Fast Casual

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.


Join us for conversations with leading fast-casual CEOs, founders and visionaries as they share their stories, best practices, trend observations, and looming challenges.
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Volunteer Leaders

Geoff Alexander, President, Wow Bao
Scott Boatwright, Chief Restaurant Officer, Chipotle Mexican Grill
Sam Chamberlain, COO, Five Guys
Paul Damico, CEO, Global Franchise Group
Mario Del Pero, Co-Founder & CEO, Mendocino Farms
Jeff Drake, CEO & President, Protein Bar & Kitchen
John Fisher, CEO, Nando's PERi-PERi North America
Don Fox, CEO, Firehouse Subs
Michael Haith, CEO, Teriyaki Madness
Amy Hom, Vice President of Operations, sweetgreen
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
Elliot Schiffer, CEO, Mici Handmade Italian
Gregory Schulson, Founder & CEO, Burrito Beach
Carin Stutz, CEO, Native Foods
Nick Vojnovic, President, Little Greek