Stories of the Summer: Cowboy Chicken CEO on Growth, Subway’s new Look and More…

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This summer has been full of exciting news in the restaurant industry. Here are some of the stories that have had the LevelUp team buzzing:

Cowboy Chicken CEO talks about what keeps him awake at night

In this interview, Sean discusses many topics including how Cowboy Chicken’s food, customer service, and culture sets them apart from the competition. He also discusses his predictions about restaurant technology, the importance of controlling the supply chain, and how he’s working to scale his business from 22 to 30 stores. Check out the full video for all the gems.

Bobby’s Burger Palace seeks ‘mini-IPO’

Bobby’s Burger Place, a fast casual restaurant chain created by Food Network star Bobby Flay recently announced a plan to raise $15 million in an initial public offering. Bobby’s Burger Palace plans to ramp up expansion in international and domestic markets and we’re excited to watch their next move. Read more about the details here.

Subway gets a new brand look

In the world of restaurant marketing, everyone needs a refresher now and again…and Subway is no exception. They recently rolled out their new brand look, which features a new logo, energy-efficient lighting, updated seating and more. As  Subway’s chief advertising officer Chris Carroll put it “It’s like going into a party when you have a new outfit on. You feel more confident than if you were in an old pair of jeans.” Be sure to visit QSR Magazine to read more.

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Jackie Cooke

Jackie Cooke

Jacqueline Cooke is the Digital Content Marketing Manager at LevelUp. She's a firm believer in the power of avocado toast and chocolate chip banana pancakes. When she’s not trying out LevelUp partner restaurants (hello, Dig Inn!) you can find her dreaming up travel plans, trying out a new workout class or listening to her laundry list of podcasts. Read about her latest antics at

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