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Virtual Meet Up: Breakfast on February 24, 2021

Starbird's Aaron Noveshen (top left) and Chipotle's Jonathon Relkin (bottom) joined Food News Media editorial director Sam Oches for the second Virtual Meet Up, which focused on off-premises strategies.


The coronavirus pandemic has slammed the brakes on restaurant momentum and permanently altered the foodservice experience. Thousands of restaurants have permanently closed. And the uncertainty that remains—both for the virus and the economic challenges left in its wake—means restaurant operators can never rest easy.


Thankfully, operators are not alone in their struggles. And now more than ever, industry professionals need to hear the voices of their peers for insight, direction, and support.


With this in mind, Food News Media—publisher of QSR and FSR magazines—launched its Virtual Meet Up series, bringing together exclusive groups of restaurant professionals for education and engagement via Zoom. And on February 24 at 2 p.m. EST, we’re hosting the Virtual Meet Up: Breakfast, designed for leaders of both limited-service and full-service restaurants—and both independent and multiunit—to learn more about the breakfast daypart, how it's been affected by the pandemic and work-from-home trend, opportunities for innovation both off-premises and on, and what we can expect with breakfast trends once the pandemic is in the rearview mirror. We're excited to welcome the following leaders for an in-depth discussion: 


  • Ricky Richardson, CEO, Eggs Up Grill
  • Betsy Hamm, COO, Duck Donuts
  • Charlie Baggs, President & Executive Chef, Charlie Baggs Culinary Innovations


We’ll kick things off with a half-hour panel moderated by Food News Media editorial director Sam Oches. Then we’ll break out into roundtable discussions to discuss all things breakfast, including how brands have adapted their breakfast business to the pandemic, opportunities for breakfast moving forward, and menu innovations that can work for any restaurant


Interested in participating in this free virtual networking event? RSVP by submitting your information below. But hurry: This is an exclusive event, and capacity is limited. There is no cost to participate in this event.


(Note: This event is for team members of restaurant companies only. Vendors/suppliers are not permitted.)

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