More than 16 years ago Paul Barron started a revolution in restaurant industry. He called it Fast Casual, and since then it has become the leading restaurant segment in a $700 billion dollar market. As the founder of Fast Casual.com, as well as the innovator of the Fast Casual Executive Summit, Paul has been on the forefront of many leading trends in the restaurant business.
He is often referred to as “The Change Agent” in the industry and welcomes it with open arms. As a new media maven Paul has spent most of his career developing online media to build brands and amass audience.
Paul also created the Fast Casual Alliance, which recently merged with the National Restaurant Association and was reformed as the Fast Casual Industry Council. Paul speaks often on topics such as Business Leadership, Digital Branding, Technology and Consumer Trends in the restaurant business.
Paul is the CEO of DigitalCoCo the leading interactive agency for the restaurant industry and the author of “The Chipotle Effect” the first book on the Fast Casual restaurant segment. He has also been selected by Forbes as #15 on the Top 50 Power Influencers in Social Media of 2012.