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May 27, 2020

Talk highlights:

  1. Changes to the grocery industry caused by COVID-19
  2. Why some grocery stores don’t make it past the planning stages
  3. How Planned Grocery came to be

Speaker bio:

David Beitz and George Daigh are Co-Founders of Beitz and Daigh Geographics, Inc. the company that created Planned Grocery in 2016. Planned...

May 8, 2020

Talk highlights:

  1. The advantage of having offered delivery pre-pandemic 
  2. Optimizing new and existing sites to be off-premise friendly
  3. The biggest issues on the minds of many restaurant professionals

Apr 23, 2020

3 main takeaways:

  1. Examples of the initiatives restaurants have taken to reach customers in new ways.
  2. What restaurant professionals should be doing to ensure they make it to the other side.
  3. How the future of the restaurant business will look.

Speaker bio:

Jim Mizes started his career in the retail industry as a young...

Feb 26, 2020

3 main points:

  • Things that Fred learned from his mentors, like Rich Melman from Lettuce Entertain You, and how it molded him into the business consultant he is today
  • How technology advancements disrupted the industry - both in front-of-house and in the kitchen
  • How restaurants can improve the experience for...

Jan 21, 2020

3 main points

  •  Selecting talent versus hiring people
  •  Creating a company language that matches the existing behavior
  •  The key to retaining good talent

Speaker Bio

Dee Ann Turner started her Chick-fil-A career as a secretary to the Vice President of Human Resources and eventually, moved up to the VP of Talent and...