The Restaurant of the Future


Arielle Johnson

MIT Media Lab

Josh Kulp

Honey Butter Fried Chicken & Sunday Dinner Club

Mitchell Davis

The James Beard Foundation

The cost of food, labor, and rent are forcing many in the restaurant industry to change their business model or get out of the business. What does a successful restaurant in 2018 look like compared to 15 years ago? What kind of restaurant will we all be eating at 5 or 10 years from now? How will consumer preferences, food and climate policy, social and economic change, gender and diversity issues, technological advances, and other forces play a role in the evolution of the restaurant industry?

Primary Access: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Food
Level: Advanced