This is part of Nation’s Restaurant News' special coverage of the 2018 MUFSO conference, taking place Oct. 1-3 at the Hyatt Regency at Reunion Tower in Dallas. Follow coverage of the event on NRN.com and tweet with us using #MUFSO. Stay connected on the go by downloading the MUFSO app.
Five leading restaurant executives expressed different views on everything from delivery to growth to kiosks during a panel discussion at the 2018 MUFSO conference in October, as seen in the video above.
The panel included 2018 Golden Chain Award winners John Cappasola Jr., CEO of Del Taco; Todd Burrowes, president of LongHorn Steakhouse; Wan Kim, CEO of Smoothie King Franchises Inc.; and Denny Marie Post, CEO of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers; as well as Paul Brown, CEO of Inspire Brands, who was this year’s Norman Award Winner. Steve Easterbrook, CEO of McDonald’s Corp., was also a Golden Chain recipient, but was not in attendance.
The MUFSO bag insert sponsors are Jones Dairy Farm, Clemens Foodservice, Merisant, Gamay Food Ingredients and NRAEF
The track sponsors are Daiya and Omnivore
The track & session sponsors are Shift Pixy, MGH, Conversant, Oracle America, Inc., Zivelo, APSM Systems, Bringg and Ventura Foods
Breakfast is sponsored by Brill
Breaks are sponsored by Royal Cup and Smoothie King
The Hot Concepts celebration is sponsored by V&V Supremo Foods, Fonterra Foodservices (USA), Inc., Thomas Foods International and Impossible Foods
The lanyard sponsor is Clemens Foodservice
The hotel key sponsor is Matthew’s Real Estate
Shake, Sparkle & Stir is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company
The Kitchen Hero Cook-off is sponsored by Texas Pete
The offsite tour of Legacy Hall is sponsored by Corrigo