October 1-3, 2017

Hyatt Regency Reunion • Dallas, TX
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Quinn Adkins

Director of Menu Development
Culver Franchising Systems, Inc.

B


Kelley Bailie Fechner

Director Customer Solutions
Datassential

Adam Baird

VP of Food & Beverage
The Habit Restaurants

David Birzon

CEO
Snooze Eatery

Jack Butorac

CEO
Marco's Franchising

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Lauren Chipman

Principal | CEO
Chipman Design Architecture

Arlin Crane

Director of Social Enterprise-Culinary Division
Homeboy Industries

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Johan Engman

Founder& Owner
Rise & Shine Restaurant Group

F


Sam Fox

Founder
Flower Child/Fox Restaurant Concepts

G


Randy Garutti

CEO
Shake Shack

Andrew Gruel

CEO & Founder
Slapfish Restaurant Group

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Carla Hall

Co-Host
The Chew

Steve Heeley

Chief Executive Officer
Veggie Grill

Chad Houser

Founder/CEO/Chef
Cafe Momentum

Carl Howard

President & CEO
Fazoli's Fast. Fresh. Italian!

I


Brian Ingram

COO
New Bohemia Wurst + Bierhaus

Lisa Ingram

President & CEO
White Castle System

J


Lisa Jennings

West Coast Bureau Chief, Nation's Restaurant News
Penton

Charlie Jones

Executive Director, Digital & Guest Facing Technology
dineEquity

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Steve King

CEO & Chairman
Dave & Buster's Inc

Frank Klein

Founder & CEO
Asian Box Holdings

Nancy Kruse

President
The Kruse Company

L


Tom Landis

Founder
Howdy Homemade

Alan Liddle

Data and Event Content Director
Nation's Restaurant News

Tressie Lieberman

CMO
Snap Kitchen

Sharon Lykins

Sr Director Product Innovation
Denny's

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Jonathan Maze

Senior Financial Editor
Nation's Restaurant News

John Miller

President and CEO
Denny's

Paul Montenko

Co-CEO
Stacked Restraunts, LLC

O


David Overton

Founder, Chairman & CEO
The Cheesecake Factory

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Christi Ravneberg

Director Content Production
Nation's Restaurant News

Hudson Riehle

Sr VP Research & Knowledge Group
National Restaurant Association

Bonnie Riggs

Director, Industry Analyst-Foodservice
The NPD Group

Ron Ruggless

Southwest Bureau Chief
Nation's Restaurant News

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Charley Shin

CEO
BIBIBOP Asian Grill

John Sola

CEO
Public School

Jim Sullivan

CEO
Sullivision.com

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Jenna Telesca

Editor-in-Chief
Nation's Restaurant News

Robert Thompson

CEO/Founder
PBS Brand

Bret Thorn

Senior Food Editor
Nation's Restaurant News

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Michael Zislis

Co-Founder
Rock & Brews Corporate World HQ