MenuDirections - Business Building Ideas

March 3 - 5, 2019 Atlanta, GA

Business Building Ideas

The only culinary-focused and networking event for all noncommercial foodservice segments

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Thought leaders focused on the noncommercial segment will lead an agenda designed around the food & culinary, tech & innovation and data & analysis.

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Secure your spot today! Designed specifically for noncommercial segments, it is our promise that the trends, solutions and best practices featured at the conference will help take your menu and operations to the next level.

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The ingredients and flavors trending at independent restaurants often inspire menu ideas at more mainstream operations. To track what’s happening now in food and beverage, Technomic examined more than 50 menus from indies across the U.S., ranging from food trucks to fine-dining destinations.

Despite a historic drop in unemployment, foodservice operators enjoyed a slight slowdown in employee turnover midsummer, with the data signaling the dawn of a trend rather than a pause from years of acceleration, according to new research.

In a departure from its fast-casual roots, Toronto-based Freshii introduced its own school lunch program for the 2018 school year.