McDonald's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Coca-Cola CEOs to headline Women's Foodservice Forum

Women’s Foodservice Forum announced that Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith, Coca-Cola Chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent and McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson will be keynote speakers for the 2015 WFF Annual Leadership Development Conference.

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Plenty of 'Hot' and 'Cool' at NAFEM '13

New products featured at this year's show included labor and energy-efficient features, food safety characteristics, life cycle costs and more.

NRA 2012: LevelUP

Michael Hagan, COO of LevelUp, discusses the company's mobile payment and loyalty app during the 2012 NRA Show. The app is the second largest of its kind geared toward the restaurant industry.

NRA 2012: Online ordering

Noah Glass, founder of web-based online ordering provider OLO, discusses online ordering trends during the 2012 NRA Show in Chicago.

NRA 2012: PeopleMatter HR solutions

PeopleMatter founder Nate DaPore, and Marley Hodgson, founder of Mad Greens, discuss the PeopleMatter HR SaaS solution. In February, PeopleMatter also launched its Scheduling module, which enables labor forecasting and communication among restaurant employees.

NRA 2012: Culinary Concepts Group

Eric Justice with Culinary Concepts Group discusses culinary trends in the restaurant space. Operators are focusing on authentic ethnic flavors that span from big, bold flavors to those of a more subtle variety.

NRA 2012: Go Waiter

Mike Handy, founder of GoWaiter.com, talks about the company's delivery service during the 2012 NRA Show. Handy also discusses the delivery trend among QSR chains in the industry.

NRA 2012: US Foods

US Foods' top chef Mark Eggerding discusses culinary trends in foodservice and what the company is going to help restaurants stay relevant.

NRA 2012: Front Flip

Front Flip founder Sean Beckner talks about the new customer engagement platform created to help restaurant operators attract and retain guests. Front Flip was an exhibitor at the 2012 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago.

Boulder, Colo.: Epicenter of food innovation

One of the ways Naturally Boulder Products contributes to the food innovation culture is by forcing participants to pitch new ideas every other year to proven industry execs.

Pizza Executive Summit: 'It's hip to be Foursquare'

Social media was a hot topic this week at the Pizza Executive Summit in Chicago, where operators heard from a variety of professionals who use it to help grow their businesses. "You have to incent people to kind of interact...

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Convention chair named for 2015 National Restaurant Association Show

John C. Metz will serve as convention chair for the 2015 NRA's Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and the 2015 Beverage Alcohol for Restaurants at the NRA Show.

National Restaurant Association Show rebrands wine, spirits and beer event

The International Wine, Spirts & Beer Event, a perennial feature of the National Restaurant Association Show in May, has been renamed as BAR, which stands for Beverage Alcohol for Restaurants. The BAR branding will debut at the NRA Show in...

Int'l Restaurant and Foodservice Show of NY set for March

The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York is scheduled for March 8-10 at the Jacob K.

Restaurant Finance Monitor’s finance and development conference headed to Vegas

The Restaurant Finance Monitor's annual Restaurant Finance & Development Conference will be held Nov.

New England Food Show's partnership with the NRA to begin in 2016

Beginning in 2016, the Massachusetts Restaurant Association's newly announced partnership with the National Restaurant Association for the New England Food Show will begin. The NEFS is the largest tradeshow of its kind in the Northeast, according to a news release.

Foodservice event being covered in real time via Google Glass

The Washington Restaurant Association's 2014 Northwest Foodservice Show, which kicked off Sunday and continues throughout today, is featuring Google Glass live streaming. According to a news release, this is the first time the foodservice industry has featured Google Glass at...

Larry Winget to keynote Fast Casual Executive Summit

Larry Winget, AKA The Pitbull of Personal Development, will keynote the 9th annual Fast Casual Executive Summit, Oct. 12-14 in Denver. Larry Winget His presentation will pull material from three of his six bestselling books, Shut Up, Stop Whining &...

Registration opens for Nat'l Restaurant Association's annual show

The National Restaurant Association has opened attendee registration for its NRA Show 2014 and the International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event. A special "early bird" online-only discount — a 60 percent savings — is available for foodservice and hospitality industry professionals who register before Nov.

New conference focuses on food industry's future

Marlin Network's inaugural Food2053 Conference is set for Oct. 21-23 in San Francisco's Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel. The aggregated food supply conference will focus on the industry's future, specifically approaching the question, "How will we nutritiously, responsibly and profitably continue...

Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show set for September

The 42nd Annual Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show is set for Sept. 22-24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., and will feature the Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum, the Food Trends Experience and other special events and exhibitors....

Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo ready to kick off

Thousands of restaurant and foodservice industry professionals are expected to attend the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center Aug. 18-20. The trade show and conference is sponsored by the California Restaurant Association — a partner of the National Restaurant Association.

Fast Casual Executive Summit's early bird pricing ending July 31

CEOS and other top executives from the fast casual segment will meet in New Orleans to discuss the industry's top strategic issues.

NRA Show will include marketing strategies session

Linda Duke, CEO of Duke Marketing LLC, will moderate a panel of three Marketing Executive Group (MEG) board members at the 93rd National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show at Chicago's McCormick Place. The session, "Top Ten Marketing Strategies for Restaurant Brands," will take place from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Carville, Matalin to discuss gov't issues facing restaurateurs at Fast Casual Exec Summit

James Carville and Mary Matalin, Washington D.C.’s most high-profile political couple, will bring a fiery conversation about how Washington is affecting the restaurant industry to the 8th annual Fast Casual Executive Summit, Oct. 13-15 in New Orleans, said Cherryh Butler,...

Duke Marketing CEO tapped to speak at restaurant industry event

Linda Duke, chief executive of Duke Marketing LLC, will be a speaker at the 17th Annual UCLA Extension Restaurant Industry Conference, held at the University of California Los Angeles Covel Commons on April 3. This day-long conference attracts 350 restaurant...

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