Make sure you join us for MCA’s 2021 Food to Go Conference this morning for an agenda packed with interviews, insight and discussion focussed on the key topics of people, property, footfall and Finance.

The online event kicks off at 9.30am and features exclusive interviews with leading operators in the sector including Greggs, Pret A Manger, McDonald’s, Leon and Tortilla.

Jason Clark, senior vice president, chief operations officer, McDonald’s UK and Ireland will share how the fast-food giant’s focus shifted to digital channels during the pandemic and the other ways in which McDonald’s has innovated its offer to counter the impact of restaurant closures.

While Clare Clough, UK managing director, Pret will discuss the brand’s rapid evolution into a multichannel business, and how the past 12 months have seen a sharper focus on digital.

The programme also includes exclusive interviews with Roger Whiteside, chief executive, Greggs, Shereen Ritchie, managing director, Leon UK, and Richard Morris, managing director, Tortilla.

There will also be insight sessions from Lumina Intelligence – which will share a sneak preview of its, new Food to Go Market Report, while marketing and data specialists CACI tackling the property and footfall trends and Allegra Group takes us through the shape of the branded coffee shop market.

The morning’s programme will also feature two panel discussions – one covering the hot topic of property and what we can expect to see in the decision making of operators in the future, while the attractiveness of the food to go sector in terms of investment will be debated in our second panel session.

There is still time to register for your free ticket to the event by clicking here.