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28th Annual Restaurant Trends

Bounce. Back. Better.

Monday, September 13, 2021

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

City Winery Boston

80 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

Hear insight from leading experts, operators, and government officials on the state of the industry, reshaping the guest experience, and challenges facing restaurant operators at the local and state levels. 


2:00 – 2:30 PM Check-in

2:30 – 2:40 PM Welcoming Remarks

Bob Luz, President of the Massachusetts Restaurant Asssociation
Ruberto, Israel & Weiner

2:40 – 3:30 PM Operator Panel

Participants include:
Eric Papachristos, Co-Owner of Trade, Porto, and Saloniki restaurants
Peter Ungár, Chef and Owner of Tasting Counter
Scott Kearnan, Food & Entertainment Editor, Boston Magazine

More participants TBA

3:30 – 3:40 PM Q&A

3:40 – 4:00 PM Charlie Perkins, Boston Restaurant Group

Current trends in the Boston restaurant industry.

4:00 – 4:10 PM Chris Shaker, RSM

Macroeconomic trends which impact the restaurant sector. 

4:10 – 4:50 PM Government Panel

 Participants include:
Joe Piantedosi, Radio Talk Show Host “Breaking Bread” on NorthShore 104.9FM. WBOQ, and Executive Vice President & Co-Owner, Piantedosi Baking Company Inc.
Dr. Yvonne M. Spicer, Mayor, City of Framingham
Kimberley DriscollMayor, City of Salem
Jean M. Lorizio, Esq., Chair, Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission

More participants TBA

4:50 – 5:00 PM Q&A

5:00 PM Networking, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live Jazz.

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