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Optimize your portfolio The future of unit growth, sales impact, and strategic relocation Attendees at this year’s Restaurant Leadership Conference had the unique opportunity to hear from our panel of real estate experts from Inspire Brands, Yum! Brands, and Cousins Subs. In an exclusive interview, these leaders discussed how they’re maximizing unit growth by leveraging […]
Make ICSC Las Vegas 2022 the first page in a new chapter of growth
ICSC Las Vegas — there’s no event quite like it. This premier networking and dealmaking conference features thousands of restaurant and retail leaders eager to discuss emerging trends, introduce groundbreaking products, and form lasting partnerships. Mark your calendars for May 22–24 to attend an action-packed trade show ripe with industry insights and innovations!
Planning to attend the 2022 Restaurant Leadership Conference?
The Restaurant Leadership Conference is a great opportunity to network with industry leaders from across the country. With more than 100 engaging speakers and 1,350 senior executives present, you’re sure to gain powerful insights, close key deals, and form lasting connections. This year’s conference will be held April 10–13 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. Meet us there!
Why all strong market-planning strategies include mobile data
The world’s greatest brands span different industries, growth phases, and management styles, but they all have one thing in common: they’re eager to expand their portfolios — and do so efficiently. If your brand has a stake in the offline world and relies on high traffic volumes to drive revenue, mobile data can be your best friend.
In highly competitive industries where success depends on quickly finding and securing prime real estate, a streamlined and sophisticated site-selection process is essential. And the best strategies are those that focus heavily on customers’ locations and behaviors. Previously, a thorough approach required running several analyses that took a lot of time, money, and technical training. But brands can now overcome those barriers and achieve even more effective market planning by leveraging the latest technology, including multipurpose resources they can apply throughout the development cycle.
Growing brands and finding acquisition opportunities faster
Savory Restaurant Fund, part of the Utah-based Mercato Partners, is a group of 60 veterans of the food and beverage industry who have built, acquired, opened, and managed hundreds of restaurants during their careers. Known for their investment savvy, the team members also pride themselves on being restaurant operators at the core. Their personal experience helps them understand their partners’ positions and provide especially powerful insights in such a complex, competitive industry.
How mobile data drives profitable market planning
Mobile data transforms human movement into actionable results, and it’s a key driver of profitable market planning for brands of all sizes. Deeply integrated with the SiteZeus platform, it provides unique insights that help you make optimal location-based decisions.
Achieving speed and precision in market planning
PJ's Coffee of New Orleans, part of the Ballard Brands hospitality and foodservice company, has been serving customers small-batch, specialty arabica coffee since 1978. In an enormous industry, the brand sets itself apart through a focus on craftsmanship and southern hospitality — and with 125 new locations in development, it's growing at an astonishing pace.
Jump-start your growth with scientific insights
Your brand has gained local popularity, with exceptional service, quality products, and a solid business model. Now it’s time to scale the concept and maximize your profit — but how will you find the time and funds to do so when you’re already busy managing supply chain logistics, staffing levels, marketing campaigns, local regulations, and maybe even franchisee relationships?
What’s the best way to calculate sales impact? Hint: It involves tech.
Sales cannibalization might be an age-old problem, but that doesn’t mean you should be stuck with age-old solutions. Real estate teams have incorporated scientific calculations into their marketing planning in the last three or four decades, but now this trend is accelerating as the technology advances.
Due diligence done right
Find, evaluate, acquire, grow, optimize, sell, repeat — this cycle of uncovering and expanding promising brands is one all private equity firms are familiar with. And the current market has uniquely positioned you to secure popular emerging brands at a low cost, with their valuations having decreased due to pandemic-related setbacks. But how can you […]
Join us at the 2021 Restaurant Leadership Conference
The Restaurant Leadership Conference is the go-to event for foodservice professionals across the country. With more than 100 speakers sharing their insights on leadership, finances, and industry developments, you’re sure to walk away with revolutionary ideas to help your business thrive.
Cousins Subs partners with SiteZeus to propel data-driven market planning
TAMPA, Fla. (November 8, 2021) — Cousins Subs launched nearly five decades ago when cousins Bill Specht and Jim Sheppard decided to bring their favorite sub-style sandwich to the Midwest. The Wisconsin-based sandwich chain now operates nearly 100 stores in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana and remains hungry for growth. The company has always been driven by a strong mission – to Believe in Better. Their focus is on serving better quality food, building better communities, and now using better data-driven tools to help identify the best locations in which to expand and bring their concept to more consumers. Cousins Subs is using SiteZeus’ A.I.-powered location intelligence platform to apply a scientific methodology to analyzing reinvestment, relocation, and remodeling decisions and ultimately drive more strategic and profitable infill expansion.