Thursday, May 21, 2009



Duke to Speak & Moderate Panels at Texas Restaurant Show June 28th & 29th, 2009

Linda Duke, principal and chief executive of Duke Marketing will speak at the upcoming annual restaurant industry tradeshow and conference, The Southwest Foodservice Expo in Dallas, Texas at the Dallas Convention Center, June 28th & 29th, 2009.

Ms. Duke will keynote a special session “Four Star Restaurant Marketing, PR and Promotions—Recipes for Restaurateurs” Sunday June 28th from 11:00 a.m. – Noon followed by a book signing of her new book Recipes for Restaurateurs. She will also be moderating the Fast Casual panel, “Fast Casual—Changing the Way Consumers Eat” Sunday, June 28th from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and she will also moderate a panel “Turning your Vendors into your Partners” Monday, June 29th from 11030 a.m. – Noon.

Please see:

Sunday June 28th
11:00 am -12:00 pm “Four Star****Marketing, PR & Promotions: Recipes for Restaurateurs™”
Presenter: Linda Duke
Education Idea Center Stage 1 – Exhibit Hall A

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm “Fast Casual Panel – Changing the Way Consumers Eat”
Moderator: Linda Duke
Panelists: Paul Barron, publisher, Fast and Chairman of the Fast Casual Alliance (FCA), Louis Basile, CEO of Wildflower Bread Company and President of the FCA, Alan Hixon, President of MOOYAH Burgers & Fries and Vice President of the FCA.

Education Idea Center Stage 2 – Exhibit Hall B

Monday June 29th
11:00 am - 12:00 pm “Turning Your Vendors into Partners”
Moderator: Linda Duke
Panelists: Coke, US Foodservice, and US Beef Council.
Education Idea Center Stage 3 – Exhibit Hall C

“Linda Duke is a highly respected restaurant industry marketing leader and we are excited to have her present this year at the Southwest Foodservice Expo,” said Rosalind Anderson, Texas Restaurant Association.

As the largest foodservice tradeshow in the region, The Southwest Foodservice Expo brings together all aspects of the industry for three days of business, networking, education and represents $48 billion annual sales in this region.

“It is a privilege to be asked to speak at the Southwest Foodservice show this year,” stated Linda Duke, CEO and Principal of Duke Marketing.” “My topics will give restaurateurs and marketers ideas and insights about the fastest growing segment of the industry today—Fast Casual, and will provide great ideas for working with vendors such as Coke and US Foodservice on my vendor panel, and sales driving tactics from my Four Star Marketing Session.”

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