It’s a new year, and that means our dear friend, Michael Whiteman–aka, “the dean of restaurant consultants”–will give us his annual food trends reports. (It’s his 9th episode of Snacky Tunes.) What does Michael think we should be on the lookout for in 2019? Next-generation fast-casual restaurants, marijuana going mainstream, automation and more.

Michael is the co-founder of the legendary hospitality consulting company, Baum + Whiteman LLC, renowned for creating two of the world’s highest grossing restaurants, more 3-star restaurants than anyone in the United States and numerous international food, hotel and related concepts.

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