Inspire Brands CEO Paul Brown on ghost-kitchen trend: ‘The jury’s still out’

The Restaurants Rise powered by MUFSO keynote speaker talked about building a portfolio of brands that spark innovation

As Inspire Brands faced the fast clip challenges triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, CEO Paul Brown said the restaurant company was able to adjust by learning from each brand’s maverick qualities.

Buffalo Wild Wings learned curbside pickup from Sonic Drive-In. Jimmy’s John’s, which does its own in-house delivery, is dipping its toe into third-party delivery marketplaces after seeing how the other Inspire brands leverage those relationships. When supplies were short early on during the pandemic, Arby’s and Sonic turn to Buffalo Wild Wings’ supply chain because the casual dining operator was no longer serving dine-in customers....

RSK: Well, there will be plenty of real "Ghost Kitchens" for those who want to start a Ghost Kitchen to take over.

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