MCA is excited to unveil the first of many big-name speakers at its 2021 Restaurant Conference, with Five Guys’ chief executive John Eckbert and Jeremy King, chief executive, Corbin & King, joining the line-up.

Booking is now open for the annual sell-out event which will take place on 3 November at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square.

Returning for its first live event since 2019, the Restaurant Conference will see sector leaders come together to network, share vision and strategy, and understand the current dynamics of the sector through a day of keynote speeches, insight presentations, panel discussions and Q&As.

Eckbert will reflect on how the better burger brand has managed to continue its impressive growth trajectory throughout the pandemic, and share exclusive insights into its plans for the future.

While King, who has been one of the most vital hospitality voices during the last year and a half, will sit down to a fireside chat Stefan Chomka, editor of MCA’s sister publication BigHospitality.

King will discuss the challenges of opening a major new restaurant in central London during the pandemic, the virtue of grand brasseries, and how to settle rent debts when there are millions of pounds at stake.

Full agenda now available! To find out more and book places click here, or email Laura Tudor at