Alex is a restaurant industry innovator, in-demand speaker, and passionate advocate for restaurant operators and workers. He was raised in the kitchen of the world-famous Canter’s Deli in Los Angeles, where he and his team started work on what would become Nextbite. A fourth-generation restaurateur, the restaurant business has been in Alex’s blood for over 90 years. In addition to being the visionary and leader of Nextbite, Alex is active with the Techstars network and enjoys mentoring other restaurant technology entrepreneurs and occasional angel investing. He is a 2019 recipient of the Forbes 30 Under 30, Fast Casual Executive’s Top 25 and a recipient of Nation’s Restaurant News’ 2022 Top 50 Power List. Alex previously led several technology ventures and most recently, Nextbite announced the close of its $120M Series C funding round led by Softbank.
Sessions for Alex Canter
When are Restaurants Ready for More Revenue from Virtual Brands?Location: Grand Sonoran H
Alex Canter, Co-Founder and CEO of virtual restaurant company Nextbite, will lead a panel discussion with the authors of “Delivering the Digital Restaurant - A Roadmap to the Future of Food” - Meredith Sandland and Carl Orsbourn and a Dine Brands executive leading virtual restaurant efforts. The panel will address how to know when your restaurant is ready for ghost kitchens & virtual brands, answering operator questions such as:Where are you on the Restaurant Digital Maturity Curve? When should you consider bringing in virtual brands, and when to add another?”