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Event Recap  |  01/15/2021  |  Accordion

“Strengthening Through a Pandemic”, Nishant Machado Recaps a Challenging Year at ICR Conference

New Opportunities in the Restaurant Industry

Senior Managing Director and Macaroni Grill CEO Nishant Machado presented “Strengthening Through a Pandemic” at this week’s ICR Conference, recapping a challenging year in the Restaurant Industry that is also presenting new opportunities as restaurant companies look to emerge stronger from a post-COVID landscape.

The ICR conference is an annual platform where public and private company management teams, institutional investors, sell-side research analysts, investment bankers, private equity professionals and select media connect with the goal of understanding consumer trends and public company prospects as the year begins.

Machado’s presentation highlighting Diversified Restaurant Group’s navigation of operations through the 2020 COVID challenges, as well as future opportunities for the industry can be viewed here.

About The ICR Conference

For more than 20 years, the ICR Conference has brought together management teams from public and private companies with institutional investors, sell-side research analysts, investment bankers, private equity professionals and select media. The premier platform for gaining insight into future trends & growth strategies as well as exchanging ideas has also become a must-attend networking event. Utilizing today’s leading technologies, the 2021 ICR Conference will offer these same attractive features among others in a virtual format, to ensure the safety and health of all of our attendees. The event is one of the largest investment conferences of the year, featuring presentations by more than 200 public and private companies, with attendance regularly exceeding 2,500. For more information please visit

Meet Nishant Machado

Nishant Machado
Nishant Machado
Senior Managing Director

Nishant is a Senior Managing Director and Accordion’s Los Angeles Office Lead with over 20 years of business, finance, and turnaround & restructuring experience including positions as interim CEO, CRO, COO, CFO and Lead Restructuring Advisor for turnaround clients, equity stakeholders and public and private corporations. In this role, Nishant also leads the firm’s Restaurant and Food industry practice.  Read more