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Growth Hacking for
SALT LAKE CITY September 28th - Rice Eccles Stadium Reserve Your Spot

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Get real advice, tools & playbooks for growth and scale.


The journey for operators with 2-20 units is a tough one. Where do you turn? Who do you talk to for advice when you are not like the “big guys” in the industry. Savory has decided to invest into YOU—to educate the market how to take this journey from 2 units to 20, and beyond, with or without us. A rising tide lifts all boats, and we want everyone to win. Join our team, industry veterans just like you, and people you can relate with at this original event for restaurant owners and operators only.

• No exhibitors • No booths • No sales pitches
• Only advice, details, tools & playbooks

The Lineup


Come learn from some of the best in the industry.


Get real advice, tools & playbooks for growth and scale from people who have been where you are now.
Event capacity is limited to 350 people.

Breakout Topics (9 am – 12 pm)

Attracting and Retaining Talent

  • Shauna Smith – Chief Executive Officer, Savory
  • Jessica Moyer – VP Learning & Development, Savory
  • Chase Wardrop – President, Swig
  • Dan Pena – Director of Operations, The Crack Shack

Better Data Leads to Better Decisions

  • Tyler Nelson – Chief Financial Officer, Savory
  • Richie Stevens – Director of Finance, Savory

Driving Digital Ordering Profitability

  • Erin Merritt – Customer Insights, Coca-Cola North America
  • Mary Beth Carpenter – VP of Customer Leadership, Coca-Cola North America

Market Conditions: Commodities & Logistics

  • Maryam Chaney – VP Food & Beverage, Savory
  • Jim Rinsem – Vice President of Emerging Concepts, Sysco

Brand Protection and Enhancement

  • Will Buermann – VP Corporate Accounts, ECOLAB

Lunch (12-1 pm)

Breakout Topics (1 pm – 4:30 pm)

Future Consumer Trends & Implications

  • James Copeland, VP of New Business, Pepsico

“Wait, it’s only $50 a month per restaurant!”

  • Josh Boshard – Chief Operating Officer, Savory
  • Alonso Castenada – VP Brand Development & Strategy, Savory

Founders Talk: How they landed their growth funding

  • Brandon Hunt – Co-Founder, Via 313
  • Otto Othman – Co-Founder, Pincho
  • Interviewed by Rev Ciancio, Head of Revenue Marketing, Branded Strategic

Your Expectations vs. Investor Expectations

  • Ashish Seth – Managing Director, Arlington Capital Advisors

The Art of Raising Money

  • Andrew K. Smith – Managing Partner, Savory Fund

Future Operator Tools by Restaurantology

  • James Park – Operating Partner, Savory
  • Clay Dover – CEO, Velvet Taco

Savory Fund Announcement

  • Andrew K. Smith – Managing Director, Co-Founder, Savory Fund
  • Greg Warnock – Managing Director, Co-Founder, Savory Fund

Event Pricing


*Up to 3 guests will be covered by Savory Fund. Additional seats may be requested but not guaranteed.

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