Ashlee Kieler

    Ashlee Kieler is an experienced multimedia journalist based in Iowa. She is passionate about telling stories about healthcare, education, retail and a smorgasbord of other topics.
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    Inside the Transformation at Panera Bread

    When it comes to adapting to an increasingly digital customer, Panera Bread has been far from a late adopter. 

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    Inside CHOPT's New Digital-First Restaurant

    Understandably, what constituted fast and convenient in 2001 when CHOPT debuted, is no longer the case. 

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    Chipotle CDO on Achieving Digital-First Success

    Conjuring new ideas isn’t the hard part, it’s getting buy-in from leaders and putting concepts into practice that takes patience and perseverance. It’s something that’s been happening at Chipotle for decades, even more so in recent years when the...

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    Relentless Innovation Required for Restaurants to Thrive

    A lot can change, and fall away, in just a few months. Just ask the thousands of restaurateurs, chefs, servers, and other hospitality industry employees — as well as customers — who have been impacted by the current state of affairs.

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