Marketing Executives Group (MEG)

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It is with great regret that we announce we will not be holding our Marketing Executives Group (MEG) event scheduled for May 13-15th. Due to the World Health Organization recently declaring the COVID-19 viral disease a pandemic, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation to limit gatherings, the U.S. Surgeon General’s recommendation to avoid nonessential travel, and the State of Illinois’ emergency declarations, similar to the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, we have been forced to cancel the May event.

While we are disappointed to not be able to host our attendees and sponsors in May, we believe it is the required decision for everyone’s safety and will continue to support our members and the industry.

About the Marketing Executives Group (MEG)

The Marketing Executives Group (MEG) is a community of restaurant marketing professionals who are connected 365 days a year and come together every May in Chicago preceding the National Restaurant Association Show. MEG raises the level of industry excellence by connecting, inspiring, teaching and challenging each other through the exchange of ideas, thought leadership and best practices.


We’ve created a marketing listserv as an added value to our members. The listserv is an effective way to ask your colleagues questions, share news, and contribute to discussions on issues important to professionals in your field. To be eligible, you must work full-time in the field of advertising, branding, communications, social media or marketing for a company that is a restaurant member of the National Restaurant Association. Click here to subscribe.

Once you join the list, simply send your email message to Your message goes to everyone who is subscribed to the list.



Our call for sponsors continues! We invite all suppliers, vendors and providers of the restaurant and foodservice industries to support MEG 2020. We’re delighted to offer a suite of custom package opportunities in addition to custom and a la carte sponsorships and activations that will raise awareness and add tremendous value to MEG.
Contact Mia Roberts at for available opportunities. Please note that providers must sponsor MEG in order to attend.


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Typically, MEG meets each spring in Chicago. Due to COVID-19, our spring 2020 event has been canceled in May and we hope to reschedule. Stay tuned here for more details.
MEG connects individuals who serve their restaurant or hospitality industry company at the highest levels. Professionals active in MEG include Chief Executive Officers, Presidents, Marketing and Sales Officers, as well as EVPs, Vice Presidents, Directors and Managers of Brand Marketing, Corporate Communications, Creative and Marketing.
Be among some of the industry's most successful: Black Angus Steakhouse, Black Bear Diners, Inc., Bud's Chicken & Seafood, Bufflo Wings & Rings LLC, California Pizza Kitchen, Inc., Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, Church's Chicken, Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Corner Bakery Cafe, Dunkin' Brands, Eat'n Park Hospitality Group, Firehouse of America, First Watch Restaurants, Firebird Restaurant Group, Fuzzy's Taco Shop, Golden Corral, Gold Star Chili, Inc., Good Times Restaurants Inc., Jason's Deli, Larkburger, Lettuce Entertain You, Luna Grill, Mellow Mushroom, Movie Tavern, Noodles & Company, Olive Garden, Pie Five Pizza Co., Polly's Inc, Popeye's, Portillo's, Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, Ram International, Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group LLC, Salsarita's Franchising, LLC, Sheetz, Inc., Sterling Hospitality, The Signature Room at the 95th, Texas de Brazil, Tiki's Grill & Bar, Tim Hortons Inc., TravelCenters of America, Velvet Taco, Village Inn & Bakers Square, The Wendy's Company, Yard House, Zaxby's and many more.