263 episodes

QSR Uncut is a podcast from the editors of QSR magazine—the leading publication for foodservice owners and operators—that discusses the current state and future of the fast-food restaurant industry as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. Made for restaurant executives, entrepreneurs, consumers, and leaders, each episode candidly shares expert advice from some of the industry's most insightful leaders.

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    • 4.7 • 40 Ratings

QSR Uncut is a podcast from the editors of QSR magazine—the leading publication for foodservice owners and operators—that discusses the current state and future of the fast-food restaurant industry as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. Made for restaurant executives, entrepreneurs, consumers, and leaders, each episode candidly shares expert advice from some of the industry's most insightful leaders.

    Potbelly’s Marketing Mastery, with CMO David Daniels

    Potbelly’s Marketing Mastery, with CMO David Daniels

    How does a cult-favorite restaurant chain embrace the masses? It’s a multi-tiered strategy from store design to digital campaigns to rethinking every customer touchpoint along the way. Potbelly CMO David Daniels joins QSR Uncut this week to talk about the sandwich legend’s approach to guest engagement and what’s still to come.

    • 35 min
    Tech and the Catering Explosion, with Lunchbox’s Nabeel Alamgir

    Tech and the Catering Explosion, with Lunchbox’s Nabeel Alamgir

    Lunchbox cofounder and CEO Nabeel Alamgir returns to QSR Uncut to talk about what’s fast become one of the biggest opportunities in the restaurant marketplace. Catering has made a massive comeback out of COVID and is now rife with whitespace. Can tech unlock the potential?

    • 41 min
    Sambazon’s Next Chapter of Growth Arrives

    Sambazon’s Next Chapter of Growth Arrives

    The Açaí pioneer recently launched into franchising for the first time in 24 years. CEO and cofounder Ryan Black joins QSR editors Danny Klein and Ben Coley to discuss the brand’s journey—it owns 50 percent of the imported Açaí market and has more than 30,000 retail partners stocking the product—and how it’s going to translate that equity and experience into brick-and-mortar development that’s already fast underway.

    • 38 min
    The Making of a Better Chicken Joint, with Max Sheets

    The Making of a Better Chicken Joint, with Max Sheets

    No stranger to the restaurant industry, Max Sheets got his start as a teenager scraping cheese off pans in a Pizza Hut kitchen. He later spent more than 20 years in real estate and development for such brands as Lone Star Steakhouse and Saloon, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Smashburger, and Ted’s Montana Grill. In fact, he was with Smashburger when the footprint transformed from a handful to hundreds, and was at the floor of Ted’s Montana Grill when Ted Turner and George McKerro...

    • 47 min
    A Special Announcement (and Deal) from QSR Uncut

    A Special Announcement (and Deal) from QSR Uncut

    One of the industry’s biggest events is approaching, and we’re offering listeners an exclusive deal to attend. UNCUT25 is what's mentioned in the podcast. And the event site is here: https://www.qsrevolutionconference.com/

    • 15 min
    Cinnabon and Carvel Join Forces, with Kristen Hartman

    Cinnabon and Carvel Join Forces, with Kristen Hartman

    Kristen Hartman, the president of Specialty Brands at GoTo Foods (formerly Focus Brands)—the parent company of Auntie Anne's, Carvel, Cinnabon, Jamba, McAlister's Deli, Moe's Southwest Grill, and Schlotzsky’s—takes us inside the mashup everybody’s talking about. Is co-branding making a comeback? Should we call it something else? We’ll get into that and a lot more.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Mk2113 ,

Perfect for anybody in the restaurant industry!

Great conversations and insights. Look forward to every episode!

FPurbanAdvisors ,

Pronounce your guests names

Massively arrogant and European of you!!!Generally like the contact when you seem excited about the subject.

SSchulist ,

Love this podcast

Great insights, information and conversation

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