD – Kura Sushi USA

Chief Operating Officer – Layne’s Chicken Fingers

Director of Operations – Lettuce Entertain You

Director of Operations – Lettuce Entertain You

Owner – Lloyd’s

Director of People Operations – Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

Director of Training & Development – Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

VP Learning & Development – Mac Haik

Chief Operating Officer – Mac Haik

Director of Franchise Development – Main Squeeze Juice Co.

CEO – Mamma Ramona’s

VP – Maple N Jam

Founder – Naansense

Partner/C.O.O. – Naansense

Vice President of People Services – New England Authentic Eats

EVP, Inclusion, Diversity and People – Noodles & Company

Compensation Manager – Noodles & Company

Director, Field Training – Noodles & Company

Regional Director of Operations – Noodles & Company

Vice President of People Services – Papa Gino’s

Director of Training & Development – Paris Baguette

VP of Human Resources – Paris Baguette


Director of Human Resources and Training – PDQ


VP of Ops – Peachtree Restaurant Partners

Chief Operating Officer – Penn Station East Coast Subs

Director of Training – Penn Station East Coast Subs

Chief Executive Officer – Pepper Lunch

Regional Training and Openings Manager – Piada Italian Street Food

Vice President of Restaurant Excellence – Piada Italian Street Food

TBD – Piada Italian Street Food

Customer Experience Manager – Pollo Campero USA

HR Business Partner – Pollo Campero USA

Communications Specialist – Portillo’s

NRO project manager – Portillo’s

PR & Communications – Portillo’s

Vice President Operations – Portillo’s

VP, New Restaurant Openings – Portillo’s

VP, People & Learning – Portillo’s

VP, People and Talent – Portillo’s

Chief Operating Officer – Protein Bar & Kitchen

Manager of Learning and Development – Puttshack

Partner & COO – Roll Em Up Taquitos

Sr. Director of Training & Development – Salata

Training Content Manager – Salata

NRO – Salata

Administrator – Savory Crust

CEO – Savory Crust

Director of Franchise Training – Scooter’s Coffee

Director of Operations Integration + Training – Scooter’s Coffee

Owner – Scooter’s Coffee

Director of Training & Development – Shipley Do-Nuts

TBD – Shipley Do-Nuts

Training Manager – Shipley Do-Nuts

CEO – Shootz Hawaiian

Co-Founder – Shootz Hawaiian

Co-Founder – Shootz Hawaiian

Co-Founder – Shootz Hawaiian

Chief Operating Officer – Slutty Vegan

TBD – Slutty Vegan

TBD – Slutty Vegan

President – Smart Restaurant group

Sr. Director HR – Smashburger

VP of Learning & Culture – Smashburger

Director of Sales – Stan’s Donuts

Founder & CEO – Surf’s Up Franchising Corporation

COO – Surf’s Up Franchising Corporation

COO – Swig

Director of People & Culture – Swig

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

Director of Franchise Operations – Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe

Operations Assistant – Thatcher Oaks, Inc.

Sales Rep – Thatcher Oaks, Inc.

Vice President of Buona Restaurants – The Buona Company

Director of Training – The Dirty Buffalo

Vice President of People – The Flame Broiler, Inc.

TBD – The Flame Broiler, Inc.

Founder & CEO – Untamed Brands

Head of People & Strategic Projects – Untamed Brands

VP of Training + People Development – Untamed Brands

Director of People Operations – Velvet Taco

Regional People Operations Manager – Velvet Taco

COO – Walk-On’s

Director of Operations – Wetzel’s Pretzels

Group Director of Training & Development – Whataburger

TBD – Whataburger

President & Chief Executive Officer – Wow Bao

TBD – Wow Bao

TBD – Wow Bao

TBD – Wow Bao

Chef/Owner – Urbanbelly Restaurant