Julian Metcalfe, founder an CEO of Itsu is to take part in an exclusive fireside chat at MCA’s Food to Go Conference on 7 March 2023 at the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho.

Itsu continues to buck the trend by opening many new restaurants in both the UK and Europe, as well as growing the Itsu grocery business, with the company’s annual sales fast approaching £200m.

In the on-stage interview, Metcalfe, who also co-founded of Pret A Manger, will discuss Itsu’s pioneering healthy, affordable, fast-food and why Itsu is now ready to franchise to a handful of carefully selected partners.

MCA’s annual Food to Go Conference features a full programme of presentations, Q&As, insight sessions from Lumina Intelligence, CACI and Vita Mojo, and panel discussions, as well as the chance for delegates to network with their peers in the sector.

Other headline speakers include Richard Morris, CEO,of Tortilla; Kevin Hydes, chief commercial officer of Tim Hortons; and Ken McMeikan, chief executive of Moto Hospitality.

Pret, Benugo and F&B consultancy Egg Soldiers will take part in a new panel for 2023 on menu innovation, while EG Group, Chopstix, Island Poké and DCL will be taking part in a panel on property.

There will also be panel sessions covering delivery and tech, featuring Caffè Nero UK, Domino’s and Attensi, coffee shops, featuring Blank Street Coffee, 200 Degrees, WatchHouse and Allegra, and people and culture, featuring Leon, Pure and Attensi.

To find view the full agenda and to book tickets please visit foodtogoconference.co.uk.