In this session, senior restaurant leaders will learn where the restaurant industry is headed, which restaurant concepts are winning big (and why), and the latest in acquisitions and financial trends. Additionally, attendees will get a taste of how best-in-class operators are using predictive technology to anticipate industry, menu, and pricing trends for their businesses.
Since joining Technomic in 1991, Joe Pawlak, Managing Principal, has conducted a wide variety of industry studies involving market planning, customer satisfaction benchmarking, brand equity investigation, new product development, food trends, opportunity analyses, M&A due diligence, concept testing and distribution system evaluations. He has special expertise in the areas of industry market trend analysis, market metric and forecasting modeling and implications development. Pawlak has 30 years of extensive food industry experience in both consulting and packaged goods manufacturing.
As Executive Vice President of Business Development for Technomic, Patrick Noone is responsible for the development and marketing of online resources, reports, and custom studies providing manufacturers, distributors, operators and financial institutions with key, actionable industry data. Noone has more than 15 years of experience working in the research/consulting industry and has worked in a variety of sales and marketing roles.