The restaurant industry has faced its ups and downs over the past few years, but where is the industry moving forward? On March 29, a panel of experts talked about the current state of the restaurant industry, and where things could go from here.
Moderated by Lazard's John Goldasich, the 1-hour webinar hosted a panel of experts, including chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Restaurant Industry Group Riley Lageson, Salt & Straw Ice Cream's founder and CEO Kim Malek, and Aaron Noveshen of The Culinary Edge and Starbird Chicken.
Topics covered include:
1. Labor challenges
2. Supply chain challenges
3. Real Estate availability for growth brands
4. Update on the California FAST Act and Prop 22
5. The modern consumer: menu innovation, experience, tech/delivery
6. The state of restaurant capital markets
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