DoorDash is officially bringing back its Main Street Strong Restaurant Conference this fall in partnership with the National Restaurant Association. Kicking off on October 13, the two-day conference will feature an inspiring lineup of speakers touching on relevant topics including staffing, diversifying revenue streams and building sustainable supply chains. The event is open to all restaurant owners and operators across the US and Canada, free of charge, and will be held virtually. 

DoorDash believes in strengthening the restaurant industry in any way possible — through technology and smarter solutions, but also through community and the sharing of ideas and strategies. Attendees will get a unique opportunity to come together with their peers for two days of collaboration, inspiration and learning and to discuss pertinent issues during one of the hardest times the restaurant industry has faced to-date.  

Similar to last year’s event, we’ll cover a wide variety of topics relevant to restaurateurs. Below is a sneak peek at some of the sessions we have planned. For a more extensive list, visit our conference website and check back regularly for additional updates.

Innovation in Restaurant Technology 

The COVID-19 pandemic drove drastic changes in the restaurant industry, but it has also inspired an acceleration of technology and a burst of creative re-imagining.

Recruitment and Retention

Learn new strategies for hiring and training your staff as the labor shortage continues.

What Are Customers Craving?

Unpack the latest delivery, pickup, and online ordering trends, with actionable insights on how restaurants can adapt.

Diversify Your Revenue Streams 

Find ways to expand into new revenue streams and capitalize on customers’ current needs.

Additionally, attendees will hear from some of the best in the business about how they’ve navigated recent ups and downs in the restaurant industry. Below are just a few of the phenomenal speakers we’ve invited to join us:

  • Stephanie Izard: Chief Restaurant Advisor at DoorDash and Executive Chef and Owner, Girl & the Goat 
  • Geoff Alexander: President & CEO, Wow Bao
  • Nicole Marquis: Founder & CEO, HipCityVeg, Charlie was a sinner, Bar Bombón
  • Charles Bililies: Founder & CEO, Souvla
  • Hudson Riehle: SVP of Research & Knowledge Group, National Restaurant Association

In addition to the lineup of speakers and sessions, all attendees will have ample opportunities for networking with one another in an informal setting including 1:1 meetings with the DoorDash team, peer-to-peer connections powered by AI-analyzed data, and relevant roundtable discussions.  

Tickets are limited and registration is now open – we hope to see you there!