Operator/Manufacturer Collaboration Model (OCM)

The Operator/Manufacturer Collaboration Model Committee consists of chain operators and manufacturers who have championed the development of a best practice model for collaboration in foodservice. The process provides a framework for industry practitioners to classify, understand and communicate value of operator-supplier relationships. Additionally, it is meant to develop a common language to drive efficiency and effectiveness between channel partners. 

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Smashburger Founder Tom Ryan Innovates Locally to Gain Market Share Nationally

Smashburger Founder & Chief Concept Officer Tom Ryan understands how to apply innovative tactics needed to win an increased share of the consumer's foodservice dollar. The fast casual chain recently began pairing burgers with craft beers provided by local breweries. Learn more about Smashburger's explosive growth and Tom Ryan's scheduled Keynote address at IFMA's Chain Operator EXchange (COEX 2015) coming this March.  

Jun 12

Navy Foodservice Ashore Solutions Conference

This conference is for all on-shore military personnel, affiliates and foodservice professionals including 100+ military, Department of Defense (DOD) and 50 food manufacturers. The event makes up an eclectic group of industry personnel.