2008 Fast Casual Summit: Rich Products Corp.

 
Oct. 15, 2008
Paul Barron, publisher of Fast Casual magazine, talks with Rod Kirwin, director of marketing for the food service division of Rich Products Corp.

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CONNECT 2014 Mobile Innovation Summit (preview)

The smartphone has revolutionized the way we communicate, search, shop, share, purchase and stay connected. What were only concepts 10 years ago are reality today.

Sponsored by: CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit

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Chuck E. Cheese's new virtual reality Ticketblaster feature

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Domino's, Ford launch in-car ordering platform

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Mobile payments provide new way to talk to consumers

Matt Pyles, with Barbacoa Mexican Grill, sat in on a panel about mobile payments at the recent Fast Casual Executive Summit. He said it's important for restaurant operators to pay attention to this quickly growing trend, especially since it's moving...

Millennials want brands that enable them to share something useful

Jeff Fromm spoke about marketing to Millennials at the recent Fast Casual Executive Summit in New Orleans. He cautioned brands to not take a blanket approach in defining the vast demographic; a 17 year old will have significantly different interests...

Implement something unique into your restaurants

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Take care of your customers

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