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Monday, April 24–Tuesday, April 25, 2023
8254 W Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA

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Step out of the weeds for a little bit.

Join us for an immersive experience to see how Square restaurant technology brings you peace of mind. Discover tools to help you keep your orders flowing and your business growing.

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Monday, April 24–Tuesday, April 25

Industry and insiders event

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We’re bringing together great minds and makers in the F&B world with bespoke events and special speakers. Attendance is limited — RSVP and grab your spot now.

Monday, April 24, 2023 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Bombesquad Symposium (SOLD OUT)



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What is LA all about when it comes to food, drink, and hospitality? Join Cherry Bombe and some of its fave culinary creatives for networking, a panel discussion, snacks and sips, and to learn why the scene has energized so many entrepreneurs and food folks.  

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 10 a.m.–12 p.m.

What's the Secret to Scaling a Restaurant Successfully?



From turning one business into multiple and expanding to new locations, learn scaling secrets from Broad Street Oyster Co.’s Founder Christopher Tompkins and Nido’s Backyard and Odin Mezcalería Co-Founders Cory and Silvia McCollow. In our first live session of “You Two Should Meet,” hear these innovators share the creative strategies they’ve used to build wildly successful restaurants across California.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 2–4 p.m.

How Do You Build a Culinary Empire While Staying True to Your Roots?



Michelin Guide and James Beard-recognized Rustic Canyon Family restaurants are LA institutions, and Hi-Lo Liquor Market, a local favorite in hyper-growth mode, was named Sunset Magazine’s “Best of the West.” Join us for our second live session of “You Two Should Meet,” with Rustic Canyon Family Co-Owner Zoe Nathan and Hi-Lo Liquor Market Co-Founder Chris Harris to learn how listening to neighborhood needs is the key to explosive growth.

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Please note that all Calm in the Chaos speakers are not employees or consultants of Square. The information they provide solely reflects their views and is not endorsed by Square. This event is intended for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal, financial, or tax advice. For specific advice applicable to your business, please contact a professional.

Featuring special guests

Kerry Diamond

Founder & Radio Cherry Bombe host,
Cherry Bombe Media

Christopher Tompkins

Broad Street Oyster Co.

Chris Harris

Co-Founder & CEO,
Hi-Lo Liquor Market

Cory & Silvia McCollow

Nido’s Backyard & Odin Mezcalería

Zoe Nathan

Co-Owner & Chief Creative Officer,
Rustic Canyon Family

Nyesha Arrington

Next Level Chef

Bricia Lopez


Jenn Harris

Food Columnist,
LA Times

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Monday, April 24–Tuesday, April 25, 2023

8254 W Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA

About Square

Square is the cloud-based technology that keeps your restaurant flowing and business growing. Stay in the flow of hospitality by connecting your favorite business tools — take more orders from anywhere, turn diners into regulars, and find more ways to put profit in your pocket.