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CohnReznick to Host Restaurant Technology Summit in Washington, D.C.

October 19, 2016

CohnReznick LLP, one of the leading accounting, tax, and advisory firms in the United States, has announced that it will present its 2016 Restaurant Technology Summit.  The event will focus on the theme of “Breakthrough Strategies for Competing in Today’s Digital Marketplace” and will take place on October 27th in Washington, D.C.

Addressing the fact that restaurant owners and operators must now have both a brick-and-mortar and digital presence to remain successful, CohnReznick’s Restaurant Technology Summit will bring together top restaurant industry experts and premier operators to discuss best practices and competitive strategies for utilizing technology to enhance operations and boost revenue.

“Restaurant technology has exploded in the last few years, providing unprecedented growth opportunities for owners and operators, but they have to understand what to implement and when, or risk costly pitfalls.  As a result, we created this event to provide the guidance needed to successfully navigate the complex restaurant technology landscape,” said Christopher Mahon, Partner and leader of the Firm’s Hospitality Industry Practice in the D.C. Metro region.

Highlights of the Summit include a presentation by keynote speaker, Abigail Lorden, Branding Director and Editor-in-Chief, Hospitality Technology magazine. Ms. Lorden will discuss what innovative restaurants do differently and other trends impacting the industry. Additionally, the event boasts an outstanding lineup of leading industry experts, including: Noah Glass, Founder and CEO, Olo; Michael Lastoria, Chief Executive and Co-Founder, &Pizza; Christina Dorobek, Chief Sales Officer, Level Up; Fred LeFranc, Founding Partner, Results Thru Strategy; Mike Lukianoff, Chief Analytics Officer, Fishbowl; Casey Patten, Co-Owner and Co-Founder, Taylor Gourmet; and Tripp Sessions, Managing Director, EX|OP|SOL, and former Senior Vice President, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, TGI Fridays.

Joining CohnReznick as co-hosts for this event are D.C.-based Equity Eats, the largest crowdfunding / community finance company focused specifically on restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and bakeries, and Prequel, the first equity-crowdfunded restaurant in the country which also will serve as the event location for the Summit.

For more information about this event, please contact Amy Carson at or 703.744.7488.

About CohnReznick
CohnReznick LLP is one of the top accounting, tax, and advisory firms in the United States, combining the resources and technical expertise of a national firm with the hands-on, entrepreneurial approach that today's dynamic business environment demands. Headquartered in New York, NY, and with offices nationwide, CohnReznick serves a large number of diverse industries and offers specialized services for middle market and Fortune 1000 companies, private equity and financial services firms, government contractors, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. The Firm, with origins dating back to 1919, has more than 2,700 employees including nearly 300 partners and is a member of Nexia International, a global network of independent accountancy, tax, and business advisors.

CohnReznick’s Hospitality Industry Practice works with restaurant and hotel companies through all stages of their life cycles. As leaders in the hospitality industry, clients depend on our deep industry experience, hands-on approach, entrepreneurial culture and integrated capabilities to successfully operate and grow in today’s changing market.

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