Jenifer Kern

Chief Marketing Officer

Accelerating Digital Transformation – Andy Rebhun, El Pollo Loco

Meet Andy, the digital-first leader behind the rapid transformation of El Pollo Loco’s marketing and guest engagement strategies. Hear how he’s using his digital DNA and humble leadership style – honed from years at Ford and McDonald’s – to accelerate EPL’s growth and success. From differentiated offers and loyalty programs to data-driven marketing and super-fast curb-side launch, tune in to see how Andy is driving meaningful change on all fronts.

Restaurant Tech, Simplified – Cody Jones, Qu

Dive deep into the brain of one the industry’s leading tech wizards, as he talks about the ghost and host kitchen phenomenon and how to simplify enterprise technology. Learn everything you need to know about ghost & host kitchens; and where the future of restaurant technology is headed with Cody Jones, Qu’s senior product manager and tech mastermind. From the benefits of new tech models, like the virtual kitchen, to the future of co-bots & robots, Cody covers all the bases — while advocating for the unbreakable bond between marketing & tech throughout the food experience.

Thinking Outside the Physical Box – Angela Diffly, RTN

In this episode, Angela and Jen dish about the explosion of RTN membership, the fusion of marketing and technology, and the fate of the industry. She cites many recent examples from brands that are leading the way in tech + marketing—who all pivoted quickly—and encourages marketers to embrace new technologies that spark creativity. Angela encourages technologists to work with marketers and vice versa, to be bold and find more creative, out-of-the-box ways to capture your audience and bring them in.

Paying It Forward During a Pandemic – Jodi Boyce, Teriyaki Madness

Jodi Boyce joined Teriyaki Madness 4 years ago as the EVP of Marketing. Since then, this irreverent and fun brand has experienced 3x growth and is still opening new locations through the pandemic. Hear Jodi’s secrets to success – from simplicity, value, and menu innovation to technology, data, and thriving on a limited budget. But paramount to her success is “getting more bowls in people’s hands” and driving franchisee profitability. Jodi also shares how Teriyaki Madness’ “Pay it Forward” promotion fed more than 6,000 healthcare workers and first responders while also reviving business.

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