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We tap into the wisdom of industry professionals, thought leaders, and experts to simplify trends and events in the Restaurant Industry.

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We tap into the wisdom of industry professionals, thought leaders, and experts to simplify trends and events in the Restaurant Industry.

    CHART simplified

    CHART simplified

    On this episode we look at the CHART Conference. This s a conference created by trainers, for trainers and is focused specifically on the hospitality industry. We talk to board members and participants to get a sense of why this conference feels so different than any other conference we've been to.

    • 24 min
    Mehdi Zarhloul:Founder of Crazy Pita

    Mehdi Zarhloul:Founder of Crazy Pita

    As Founder and CEO, Mehdi is leading the rapid expansion of Crazy Pita, a fresh-casual Mediterranean concept based in Las Vegas.  
    His dedication to operations excellence and willingness to experiment have aided in his success.  Listen in to hear his story.

    • 26 min
    Erik Oberholtzer: Founder of Tender Greens & Author

    Erik Oberholtzer: Founder of Tender Greens & Author

    Listen in to this convo with Chef, Author and Co-Founder of Tender Greens Erik Oberholtzer.  
    With a Culinary Expert in every Tender Greens, the chef-driven. fast-casual salad brand has grown across the West Coast.
    Erik now finds himself in a new role, guiding startups in sustainable practices. He also authored the Ten Year Plan. 

    • 33 min
    Wisdom from Wahoo’s Co-Founder, Wing Lam

    Wisdom from Wahoo’s Co-Founder, Wing Lam

    Wing Lam, along with two of his brothers, co-founded the legendary Wahoo's Fish Tacos, a fast-casual fish taco shop with Chinese-Brazilian-Mexican flair. Covered in stickers and surf apparel, the locations are uniquely SoCal inspired which is where Wahoo's was born.
    During the Pandemic, Wing also co-founded California Love Drop, which supports and fuels healthcare workers and first responders.
     
     

    • 29 min
    Roy Rogers Revival: Adam Klaers

    Roy Rogers Revival: Adam Klaers

    Roy Rogers Restaurants, a historic brand founded in 1968, has had its shares of ups and downs.  Now in a strong comeback phase, they hired Adam Klaers to lead the charge.Adam has 20 years of leadership experience in the restaurant industry, with brands like Taco Bell and Chipotle, Adam is a seasoned executive passionate about driving business growth and fostering strong relationships with both customers and employees. 
    As the Executive Vice President at Roy Rogers Restaurants, he oversees and guides marketing, franchise development, operations, and training. 

    • 26 min
    Scaling Hospitality with Mark Lavalle

    Scaling Hospitality with Mark Lavalle

    Mark Lavalle embodies everything that a well-executed restaurant should be. His charismatic journey to hospitality virtuoso weaves through some of the most transformative moments in brand development and management over the last 30 years. In this episode we chat "scaling hospitality" with Mark! Website: https://www.trainingsimplified.com/ Email: info@trainingsimplified.com

    • 35 min

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