Webinar on Demand–Exploring Growth Now with Ric Gruber

Replay–Exploring Growth Now: Hear from an owner who made it happen


Over the past six months, the restaurant industry has been turned upside down. Some businesses were forced to close completely, while others have shifted to take-out and delivery only. Many restaurateurs are still left with more questions than answers. Will demand remain strong? How will customers prefer to order their food in the future? Is it still possible to grow a restaurant business in this landscape?

But customers are as hungry as ever, so how can restaurants not only weather this challenging uncertainty, but identify opportunities for future growth and enhance the customer experience?

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Capitalize on the demand for safe takeout
  • Maximize digital marketing to grow your online business
  • Leverage virtual concepts, aka Virtual Restaurants, for additional revenue streams



Kevin Kearns
Senior Vice President, Restaurant Network, Grubhub

Kevin is the Senior Vice President of Grubhub’s Restaurant Network. He’s responsible for all aspects of revenue generation for the restaurant network which includes the sales, success, and fulfillment departments.

Previously, Kevin was Chief Revenue Officer for 4C Insights, responsible for revenue generation across the globe. Prior, Kevin was the CRO for ShopperTrak, where he was responsible for all aspects of revenue generation including client success and marketing. During his tenure, Kearns helped ShopperTrak exponentially grow revenue and guided the company through its acquisition by Tyco. Kearns has also held executive roles at WorkflowOne and Huthwaite, where he was President and CEO. An author, Kearns’ book Escaping the Price-Driven Sale was published by McGraw Hill in 2007. Before joining Huthwaite, he spent nearly a decade at Moore North America (now RR Donnelley) working in a variety of sales positions. His main focus was building teams to sell and deliver outsourcing agreements with large corporate clients and healthcare service providers.


Adam Wilson
Director of Restaurant Success, Grubhub

Adam Wilson, Director of Restaurant Success oversees the department that handles the post live relationships and growth with SMB restaurant partners. Before being named director in July 2019, Adam was an Account Advisor, Senior Account Advisor, Manager and Senior Manager in his six-year career at Grubhub. His family has been in the restaurant industry for over a decade and has opened several different restaurants in Chicago. Treating every restaurant like it was his own is always top of mind because he knows the struggles of a restaurant owners’ day to day life firsthand. His strong background in the grocery & restaurant industry has allowed him to understand the wants and needs of diners, and in turn, help educate restaurant owners to put their best foot forward and maximize their profits in this industry.


Ric Gruber
Owner & General Counsel at Billy Bricks Wood Fired Pizza

Ric Gruber is an entrepreneur, and the Owner and General Counsel of Billy Bricks Wood Fired Pizza. He is a lawyer by trade and chef by practice, as he has a law degree and now has years of experience in the restaurant industry. He also started his own creative agency called Brandless and then began focusing on the family restaurant business. Ric works alongside his father who founded Billy Bricks about 16 years ago. Since joining his dad in the family business, Ric has been able to begin restaurant franchising for Billy Bricks, growing their restaurant a total of 9 locations and also launched 3 new virtual restaurants.

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