Built specifically for growing brands
12:30pm – 7:00pm

Registration and Information Desk

12:30pm – 7:00pm

RD Charity Desk

1:00pm – 6:30pm

RD Lounge

3:00pm – 5:30pm

Opening General Session

Restaurant Directions "State of the Industry"

With their front-row view of industry performance and trends, the authorities at Technomic and Restaurant Business will provide a timely and data-backed look at what is challenging operators and what strategies are used to build traffic, sales and consumer demand among top brands. Peter Romeo and Joe Pawlak will cover sales trends, consumer demands, a look at new approaches to menu and marketing, and more, in an overview tailored for restaurant growth enterprises.


Managing Principal

Winsight Media

RD Charity Presentation spotlighting NRAEF ProStart Program
Welcome to Flavortown...An Afternoon with Guy Fieri

Chef, Restaurateur, New York Times Bestselling Author, Host of "Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives" and "Guy's Grocery Games" on Food

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Welcome Reception

Meet and Greet & Photo Opportunity with Guy Fieri
5:30pm – 9:00pm

Welcome Dinner