October 31 – Tim Dungan, Texas Land and Cattle, Ziad Dalal, Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip

On the October 31st edition of PlayMakers Talk Show, our guests were:

Tim Dungan – President & CFO, Day Star Restaurant Group

Ziad Dalal – Founder & CEO, Nestlé® Toll House® Café by Chip®

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Tim Dungan, President & CFO, Day Star Restaurant Group

DSCN1451Tim Dungan co-owns Day Star Restaurant Group and is President and CFO of both Texas Land & Cattle and Lone Star Steakhouse restaurant chains. He and his partner Scott Smith acquired the two steak brands last December.

Day Star is in the second year of a three-year strategic plan designed to refresh the brands, reestablish category leadership and bring the brands back to their Texas roots. The ownership team is also the leadership team, so there is 100% commitment to success of the brands.

Texas Land & Cattle offers premium dining quality and service at casual dining prices and owns and operates 26 restaurants in Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, New Mexico and North Carolina.  The Lone Star Steakhouse chain is America’s trusted brand for quality Texas-style dining delivered with a Texas-sized value and operates 74 restaurants in 29 states.


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Ziad Dalal, Founder & CEO, Nestlé® Toll House® Café by Chip® 

Ziad DalalZiad Dalal is the founding partner and CEO of the Richardson based Nestlé® Toll House® Café by Chip®, a Crest Foods Inc. company. Nestlé® Toll House® Café by Chip® is a premiere dessert and bakery café offering customers an unrivaled experience through the use of fine ingredients, indulgent creations, distinct flavor profiles, and the rich tradition of the very best Nestlé® brands.

Ziad also founded Frullati Café and Bakery, which has helped him develop an uncompromised vision and successful background owning franchise concepts since 1985. Ziad’s primary focus is franchise strategy and development.

Crest Foods Inc., franchisor of Nestlé® Toll House® Café by Chip®, currently franchises more than 130 bakery cafés in the United States, Canada and the Middle East.




Host Steve A Klein, Ziad Dalal, Tim Dungan