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The free event will bring together leaders at emerging concepts and independent restaurants from around the D.C. metro area.

Nation’s Restaurant News to host event for local restaurant leaders in Washington, D.C.

The October 17 event will feature networking opportunities for local restaurateurs, as well as an educational panel

Nation’s Restaurant News announced that it will host its first CREATE Roadshow event in Washington, D.C., bringing access to valuable networking and education to restaurant leaders in the nation’s capital.

The free event — to be held at Chaia Tacos’ Chinatown location on October 17 from 6-9 p.m. — will bring together leaders at emerging concepts and independent restaurants from around the D.C. metro area. Those leaders will have an opportunity to network with each other and gain valuable insights into how restaurant leaders can strategically scale their businesses through technology, operational efficiencies and community outreach.

Click here to register for this free event

“Restaurant leaders have countless challenges facing them today, from labor and inflation to supply chain disruptions and the regulatory environment,” said Sam Oches, editor-in-chief of Nation’s Restaurant News. “One of the best ways to overcome those challenges is to connect with peers in the industry and learn best practices from other restaurant leaders. To that end, this CREATE Roadshow in Washington, D.C., provides an excellent opportunity for local industry leaders to make connections, share insights and grow as a community.”

To help facilitate that education, the CREATE Roadshow will feature a panel with the founders of two D.C.-based fast casual restaurant chains, RASA and Chaia, which were named “Breakout Brands” by NRN earlier in 2022. Founders Sahil Rahman and Rahul Vinod of RASA and Bettina Stern and Suzanne Simon of Chaia will participate in the panel, moderated by Oches, sharing their tips and strategies on how they’re scaling their brands in D.C. and beyond.

“RASA and Chaia are two brands with limitless potential, and they’re a great representation of the kinds of creative, promising restaurant concepts coming out of the Washington, D.C., area,” Oches said. “I’m excited to host their founders for a discussion on how they’ve managed to accomplish their incredible success, their plans for the future and, more importantly, their advice for how other local restaurateurs can follow suit.”

The CREATE Roadshow event in Washington, D.C., is for employees of restaurant companies only. To register for the free event, click here.  

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