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Restaurant Brokers, Eric and Robin Gagnon interview the experts at the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show.

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Emily Ellyn
Emily Ellyn
Chef and culinary educator Emily Ellyn is the Home Economics teacher you have always wanted! She single handedly started the Retro Rad cooking movement by encouraging everyone to dig through the recipe box belonging to their mom, dust off their pressure cookers and crock pots, and take the old and make it new. She takes the retro, remixes it, and makes it RAD. With her quirky persona and trademark cat-eye glasses, Emily currently travels the world doing cooking demos, working with brands and product endorsements, lecturing or hosting special events, and doing consulting work all while developing her Retro Rad culinary TV career and finishing her Ph.D. in Food Service Education. Through it all, Emily has gained a loyal cult following. You have seen her on Food Network, Food Network Star, Cupcake Wars and morning news shows across the country as well as a cameo cartoon appearance on the Simpsons!
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  • Food Network | Next Food Network Star | Cupcake Wars
Don Fox
Don Fox
Don Fox is a restaurant industry veteran with 39 years of experience, predominately in the QSR and Fast Casual segments. His first job was scrubbing pots and pans at the dish sink of a local Italian restaurant in NJ. He began his food service management career in 1976 with Six Flags amusement parks; after two years, he advanced to the position of district manager. In 1980, he began a 23 year career with Burger King Corporation, which included a variety of assignments in R&D and field operations. Don joined Firehouse Subs in 2003 as Director of Franchise Compliance, rose to the position of COO in early 2005, and became CEO in December of 2009. Under his leadership, the brand has grown to over 670 restaurants in 36 states and Puerto Rico. He is a frequent speaker and panelist at numerous industry conferences and universities. In 2011, he was named by Nation's Restaurant News as one of the top ten executives to watch, and received the MUFSO Golden Chain Award for his accomplishments. At the 2011 MUFSO conference, he was awarded the prestigious Operator of the Year award. In 2013, he became a member of the National Restaurant Association's Board of Directors, and was recently named one of this year's Silver Plate Award recipients. In 2013, he was named the #1 executive in the Fast Casual segment by FastCasual.com
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  • CEO, Firehouse Subs CEO, Firehouse Subs
Mathew Mandeltort, Managing Consultant
Mathew Mandeltort, Managing Consultant
Mathew Mandeltort is a highly imaginative, resourceful, energetic, out-of-the-box thinking culinary professional who plays well with others. He is a team leader with exceptional business acumen, communication skills, analytic abilities and an engaging speaking presence that leverages a diverse background in law, business, technology and foodservice to find opportunities in challenges. Mathew is also the author of the foodservice focused blog "The Epicurean Candidate".
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  • https://www.technomic.com Website
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