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Famous Toastery President to Speak at Inaugural NextGen Restaurant Summit on Sept. 6
August 28, 2023
Written by: Famous Toastery
Mike Sebazco Joins Expert Panel on “Menu Lessons from Fast Casual” to Discuss Menu Lessons, Share Operational Insights and Key Findings at Leading U.S. Brunch Franchise
August 21, 2023 // Franchising.com // CHARLOTTE, NC – Famous Toastery announce President Mike Sebazco will attend and be a panelist at the NextGen Restaurant Summit. Presented byFSR Magazine, this inaugural event is aimed to elevate and connect the community of operators defining the future of full-service restaurants.
Next Gen Restaurant Summit takes place on Sept. 6-7 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead. Sebazco will join a panel on Sept. 6 titled, “Menu Lessons from Fast Casual,” focusing on how fast casual has been on the cutting edge of menu innovation in terms of both cuisine and execution over the past decade, but now NextGen Casual is following suit.
Famous Toastery has spent time looking granularly at all operational aspects of this business and made decisions to improve upon the franchise model. This resulted in gaining a competitive edge in brunch cuisine and execution, and a profitable business with increased value for franchisees, employees and guests.
“I’m excited to join my fellow panelists to discuss the current restaurant landscape and share key menu learnings and lessons to help benefit NextGen and emerging full-service restaurant brands,” said Mike Sebazco, President of Famous Toastery. “I’m looking forward to sharing great insight on the panel topic having developed and instituted new operational efficiencies driving system-wide sales and helping grow the franchise system, reengineered the menu and prices to improve unit level economics, and launched a ‘Famously Fresh’ campaign at the restaurant level and across marketing channels to leverage our fresh, simple-scratch menu.”
Sebazco has been Famous Toastery’s President since October 2022. With 30 years of experience in the franchising and restaurant industry, Sebazco has also been involved in the operations and growth of various brands, including Don Pablo’s, Boston Pizza and Texas Land & Cattle. Most recently, he served as the Executive Vice President of Operations and Development at MOOYAH Burgers, Fries and Shakes. Over his impressive career, Sebazco has been directly involved in opening 350 restaurant locations across the country and has played a key role in leading innovative prototype and menu engineering programs.
Famous Toastery believes food should be both decadent and nutritious, uncompromisingly fresh, and served to order quickly with service that is just as satisfying as the menu. With an emphasis on perfecting classic breakfast items while simultaneously injecting craveable twists to their food and cocktail menus, Famous Toastery prides itself in serving a fresh, simple-scratch made breakfast and brunch menu in a welcoming atmosphere.