Thursday, May 28, 2009

What’s MUFSO? What’s MUFSO!?

May 28

Sorry I’ve been such a bad blogger since the preview of DBGB. I’ve been so busy I haven’t even had time to ask what is wrong with you that none of you are attending MUFSO.
Okay, maybe many of you are, but of the six people who responded to my poll asking if you were attending, two said maybe, two said no, and two asked, "What's MUFSO?"
Oh, for goodness sake.
I admit, it’s not a pretty name (it’s pronounced MUFF-so, not MOOF-so) and it stands for Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators. It’s NRN’s annual conference of restaurant operators. It’s mostly attended by chain operators, it’s true, which might be why you don’t know about it, but speakers have ranged from Union Square Hospitality Group’s Danny Meyer (himself a multi-unit operator, if not a chain operator), to author, TV star and self-proclaimed bad-boy Anthony Bourdain, to Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser (who in fact quoted in that book a speech that our recently retired group publisher, Jim Doherty, gave at MUFSO). Jay Leno has done stand-up comedy there. George H.W. Bush was a keynoter a couple years back.
It’s a terrific conference, especially for networking, which is so crucial in this stupid economy.
If you register in the next month by clicking here and following the instructions, I think you get a 50 percent discount.
Click here to learn more about MUFSO, Or you could just ask me.

Stay tuned to this blog for more tales of my culinary adventures, I promise not to be such a slacker.

1 comment:

Egy Azziera said...

The winners of the 2009 SPIRIT Awards will be recognized during the 50th Annual Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators Convention (MUFSO), to be held October 4-6, 2009 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.