Why Dairy Queen added virtual reality to training program
Kim Brastad of Dairy Queen revealed at this year's Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit in Dallas that the chain has rolled out a new learning management system that allows employees to practice virtually preparing food and serving customers before doing it in real life.
"It really helps put them at ease so they get a little bit of virtual practice before they actually head into the grill area or the chill area and then work with their manager or trainer on the hands-on portion of the training," she said during in an interview with Tim Tang of Hughes.
The next step, Brastad said, will be gamification. Watch the video to hear all about it.
Register here for the 2018 Franchising & Innovation Summit, April 9-11 in Louisville.
The 2017 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers & Shakers were honored at the annual gala.
Ellen Hartman, CEO of Hartman Public Relations, taught the attendees of this year's Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit in Dallas about the importance of having a risk-management plan. Key steps, however, to defusing any negative event, from a food safety...
Cultivating leadership and developing oneself is key to success, according to Bobby Shaw, a veteran executive of several brands, including Chipotle and McDonald's.
Biju Thomas, founder of Biju's Little Curry Shop, discussed how he successfully partnered to open inside Whole Foods.
Restaurant executives from all over the world gathered in March at the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit in Dallas to not only learn from one another about growing their businesses, but also make more than 10,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Katie Fuhrman of MomentFeed; Kimberly Brastad of Dairy Queen; Keith Hill of I Love Bacon; Jamal Bara of Waterfall; Demetra McLain of DW's Subs and Jacquelyn Cirko of Groupon, give an inside look to their Summit experiences.
Saladworks was facing bankruptcy in 2015, when Centre Lane Partners bought it for nearly $17 million. Since then, CEO Patrick Sugrue has been working to breathe new life into the 30-year-old brand. "You have to be able to fail fast...
Jennifer Klawin, SVP, brand strategy, West Coast for BuzzFeed, shared social media tips with restaurateurs.
Jason Valentine, VP of Operations of Cousins Subs, chats about cultivating franchise relationships, employee engagement, the brand's new look and food safety challenges.
Restaurant franchises hoping to grow in the UK must embrace innovation and technology.