Josh Kopel | Award Winning Restaurant Consultant

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Restaurant Profitability: Kat Cole, COO of Focus Brands Leads Revolutionary Leadership

What does the COO of a $350 million restaurant conglomerate have to teach independent restaurateurs?

More than you can imagine.

Kat Cole worked her way up the ranks from a waitress to executive vice president of Hooters, went on to become the president of Cinnabon and now sits as the COO of Focus Brands, a corporation consisting of household names likeSchlotzsky’s and Jamba Juice.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • A new perspective on education
  • Mentorship
  • Establishing a leadership position within a organization
  • Pivoting to leadership within an industry
  • The role of women within the hospitality industry
  • Dealing with press
  • The role of tech in hospitality
  • Taking a bowling alley approach to management
  • Connecting with your story
  • Big wins, big mistakes

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