Education Sessions Schedule

Other People’s Money: Leveraging Current Real Estate Trends to Grow

In 2010, after two years of planning and with only $50,000, Kyle Noonan and business partner Josh Sepkowitz bootstrapped their first concept, Bowl and Barrel. Seven years later they have scaled to 10 locations of four unique concepts and brands, including Mutts Canine Cantina, The Rustic, and The General Public, all under the Free Range Concept name. One key component to their success? Location. 

Join Kyle for this tactical education session all about the real estate market, current trends, and how restaurants can win or lose by capitalizing on those trends. Outside of labor, real estate is the number one cost for restaurants and can make or break your business. Bring your questions and get ready to leverage Kyle's advice to grow and thrive.  


Sunday, July 14, 2019


10:00am - 10:45am


Big Bend Big Ideas Stage


Kyle Noonan, FreeRange Concepts


Kyle Noonan

Kyle Noonan

Kyle Noonan is an American entrepreneur, speaker, television personality, sommelier, and creative tastemaker. First known as an entrepreneur who grew his hospitality and entertainment company to a $50mm company in five short years and is on pace to eclipse $100mm in revenue by his seventh year. Not only has Kyle quickly emerged as an innovative entrepreneur and respected speaker, but he has been recognized as an engaging media personality appearing in national outlets such as CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, Bravo, ESPN, FoodNetwork, Travel Channel, Food & Wine Magazine, New York Times, WallStreet Journal, and many more. 

Kyle has been described “as innovative as he is engaging” by the New York Times, and has been recognized as a 40 Under 40 Entrepreneurs to watch, Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, National Restaurant News Restaurateur of the Year, and is currently serving as President of the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association.