Food On Demand Conference Scales Up, Moves to Chicago

Food On Demand Conference Scales Up, Moves to Chicago

After a successful inaugural event last spring, the Food On Demand Conference is scaling up to two full days and moving to downtown Chicago, April 1-2, 2019 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile in the heart of the Michigan Avenue dining and retail district.

This year’s speakers and panel discussions will help restaurant operators launch or scale up their own delivery operations, while also providing best practices, the latest high-tech innovations and consumer behavior insights to help retail, restaurant and delivery experts profit at the intersection of food, technology and mobility.

The conference will be highlighted by keynote presentations from the highest echelons of the restaurant and delivery markets, including celebrity chef Ivan Orkin. Presenting delivery brands include Grubhub, DoorDash, Google, UberEats, Caviar, Waitr, Amazon, and Postmates, among others. New-age catering providers on the agenda include Foodsby and ezCater. Additional presentations and panel discussions will include Google, Kitchen United, ClusterTruck, Olo, Naf Naf Grill, SeeLevel HX, Ford Motor Company, Results thru Strategy, Ordermark, KFC and a wide array of franchised and independent restaurant operators with significant delivery experience.

Food On Demand Conference Scales Up, Moves to Chicago

In concert with industry experts, Food On Demand’s editorial team will provide attendees with an update on the state of the fast-evolving delivery industry, detailed restaurant delivery case studies, the latest packaging innovations and exclusive consumer research testing guest satisfaction and performance of major third-party delivery providers.

With mega-tech brands now entering delivery, along with a massive wave of investor cash fueling the expansion of delivery footprints and bringing new concepts to market, this year’s Food On Demand Conference will provide attendees with a detailed look at the future of foodservice with the opportunity to interact with leaders across all facets of the industry.

Who Should Attend?

Restaurant owners, C-store and grocery operators, meal-kit providers, caterers, corporate feeders and tech-to-go companies are invited to attend. Senior management specializing in marketing, procurement, finance, operations, technology and IT from these companies will benefit by attending. Also invited to attend are delivery providers, packaging companies and technology providers.

Food On Demand Conference Scales Up, Moves to Chicago

Food On Demand publishes news and important insight to businesses that are at the intersection of food, technology and mobility. We cover topics such as restaurant meal delivery, prepared meals in supermarkets, food trucks, subscription meal kits, institutional dining, plus the industries that support all these different businesses, from packaging to technology, legal matters to financial issues.

Food On Demand Conference is co-hosted by Restaurant Finance Monitor, a publication that provides valuable financing sources for growing restaurant companies and insight into the restaurant business that can’t be found elsewhere. Its annual Restaurant Finance & Development Conference and Franchise Finance & Growth Conference bring franchisors and multi-unit franchisees together in the premier dealmakers events in the restaurant world.

Tom Kaiser, Editor
Food On Demand

In addition to our monthly e-newsletter, we maintain an online blog, host webinars and produce the annual Food On Demand Conference. All of this is designed to bring together key players in the industry and promote education, growth and deals from within the mobile ordering and delivery community.

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