Doug Rashid has over eight years experience as an independent public relations, marketing and media strategist. Having worked with large corporations such as HMSHost to first time restaurateurs like Taylor Gourmet, Rashid has a proven record of thinking outside the box. Often referred to by colleagues as the anti-agency, Rashid regularly engineers new ways to catch the public’s every wandering eye. In 2012, Rashid successfully launched &pizza a “ Chipotle Style” quick serve pizza restaurant, working with the brand from the opening of one store to the influx of investment capital that allowed &pizza to open six stores (currently 13 stores). Rashid’s highlights include a small business roundtable at Taylor Gourmet with the POTUS, a 2nd visit to Taylor Gourmet from the POTUS and VP Biden, content strategy & activation of social media campaigns for local and national restaurants, and hosting corporate culinary R & D tours with the likes of Perdue and DuPont. A native to the DC area, Rashid currently lives in the bustling 14th St corridor of the nation’s capitol. Recent accomplishments include Washington Post’s “Best Food Hack - 2015” and national media coverage for the Sausage Kiss.
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