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RTN Member Spotlight: Gary Aschcraft

Chief Customer Officer, SynergySuite
Cody Czmyr
Director of Marketing, Communications and Membership
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    What unique problem does your company solve for restaurants?
    We help restaurants manage their entire back-of-house without losing data to poor integrations. SynergySuite increases restaurant profitability with food and labor savings, and enables data-driven decision making.
    Why did your company join RTN?
    We believe the tech community is stronger together and better able to serve restaurants when we learn from each other.
    What’s your favorite personal pastime?
    Anything that takes me outdoors. I love hiking, mountain biking and traveling.
    What three words would you use to describe what’s happening in the restaurant industry right now?
    Change. Opportunity. Growth.
    What’s your most-used restaurant app and why?
    Love using Yelp when I travel to uncover hidden gems that I wouldn't otherwise find. On a day-to-day basis, I use the McDonald's app to make sure I get rewards for my Diet Coke habit.
    Restauranteur you most admire and why?
    Charles Watson. Watching the rapid growth and innovation he's bringing to Tropical Smoothie Cafe has been very inspiring.
    What technology are you most excited about for the future of restaurants and why?
    This sounds like a cop out, but back-of-house. Being a BOH tech provider gives me a front-row seat to seeing how it helps restaurants reduce food and labor costs, and how that in turn is giving them the tools to not just survive but thrive.
    Where is your HQ Located ?
    Lehi, Utah