Fast Casual Insider
National Restaurant Association
The Fast Casual Insider podcast is a 10 episode podcast series from the National Restaurant Association. We’ll be talking to leading fast-casual CEOs, founders and visionaries to share their stories, best practices, trend observations, and looming challenges. Our guests come from emerging concepts as well as established brands and they come with a point of view. Hosted by Jerry White, these leaders will discuss topics like fast casual’s digital transformation, real estate issues, business growth and how they’re dealing with today’s most critical issue--talent recruitment and retention.
The Future of Delivery and the Restaurant Experience with Geoff Alexander and Paul Damico
Friday 27 September 2019
: On this special edition of Fast Casual Insider, Jerry heads to the floor of the 100th annual National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago...
Food That Loves You Back with Carl Segal
Friday 20 September 2019
: This week on Fast Casual Insider, Jerry sits down with Carl Segal, CEO of Roti Modern Mediterranean Grill. Carl has spent his entire working...
Location, Location, Location: Why It’s Critical for Restaurants with Nick Vojnovic
Friday 06 September 2019
: This week on Fast Casual Insider we’re diving into the real estate side of the restaurant industry. Helen Jane Hearn sits in for host...
Keeping the Human Touch as Restaurants Adopt More Technology with Carin Stutz
Friday 23 August 2019
: On today’s episode of Fast Casual Insider, Jerry sits down with Carin Stutz, the former EVP of Red Robin. Carin has more than 40 years’...
Keeping Up With Changing Consumer Habits with Don Fox
Friday 09 August 2019
: Host Jerry White talks with Don Fox about how changing consumer habits affect the fast-casual industry and how to use new technology to keep...
Managing Constant Change over 25 years in Hospitality with Meg Rose
Friday 26 July 2019
: Joining Jerry on the podcast today is Meg Rose, an executive with Firehouse Subs, based out of Florida. Meg has been with Firehouse Subs for...
From Upstart to Exponential Growth with Paul Damico of Naf Naf Grill
Monday 15 July 2019
: This week, Jerry sits down with Paul Damico, CEO of the Chicago, IL based Naf Naf Grill. A long time restaurant industry veteran, Paul was...
Bringing Global Brand Experience to Local Concept Marketing with Kathleen Richardson
Monday 01 July 2019
: Joining Jerry White on the Fast Casual Insider podcast this week is Kathleen Richardson. Kathleen is the founder of urban Farmhouse market...
Raising Capital for Your Concept: When, How and Why with Larry Reinstein
Friday 07 June 2019
: Helen Jane Hearn, Sr. Director of Content for the National Restaurant Association steps in for Host Jerry White in this episode of the Fast...
Labor Relations, Hybrid Fast Casual and Delivery Innovation with David Jones
Friday 17 May 2019
: In this episode of the Fast Casual Insider podcast, host Jerry White is joined by Blazing Onion Burger Company CEO and co-founder David...
Technology's impact on Fast Casual Dining with Geoff Alexander
Friday 17 May 2019
: In the first episode of the Fast Casual Insider podcast, host Jerry White sits down with Wow Bao President and Managing Partner of Lettuce...
Welcome to the Fast Casual Insider!
Friday 10 May 2019
: Whether you’re a restaurateur looking to grow your business, an experienced operator evaluating your next steps, or just a restaurant...