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Several members of the Fast Casual Executive Alliance, including alliance president, Louis Basile, of Wildflower Bread Co.; Marc Geman of Spicy Pickle; Larry Reinstein of Fresh City; and Alan Hixon of Freebirds World Burrito, participated in the Fast Casual Phenomenon education panel. The panel also included FCA board Chairman Paul Barron, Linda Duke of Duke Marketing and Valerie Killifer of Fast Casual magazine.

The Panel was standing room only as these executives shared their thoughts on the growth and direction of the fast-casual segment.

Additionally, Paul Barron was granted an interview with the new National Restaurant Association Chairman, Michael Kaufman. See the video below.

All in all, this was a great showing for the FCA and allowed us to forge a new relationship with the NRA as we move our agenda forward to make the fast-casual segment stronger than ever.

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Fast Casual Alliance represents over 375 leading fast casual restaurant companies that actively engage in and support the development of the fast casual restaurant business. FCA associates are responsible contributing to the fastest growing segment in the restaurant industry. On behalf of its members, the FCA is dedicated to the continuing growth of the fast casual restaurant segment, consumer awareness of the fast casual restaurant, and continued support of legislative issues that will serve all of the restaurant industry . The FCA evaluates and recommends standards and practices, works to improve customer service effectiveness, and educates operators, associations, and media companies, as well as the wider business community, about the unique benefits of the fast casual restaurant business.

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