A new video series from Nation's Restaurant News explores the strategies and insights of leading senior executives in foodservice. Exclusive video interviews provide a senior-level take on the major topics affecting the restaurant industry today, especially as the marketplace shifts to one dependent on taking and securing market share.
As the parent company to two casual-dining chains, Joe's Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern + Tap, Ignite Restaurant Group Inc. could be concerned about the future of an embattled foodservice segment. Instead, the company is charging forward after completing an $84 million initial public offering and building a new senior leadership team.
With growth on the horizon, Ignite is looking to drive sales but also aggressively approach cost efficiencies. Hear from chief executive Ray Blanchette on the company's outlook — and why he's banned the term "Obamacare" from his company's dialogue. Watch the video for more.