October 13-14, 2021

Gather virtually with the restaurant community for two days of inspiring speakers, hyper-relevant insights, and much-needed connection. This free event is brought to you by DoorDash and the National Restaurant Association.

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Why you should attend


Advice from the experts

Find out how industry leaders are tackling the challenges of today, from staffing to running a profitable business and more.


Access to data & insights

Learn about the latest delivery, pickup, and online ordering trends, with actionable insights on how you can adapt.


Continue the dialogue

Expand your network and connect in meaningful one-on-one conversations with like-minded owners and operators.

2021 Featured Speakers

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Stephanie Izard

Chef & Owner

Girl & The Goat, Little Goat, Duck Duck Goat, Cabra, Tiny Goat

Chef JJ Johnson

JJ Johnson

Founder & Chef


Pinky Cole

Pinky Cole

CEO & Founder

Slutty Vegan ATL

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Charles Bililies

Founder & CEO


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Nicole Marquis

Founder & CEO

HipCityVeg, Charlie was a sinner, Bar Bombón

Justin Rosenberg

Justin Rosenberg

Founder & CEO



Times are in CST

Day 1: October 13

10:30-10:45 AM

Keynote Presentation


10:45-11:15 AM

Keynote Presentation

State of the Restaurant Industry 2021 and Beyond

11:15-11:45 AM

Fireside Chat

Building a Lasting Brand and Culture ft. Stephanie Izard

11:45-12:15 PM

Panel Discussion

Balancing On-Premise and Off-Premise

12:15-12:45 PM

Keynote Presentation

Recruitment and Retention

12:45-1:15 PM


Networking Break

1:15-1:45 PM

Panel Discussion

Leading the Way to Wellness

1:45-2:00 PM

Keynote Presentation

Yelp for Restaurants: Tips and Best Practices

2:00- 2:30 PM

Panel Discussion

Innovation in Restaurant Technology

2:30 -2:45 PM

Keynote Presentation

Facebook & Instagram for Small Business

2:45-3:15 PM

Panel Discussion

Creating Equity in the Restaurant Industry

Day 2: October 14

10:30-10:35 AM

Keynote Presentation


10:35-11:00 AM

Panel Discussion

Diversify Your Revenue Streams

11:00-11:30 AM

Keynote Presentation

What are Customers Craving?

11:30-12:00 PM

Keynote Presentation

How to Grow Your Sales on DoorDash

12:00-12:50 PM


Networking Break

12:50-1:00 PM

Panel Discussion

Introducing Your Dedicated Support Contact For Account Needs

1:00-1:30 PM

Fireside Chat

The Future of Fast Casual ft. JJ Johnson

1:30-2:00 PM

Panel Discussion

Building a Brand

2:00-2:20 PM

Panel Discussion

Sustainable Supply Chain

2:20-3:05 PM

Live Q&A

Ask Me Anything with DoorDash CEO Tony Xu

Explore last year's sessions

Blueprint for Restaurant Revival: An Insider’s Look

Sean Kennedy of the National Restaurant Association discusses short-term survival and long-term recovery in today’s unique landscape.

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