Dan Rowe, CEO of Fransmart, joined the Food Institute podcast to discuss the restaurant of the future and its many iterations. Rowe discusses the current restaurant landscape in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and what brands/concepts could take advantage of today’s market dynamics. Additionally, Rowe shares his prospects for drive-thrus, delivery, ghost kitchens, and curbside pickup options among foodservice operators in the years to come.
Hosted By: Chris Campbell
Recorded: Jan. 29, 2021
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Dan Rowe specializes in finding the next big thing and for over 20 years has identified and grown brands like Five Guys Burgers & Fries, QDOBA Mexican Grill and The Halal Guys from small unit businesses to the powerhouse chains they are today. Under Dan Rowe’s direction, Fransmart’s current and past franchise development portfolio brands have opened more than 5,000 restaurants worldwide, and facilitated franchise investments that have cumulatively generated over 1-billion in revenues to date. Dan is Co-Managing Partner at The Kitchen Fund and FranInvest, which have invested in Sweetgreen, Cava, by Chloe, Inday, eegee’s, to name just a few, and is an active board member of YPO and the National Restaurant Association.
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