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Attendees share top takeaways from RLC 2014

Here’s what other RLC attendees took away from the 2014 Restaurant Leadership Conference.

Takeaways from the 2014 RLC
By Tim Miller
At this year’s event, my takeaways were in line with most of the conversations I had with many throughout the conference. Notably, how restaurant executives remain highly focused on the guest experience; from staples like cleanliness and reducing wait times to mobile and new technologies such as mobile loyalty app programs. Read more

Restaurant Leadership Conference 2014 Review
By AppSmyth
AppSmyth joined nearly 1,100 industry peers representing 500 chains and over $100 billion in annual sales at the recent invitation-only Restaurant Leadership Conference. Lee Cohn, AppSmyth and RP3 partner, attended the event and shares that the industry response at RLC was intensely positive and resulted in a number of in-person meetings. Read more

Marketers share 6 tips for winning with Hispanics
By Peter Filiaci
With Hispanic America expected to grow 19 percent in Adults 18-49 and 18 percent in Adults 18-34 through 2014, while the non-Hispanic population remains flat or declines over the same time period, connecting with this consumer will increasingly be a business imperative. Read more

The age factor
By Sara Rush
Many of the 2014 Restaurant Leadership Conference sessions devoted time to understanding millennials. Meanwhile, I was hoping to figure out an older demographic group. How are they different from me? Read more

Restaurants and the 2014 Instagrammer (infographic)
By Elle Morgan
What we heard loud and clear at the 2014 Restaurant Leadership Conference in Scottsdale ...


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