Scott Davis joins CoreLife Eatery as President as the Brand Continues Rapid National Expansion
Fast Casual Pioneer Brings Impressive Resume And Experience To Build The Nation’s Next Leading Concept
April 20, 2017 // Franchising.com // CoreLife Eatery has announced that they have brought on seasoned restaurant executive Scott Davis as President of the brand. In the two short years since CoreLife Eatery opened the doors of its first location in Syracuse, New York, the concept has exploded onto the restaurant scene. The company now has restaurants in New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania and is opening its tenth location this week in Ithaca, New York. With an aggressive national growth plan in place that features both corporate and franchise restaurants, CoreLife Eatery is making big moves at the executive level to position the company for success while maintaining superior quality while opening 60 stores per year over the next five years.
Scott Davis is an executive and innovator in the fast-casual restaurant industry. Scott served as the Chief Concept Officer of Panera Bread from the brand’s inception in 1996 until December of 2015. In his role of Chief Concept Officer, Davis oversaw all food and bakery product development, category and menu management, restaurant design and sustainability. In addition, Davis was a member of the executive strategy team for Panera and confidant to industry icon and CEO Ron Shaich for over twenty years. Davis added, “I am forever indebted to Ron for his leadership, friendship and commitment to making a difference in the world. His influence has had a profound and lasting impact on me and the entire restaurant industry.”
Davis was responsible for ushering in a number of favorites at Panera including the brand’s free Wi-Fi program, catering and a number of favorite menu items that fans of Panera have grown to love. Davis has also been a featured speaker at a number of large national conventions and conferences including the Food Tank Summit, Sustainable Brands Conference and Fast Casual Executive Summit to name a few.
“We are extremely proud to announce Scott Davis as a critical part of our executive team to help CoreLife Eatery continue its growth trajectory and introduce the brand and its offering to new communities throughout the United States. Mr. Davis was a critical part of the inception, growth and success of Panera Bread and CoreLife Eatery will benefit tremendously from his wealth of industry knowledge, expertise and experience,” commented Larry Wilson, CEO of CoreLife Eatery.
With greens, grains, and bone broth as basic building blocks, CoreLife Eatery focuses on food first through high-level customization of menu items. The single line service system and a narrowly defined menu structure allow for maximum interaction with guests, which virtually eliminates order error or surprise. Simultaneously, there is great profit potential because of the simplicity of their ingredients and the end-to-end use of all vegetables, proteins and add-ons. Dressings, broths and beverages are made from scratch every day in each location so there is a noticeable differentiation from other dining alternatives.
Four essential pillars set CoreLife Eatery apart from competitors - quality of ingredients and freshly prepared recipes; the specialness of the eatery space driven by design and choice of materials; commitment to training before, during and after eatery openings; and, the connection to “audience of influencers” through social media and local outreach. CoreLife Eatery uses social media to reinforce its strong position with its customers, boasting an impressive level of audience satisfaction that is at the top of the industry.
Led by CEO Larry Wilson, the CoreLife Eatery executive team brings individual successes and skill sets to help the restaurant grow to meet the needs of more communities lacking convenient access to healthy and affordable eating alternatives. CoreLife Eatery plans to expand to 300 total locations, including both corporate and franchise restaurants, over the next five years. For more information, please visit www.eatatcore.com.
SOURCE CoreLife Eatery