Course DescriptionThe U.S. restaurant industry employs close to 13 million people and has an overall economic impact quickly approaching $2 trillion dollars. As the marketplace becomes increasingly competitive, restaurateurs must maintain operating efficiencies while remaining innovative in order to improve profitability. UCLA Extension presents a specialized program for restaurant leaders--with opportunities to learn, network, and be inspired. This one-day conference allows you to explore the characteristics behind some of the recent successes of your peers as well as key trends that will influence your future. We provide a unique, non-competitive forum for restaurant owners and executives to share experiences, complemented by the educational insights of industry experts.