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  • A day-by-day guide to the year’s biggest foodservice conference.




    10 a.m.

    Millennials, Gen Z, and Beyond: How Fast Casual Can Adapt

    Younger consumers have lofty expectations for fast-casual offerings, leaving brands scrambling to accommodate their wants and needs quickly and cost-effectively. Chris Newcomb, the pioneer behind McAlister’s Deli and Newk’s Eatery, will offer tips on incorporating innovation and adapting to trends to secure Millennial business. / ROOM S405

    11:30 a.m.

    Grappling with Generation Gaps at Work

    Today’s foodservice workforce runs the generational gamut. In this session, trainers from multiunit restaurants like Rubio’s, White Castle, and McAlister’s explain how they bridge the learning-style gap to support a healthy, harmonious multigenerational staff. / ROOM S403

    1 p.m.

    Keeping the Media Edge in Today’s Rapidly Changing World

    Balancing traditional media with digital is a complex task, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In this session, hear why Dunkin’ Brands runs on mobile, and learn how to cut through the clutter to remain nimble in t

    3 p.m.

    Fast Casual 2.0: The Next Great Limited-Service Wave

    Meet the editor of QSR!Fast Casual 2.0 restaurants are dominating the foodservice conversation. Get to know the entrepreneurs who are rolling out unique, premium limited-service concepts that are chef-driven and pushing the standards for high-quality products, ingredients, and service. This is the future of fast casual. / ROOM S405

    Next: Tuesday