Three days at Restaurant Directions deliver years of valuable insights

Monday, June 25

7:00 am–5:00 pm

RD Pavilion Sponsor Setup

10:00 am–7:00 pm

Registration & Information Desk

10:00 am–7:00 pm

More CARRE Foundation Desk

Grand prize drawing tickets are available, benefiting the Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry campaign, whose goal is to end childhood hunger in America by connecting kids in need with nutritious food; teaching their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals; and engaging the public to make ending childhood hunger a national priority. Choose to CARRE and donate today!

3:00 pm–5:30 pm

Opening General Session

More 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. Sarah Lockyer 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.

Sarah Lockyer
Joe Pawlak
CARRE Foundation Presentation
1:00 pm
More The Winner Within

Pat Riley is one of the brightest figures to ever coach in the NBA. He understands the psychology of teamwork and personal excellence and is a master at creating organizations whose achievements are greater than the sum of their parts. His speech shows business people how to put those principles to use. He gives audiences a vision of how to go above and beyond. He shows how to ride with the cycles of team change and make the most of every opportunity. Riley also cites ways for them to draw out their natural leadership abilities and further shows how one person can make a difference for an entire team.

Pat Riley
5:30 pm–6:30 pm

Refresh, Relax and Rejuvenate

6:30 pm–9:00 pm

More Welcome Reception & Dinner


Water's Edge (Delta Atrium)

Join us and DIRECTV as we officially kick-off of the inaugural Restaurant Directions! Get a taste of what’s to come over the next few days, mingle with peers, get a jump start on networking all while enjoying some great food, drinks and conversation!

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