Linda Duke to Speak at UCLA Extension Restaurant Industry Conference

Linda Duke to Speak at UCLA Extension Restaurant Industry Conference

17th Annual Event in Los Angeles for Top Restaurant Industry Executives April 3rd, 2013

Duke Marketing, LLC., an integrated marketing communications firm, announced today Linda Duke, chief executive, will be a speaker at the 17th Annual UCLA Extension Restaurant Industry Conference, held at the University of California Los Angeles Covel Commons, Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013.  This highly regarded day-long conference attracts 350 restaurant operating company owners, C-level executives, lenders, private equity investors, investment bankers, suppliers, and professional advisors, to learn, network and share.

“I am thrilled to be invited to speak at this year’s UCLA Extension Restaurant Industry Conference,” said Linda Duke.  “This annual event is one of the best power learning days for executives in the restaurant industry.  I am proud to be involved and share key brand evolution strategies.”

Linda Duke of Duke Marketing will lead a breakout session at this year’s 17th Annual UCLA Extension Restaurant Conference entitled, “Brand Evolution” Remaining Relevant—Restaurant Brand Strategies for Today and Tomorrow’s Consumer, from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Duke will cover how today’s top restaurant brands become relevant to the younger generation while also staying relevant for existing and older guests. This high level session will provide profiles of what top restaurant brands are doing to stay relevant and what strategies attendees can use to be sure their own brand is going to be relevant for today and tomorrow’s consumer.  Attendees will come away with keen insights to apply to their own brands.

“Linda Duke is a passionate restaurant industry marketing speaker and we look forward to her high energy breakout session this year,” said Anna Graves, Conference Chair, Co-Leader of the Restaurant, Food & Beverage Industry Group, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP . “Ms. Duke is a respected marketing professional in this industry, and we are pleased to have her as a featured speaker for our 2013 annual conference in April.”

Ms. Duke is a nationally recognized restaurant marketing expert, speaker, author and educator.  She speaks frequently at industry and client conferences, and is a member of the board of directors of the California Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation and one of the founding members of the National Restaurant Association’s Fast Casual Industry Council.  Ms. Duke is an author of “Recipes for Restaurateurs”, and publishes Restaurant Marketing Magazine, an online quarterly restaurant industry resource.

Linda Duke to Speak at UCLA Extension Restaurant Industry ConferenceDuke Marketing, LLC. was established in 1989, and is a California-based full service marketing firm providing strategic communications and creative brand building expertise for multi-location and franchise organizations. Duke Marketing combines a full range of services with on-target strategies, fresh ideas and break-out creative concepts to offer complete marketing and sales driving solutions for multi-unit restaurants, retail and foodservice operations.  For more information contact Duke Marketing at 415-492-4534 or please visit

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