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

Lunch & Learn / Monday / March 25, 2024 / 12:30 PM

Reducing Food Waste AND Boosting Profits: It’s Possible!

Restaurant brands produce nearly 11.4 tons of food waste each year, leading to $25 billion in losses for the industry. Although waste is seen as an avoidable consequence of operating a restaurant, cutting it is imperative, not only for the environment but also for a brand’s bottom line. This session will explore how the right technology and processes in place can help restaurants track inventory from delivery to preparation and drive consistency with forecasting, predictive ordering and recipe management.


Dan Harmon | CEO | Playa Bowls
Dan Harmon is a seasoned industry veteran with leadership experience from some of the industry’s most recognized and successful brands. Previously, Harmon was the President and Chief Operations Officer at Smoothie King and has also worked with various brands including Papa Murphy’s, Potbelly Sandwich Works, Blockbuster, and McDonald’s. In 2023, Harmon was appointed to Chief Executive Officer of Playa Bowls, the nation’s leading superfruit bowl shop specializing in bowls such as acai and pitaya, oatmeal, chia, smoothies, juices, cold brew, and more.


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.


InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza

To reserve your room, call 1-816-756-1500.


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