Innovation Forum Speaker

Kendall Ware

President & COO

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Kendall Ware is the President & COO of Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, a 200 location franchise located in 30 states and Mexico. Ware, who recently served as Vice President of Operations and Training for the Orange Leaf brand, has over 12 years of franchise leadership experience and is a certified franchise executive through the IFA. In addition, he is a recent recipient of Oklahoma’s 30 under 30 award. Prior to his time at Orange Leaf, Ware developed his leadership experience at other franchised concepts such as CiCi’s Pizza and Genghis Grill. During his tenure at CiCi's Pizza, Ware led training and operations initiatives to enhance product quality that resulted in an increase of guest satisfaction and stable same store sales growth for their nearly 500 restaurants. At Genghis Grill, Ware developed a comprehensive set of operating systems, processes and people that helped successfully grow their franchise from 7 locations to 100. 



The longtime marketer was cited for the innovation and boldness he has fostered at Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut

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