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March 26, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT

Fast Casual: Trends, Challenges & Best Practices for Compliance Managers

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The Fast Casual segment has grown 6% annually over the last five years, and it’s no secret that industry forecasts predict the Fast Casual model will be the only growing segment in the restaurant industry in 2020. This can mean great things for your specific growth plans and general profitability, but it doesn’t come without growing pains. The reality is that those growing pains can turn into missteps, and missteps can result in loss of business and a damaged brand.  

Fast Casual restaurants looking to grow and stay relevant in 2020 need to prepare for challenges related to:

  1. Large, casual dining chains entering the Fast Casual market
  2. Increasing importance of Food Safety Culture
  3. Continued and rising customer demand for fresh produce and fresh-prepared foods
  4. Customer demand for responsible sourcing and food transparency

During this webinar “Fast Casual: Trends, Challenges & Best Practices for Compliance Managers,” industry experts Walt Murray and Dean Wilste will discuss in detail four Fast Casual trends, related challenges, and actionable best practices to address those challenges in 2020. 

A Q&A with the speakers will follow the presentation. 

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will learn:

  • How automating processes at the corporate level gives you a competitive edge
  • Why top-down Food Safety Culture should be a priority
  • Proven strategies for mitigating fresh-prepared food safety risks
  • Best practices for c-suite members that help mitigate risk and meet customer expectations at the store level

Who Should Attend:

Those with strategic and food safety responsibilities in the Fast Casual and QSR segments, including but not limited to:

  • C-suite, including CEO, COO, CQO, CTO
  • Compliance managers
  • Quality managers and leads
  • Franchise groups
  • Owners and operators


Walt Murray
Food Safety Compliance & Risk Expert
PinPoint QMS Services

Walt Murray is a quality management and regulatory affairs professional who specializes in quality and compliance within manufacturing, focusing on life science including Nutra and Food and Beverage products for the last 32 years. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt as well as a seasoned Lead Auditor for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd party QEH&S audits. As a Principle at the consulting firm PinPoint QMS Services, Murray currently supports regulated clientele for FSMA regulation including: SQF, FSSC (HARPC), GMP, and GLP.

Dean Wiltse
Chief Executive Officer

Dean Wiltse is a growth-leading visionary who has impacted several industries and companies for over 25 years. As FoodLogiQ’s CEO for over three years, Wiltse led the company to become the leading SaaS provider of traceability, food safety, and supply chain transparency solutions for restaurant chains, food retailers, growers, packers, processors, shippers, and consumer product companies. Wiltse is currently the CEO at RizePoint, a Quality Management SaaS company providing an industry-leading platform and auditing app that services the food, hospitality, and retail industries.


Maria Fontanazza
Food Safety Tech

Maria has more than a decade of experience in journalism, marketing, and communications within the publishing, conferences and medical device industry. She has authored more than 250 articles that have appeared in domestic and international industry publications and has moderated educational sessions and panel discussions at industry events. Maria joins Innovative Publishing from Secant Medical, Inc., where she was the Marketing Communications Manager and Market Research Manager. Maria has a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications with a concentration in New Media and Visual Design, and a Minor in Fine Arts, from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, VT.

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