Hundreds of executives also participated during the whole-day conference.
Over 500 leaders from more than 200 local and international restaurant brands converged at the sixth edition of the QSR Media Sandhurst Fine Foods Conference and Awards.
The one-day event featured 38 speakers and panelists who discussed hot-button topics surrounding the industry, emerging trends in foodservice, brand revitalisation, and other relevant concerns within the multi-site restaurant space.
For the second year in a row, the conference featured its technology stream, which featured sessions on social media and marketing, the future of ordering, and insights from Australia’s leading third-party aggregators.
Speakers and panelists included Jollibee Foods Corporation President & Head of International Business for Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia Dennis Flores, Subway Australia & New Zealand Country Director Chris Churchmichael, Hungry Jack’s CEO Chris Green, Soul Origin CEO Chris Mavris and Oporto CEO Craig Tozer.
“The quality of the attendees and thought leaders during QSR Media Sandhurst Fine Foods Conference and Awards is continued proof that the multi-site restaurant industry continues to be a space for innovation, opportunity and professional growth. We look forward to what the movers and shakers of the industry will do next following this unparalleled event,” QSR Media editor Justine Charlton said.
"We at Sandhurst Fine Foods are incredibly proud to be the headline partner for QSR Media's Conference and Awards this year. The event continues to be a prime opportunity for brands to come together and discuss how to move the multi-site restaurant industry forward," Sandhurst Fine Foods CEO Mimmo Lubrano added.
Coinciding with Australia’s largest multi-site restaurant conference are the QSR Media Awards, which recognised top-tier brands for their innovation, creativity, execution, and overall impact in the past twelve months.
The winners of the 2019 QSR Media Sandhurst Fine Foods Awards are:
BEST DIGITAL INITIATIVE
Boost Juice – Vacay with Boost
BEST BRAND TRANSFORMATION
BEST MARKETING CAMPAIGN
BEST NEW CONCEPT
BEST CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY INITIATIVE
KFC Youth Foundation
Louise Di Pauli | Operations Project Officer, Domino’s Pizza Enterprises
BEST INNOVATION – FOOD & BEVERAGE
San Churro – The Ruby Experience
BEST INNOVATION – HEALTH
BEST SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE
BEST LOYALTY PROGRAMME
Chatime – Loyal-Tea Club
BEST CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
Oporto – CX and EX Evolution
SQUAD OF THE YEAR
QSR MEDIA SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR
Bansal Group (Carl’s Jr. franchisor in QLD)
2019 MULTI-SITE RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR
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