National Restaurant Association Show Unveils Keynote: The Future of Dining

The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show announce this year’s can’t-miss keynote session, Signature ’19: The Future of Dining, featuring Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association, and foodservice CEOs that are leading the pack in meeting shifting consumer demands. Signature will take place during the National Restaurant Association Show at Chicago’s McCormick Place on Sunday, May 19that 2:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom.

Signature ’19 is where attendees can get a rare glimpse into the future of dining across the entire foodservice landscape, and hear from the visionary leaders driving industry change about what will make the biggest impact on businesses.  “With the rapid changes happening today in foodservice, everyone – no matter what business they run – has to know where the industry is headed and who is becoming their new competition,” says Mary Pat Heftman, President, Restaurant Show Group. “With the growth of third-party delivery, the rise of c-stores and grocery stores in prepared foods, and the incredible innovation taking place across all food outlets there will be a stark difference between what dining looks like today and tomorrow.”

Moderated by Dawn Sweeney, Signature will be a conversation between Dawn and CEOs from some of the most innovative restaurants, c-stores, and grocery organizations. These leaders are creatively answering consumer demands and succeeding by doing business in bold new ways, and will give clear insights into where, what, and how people will dine in the coming years.

Panelists include:

  • John Cywinski, President, Applebee’s Bar & Grill
  • Randy Edeker, Chairman of the Board, CEO & President, Hy-Vee
  • Chris Gheysens, President & CEO, Wawa
  • Tim McEnery, CEO, Cooper’s Hawk
  • Moderated by Dawn Sweeney, president & CEO, National Restaurant Association

Signature ’19 is the only place where attendees can hear from this impactful group of trailblazers about rapidly approaching trends that are shaking up foodservice, how convenience and grocery are expanding prepared food options, and where businesses can leverage these changes in every corner of the foodservice industry

Signature ‘19 is open to all registered Show attendees, exhibitors, and media, and seating is on a first come, first served basis.

The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show is being held May 18-21 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

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