The Fast Casual Industry Council aims to bring together C-suite leaders from fast casual restaurants to discuss challenges and common concerns. The group advises the National Restaurant Association on how the industry's priority issues would affect fast casual restaurants. It also provides a forum for engagement opportunities and innovative technology.

Questions? Contact Laurence Mittelbronn, member engagement, innovation & membership.

Volunteer Leaders

Geoff Alexander, President, Wow Bao
Sam Chamberlain, COO, Five Guys
Ellen Chen, Co-Founder & President, Mendocino Farms
Paul Damico, CEO, Naf Naf Grill
Mario Del Pero, Co-Founder & CEO, Mendocino Farms
Jeff Drake, CEO & President, Protein Bar
John Fisher, CEO, Nando's PERi-PERi North America
Don Fox, CEO, Firehouse Subs
Carl Howard, CEO, Fazoli's
David Jones, CEO & Co-Founder, Blazing Onion Burger Co.
Chris Newcomb, Co-Founder & CEO, Newk's Eatery
Larry Reinstein, Founder, LJR Hospitality Ventures
Kathleen Richardson, Founder, The Urban Farmhouse Market & Cafe
Meg Rose, Vice President, Field Operations, Firehouse Subs
Carl Segal, CEO, Roti Modern Mediterranean
Elliot Schiffer, CEO, Mici Handmade Italian
Gregory Schulson, Founder & CEO, Burrito Beach
Carin Stutz, Seasoned Executive Business Leader
Patrick Sugrue, President & CEO, Saladworks
Nick Vojnovic, President, Little Greek