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    2018 Fast Casual 2.0 Meet Ups

  • Announcing this year’s cities for the exciting fast-casual networking series.

    Adam Larkey
    Denver fast-casual professionals networked at QSR's Fast Casual Meet Up there in the fall.

    [Editor's Note: The 2018 Meet Up series is now complete. Stay tuned for details on our 2019 Meet Up cities and dates!]

    QSR is excited to announce this year's lineup for the Fast Casual 2.0 Meet Up series. 

    In 2018, the Meet Up series will travel to Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York. The series kicks off on February 22 in Chicago.

    The Fast Casual 2.0 Meet Ups are a local networking opportunity for operators, encouraging education and collaboration among industry peers over free food and drink. The series launched in 2016 and has brought together hundreds of fast-casual innovators around the U.S.

    "We launched our Fast Casual 2.0 Meet Ups as a way for us to meet face to face with fast-casual operators around the country, but more importantly, as a way for operators in cities across the U.S. to meet each other," says Sam Oches, QSR editor. "There's so much exciting innovation going on at the local level in these cities, and we wanted to create a space where those innovators could come together outside the pressures of their day-to-day work."

    Be sure to check back in to QSRmagazine.com as more details are announced, and see below for information on each of this year's exciting Meet Up opportunities.

    • Chicago – February 22
    • Dallas - April 11
    • New York - April 26
    • Miami - June 14
    • Los Angeles - July 19
    • Boston - August 23
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    Donnelly Marks

    QSR editor Sam Oches addresses the crowd at the 2018 NYC Meet Up.

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    The Fast Casual Meet Ups give operators a chance to meet with QSR's editors and their fellow restaurateurs.

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    The Fast Casual Meet Ups give operators a chance to meet with QSR's editors and their fellow restaurateurs.

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    Donnelly Marks

    The Fast Casual Meet Ups give operators a chance to meet with QSR's editors and their fellow restaurateurs.

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    Donnelly Marks

    The Fast Casual Meet Ups give operators a chance to meet with QSR's editors and their fellow restaurateurs.