From left: Valerie Killifer, FastCasual.com and Louis Basile, Wildflower Bread Company
Rolie Zagnoli (left) and Michael Szyliowicz from Mont Blanc Gourmet take time out to pose for the camera.
From left: Trish Groom from silver sponsor Splick-It and Charles Causey from gold sponsor People Matter
Vickie Grimes from Summit Gold sponsor Boyds Coffee
Left to right: Brad Cyprus, chief of compliance, and Christopher Melson, CEO, Vendor Safe Technologies. Vendor Safe was a gold sponsor of the 2011 Fast Casual Executive Summit.
From left: Betsy Craig, founder, MenuTrinfo, Don Fox, CEO, Firehouse Subs, and Julio Ramirez, Giardino's Gourmet Salads
After the food tour and opening keynote, 2011 Fast Casual Executive Summit attendees were given the chance to network at large. A cocktail reception, sponsored by Truitt Bros., was held at Chicago's Hotel Allegro.
Left to right: Catherine Wilson, sales associate, and Ashish Ganbhir, executive vice president, newBrandAnalytics. The company was a Fast Casual Executive Summit associate sponsor.
From left: Jun Loayza from Summit Culinary sponsor RewardMe, and Jabril Hashi from Safari Express
Johanna Duprey of MonkeyMedia Software
From left: Cecily Sorensen, Firehouse Subs, and Jeremy Gibeault, Firehouse Subs
From left: Ben Butler, The China Business Group, Elizabeth Journell, NPD Group, Bonnie Riggs, NPD Group
From left: Peter Van der Mije, In Season, Heather Adams, In Season
From left: Beth Madden, National Restaurant Association, Marla Topliff, Rosati's Pizza, and Linda Duke, Duke Marketing
Peter Yen, founder of Sushirrito, eyes a table of food items created by Summit Gold sponsor Truitt Bros.
From left: Danielle Wolff from Summit Platinum sponsor MonkeyMedia Software and Mary King from Associate sponsor Data Source
From left: Jackie Dixon, Brian DeHuff and Jannine Hausherr, all three from Summit Culinary sponsor Cintas
From left: Suzy Badaracco, Culinary Tides, and Jim Nagy, Wildflower Bread Company
From left: Rich Ventura from Summit Platinum sponsor NEC, Doug Reifschneider, Firehouse Subs, and Patricia Murphy, NEC
From left: Michael Fagan, Duke Marketing, and Kevin Minor, Sky's Gourmet Taco's
From left: Jun Loayza from RewardMe and Alan Hixon, Mooyah
Sean Kennedy from Cowboy Chicken waits for a beverage during the Fast Casual Executive Summit's Day 2 cocktail reception and dinner. The reception was held at Sopraffina Market Cafe followed by dinner at Trattoria No. 10.
Fast Casual Executive Summit attendees are given a brief history on some of the wine served at Sopraffina Market Cafe.
From left: Vickie Grimes of Boyds Coffee, Ric Pratte of Meltwater Group, and Randy Layton, Boyds Coffee
2011 Fast Casual Summit attendees gather for a cocktail reception and dinner on Day 2 of the event.
From left: Erle Dardick of MonkeyMedia Software and Patrick Renna from Boloco
From left: Tim McCallum, Vapiano, and Ron Parikh from Genghis Grill
From left: Beth Madden, National Restaurant Association, and Paul Barron, founder of FastCasual.com
From left: Tim Hug, Old Carolina Barbecue Company, and Christopher Wynne with People Report
From left: Ben Butler, The China Business Group, and Don Fox of Firehouse Subs
From left: Jeff Carl, Tavistock/Freebirds World Burrito, Christopher Smith, newBrandAnalytics, Suzy Badaracco, Culinary Tides, Catherine Wilson, newBrandAnalytics, Paul Mangiamele, Bennigan's