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L&L Hawaiian BBQ, Blaze Pizza CEOs share strategies for striking while the iron is hot
16th May 2024 • Take-Away with Sam Oches • Nation's Restaurant News
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In this episode of Take-Away with Sam Oches, Sam first talks with Elisia Flores, CEO of L&L Hawaiian BBQ, and then Beto Guajardo, CEO of Blaze Pizza, in person at the Restaurant Leadership Conference in Phoenix. These two CEOs get to the heart of what it takes to be the leader of a restaurant brand at a time when the challenges are many and the change is frequent, and they share their strategies for capitalizing on opportunities in the marketplace. 

In this conversation, you’ll find out why:

  • Global flavor profiles are on the rise 
  • Leaders of franchise businesses live to fulfil others’ American dreams
  • You need to find a balance between the bells and whistles and the things customers loved you for in the first place 
  • Expect fast-casual pizza to be a big player in the value wars
  • There is opportunity in leaning into your headwinds

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