Thursday, September 12, 2013

Gene Simmons, Henry Winkler Headline 24th Restaurant Finance & Development Conference

Source: Restaurant Finance Monitor

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rock musician turned restaurateur Gene Simmons, and actor Henry Winkler headline the 2013 Restaurant Finance & Development Conference November 4-6 at the Wynn Las Vegas. The conference is the premier finance, dealmaking and education event and is the largest networking event of the year for the movers and shakers in the restaurant business.

Multi-unit restaurant owners have numerous opportunities to mix and mingle with investors or lenders who can help them buy, grow or sell their businesses. In addition, the conference offers numerous education sessions run by some of the most highly regarded financial minds in the industry. The 2013 sessions will cover the financing outlook for restaurant businesses and examine the climate for buying or selling restaurants. Also, the conference sessions will provide expert accounting, tax and business strategy guidance. Emerging restaurant concepts will have opportunities to put themselves in front of investors during the conference's unique "Pitch Session."

Simmons, best known as the makeup-clad cofounder and bassist for the legendary band KISS, is a highly accomplished businessman. KISS is a merchandising juggernaut, with more than 2,500 licenses. Now Simmons is in the restaurant business. Along with partners Michael Zislic and Dave Furano, Simmons started Rock & Brews, a combination of original iconic Rock & Roll Art, artisan beers, great pizza, rockin' good music and food.

Winkler is a highly accomplished actor, author, producer and director whose work satisfies multiple generations, from his highly regarded portrayal of "The Fonz" for 10 seasons on Happy Days (1974-1984), to his more recent portrayal of the Bluth family attorney Barry Zuckerkorn on Arrested Development. Winkler has won two Golden Globe awards and was a multi-year Emmy Award nominee. He has also produced more than 20 TV series and specials, including MacGyver.

For more information on the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference, or to register, go to: or call 1-800-528-3296.

About the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference: The Restaurant Finance & Development Conference is the annual financial and development conference for successful restaurant owners and executives. The event is the largest of its kind in the United States. The conference will be held Nov. 4-6 at the Wynn Las Vegas.