Food for Thought 2018: Redefining Hospitality, Technology, and Labor in 2018

By: Julia Beebe

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Apr 23, 2018

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Three years, 80+ trade shows, nine customer meetups, five community events, and 20+ restaurateur interviews, we’ve finally arrived.

The Toast field team is launching Food for Thought, a community event for restaurant owners, operators, and managers to come together to learn from their peers and industry leaders. It’s a show that brings our company mission statement — “We empower the restaurant community to delight guests, do what they love, and thrive” — to life.

Click here to register for your free local Food for Thought event.

In the past year, we've chatted with restaurateurs at Toast Talks around the country, and have learned a few things about hospitality and community. As a restaurateur, the fabric of your life is dotted across your neighborhood, city, and even the country, and you’ve built lasting relationships with food, places, and people.

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I love being part of our restaurant community. It’s a super tight-knit group of people. Everyone is celebrating what everyone else is doing. If I ran out of napkins, I could go next door and borrow some. It’s such a great community — I met my husband, I met my best friends — and any time we can flag that someone in the industry is spending their night off with us, we try to take extra care of them.”

- Heather Lynch, Bar Mezzana, Boston, Massachusetts

Why not share your philosophy on hospitality — and your challenges and solutions to the complications of running a restaurant in light of competition, generational shifts, and technology — with the rest of the restaurant industry at a Food for Thought event near you?

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