Keynote '23

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Event Location

Location: Featured Sessions - Grand Ballroom, South Building Level 1


Title: Keynote '23


Top restaurant visionaries Danny Meyer and Pinky Cole to take the stage!

Danny and Pinky’s paths first crossed when Pinky collaborated with a Harlem Shake Shack location in 2021, for a one-time “SluttyShack” offer. Danny saw first-hand the impact of Pinky’s work—not only evidenced by the long customer lines, but also in her ingenuity and leadership—and has since became an investor and mentor. Pinky has built an empire with Slutty Vegan and it is considered an industry game changer, having grown revenues to $4 million within the first six months of the first brick and mortar restaurant opening.

Now they’re here to inspire you! Danny, one of the most revered and influential industry leaders, and Pinky, one of today’s most successful restaurateurs, will share their vast restaurant expertise, business prowess, commitment to creating strong teams, as well as their philanthropic and community initiatives that have made them industry mainstays.

Michelle Korsmo, President and CEO of the National Restaurant Association, will join Pinky and Danny on stage to discuss some of today’s biggest opportunities and issues impacting the broad foodservice landscape. Michelle will also share a strategic industry outlook showcasing the incredible work being done across the association to advocate for and advance the foodservice industry.

Type: Featured Sessions



Industry Segment

  • Affiliated
  • Bar/Tavern/Pub/Brewery
  • Dealer/Distributor
  • Lodging
  • Restaurant/Foodservice
  • Retail Foodservice
  • Young Professionals

Job Function

  • Accounting/Finance
  • Administrative Support
  • Bartender
  • Beverage Management
  • Chef/Culinary
  • Corporate/Executive Management
  • Design/Construction
  • Development/Real Estate
  • FOH Managment
  • Franchisor/Franchisee
  • Marketing/Sales
  • MIS/IT
  • Mixologist
  • Nutrition/Dietetics
  • Operations/Int'l Operations
  • QA/RD
  • Server
  • Supply Chain
  • Training/HR


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