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April 26, 2018
...I latched onto that vision and along with so many thousands of other people, we believed. We believed that food with integrity was the key to accomplishing that vision. We told the story on a shoestring marketing budget. We hit the streets. We did events. We did fundraisers to support local organizations. We bought lunches for guests when they brought new people in. We believed. We saw people camping out on sidewalks for new restaurant openings when we went to new cities and states. We saw lives change, both in our employees and in our guests. We made the world a better place by supporting our local farmers and by standing up to industrial farming. We believed.
March 13, 2018
The biggest impact that has been made across the restaurant industry comes from the way companies have invested in their people over the last 25 years. The next generation CEO’s in the restaurant industry are going to be the ones who grew up understanding that it isn’t all about them.
February 16, 2018
In the restaurant business, you have to cultivate a mindset of always getting better. It’s a journey, not a destination. You never arrive, and that’s the good news…there is always an opportunity to change the world in the context of the brand you lead in.
December 5, 2017
Over the last 25 years there has been a revolution in how consumers spend their dining dollars, and across the restaurant industry brands continue to fight for the share of stomach in the communities in which they operate.
July 6, 2017
In the age of on demand everything we are pressuring restaurant companies to deliver more for less, and that is putting stress on an ecosystem that was never built to handle the pressure being applied.