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Ballard Manufacturers execs, Chef Jose Garces to disclose learn how to construct a ‘model of the longer term’| Restaurant Franchising & Innovation SummitPizza Market

Ideation Hospitality COO Scott Campanella will be a part of Chef Jose Garces and Ballard Manufacturers CDO Davis Mesa in a keynote panel on the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit being held March 20-22 in Coral Gables. The trio will share how they’ve created a franchise alternative that addresses the way forward for the restaurant trade.

Ballard Brands execs, Chef Jose Garces to reveal how to build a 'brand of the future'The trio will share how they’ve created a franchise alternative that displays the way forward for the restaurant trade. Photograph picture courtesy of Networld Media Group.

Though Jose Garces is thought across the globe as a James Beard Award-winning chef and proprietor of almost 20 restaurant manufacturers, the creator and TV star understands the way forward for the restaurant trade is bringing high-quality experiences to the lots whether or not or not it’s through digital manufacturers, limited-service ideas, residence supply or on-line cooking courses. The technique led to the creation of his first quick informal model, Buena Onda, abaja-inspired taqueria that he is now franchising, because of his partnership with Ballard Manufacturers, which owns over 21 eating places, together with WOW American Eats and almost 175 models of PJ’s Espresso of New Orleans.

The partnership dates again to 2018, when Ballard Manufacturers and Garces created Ideation Hospitality, for which Garces serves as chief culinary officer.

“We’ve been working in direction of a nationwide enlargement technique that capitalizes on each of our strengths,” stated Ideation Hospitality COO Scott Campanella, who will be a part of Garces as a keynote speaker on the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit, March 20-22 in Coral Gables, Florida. “This technique is realized as we couple Ballard Manufacturers expertise within the QSR market with Jose’s culinary experience and uncompromising dedication to hospitality.”

Throughout “Catch the wave! How strategic alliances can influence a model’s progress technique,” the duo, together with Ballard Manufacturers Chief Improvement Officer Davis Mesa, will share how they’ve created a franchise alternative that provides a chef-created menu in a limited-service setting that’s upscale sufficient for cocktails but in addition focuses on to-go and and supply service fashions.

“The synergies between Ideation and Ballard Manufacturers create a singular partnership capitalizing on our culinary and franchising experience,” Mesa informed FastCasual. “We hope by sharing our story we will help pave the best way for different organizations to do the identical.”

“I am actually excited for this expertise to attach with the franchise neighborhood,” Garces stated. “My hope for attendees is that they arrive away impressed to suppose outdoors of the field as they search for methods to develop their manufacturers and ideas.”

Buena Onda is a particular second within the story of Ideation Hospitality, based on Campanella.

“This dynamic partnership brings collectively every others’ strengths permitting for a optimistic influence on all of our companies,” he stated in an e-mail interview with FastCasual. “Ideation brings finest at school operational administration and practices permitting Chef to focus the culinary execution and Ballard brings their deep-rooted information and repute within the franchise trade to create a one in every of a sort franchise alternative. My hope is to proceed the alternate of concepts information so that everybody walks away with one thing they will put into motion.”

Paul Ballard, proprietor and founding father of Ballard Manufacturers & Ideation Hospitality, stated he was honored for summit attendees to study from his management crew.

“The Restaurant Franchise & Innovation Summit is a crucial useful resource for the quick informal trade,” he stated. “Ballard Manufacturers has been concerned with the convention because it started, offering an important base to assist us develop our manufacturers. We’re honored to not solely ‘pay it ahead’ by rising ideas and types, however to introduce the latest member of our franchise portfolio, Buena Onda.”

Register right here for the summit.

Cherryh Cansler is VP of Editorial for Networld Media Group and senior editor of She has been overlaying the restaurant trade since 2012. Her byline has appeared in Forbes, The Kansas Metropolis Star and American Health journal, amongst many others.


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