Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fast Casual Trends & Directions a Big Hit!

Over 100 senior executives attended the first annual Trends and Directions Conference in Dallas, Texas. The event was terrific from content to the amazing group of operators who attended. Put on by Technomic, DigitalCoco, and the National Restaurant Association on October 3rd, 2012. 

Enjoy the photos!

 
From Left:  Geoff Baskin of Beautiful Brands, Sean Kennedy of Cowboy Chicken, Brian and Tim from Old Carolina BBQ and BajaPizzaFish enjoy the Fast Casual reception at Reunion Tower in Dallas TX.
 
Paul Barron, of DigitalCoco and Don Fox of Firehouse Subs discuss the Fast Casual Industry Council
 
From Left:  Alan Hixon of MOOYAH Burgers, Chris Dahlander of Snappy Salads and Jim Vinz of LeDuff restaurants enjoy the Wolfgang Puck appetizers and reception
 
Louis Basile, left, CEO of WildFlower Bread Company receives an award for years of service to the Fast Casual Industry Council and Chairman and Don Fox of Firehouse Subs takes over at Chairman for the 2012-2013 year.
 
 
Ron Paul (left) and Darren Tristano of Technomic were the sponsors along with DigitalCoco and the National Restaurant Association for the first Fast Casual Trends & Directions event.
 
George Green of the Fast Casual Industry Council leads a group table discussion at the event.
 
Linda Duke of Duke Marketing was the Master of Ceremonies to keep the crowd awake!
 
Next year the Fast Casual Trends & Directions event will be
held during the NRA show in May 17th & 18th in Chicago! 
 
 
 
 

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