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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, Aaron Weedy​, Ledo Pizza​
  • Vice Chair​, Phil Altieri, Buffalo Wings & Rings
  • 2nd Vice Chair, Rebecca Hurst, The Cheesecake Factory​
  • Past Chair​, Tom Hannon​, Sky Co-Op
  • Past Chair​, Jeff Chandler​, Hopdoddy
  • ​Louis BasileWildflower
  • Peter Boylan, Ballard Brands
  • Sara Burnett, Tropical Smoothie Cafe
  • Clayton Chan, Ladle & Leaf
  • Annica Conrad, City Barbeque
  • Shawn Dolan, Biscuitville​​
  • Sammy GianopoulosFratelli’s, 3 Bulls & Sammy G’s​​
  • Jim Guarino, Panda Express​​
  • Matt Jalove, Sinelli Concepts​
  • Lisa Katzman, Shake Shack
  • Richard Pineda, Industry Resource
  • Kevin QuandtTrue Food Kitchen
  • Jamal RasouollyThe Halal Shack
  • Kelly Roddy, Saladworks
  • Tom ScaleseEast Coast Wings & Grill
  • Fanny Ung, Panda Express​​

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