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Golden Chain winners talk delivery, convenience and brand strategies Ron Ruggless

NRN video of the week: Golden Chain panel offers growth strategies

The award-winning industry leaders participated in a discussion at the 2018 MUFSO conference

This is part of Nation’s Restaurant News' special coverage of the 2018 MUFSO conference, taking place Oct. 1-3 at the Hyatt Regency at Reunion Tower in Dallas. Follow coverage of the event on and tweet with us using #MUFSO. Stay connected on the go by downloading the MUFSO app.

Five leading restaurant executives expressed different views on everything from delivery to growth to kiosks during a panel discussion at the 2018 MUFSO conference in October, as seen in the video above.

The panel included 2018 Golden Chain Award winners John Cappasola Jr., CEO of Del Taco; Todd Burrowes, president of LongHorn Steakhouse; Wan Kim, CEO of Smoothie King Franchises Inc.; and Denny Marie Post, CEO of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers; as well as Paul Brown, CEO of Inspire Brands, who was this year’s Norman Award Winner. Steve Easterbrook, CEO of McDonald’s Corp., was also a Golden Chain recipient, but was not in attendance.

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Meet the 2018 Golden Chain Award winners

The MUFSO bag insert sponsors are Jones Dairy Farm, Clemens Foodservice, Merisant, Gamay Food Ingredients and NRAEF

The track sponsors are Daiya and Omnivore

The track & session sponsors are Shift Pixy, MGH, Conversant, Oracle America, Inc., Zivelo, APSM Systems, Bringg and Ventura Foods

Breakfast is sponsored by Brill

Breaks are sponsored by Royal Cup and Smoothie King

The Hot Concepts celebration is sponsored by V&V Supremo Foods, Fonterra Foodservices (USA), Inc., Thomas Foods International and Impossible Foods

The lanyard sponsor is Clemens Foodservice

The hotel key sponsor is Matthew’s Real Estate

Shake, Sparkle & Stir is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company

The Kitchen Hero Cook-off is sponsored by Texas Pete

The offsite tour of Legacy Hall is sponsored by Corrigo

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