Past Webinars - Recordings Available

What Does Franchise Finance Look Like After the Dust Settles?

Overview - webinar takes places Thursday, May 21, 2020 – 1 pm CT

The Covid-19 meteor that hit the restaurant industry in March has impacted almost every establishment in the country in one way or another. While the media attention has been all about the restaurant Armageddon, pizza delivery, QSR with high-functioning drive-thrus, and efficient to-go and delivery operations have shown tremendous resiliency. What does all of this disruption mean for the availability of franchise financing, the ability to do an M&A deal, sell and lease back real estate, or complete a franchise transaction? Join Restaurant Finance Monitor's John Hamburger as he serves up timely franchise finance questions to veteran restaurant financial experts: Carty Davis of C Squared Advisors and Glen Kunofsky of Marcus & Millichap and Thomas Hung of First Horizon Restaurant Finance.

Moderator: John Hamburger, President, Franchise Times

Panelists Include:
Carty Davis, Partner, C Squared Advisors
Glen Kunofsky, Exec. Managing Director, Marcus Millichap
Thomas Hung, Managing Director, First Horizon Restaurant Finance


Rethinking, Re-Imagining, & Reopening Your Restaurant

Overview - webinar takes place Wednesday, May 27th - 1:00pm CT

Join us for an insightful discussion on rethinking, re-Imagining, and reopening your restaurant. We will talk about what’s been working for restaurants already opened and what’s in store for the future. We’ll cover kitchen operations, technology, guest flow, and more. This will be critical information for getting your restaurant opened up and ready for a ’new normal’.


Restructuring and Bankruptcy Considerations for Covid-19 Impacted Restaurant Businesses

The coronavirus and mandatory shutdowns have impacted many restaurant businesses that might never have considered restructuring or bankruptcy. Join Restaurant Finance Monitor’s John Hamburger as he interviews experts Barak Tulin, Partner, CR3 Partners; Navin Nagrani, Executive Vice President, Hilco Global;  Cindy McLoughlin, CPA, Managing Partner, CohnReznick; and John Lyons, Attorney and Partner, DLA Piper. The panel will discuss liquidity and reopening issues, dealing with creditors and landlords, out-of-court restructuring and the advantages and disadvantages of filing a Chapter 11. Investors might even find opportunities amidst the chaos in the market. 

Sponsored by CohnReznick, CR3 Partners and Hilco Global


Restaurant Finance Monitor Roundtable: Our Experts Will Answer Your Restaurant Real Estate Questions

The Covid-19 crisis has thrown the entire restaurant real estate world into a tailspin as restaurants have closed, or reduced capacity, and tenants and landlords negotiate on deferrals or abatements. Now that we have been through an initial wave of landlord-tenant renegotiations, this webinar will review some of the trends that have emerged. In addition, we'll look at the appetite for restaurant sale-leaseback financing and where there may be some opportunities in the future.

Panel members include:

John Hamburger, Restaurant Finance Monitor

Rob Solls, Director of Retail Investments & Acquisitions, Mohr Capital

Josh Lewis, VP of Acquisitions, National Retail Properties

Sponsored by Mohr Capital and National Retail Properties


Restaurants: How Do We Redesign Our Future?

Three top restaurant CEOs joined Restaurant Finance Monitor’s John Hamburger on Wednesday, April 29 at 1:00 pm CST to discuss how they are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic through sheer energy, motivation and new initiatives for employee and customer safety. 

Panelists included:

Peter Cancro, Founder and CEO, Jersey Mike’s
Joe Koss, CEO, Culver’s
Chris Newcomb, CEO, Newk’s Eatery

Sponosored by Revenue Managment Systems and EZ Cert Mgmt


Immediate Cash Flow and Refund Opportunities from the Government Stimulus Programs and Tax Changes

Join Restaurant Finance Monitor’s John Hamburger and panel members Matt Talcoff, RSM Partner and National Tax Industry Leader, and Mike Rozman, CEO of Boefly, as they review the entire spectrum of liquidity measures from the CAREs Act and other government tax and stimulus programs that can provide immediate relief to your restaurant. The panel will discuss the latest developments in the Paycheck Protection Program, Main Street Lending Program and Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. In addition, the panel will highlight important tax provisions that can provide immediate cash flow and refund opportunities to you and your business.

Sponsored by RSM


Restaurant Real Estate: Operator Tactics Today and Opportunities in the Future

The financial upheaval caused by the Covid-19 restaurant shutdowns is testing relationships between landlords and restaurant operators. We've gathered a panel of experienced restaurant real estate professionals to talk about economic conditions on the ground and to provide insight into the future of restaurant real estate. John Hamburger of the Restaurant Finance Monitor will be moderating a panel of experienced real estate professionals including Joe McKeska and Jeff Hoffmann from A&G Real Estate (; Robert Elmer from PropertyWorks (; and David Ahn from CRE Companies (  

Sponsored by A&G Real Estate, ProperyWorks and CRE Companies


Beyond Covid-19: A Look Ahead for the Restaurant Industry

We know restaurants are shut down temporarily or are operating at drastically reduced capacity. What does this mean for the outlook for financing, M&A and franchising down the road? Join Restaurant Finance Monitor’s President John Hamburger as he interviews three veteran restaurant finance experts: Chris Kelleher of Auspex Capital; Bill Wildman of Pinnacle Commercial Capital; and Dennis Monroe of Monroe Moxness Berg as they discuss what to expect when we all come out the other side. Panel members will also answer attendee questions at the end of the session.