Focus Brands president: 'Restaurant business is complicated'
Paul Damico, president of Focus Brands North America, who oversees Schlotzksy's Deli, Moe's Southwest Grill, McAlister's Deli, Cinnabon, Carvel and Auntie Anne's Pretzels, shared how he thinks the industry is doing during the Fast Casual Executive Summit.
"Ten years ago it was fairly simple and straight forward to run a restaurant; today it's very very complicated," Damico said.
Watch the interview to learn about how Damico juggles government regulations, growth, the role of technology and working with franchisees.
Topics: Franchising & Growth
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