As the roadmap out of lockdown becomes reality and the industry opens its doors once again this month restaurant groups are looking at what the future may hold and how they will navigate this post pandemic era.
For our R200 May online special, we bring you leaders from across the sector who will share their experiences, ideas and plans for the post lockdown world as well as discuss the challenges that still lie ahead.
See the agenda and speakers below. This online event is now on-demand following the event, so register now to watch for free and share the link with your teams.
Delivering the goods? The future of meal kits post lockdown
Tim Gould, managing director, Hawksmoor
Tim will discuss the steakhouse group’s decision to ramp up its meal box delivery and food delivery business as the UK comes out of lockdown and its tactics and predictions for the future in this nascent part of the sector.
Honest living: the next chapter of Honest Burgers
Frank Hayes, CEO, Honest Burgers
Having recently joined the burger group in the newly created CEO role, Hayes will discuss what the new position means for the business, its focus for the next 18 months and his predictions for the casual dining sector in the short and long term.
The future of food delivery
Amy Heather, strategic accounts director, Just Eat
Amy will be in discussion with one of Just Eat’s restaurant partners on the role of food delivery during lockdown, lessons learnt, and the approach businesses can take when dine in reopens.
Virtual reality: building a brand online
Steve Hill, operations director, Bone Daddies
Steve will talk about the rise of the company’s delivery-only Wing Daddies brand, the company’s future plans for it and how it has shaped the company’s strategy as lockdown ends.
WatchHouse: redefining the multi-site model
Roland Horne, CEO and founder
With WatchHouse looking to double the size of its estate to 12 sites this year, Horne will talk about why he has decided now is the time to go on the expansion trail and how he hopes to ring the changes with his approach.
Reopening and Staying Open
Rob Easton, head of consultancy, Shield Safety Group
Rob will explore why staying COVID-safe is not the only safety concern businesses should focus on as they set about reopening their operation and the lessons learned from the sectors that continued trading during lockdown.
Property – a post lockdown perspective
Ted Schama, joint managing partner, Shelley Sandzer; Julia Wilkinson, restaurant director, Shaftesbury
The panel will discuss what the future hold for hospitality in terms of the property market, how the pandemic has changed how landlords view hospitality, and what changes might occur in the landlord/restaurant relationship as a result of the pandemic.