Kelly Roddy took his position as the CEO of Saladworks in August of 2019 with more than 30 years of industry experience. With a strong brand foundation and management team, Kelly is focused on rapid growth and franchisee profitability. Kelly most recently served as President of Schlotzsky’s where he repositioned the brand from a sandwich deli chain to a high quality eatery with more than twice the average unit volumes in sales. Prior to Schlotzsky’s, Kelly was Director of Retail Operations and Director of Sales and Marketing at HEB. He was also the Executive Director at Scholastic and worked for over 10 years in various positions at Walmart. Kelly is an alumni of Stephen F. Austin State University. He has had his finger on the pulse of consumer satisfaction for decades and he will use that knowledge, coupled with his keen understanding of the franchising industry to spur success at Saladworks by increasing unit revenue alongside franchise expansion.
Sessions for Kelly Roddy
Option 1: Fireside Chat: How Digital Transformation is a Brand’s Best Friend
During this session hear from market leaders about the best practices for delivering exceptional omnichannel experiences through a modern approach to loyalty. We’ll highlight the top digital transformation trends that create the most opportunities for brands today. Shyam will share candid insights on the current and future state of loyalty - show you how to build emotional connections with your guests to build lasting CLV, explain what’s needed to empower digital marketers today and why AI, when done right, is the only way to deliver personalization that scales.
Option 7: Building Demand Beyond the Four Walls with Catering
Customers want their food when they want it, how they want it, and where they want it. To get their piece of the over $64 billion catering industry, restaurant leaders must adapt to this on-demand digital era. Hear how a panel of executives from leading restaurant brands move their exceptional guest experience beyond their four walls and expand their businesses through catering.