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    2019 Fast Casual Meet Up Series

  • Announcing this year’s cities for the exciting fast-casual networking series.

    Adam Larkey
    Denver fast-casual professionals networked at QSR's Fast Casual Meet Up there in 2017.

    QSR is excited to announce the lineup for the 2019 Fast Casual Meet Up series!

    The series, which launched in 2015 and has welcomed representatives from hundreds of fast-casual brands, will make stops in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.

    The Fast Casual Meet Ups are free networking events open to any restaurant operator interested in connecting with the local fast-casual community.

    “Our Fast Casual Meet Ups have been a fantastic opportunity for operators around the country to get to know their peers in their communities,” says Sam Oches, editorial director of Food News Media, publisher of QSR. “Not only is it a great way to meet your competition, but it’s also a valuable opportunity to learn from those who are in the trenches with you. It’s amazing what can come from a couple hours of networking.”

    The 2019 Meet Up series will launch on January 24 in Atlanta. QSR is hosting the Atlanta Fast Casual Meet Up at SweetWater Brewery from 6-8 p.m., with food from local premium burger joint Farm Burger.

    “The emerging category of fast casual 2.0 is changing everything we know about limited-service restaurants,” Oches says. “Our Fast Casual Meet Ups are the perfect place to see that innovation first-hand and meet the people driving the change.”

    Be sure to check back in to QSRmagazine.com as more details are announced, and see below for information on each of this year's exciting Meet Up opportunities.

    • Atlanta – January 24
    • Washington D.C. - February
    • Seattle - April
    • San Francisco - April 30
    • New York - June
    • Philadelphia - July
    • Dallas - August
    • Chicago - September
    • Miami - September
    • Austin - October
     
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    Donnelly Marks

    QSR editor Sam Oches addresses the crowd at the 2018 NYC Meet Up.

     
     
     
     
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    The Fast Casual Meet Ups give operators a chance to meet with QSR's editors and their fellow restaurateurs.

     
     
     
     
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    The Fast Casual Meet Ups give operators a chance to meet with QSR's editors and their fellow restaurateurs.

     
     
     
     
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    The Fast Casual Meet Ups give operators a chance to meet with QSR's editors and their fellow restaurateurs.

     
     
     
     
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    The Fast Casual Meet Ups give operators a chance to meet with QSR's editors and their fellow restaurateurs.

     
     
     
     
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    Chris Flynn

    The Fast Casual Meet Ups give operators a chance to meet with QSR's editors and their fellow restaurateurs.

     
     
     
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    The Fast Casual Meet Ups give operators a chance to meet with QSR's editors and their fellow restaurateurs.

     
     
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    Chris Flynn

    The Fast Casual Meet Ups give operators a chance to meet with QSR's editors and their fellow restaurateurs.