Restaurant Leadership Conference News

Market volatility has had a chilling effect on offerings this year. But things are starting to settle down, and at least seven chains are waiting to pounce, said Damon Chandik of Piper Sandler.

The event highlighted some of the challenges and opportunities in the restaurant industry. Here are some of the most notable things that we heard.

Keeping pace with social media and adapting to post-pandemic realities have required marketing departments to think and act more quickly.

The honor, given by the editors of Restaurant Business, recognized the newly public chain’s strong corporate culture, successful loyalty program and thoughtful growth.

The intense process has not been without its challenges. But it has also reaped benefits for both chains, their CEOs said.

Improving the in-restaurant experience and making off-premise sales a priority topped his to-do list when he took over the Asian casual-dining chain in 2020.

The cofounder of the Dunkin’ and Arby’s owner also tempered expectations for an initial public offering, at least right now.