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2013 Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference
Dan Kim MURTEC13 SpeakerDan Kim
Chief Concept Officer & Founder
Red Mango USA

Dan is a true entrepreneur, taking an idea and turning it into the 2011 #1 Zagat rated chain in America for yogurt and smoothies. After thousands of recipe trials in his own kitchen, he perfected a healthy, all- natural frozen yogurt recipe in 2006 that has become the cornerstone of a growing empire known today as Red Mango. As the Founder and Chief Concept Officer of Red Mango, Dan has been instrumental in building the Red Mango brand from coast to coast, creating a restaurant system that spans North America with more than 210 locations. For his efforts, Dan has been recognized by numerous publications, including USA Today, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Dallas Morning News, Entrepreneur Magazine, MSNBC, FOX Business and Bloomberg television. He has also received numerous accolades including Zagat’s best quick refreshment chain for healthy options, “Best Frozen Yogurt”recognitions in multiple cities by independent publications, Inc. Magazine’s “Most Promising Franchises for 2011”Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Sweet 16,”SupplySide’s “Scientific Excellence Award,” Dallas Business Journal’s “Top Minorities in Business”and “Top Forty Under 40,”Asian American Business Development Center’s “Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business,”Restaurant Business Magazine’s “Entrepreneur of the Month,”and Nation’s Restaurant News’“Hot Concepts Winner.”Dan was formerly an investment banker with Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, and received his B.S. from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. His favorite Red Mango menu item is Caribbean Coconut frozen yogurt with fresh pineapples and crushed graham cracker crumbs.