March 24-26, 2024 | Kansas City, MO — Early Bird registration ends Nov. 17. Register Now

Breakout Session / Monday / March 25, 2024 / 2:45 PM

Predicting the Future of Restaurant Delivery

Although over 112 million Americans have used a food delivery service and the food delivery market is expected to reach $1.45 trillion by 2027, delivery has slowed down since the days of COVID-19 when it served as a lifeline for many restaurant concepts. So what’s next in this anything goes era? Restaurants are not only making their own deliveries as well as tapping third parties, they are also exploring drones AI-ordering and a variety of other technologies to keep costs down and demand up.


Loren Bontrager | Vice President of Franchise and Development | MAD Greens
Loren Bontrager brings 10-plus years of franchise growth experience to his role as Vice President of Franchise and Development at MAD Greens. Previously, he was the Vice President of Franchise Sales and Development with Buff City Soap, where he led all-new franchise sales growth for the company. He also created and implemented a franchise sales program for Jamba Juice which included a new franchise development website, franchise support center videos, sales collateral and franchisee validation videos. Aside from more traditional franchise development efforts, Bontrager has previously focused on non-traditional franchise growth across the seven brands a part of the FOCUS Brands portfolio.
Desi Saran | Founder & CEO | Sweetberry
Desi Saran is the Founder and CEO of Sweetberry, a National Healthy Fast Casual Chain specializing in Acai Bowls, Poke Bowls, Smoothies, and Wraps. Sweetberry has been recognized by and as 2020's hottest startup fast casuals, 2019 Franchises of the Future, and 2020 Top 100 Movers & Shakers. Desi has an expertise in restaurant software and technology and has spoken on topics involving ghost kitchens, POS Inttegrations, and third party delivery.


Take Your Team to the Summit!

Restaurant/Foodservice Operators who register two attendees may add a third attendee at no additional cost.

Group discount does not apply to Franchise Brokers/Consultants or Vendors.


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