Menu Insights & Innovation

Register by September 30, 2019, and get the Restaurant Concept Tour complimentary* - A $150 value!

October 13, 2019
Metropolitan State University
Denver, Colorado

It's all About the Menu

Nation’s Restaurant News and Datassential have teamed up to present Menu Insights & Innovation at the Metropolitan State University October 13, 2019.   Co-located with MUFSO, this program delivers strategic insights that are actionable for future direction in menu development.  

This program is designed for menu development and R&D executives from all segments of foodservice. This is where you will get the most comprehensive and reliable consumer trend intelligence and analysis available and get the opportunity to apply them in the kitchen and get feedback from consumers, literally overnight!  

Registration is limited to the first 75 qualified* attendees.

Sponsored by:




Prior to 8/31 Includes MUFSO conference registration


9/1 - 9/30 Restaurant Concept Tour included ($150 value)

Registrer Here  View Schedule  Restaurant Tour

Keynote Session:  The Changing Food Landscape

The way the world eats has always changed and evolved, but now that change is happening at an unprecedented rate, driven by the speed of communication and demographic and cultural shifts. In this session, we’ll track how consumer eating patterns have shifted using Datassential’s Menu Adoption Cycle and dive into what that means for chefs and operators in the industry. We’ll also follow these trends into the future, with a look at how the American restaurant landscape is changing.  We will finish up with a gaze into the crystal ball, using Datassential’s machine learning prediction engine, Haiku, to discover which flavors, ingredients, and dishes will grow and decline in the years ahead.

Marie Molde

Marie Molde, MBA, RD 


Food trends will be brought to life with a keynote from Marie Molde, MBA, RD of Datassential; a series of Menu Innovation presentations; cooking demonstrations and tastings designed to inspire menu development executives with new ideas to use in the kitchen.


One of the benefits from attending this workshop and MUFSO is the high-caliber networking we provide. You will benefit from knowledge-sharing with Menu Development and R&D executives from chain restaurant concepts of all size.

Restaurant Concept Tour

Register for Menu Insights & Innovation by September 30 and you also get a complimentary spot on our Restaurant Concept Tour, co-presented by Eat Denver, Tuesday, October 15th from 1:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Read about the Tour here.

Where should I stay? 

Everyone is staying at the Sheraton Denver Downtown; you can book your room here. The Menu Insights & Innovation attendee check-in will be at the Sheraton Denver Downtown. Then Nation's Restaurant News is hosting transportation to Metropolitan State University both days.

What's included?

Your $250 registration for Menu Insights & Innovation Workshop includes the workshop, breakfast, lunch and a networking reception. If you register for Menu Insights & Innovation by September 30, the Restaurant Concept Tour is complimentary* until the Tour is full.

Who can attend?

Menu Development and R&D executives from chain restaurant concepts of all size (emerging growth, regional, mid-size and large chains). However, registration is limited to the first 75.


*Registration only available to qualified Menu Development and R&D executives employed by restaurants or non-commercial foodservice operators. Industry suppliers or consultants should contact Janet McLiverty 732-530-2995 for sponsorship information.