Join Industry Leaders this Weekend in San Antonio

Build your business, talk to your peers, and have some fun while you are at it — this weekend in San Antonio.

Texas Restaurant Association Marketplace, the second largest industry event in the country, has morphed into part trade show, part conference, part party. It starts Sunday — in San Antonio, for the first time in over 30 years — at the Henry B. González convention center.

Use my amazing speaker discount code to attend all two days of the event for only $35! The code is SPK18MKPL

You can get only so much through a screen. So let’s take this chance to visit in person. I would like to continue my tradition of meeting as many of the restaurateurs who follow my work as possible.

Those meetings help me understand even more about how to serve people like you, successful owners of multi-unit independent restaurant companies, with a steady diet of insight, strategy, and tactics that grow your business, increase your profits, and give you more time off to enjoy life.

You’ll also have a chance to meet me when I am on the Silicon Hills Tech Stage on Monday, July 16, at 10:30AM in the discussion “Everyday I’m Hustling: A Conversation with Industry Giants.”

I will be talking with Russell Ybarra, president and CEO of Gringos Tex Mex; Skeeter Miller, owner of The County Line; and Creed Ford, CEO and chairman of Fired Up Restaurant Concepts (which includes Johnny Carino’s) and former COO of Brinker International.

Hear Stories That Will Change Your Business and Your Life

If you crave an opportunity to learn from four lifetimes of experience growing successful multi-unit restaurant companies, this is your chance.

It’s a rare opportunity to learn how to avoid common industry pitfalls as this panel of experts talks about how they would have done it differently if they had it to do all over again.

It’s also a chance to plan your strategy when you see what they anticipate for your company and for the industry in the future.

Bring your questions for the panel!

Don’t Miss the Big Party

Lone Star Bash takes place Sunday July 15th from 6-9 PM. It is a chance to enjoy live music, an adult beverage, and some great food created by a dozen chefs who will be on hand.

It benefits the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation, where I serve as a trustee and on the Executive Committee. TRAEF is best known for Texas ProStart, a workforce development high school culinary and management program with 25,000 participants in 250 high schools around the state.

See you in San Antonio!