QSR magazine announced that its seventh Fast Casual Meet Up of 2019 will be held in Dallas. The Meet Up, part of a 10-city series across the U.S., is on August 15 at 6 p.m. at City Works in Frisco, right next to the Dallas Cowboys’ new headquarters, The Star.

“We hosted a Fast Casual Meet Up in Dallas last year, and loved connecting with the fast-casual community there,” says Sam Oches, QSR’s editor. “Dallas is one of our country’s most important food cities, particularly for the fast-casual world. It’s not an accident that dozens of large fast-casual chains are based there.” 

The Fast Casual Meet Up series launched in 2015 as a way to unite communities of fast-casual operators across the country. The free networking receptions feature food and drinks in a relaxed setting, giving founders, executives, managers, and other restaurant representatives a platform for meeting peers and learning more about what’s going on in their local communities.

To date, representatives from more than 650 brands in 13 cities have joined QSR at a Fast Casual Meet Up.

“We’ve had great feedback from operators about the Meet Ups, and countless partnerships and friendships have emerged from them,” Oches says. “Restaurant professionals are always working so hard and rarely get time to interact with their peers. We want to give them that opportunity so they can learn from each other—and we didn’t want to make them fly across the country to a conference to achieve that.”  

To RSVP to the free Dallas Fast Casual Meet Up, restaurant operators simply need to visit QSRmagazine.com/dallas-meet-up and input their information. (Vendors/suppliers are not permitted to the Meet Ups.)

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