General Sessions
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3:00pm – 5:00pm

Opening General Session

Location: Grapevine Ballroom A-D
Technomic State of the Industry

Presented by Technomic, this in-depth look at the industry will examine the state of the foodservice recovery in the aftermath of COVID-19.  The effects of the pandemic were unprecedented and have prompted considerable change.  Therefore, this discussion will highlight not only recovery performance metrics, but will also review how technology is supporting the most significant changes being made by the foodservice operator community and share operator priorities for technology investment.



Presented By:
NCR Corporation
Making Ghost Kitchens Work

Ghost kitchens are one of the top restaurant trends to emerge from the pandemic. They promise attractive benefits such as a low barrier of entry and operational efficiencies, but they’re also largely untested in a non-pandemic environment. Hear from experts about how restaurants can get the most out of this new format.


Restaurant Business

CEO, Starbird / Founder & Chairman, The Culinary Edge

Chief Business Officer
Kitchen United

Senior Vice President, Restaurants
Nathan’s Famous