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Episode 05
July 15, 2019

05 From Upstart to Exponential Growth

This week, host Jerry White sits down with Paul Damico, CEO of the Chicago-based Naf Naf Grill. A long- time restaurant-industry veteran, Paul was tapped in 2017 to lead Naf Naf Grill, with the goal of scaling the brand nationally. Prior to this role, Paul served as president of FOCUS Brands and president of Moe’s Southwest Grill.

Paul walks Jerry through what it’s like to scale a Middle Eastern concept nationally, his relationship with Naf Naf founder Sahar Sander and the rise of “virtual” restaurants. Paul puts a large focus on the customer experience and the importance of staying in touch with guests. Don’t miss this enlightening and information-packed episode of the Fast Casual Insider, covering a wide range of topics.  

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