Ruberto, Israel & Weiner Invites You to the 28th Annual Restaurant Trends Event

Hear insights from leading experts, operators, and government officials on the state of the industry, reshaping the guest experience, and challenges facing restaurant operators at the local and state levels.


Welcoming Remarks

Bob Luz, President, Massachusetts Restaurant Association
Ruberto, Israel & Weiner

Session 1: Operator Panel

Scott Kearnan, Food & Entertainment Editor, Boston Magazine, Moderator
Eric Papachristos, Co-Owner, Trade, Porto, Saloniki Greek restaurants
Peter Ungár, Chef and Owner, Tasting Counter
Rebecca Kean, CFO/Operations Manager, Brassica Kitchen

Industry Overview

Current Trends in the Boston Restaurant Industry
Charlie Perkins, Founder, Boston Restaurant Group

Macroeconomic Trends Which Impact the Restaurant Sector
Chris Shaker, Partner, Retail & Restaurant, RSM

Session 2: Government Panel

Joe Piantedosi, Radio Talk Show Host “Breaking Bread” on NorthShore 104.9FM. WBOQ, and Executive Vice President & Co-Owner, Piantedosi Baking Company, Inc., Moderator
Dr. Yvonne M. Spicer, Mayor, City of Framingham
Kimberley Driscoll, Mayor, City of Salem
Jean M. Lorizio, Esq., Chair, Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission

Please join us after the program for networking, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live Jazz.





Please contact Howie Altholtz at

Time permitting, each panel will be followed by a brief Q&A.  

This summary is presented for informational and educational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, nor create an attorney-client relationship. For a full understanding of the issues, please contact counsel of your choice.

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