More Than 15 Restaurant Brands To Speak at 5th Annual Takeout, Delivery & Catering Symposium

Monkey Group, an organization whose mission is to help food service operators grow sales and increase profits by educating them to become experts at feeding their customers where they live, work and play, today shared updated details on confirmed speakers for the 5th annual Takeout, Delivery & Catering Symposium to be held June 3-4 in Nashville.

Off-premise and senior leaders from more than 15 restaurant brands will share their insights and best practices at the Symposium, including Jason’s Deli, Newk’s Eatery, Corner Bakery, Mimi’s Café, Wahlburger’s, Fazoli’s, and Moe’s Southwest Grill. Erle Dardick, founder and off-premise evangelist at Monkey Group, and Darren Tristano, founder and CEO, Foodservice Results, will open the Off-Premise Symposium with a keynote around “The Future of Takeout, Delivery & Catering: The Next 10 Years.”

The agenda for the 2019 Symposium, available at, includes a look at the future of off-premise, a deep dive into how operators can take back control of their customer analytics, how capturing customer loyalty can improve customer sales and retention, and how a streamlined technology stack can drive efficiency from within an operation.

In addition, a discussion panel featuring operator members of the Off-Premise Industry Council – conceived to share, guide and advocate for the issues and interests concerning off-premise restaurant sales – will take questions from attendees, discuss real world challenges and offer peer-to-peer insights on best practices.

“We’re very excited about the agenda we’ve developed for this year’s Off-Premise Symposium,” said Dardick. “This unique event provides attendees the opportunity to network with fellow operators and meet our certified supply chain partners. You’ll leave with new ideas, new insights, potential new resources to consider and new contacts.”

The 2019 Off-Premise Symposium, the longest running foodservice industry event that is 100 percent dedicated to providing information, insights and best practices to help operators take control of their off-premise business, is being sponsored by MonkeyMedia Software, Par-Brink, Accurate Box, Cambro, Dinova, Paytronix, WNA, Whirley-Drinkworks, WNA, Trabon, Inktel, Voicetel, Ship Right, Field Day, Kitchen Podular, and Bringg.

About the Takeout, Delivery & Catering Symposium

The Takeout, Delivery & Catering Symposium is an annual gathering of over 250 restaurant and food service leaders in an intimate group setting where trends, challenges and opportunities related to off-premise are discussed. Presented by Off-Premise Insights, part of Monkey Group, the Symposium brings restaurant industry executives from top brands together with technology providers to discuss and share insights on a variety of topics relevant to the world of off-premise. The 2019 Symposium, being held this year in Nashville at the Hutton Hotel, will kick off with a keynote and cocktail reception on June 3rd, followed by a day of presentations and discussions June 4th. For more information, visit

About Monkey Group

Monkey Group, an ezCater company, is made up of MonkeyMedia Software, The Catering Institute, and Off Premise Insights. Using The Catering Institute business framework, 5 Pillars of Successful Restaurant Takeout, Delivery, and Catering, Monkey Group works closely with each food service operator’s executive team to drive strategic alignment, provide education for team members, and deploy the MONKEY platform. With MONKEY, operators have access to a full suite of off-premise functionality, including unified multi-channel ordering (online, mobile and call center), CRM, case management, catering sales team and lead management, integrated accounting functionality to manage business-to-business accounts, catering order production management, and delivery dispatch management. Learn more about the 5 Pillars at and for more information on Monkey Group, visit