Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit
April 9-11, 2018 | Louisville, KY
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Some of the fastest growing chains in the restaurant industry are the ones embracing innovation throughout their operations. The Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit will explore how chains can leverage innovation in a variety forms — from experience innovation to kitchen innovation to menu innovation and beyond — as a catalyst for franchise expansion.

By continually investigating and investing in cutting-edge solutions for both the front of house and back of house, franchisors put themselves in a very strong position to attract potential franchisees who are seeking opportunities with forward-thinking brands. The Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit will help franchisors be more progressive in many areas of their business to attract both investors and customers.



Anyone on the corporate franchising side involved in driving product, service, equipment, and customer-experience innovation, new franchise development, franchise branding, and consistent technology adoption, use, and utilization among existing system franchisees. This also includes successful franchise owner/operators who serve in advisory capacities, as pilot testers, early adopters, and vocal champions of new system innovations and technologies. As well as operators of existing successful franchisees and start-up franchisors.



Powering franchise growth through technology and leadership

Franchise Development

In-store technology

Customer Engagement

Menu Innovation

Marketing & Branding

Hiring & Training


We are excited to bring the Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit to our home city — Louisville, Kentucky.

Not only is Louisville home to restaurant industry giants like YUM! Brands and Papa John’s Pizza, it also boasts a strong and growing foodie scene. We expect many of these independent restaurant operators will welcome the opportunity to attend the Summit in their own backyard.

We think you’re going to love Louisville just as much as we do. Click the button below to see some of what the city and surrounding Bluegrass Region have to offer.


Group Discount

Take Your Team to the Summit

Register two attendees from your company and add a third attendee at no additional cost.


Applies only to qualified attendees.

Hotel Reservations

Omni Louisville Hotel
Rate: $189/night* | Deadline: 3/19/2018

Call (502) 656-7220 and mention that you’re attending the Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit.
* Subject to availability at time of booking.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring the Summit will put you in meaningful conversations with executives in your target market. Opportunities are available for almost any budget. Download the Sponsor Prospectus to learn more.

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