Past Speakers + Performers

We’ve had so many awesome speakers and entertainers at RestaurantSpaces over the years. Here are some of the most memorable…

Mark King

CEO,
Taco Bell

David Novak

Co-Founder, Former Chairman & CEO, Yum! Brands

Travis Kalanick

CEO / Co-Founder
City Storage Systems / Uber

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels

Legendary Music Icon,
Run-DMC

Jonathan Neman

CEO,
sweetgreen

John Peyton

CEO,
Dine Brands

Sami Siddiqui

President,
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

Nolan Bushnell

Founder, Atari and
Chuck E. Cheese’s

Tabassum Zalotrawala

Chief Development Officer,
McDonald’s

Nathaniel Ru

Co-Founder + Co-CEO,
sweetgreen

Damola Adamolekun

CEO,
P.F. Chang’s

Roy Wood JR.

Comedian and
Actor

Mandy Shaw

President & CEO,
Blaze Pizza

Harry Mack

Improvisational Freestyle Rapper & TikTok Sensation

Mike Hancock

President,
Firehouse Subs

Jim Bitticks

President & COO,
Dave’s Hot Chicken

Maria Rivera

CEO,
Smalls Sliders

David Graves

President, US,
Pizza Hut

Lindsay Morgan

Chief Marketing Officer, US,
Pizza Hut

Jack Gibbons

CEO,
FB Society

Mike Rypka

Founder & CEO,
Torchy’s Tacos

Andrew Smith

Managing Director & Co-Founder,
Savory Fund

Minh Le

CIO,
Checkers & Rally’s

Kelly MacPherson

CTO,
Union Square Hospitality Group

Aaron Noveshen

Founder & President,
The Culinary Edge

Rivers Cuomo

Singer/Songwriter,
Weezer

Gavin Rossdale

Singer/Songwriter,
BUSH

Geoff Alexander

President,
Wow Bao

John Miller

Chairman & CEO,
Cali Group

Khalilah Cooper

Executive Director, Design,
Chick-fil-A

Chuck Gladney

Head of Global Design & Architecture, Taco Bell

Meredith Sandland

Author,
Delivering the Digital Restaurant

Tony Shure

Co-Founder,
Chopt

Sam Nazarian

Chairman & CEO,
sbe & C3

Sean Schrader & Josh Wesolowski

Director of Development & Director of Product + Experience, CosMc’s

Chris Demery

Chief Technology Officer,
Blaze Pizza

Kevin Griffin

Songwriter/Producer/Speaker,
Better Than Ezra

Melissa Ng

SVP, Design and Construction,
CAVA

Denny Marie Post

President & CEO,
Red Robin

Michael Lastoria

Co-Founder & CEO,
&pizza

Mark McGrath

Multi-Platinum Artist,
Sugar Ray

Susan Carroll-Boser

CIO,
White Castle

Vince Kadlubek

Founder,
Meow Wolf

Ron Ruggless

Senior Editor,
Nation’s Restaurant News

Manish Vora

Co-CEO & Founder,
Museum of Ice Cream

Phil Crawford

Chief Technology Officer,
CKE

Ben Calleja

Founder & CXO,
Livit

Ed Kowalczyk

Songwriter / Musician,
+Live+

Caryl Scobbie

Chief Concept Officer,
Just Salad

Danny Klein

Editorial Director,
QSR & FSR Magazines

Wade Allen

SVP, Chief Digital Officer & Head of Off-Premise, Brinker

Ricky Kalmon

Celebrity Hypnotist /
Mindset Expert

Ricky Velez

Comedian/
Actor

and so many more!