As a leading restaurateur and entrepreneur in New York City, Danny is a trailblazer in sustainability within the food and hospitality industries and will draw from his wealth of knowledge to share insights on how responsible, sustainable operations are good for business. Danny’s session will take the form of a conversational Q&A moderated by Martin Hettich, P&G’s VP of Home Care for North America.
Danny Meyer is the CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and the founder of Shake Shack. Union Square Hospitality Group comprises some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, including Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, The Modern, and more. Danny, his restaurants and chefs have earned an unprecedented 28 James Beard Awards, and Danny’s recent personal achievements include the Julia Child Award (2017) and his inclusion on the TIME 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World (2015). Danny’s first business book, Setting the Table (HarperCollins, 2006), a New York Times bestseller, examines the power of hospitality in restaurants, business and life. An active national leader in the fight against hunger, Danny serves on the board of Share Our Strength and has long supported hunger relief initiatives including City Harvest and God’s Love We Deliver.
“More than ever, consumers want to support and align themselves with brands whose values reflect their own. And that goes for employees, too. Business leaders who make transparency and sustainability a top priority have a significant advantage in marketing to both talent and customers.”
— Danny Meyer