The Experience

Our 3 Pillars

RestaurantSpaces seamlessly weaves content, strategic sourcing, and community building together to create an intimate, immersive experience unique to the industry.

Cutting-Edge Content

Developments unfold quicker than ever in the restaurant game today. We’re dedicated to exploring the most pressing issues chains face. We showcase the sharpest minds in the industry as well as those unafraid of instigating radical, yet necessary change.

ESSENTIAL Content

Developments unfold quicker than ever
in the restaurant game today. We’re
dedicated to exploring the most pressing
issues chains face. We showcase the
sharpest minds in the industry as well
as those unafraid of instigating radical,
yet necessary change.

Major trends we explored in 2020:

Mainstage

Inside the Restaurant of 2030

 

Virtual Restaurants: To Ghost or Not to Ghost?  

The Future of Delivery and Order Ahead

The Evolution of the Drive-Thru

Enhancing Labor Efficiency with Automation

The Robotic Restaurant: Far-Fetched or Near Future?

Deep Dive Sessions:

Development + Design

Tackling Rising Development Costs

Restaurant Design: Balancing Creativity & Cost

Harnessing Site Analytics to Optimize Expansion

BOH Electrification and Energy Savings

Maintaining Brand Authenticity at Scale

Tech

Modernizing Your Tech Stack

The Potential of AI, Voice + Facial Recognition

Simplifying BOH Tech

Putting Data to Work

Elevating Guest Experience with Emerging Tech

2020 Speakers + Performers included:

Mark King
Mark King

Chief Executive Officer

Taco Bell

Tabassum Zalotrawala
Tabassum Zalotrawala

Chief Development Officer

Chipotle

Brian Solis
Brian Solis

Bestselling Author

& Futurist

John Miller
John Miller

Founder & CEO

Cali Group

Mandy Shaw
Mandy Shaw

President & CEO

Blaze Pizza

And Much More!
And Much More!

Strategic Sourcing

From virtual kitchens to project management services to BOH equipment, we bring together a diverse mix of leading suppliers for you to meet with one-on-one. Through our app, you can schedule face time with only the companies that match your needs.

Strategic Sourcing

From digital kiosks to site analytics, we bring together a diverse mix of leading suppliers for you to meet, one-on-one. Through our app, you can schedule face time with the companies that best suit your needs.

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Unforgettable Networking

Effective event networking isn’t about how many business cards and emails you can collect. It’s about walking away with at least a handful of people you genuinely want to reach out to afterward… People you wouldn’t normally have met before. Thanks to our mix of local excursions and unique get-togethers, you’ll rub shoulders with others in a way you haven’t before. Expect the kind of hallway conversations that lead to lifelong friendships.

Scroll down to see what we got up to in 2020…

Unforgettable Networking

The last thing we want to do is invite you to L.A. and have you sit in a conference room all day. Our memorable excursions, mixers, and immersive, after-dark soirees are what make RestaurantSpaces a breeding ground for real and lasting connections.

Stay tuned for what’s in store for 2020…

Networking Activities

Sunday

DTLA Food Tour

On this guided Downtown LA food tour, we visited six unique stops showcasing the best of the growing, diverse DTLA food scene. Thanks to extensive and delicious research from local expert foodies, our attendees were able to sample the ultimate best-of on the scene. We also enjoyed exposure to some of the city’s finest architecture and iconic buildings.

WorkSpaces Icebreaker
Workspaces destination
Sunday

Hollywood Sign Hike & Picnic

An up-close view of the Hollywood Sign is the perfect way to enhance a visit to LA. Our hike to the iconic landmark and Griffith Park Observatory ended with a gourmet picnic lunch in the park. Taking in breathtaking 360° views from high atop the hills of this sprawling urban paradise, the glitter of Hollywood and more, we finished off with an insider’s tour of the world-famous Griffith Observatory.

Monday

RS Rocks!

Our RestaurantSpaces Rocks! party was a huge hit and an unforgettable night. It kicked off with craft cocktails and California cuisine at Clifton’s Republic — an iconic building first opened in the 30s. Then, just when attendees thought the night was winding down, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo took to the stage for an exclusive, intimate performance.

WorkSpaces activities

“Feels like a family reunion at every conference (a family I want to see!) Attended by young and senior brands. Bringing together the best of the Hospitality Industry.”

___________
Director Design & Construction
Pizza Pizza

Tentative Agenda

Below is the working schedule for RestaurantSpaces. A complete agenda will be available closer to the event.

The restaurant industry needs to evolve.

Come togheter

Join Us!

June 6-8, 2021

Palm Springs, CA

 Attendance in RestaurantSpaces is limited to senior leadership from the nation’s top restaurant companies.


Registration is complimentary for qualified execs and includes 2 nights’ accommodation, meals and access to all sessions and networking events. Interested? Fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch…