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The IFMA Restaurant Chains Foodservice Leadership Council consists of senior management professionals, across multiple menu types and segments, who are creating new insights and collaborative best practices to drive the community forward.


Comprised of individuals representing small and midsize chains from Fast Casual, Midscale, and Casual Dining, this council of segment leaders is focused on addressing critical issues impacting their community. Council members are working diligently to address key topics including changing consumer demands, optimizing relationships with suppliers, creating best practices for driving overall margin growth and building brands that can withstand volatile economic times.

IFMA Restaurant Chains Foodservice Leadership Council 


  • Chair, Tom Hannon​, Sky Co-Op.​
  • Second Vice Chair​, Aaron Weedy​, Ledo Pizza​
  • Past Chair​, Bill Hancox​, Pieology
  • Past Chair​, Jeff Chandler​, Hopdoddy
  • Phil Altieri, Buffalo Wings
  • Louis BasileWildflower
  • Peter Boylan, Ballard Brands
  • Sara Burnett, Tropical Smoothie Cafe
  • Clayton Chan, Ladle & Leaf
  • Annica Conrad, City Barbeque
  • Paul Damico, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
  • Shawn Dolan, Biscuitville
  • William EudyMcAlister’s Deli
  • Stan Frankenthaler, Industry Resource
  • Sammy GianopoulosFratelli’s, 3 Bulls & Sammy G’s
  • Fred Glick, Amergent Hospitality Group
  • Michael Goldberg, Ike’s Love and Sandwiches
  • Joe Gordon, Crispy Chicken
  • Donna Josephson, Corner Bakery Cafe
  • Denny Ly, 7 Leaves Café
  • Tony Mack, Caesars/Harrah’s Casino
  • Richard Pineda, Industry Resource
  • Kevin QuandtTrue Food Kitchen
  • Jamal RasouollyThe Halal Shack
  • Garrick Robert, The Salad Station
  • Kelly Roddy, Saladworks
  • Tom ScaleseEast Coast Wings & Grill
  • Matea SelakRoti
  • Timothy Thompson, Founders Table
  • Dave Wood, Mahana Fresh
  • Blythe Van Horn, Coffee and Bagels

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