DAY 3

8:00 am
Networking Breakfast
Reunion Ballroom A-D
8:30 am
Welcome Remarks
  • • Pete Cook, President, OnTrend Concepts
Reunion Ballroom E-H
8:45 am
Restaurant Executives Panel
  • • Emily Williams Knight, President & CEO, Texas Restaurant Association [M]
  • • Wade Allen, Senior VP of Innovation, Brinker International, Inc
  • • Jessica Jackson, Director of Strategy & Innovation, Dine Brands
  • • Gage Anderle, Director of Virtual Brands, Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, and EVP, Boost Virtual Concepts
Reunion Ballroom E-H
9:30 am
Finding, Winning, and Retaining Customers
  • • John DiLoreto, President - North America, Flipdish
  • • Bob Pascal, Chief Revenue Officer, Franklin Junction
  • • Bryan Rutcofsky, Co-Founder & CRO, Marqii
  • • Zack Oates, Founder & CEO, Ovation
Reunion Ballroom E-H
10:00 am
Morning Networking Break
Reunion Ballroom A-D
10:45 am
What are the Key Success Points & Chronic Pinch Points For Ghost Kitchen Operators?
  • • Scott Heim, President of Ventless Cooking Solutions, Middleby Corporation [M]
  • • Ashish Tulsian, Co-founder & CEO, Posist
  • • Mohammad Qasim, Co-Founder & Principal, Madewell Companies
Reunion Ballroom E-H
11:15 am
Audience-Voted, Interactive, Key Takeaways Panel and…Game Show?
  • • Zack Oates, Founder & CEO, Ovation [M]
  • • Panelists will be chosen by audience vote at the start of the session!
Reunion Ballroom E-H
12:00 pm
Closing Remarks
Reunion Ballroom E-H
12:30 pm
Middleby Innovation Kitchen Tour & Luncheon
  • Conference attendees are welcome to join us for a wonderful luncheon and tour of the Middleby Innovation Kitchens following the conclusion of the conference! Shuttle buses to Middleby Innovation Kitchens (and from there to DFW Airport) will be provided.


  • Check out the Middleby Innovation Kitchen


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