From October 9-11, 200 industry insiders gathered in Atlanta at what has become known among executives as one of the can’t-miss conferences of the year.

Dine America, in its eight year, is an elite networking and professional development opportunity for restaurant owners and operators across all segments.

This year’s lineup of speakers and panelists was a star-studded group ready to share insights on a range of issues including franchisee financing, online marketing, and untapped franchisee groups.

In addition to those within the industry, the speakers were also made up of some powerful brands outside of the restaurant space. They included Google, Stew Leonard’s, and Facebook.

The list below is a recap of the best practices they shared at the conference.

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