Today’s Top Talk

  1. Buffalo Wild Wings, is partnering with MGM Resorts International to bring sports betting into their restaurant experience. In states where it’s legal, like New Jersey, customers can gamble on a mobile-based platform and the restaurant will dedicate TVs to custom sportsbook content and live odds. As part of the deal, Buffalo Wild Wings will get locations in at least three MGM sites.

  2. Former Domino’s CEO, Patrick Doyle, is pairing up with The Carlyle Group Partners to purchase established companies and improve their performance via the technological acumen that Doyle brought to Domino’s. It’s being reported that the focus will initially be put on consumer and retail sectors and enterprise values of up to $10 billion. Also, personal capital will be added to each deal by the former CEO.

Source: Buffalo Wild Wings adds sports gambling in partnership with MGM Resorts | Star Tribune

Source: The Carlyle Group Partners with Former Domino’s CEO Patrick Doyle | Global Newswire

Chris Walton is an accomplished Senior Executive with nearly 20 years of success within the retail and retail technology industries. He is well-versed in merchandising, store operations, inventory management, product design, forecasting, e-commerce, pricing and promotions, and tech product development.

Chris was most recently a Vice President with Target, where he led the retailer’s Store of the Future project and also ran the Target’s home furnishing division for e-commerce. He previously worked for GAP, Inc., as a Distribution Analyst and Manager.

Chris holds a BA in Economics and History from Stanford University, and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

He likes to dress as Darth Vader for Halloween, and his wife also frequently asks him to ask Alexa, "to turn off the music."

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