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The Future of Restaurants: Data and Insights for 2024 and Beyond

About This Webinar

Few sectors of the food industry have seen the same headwinds as the foodservice industry the past few years. The pandemic forced a shift to digital technologies and delivery options, and inflation has pressed consumers to be much more mindful with their wallets. Which operators are finding success this environment? And what concepts are primed to succeed in the years to come?

This webinar featured insights from R.J. Hottovy, Head of Analytical Research at Placer.ai. R.J. delved into how foodservice operators can effectively engage diners amid industry-wide headwinds. From limited-time offers to digital kiosks and more, this webinar explored changes in the foodservice industry and how to best meet changing consumer demands.

This deep dive into the foodservice industry:
• Provided the latest data on foot traffic across formats and concepts;
• Explored what types of restaurant concepts are succeeding in the current day;
• Explained how convenience stores are impacting the overall foodservice landscape;
• Outlined best practices for foodservice operators for 2024 and the years to come


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Placer.ai is the most advanced foot traffic analytics platform allowing anyone with a stake in the physical world to instantly generate insights into any property for a deeper understanding of the factors that drive success. It is the first platform that fully empowers professionals in retail, commercial real estate, dining, and more to truly understand and maximize their offline activities with reporting capabilities that include visit trends, True Trade Areas, cannibalization/void analysis, demographics, cross-shopping, and favorite places. To learn more, visit https://hubs.li/Q019NFjv0.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
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Head of Analytical Research, Placer.ai
R.J. Hottovy, CFA is Head of Analytical Research for Placer.ai. He has covered the restaurant, retail, and e-commerce sectors for nearly 20 years. He has held several analyst positions in the past, including Global Consumer Equity Strategist at Morningstar and equity analyst roles at William Blair & Co. and Deutsche Bank. Hottovy also brings a wealth of experience with early-stage investments as an investor and member of the investment committee for the IrishAngels Venture Capital group. Over the past three years, he has worked with more than 50 consumer and technology companies, advising on more than $200 million in early-stage capital raises and other buy- and sell-side M&A transactions. Hottovy is also a member of the Chicago Seed Co. network, a group of Chicago-area investors focused on early-stage food & beverage companies.

Hottovy's efforts have been recognized by several financial and trade publications, including CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, Barron's, BusinessWeek, Forbes, and The Economist. He is an active member of the CFA Society of Chicago and maintains a regular teaching schedule through the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business and the Girls Who Invest program. He was also a finalist for Crain's Chicago "40 Under 40" award in 2011. Hottovy graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Finance and a second degree in Computer Applications.
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