Full Course’s Lissa Bowen Joins NaanStop Founders
Neal and Samir Idnani to Discuss Their Journey and Lessons Learned
Full Course, the restaurant and development group that helps restaurateurs build and innovate their brands, is hosting its next complimentary Rising Tide webinar: “A Founder’s Journey: From Food Truck to Multi-Unit Concept” on Thursday, Feb. 23.
Full Course Chief People and Culture Officer sits down with Neal and Samir Idnani, founders of Atlanta’s favorite fast casual Indian concept NaanStop, to discuss their incredible journey and lessons learned along the way. The brothers will share the story of the grit and determination it takes to build a brand including insights on what to do and what not to do.
Over the last 10 years, Samir Idnani and his younger brother Neal have taken their company NaanStop from a food truck on the streets of Los Angeles to a successful Atlanta-based fast-casual chain. NaanStop brings delicious, accessible Indian cuisine to a fast-paced American clientele who build their meals with a base of either a wrap, rice bowl, or salad.
At Full Course, Bowen oversees the company’s talent and culture and helps clients with their people and workplace culture practices. She works directly with clients to create an environment where people love to work, articulating that through their employee value proposition. She also works with clients on recruiting and retention practices, talent management, and creating and expanding innovative benefits.
Full Course’s monthly one-hour Rising Tide seminars invite all restaurant, food business, and guest service professionals to learn about the latest trends, tools, and best practices in the industry today. The seminars are designed to help restaurant industry professionals grow and scale their businesses because a rising tide lifts all boats.
Those interested should sign up online for the March seminar and sign up here to be notified of future seminars.
Thursday, March 23, 2023
3-4 p.m. EST
About Full Course
Full Course is a restaurant investment and development group that is changing the way that new businesses grow their brands. The company partners with restaurants in the early stages of development and helps them tell their stories by optimizing operations, developing strategies for sustainable growth, and connecting owners or chefs with the right investors or franchise partners. Full Course Founder and CEO Lauren Fernandez has spent almost 20 years in the food and beverage industry, first as general counsel and head of franchise administration for a large company with more than 4,000 restaurants in over 15 countries, and then as an operator of a successful restaurant group. Fernandez was recently named to the Association of Latino Professionals for America Latinas to Watch list and Nation’s Restaurant News Power List. By providing support and expertise to burgeoning restaurant brands on the front end, Full Course is setting up a strong foundation for growth for them and their potential investors, from which they can successfully realize their dreams. Learn more at fullcourse.com.