Now more than ever, restaurant leaders must be willing to challenge their assumptions.
Who you’ll hear from
The things we’re going to do…
Explore New Ideas
Our program is carefully curated, covering topics top-of-mind to those designing and building restaurants. Based on the conversations we’re having with our community, we’ll bring you the relevant, cutting-edge content you need to tackle your biggest challenges.
Find Your Inner Wizard
Enjoy an enchanted night of networking magic at our private party at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Check out Diagon Alley, escape from Gringotts, and take a well-deserved break from content.
Dine-Around @ Disney Springs
Catch up with industry friends (and make new ones) at an afternoon Dine-Around at Disney Springs. The eclectic outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment complex at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Go for Hikes
Kickstart each day with an organized group run, walk or roll. Open to all paces and experience levels.
Evaluate New Partners
We bring the industry’s top vendors together at RestaurantSpaces. Meet one-on-one with companies you’re interested in to evaluate how their solutions can fit your unique needs.
True learning comes from the collision of ideas and experience. These candid “closed-door” breakout discussions allow you to come together with industry peers to tackle shared challenges.
BBQ + Pitch & Putt Tournament
Enjoy a poolside BBQ followed by a friendly Pitch & Putt tournament on the Omni Championsgate’s par 3 Champions 9 course.
Reconnect with Industry Friends!
Our events are 100% designed with genuine connections in mind. We exist to create the space you need to get together, learn from one another, and abandon your assumptions.
Topics we’ll dive into
Experimenting with New Formats
Accelerating Digital Integration, Harmoniously
The Tech & AI Enhancing Restaurant Operations
Tackling Construction Costs + Supply Chain Disruption
The Evolution of Drive-Thrus + Off-Premise
Reimagining How Labor is Utilized
Elevating the In-Restaurant Experience
Exploring the Impact of Virtual Restaurants
Prioritizing Sustainability in Restaurant Design
…and more TBA!
What you guys do is simply amazing. Bringing these people together and letting them share ideas and learn from one another… that’s how we’re all gonna win.
CEO – Taco Bell
Our Last Event
Where you’ll be
Feb 27, 2022
Registration & Orientation
Pitch & Putt Tournament + BBQ
Join us for a poolside BBQ before hopping next door to the resort’s Par 3 course for 9-holes that need (almost) everything but a driver. For pros and duffers alike, Par 3’s are arguably the hottest trend in golf architecture (think: Augusta, Pinehurst, Cabot Links), and the perfect offering for fun, friends and inclusiveness. Just bring yourself, clubs will be provided for teams to share in this approachable and entertaining experience.
Dine Around at Disney Springs
Spend Sunday afternoon meandering through the eclectic mix of unique shops, restaurants, and attractions at Disney Springs. We’ll stop into 3 different venues each with its own distinct personality. Feast on New Orleans’s inspired cuisine at the legendary House of Blues, sip libations at The Edision, a 1920’s industrial gothic-themed hotspot, and indulge in locally sourced comfort food from celebrity chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ restaurant.
Details TBA soon!
Feb 28, 2022
State of Restaurant Development
Twenty-Five Global Insights on the Future of Restaurants
Inside Panera Bread’s Next Generation Prototype
CEO Fireside Chat
Details TBA soon
Pushing the Limits of Experience
An Evening at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
First- feast it up in San Francisco on hearty fodder (and open bar), and strap in for the chase on Fast & Furious- Supercharged. Then off to Diagon Alley for a multi-dimensional multi-sensory thrill experience on Harry Potter and the Escape from the Gringotts. Take a break and check out Florean Fortescue’s for ice cream, drop by Ollivanders to wand it up, or visit the Gringotts Money Exchange to hang with the Goblin… and don’t worry-Butterbeer, Wizard’s Brew and Dragon’s Tale are on hand at The Fountain of Fair Fortune and The Hopping Pot to keep your thirst at bay.
March 1, 2022
How Dutch Bros is Powering Growth
Executing Papa Johns’ Remodel Program
9:20am – 10:00am
10:05am – 10:35am
The Future of Virtual Brands and Ghost Kitchens
In-Conversation with Popeye’s President
Details TBA soon
11:05am – 12:05pm
Peer Roundtables (Bloody Mary + Mimosa Edition)
Topics TBA Soon
What we’re doing differently:
Limited to 250 attendees.
A lot of outdoor programming.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results.
More time to unwind + recharge!
Official Hygiene Partner:
Wanna join us?
(Restaurant Chain Exec)
Qualified restaurant chain execs attend at no cost. Registration includes accommodations for two nights, full meals and access to all networking excursions.
Partnering with RestaurantSpaces is a great way to get your company in front of the best of restaurant development, design, and technology leaders.