The IFMA Restaurant Chains Foodservice Leadership Council consists of senior management professionals, across multiple menu types and segments, who are creating new insights and collaborative best practices to drive the community forward.

Comprised of individuals representing small and midsize chains from Fast Casual, Midscale, and Casual Dining, this council of segment leaders is focused on addressing critical issues impacting their community. Council members are working diligently to address key topics including changing consumer demands, optimizing relationships with suppliers, creating best practices for driving overall margin growth and building brands that can withstand volatile economic times.

IFMA Restaurant Chains Foodservice Leadership Council

  • Chair, Aaron Weedy, Ledo Pizza
  • Vice Chair, Phil Altieri, Buffalo Wings & Rings
  • 2nd Vice Chair, Rebecca Hurst, The Cheesecake Factory
  • Past Chair, Tom Hannon, Sky Co-Op
  • Past Chair, Jeff Chandler, Hopdoddy
  • Louis Basile, Wildflower
  • Peter Boylan, Ballard Brands
  • Sara Burnett, Tropical Smoothie Cafe
  • Clayton Chan, Ladle & Leaf
  • Annica Conrad, City Barbeque
  • Jodie Conrad, Donato's Pizza
  • Shawn Dolan, Biscuitville
  • Sammy Gianopoulos, Fratelli’s, 3 Bulls & Sammy G’s
  • Bill Hancox, Industry Resource
  • Matt Jalove, Sinelli Concepts
  • Kevin Lawlor, Bubbakoos Burritos
  • Richard Pineda, Industry Resource
  • Kevin Quandt, True Food Kitchen
  • Jamal Rasouolly, The Halal Shack
  • Kelly Roddy, Saladworks
  • Tom Scalese, East Coast Wings & Grill
  • Sarah Stewart-Schultze, IDQ
  • Fanny Ung, Panda Express
  • Dan Ward, Big Biscuit
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