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SUNDAY / OCTOBER 7, 2018 / 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Fast Casual Food Tours

Join fast casual restaurant executives and other Summit attendees as we tour and eat out at some of Seattle’s top local fast casual restaurants.


Bulletproof Café

Bulletproof is an omni-channel content driven consumer products company. Our vision is to make high performance a daily reality for everyone by upgrading the earth’s coffee and food. BP products help people live better by using fat for fuel, saying goodbye to sugar and supercharging mitochondria. Bulletproof Cafés offer expert service and a physical connection to the Bulletproof lifestyle for our customers.

Due’ Cucina Italiana

Bright, relaxed cafe serving health-conscious, handmade pastas topped with seasonal sauces.


goPoké takes Authentic Hawaiian Poké to a new level of Fast Casual dining. With family members running the commercial fishing company in Honolulu, we are guaranteed the best hand-selected cuts. Fresh from the ocean, our fish are immediately packaged and delivered daily. You can be sure that our fish are never frozen or precut. Our secret recipes have stayed in the family for thirty years. Its a privilege to have the opportunity to share this notsalgic dish with those who are homesick – with every bite, you are taken back to your favorite island memory.

Jars Juice

Jars Juice is a juice and smoothie bar located in downtown Seattle and believes in the importance of knowing what you eat and where your food comes from. By serving the freshest, nutritionist-endorsed, and healthy products that simply fit for everyday, Jars Juice commits to helping people part of their community to live a healthier lifestyle!

Kigo Asian Kitchen

Kigo Asian Kitchen is a chain of fast-casual, Asian-inspired restaurants specializing in quick, fresh, and authentic wok-fired rice and noodle bowls, freshly made salads, savory sandwiches, and gourmet beverages all crafted-to-order from only the finest ingredients.

Lady Yum

Whimsical French macaron & champagne parlor featuring 20 flavors made daily in small batches from big imaginations.


Marination started with a truck in 2009, some exquisite marinades, and a lotta love. Since then Marination has expanded to three fast casual restaurants, a full service restaurant called Super Six, a fleet of mobile vehicles and corporate catering. Marination’s Hawaiian-Korean cuisine melts delicate heat and the flavors of aloha together in your mouth.

Meat & Bread

It’s simple, we make sandwiches. Fresh roast meat sandwiches daily, made with skill and heart as well as a rotating roster of soups and salads. That’s it. But the bread is soft and chewy, the meat the real deal. And that is all you really need.

MOD Pizza

MOD Pizza is a fast casual pizza restaurant chain based in the United States. Founded in Seattle, Washington in 2008, MOD has more than 330 locations in the United States and United Kingdom

Starbucks Reserve SODO

This location is the first of the company’s new Reserve store concept, introducing a marketplace-style environment to showcase its premium Starbucks Reserve brand. The café, located on street level of Starbucks corporate headquarters in Seattle, was created to offer a mingling of public and private.

Sweet Iron

Sweet Iron is a local family-owned business that offers waffles from the city of Liege, Belgium with a variety of sweet and savory toppings. Sweet Iron has two locations – downtown Seattle and Capitol Hill. Liege waffles are made from a yeast dough, and are denser than other Belgian waffles. Belgian pearl sugar gives the waffles a distinctive sweetness and carmelization. Sweet Iron makes their waffles and toppings with all natural ingredients. Sweet Iron also serves espresso and, at the Capitol Hill location, beer, wine and mimosas. Sweet Iron offers catering services and private parties at its locations.


Valerie Hanson | National Accounts Manager & Regional Sales Manager | Beverage-Air

Valerie Hanson joined Ali Group North America in November 2016 as National Accounts Manager where she bridged many relationships both inside and outside of the company. Currently, Valerie holds the role as National Accounts Manager & Regional Sales Manager for Beverage-Air, an Ali Group Company. In this dual role, Valerie works with manufacturers’ representatives, dealers, distributors, and foodservice consultants, while also developing and cultivating relationships within the national accounts community and reports directly to Erica Motes, Vice President of Sales. Valerie Hanson holds a B.S. Degree from The Art Institute of California and recently earned her Certified Foodservice Professional (CFSP) certification.

Meg Rose | VP, Field Operations | Firehouse Subs of America

Meg Rose is Vice President of Field Operations for Firehouse Subs of America where she oversees operations and compliance for the 970+ unit, fast casual restaurant chain. A leader with more than 27 years of restaurant industry experience with some of the largest chain concepts in the nation, Meg joined Firehouse Subs in 2007 as Franchise Business Manager. Meg’s monumental accomplishments and passion for serving others earned her the 2011 Culture Award for her work on behalf of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. In 2015 Meg was named as one of the Women of Influence by the Jacksonville Business Journal.

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