25th Anniversary: EFSS Origins and Purpose

In 2024, we mark a significant milestone as we celebrate the 25th anniversary edition of the European Foodservice Summit. Learn more about the origins of our conference, including its founding figures and the core objectives behind the launch…

EFSS 2024 – first speakers confirmed

Who will take the stage at this year’s European Foodservice Summit in Amsterdam? Thanks to the relentless efforts of our Advisory Board Members, we have already been able to confirm 10 speakers from across Europe. Find out who they are. The…

Why you should come to Amsterdam in September

The 25th anniversary edition of the European Foodservice Summit alone makes Amsterdam a must-visit destination in September 2024. But there are more reasons to come. The Dutch capital has its own appeal, especially for restaurant professionals.…

Exclusive interview with Sticks ‘n’ Sushi CEO Andreas Karlsson

What does the acquisition by McWin mean for the Danish premium dining brand? Sticks 'n' Sushi CEO and EFSS Advisory Board Member Andreas Karlsson discusses the new investors, growth plans extending beyond network expansion, and business friendships. Andreas,…

EFSS Board member strikes mega-deal

"McWin Capital Partners to acquire majority shareholding in Sticks'n'Sushi" — With this declaration, two individuals closely associated with the European Foodservice Summit have unveiled this year's first mega deal for the European restaurant…

EFSS 2024 kick-off: Advisory Board meets in London

With the convening of the EFSS Advisory Board in London, we recently initiated the groundwork for the next edition of the European Foodservice Summit. Over two days in early January 2024, intensive discussions unfolded in the meeting rooms…

EFSS satellite: On international expansion and the market in the Middle East

A sneak peek into the upcoming European Foodservice Summit set for September occurred on January 10th in London, where a group of prominent restaurateurs gathered. Besides providing an excellent platform to broaden and reinforce their networks,…

Loyalty is powerful

“Loyalty programmes can be very really powerful as a tool. But such a programme is not a slam dunk. It's a bit of a trial and error”, said loyalty expert Oliver Dervey of Swisscard. At the European Foodservice Summit 2023, Dervey shared…

Sustainability = Profitability

“Sustainability can positively impact the bottom line,“ says Jordi Pascual, founder and CEO of Udon, a 72-unit strong Japanese noodle bar concept founded in Barcelona. At the European Foodservice Summit 2023 in Zurich, he outlined the company’s…

Going public – capital for growth

Taking a foodservice company public involves careful considerations and strategic planning. At the European Foodservice Summit 2023, Richard Morris, CEO of Tortilla Mexican Grill, the largest Fast-Casual-Mexican brand in the UK, explored the…