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The past couple of years have been a whirlwind for the restaurant industry, with a global pandemic fundamentally changing the way we approach dining and food service. As we adapt and anticipate the future, understanding the current and evolving trends in our industry is paramount.

Our distinguished panel of speakers, consisting of industry leaders from Thunderdome, Gold Star Brands, and Epic Brands, will shed light on various aspects of the evolving landscape. These topics include; rise in digital dining, sustainability and local sourcing, labor trends, growth/expansion, and new business models. Please join us for this unique opportunity to understand these trends, network with industry insiders, and discuss strategies to thrive in the ever-evolving restaurant landscape.


3:30 pm – Registration/Networking

4:00 pm – Welcome/Panel Discussion

– Alexis Krulcik, Chief Financial Officer, Thunderdome (Maplewood, Bakersfield)

– Roger David, CEO/President, Gold Star Brands (Gold Star Chili, Tom & Chee)

– Katie DeBlasio, Chief People Officer, Epic Brands (Agave & Rye, Son of a Butcher)

5:00 pm – Happy Hour

6:00 pm – Conclusion of event

Event Details

Date & Time

09/12/2023, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Maplewood Kitchen and Bar 525 Race Street Cincinnati, OH 45202

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