Karen Post

Expert Columnist

Karen Post is an international branding authority, speaker and author. While she has worked in diverse industries around the globe, she has a special passion for the restaurant and foodservice business. In 2013, she co-founded Restaurant Branding Roadmap, a company that focuses on helping restaurant operators build their brands.

Her straight-talking style, creativity, and over 30 years of restaurant and business experience empower operators, chefs, and suppliers alike to build stronger, more distinct, and high-value brands. Her expertise includes: brand naming, concept development, merchandising, external and internal branding, rebranding and all aspects of marketing, and delivering an awesome customer experience. 

Interesting facts:

  • Karen has authored two books, “Brand Turnaround: How Brands Gone Bad Returned to Glory and the 7 Game Changers that Made the Difference” (McGraw-Hill); and “Brain Tattoos: Creating Unique Brands That Stick in Your Customers' Minds” (AMACOM). 
  • She is a regular contributor to international news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, and FOX News.
  • She has addressed audiences around the world, including: the National Restaurant Association, the International Pizza Expo, and was the first American woman ever to be invited to present to the Saudi Arabian Airlines annual conference.