3 Things to Do in Nashville While You’re at MUFES

Joining us Jan. 25-27 in Nashville for our MUFES conference? Here are some new must-see local operations for industry scouts—not just for a meal but for some innovative ideas.


OK, yes … there’s ax throwing. But the real draw comes in four floors of distinct foodservice experiences from brothers Benjamin and Max Goldberg, the multiconcept operators behind Pinewood Social, an early player in the “eatertainment” resurgence. The ground-floor coffee bar swaps to a cocktail bar at night. The Rec Room (second floor) combines games and bar food. There’s also a more formal full-service eatery and a rooftop bar.


The city’s newest food hall set up shop in a former custom automotive garage. It houses a handful of concepts under the Fresh Hospitality umbrella, including a number of brands that have transitioned from food truck to brick and mortar.


If five locations makes a chain, then Atlanta-based restaurateur Ford Fry hits the mark with the fifth and latest outpost in his full-service Superica portfolio. Nashville’s 5,800-sq.-ft. iteration includes a sprawling bar, open kitchen, patio seating and eclectic serveware and decor.


Dine-in or delivery, by design

Dining has taken on a different meaning for many Americans. In 2020, nearly 90% of consumers ordered takeaway, delivery or assembled a meal kit — and diners across all locations…

5 Key Takeaways From FER’s Virtual NEXT Event

From the U.K. to Nashville, Tenn., and beyond, challenges and changes in the foodservice industry have more parallels than one may suspect.

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