Speakers, Sponsors Come Together for Restaurant Takeout, Delivery and Catering Symposium

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Fourth annual Off Premise Insights symposium to discuss off-premise data, trends and industry best practices.

The 2018 Restaurant Takeout, Delivery and Catering Symposium will feature speakers from concepts such as CoreLife Eatery, Genghis Grill, Protein Bar, Jason’s Deli, and Red Robin, who will converge in Denver on June 19 to showcase the best and brightest in off-premise operations. (Click here to register.)

The Symposium, now in its fourth year, gathers together more than 240 off-premise leaders and suppliers to discuss trends, challenges and solutions for takeout, delivery and catering. The Symposium is open to all c-level executives and directors tasked with building and promoting restaurant off-premise operations.

The one-day event will kick off with a keynote address from Erle Dardick, founder and CEO of MonkeyMedia Software, The Catering Institute and Off Premise Insights, and industry trends and data expert Darren Tristano. The keynote will take a deep dive into never-before-seen data about off-premise operations that will reveal market size and expected growth, and will relate the findings to a business framework operators can easily adopt.

Other key Symposium topics will focus on the 8 areas of strategic investment for off-premise success, channel differentiation between takeout and catering, how to build off-premise sales, the technology blueprint for off-premise success, and ways to leverage third-party marketplaces for delivery and other services. Speakers will include:

Scott Davis, CEO, CoreLife Eatery
Jim Vinz, CEO, Genghis Grill
Jeff Drake, president, The Protein Bar
Trudy Jones, Director of Alternative Platforms, Catering, Red Robin
James Clark, Director of Food and Beverage, Mama Fu’s
Ed Keller, Director of Off-premise Business Development, Corner Bakery Café
Gracie Prasanson, Director of Sales, Jason’s Deli
Richard Hodges, VP of Operations, La Madeleine

The Symposium is currently sponsored by Accurate Box, Cambro, Dinova, Inktel, LBP Manufacturing, MonkeyMedia Software, The Catering Institute, PepsiCo Foodservice, Southern Champion Tray, Vesture, Voice Teleservices, Whirley Drinks, and WNA.

About Off Premise Insights

Off Premise Insights is the publishing division of Monkey Group, which also stewards MonkeyMedia Software™ and The Catering Institute™. Based on editorial objectivity and integrity, Off-Premise Insights covers trends, data and best practices surrounding restaurant takeout, delivery & catering operations. Off Premise Insights proactively supports the restaurant community by providing the information, stories and data needed to help operators make key decisions intended to grow sales and increase profits.

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