April 2-4, 2023

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Boston, MA

Patrick Renna

Patrick Renna

President, Burgerfi

Renna has extensive experience within the restaurant industry, most recently as the President of Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza & Wings. Prior to joining Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza and Wings, Mr. Renna was the President and CFO of Wahlburgers, a Boston based burger restaurant founded by Executive Chef Paul Wahlberg, and celebrity brothers Mark and Donnie.

Prior to that Patrick was CEO at Boloco, a fast casual globally inspired burrito chain, where he also served as CFO for four years. Previously, he held CFO positions at Sebastian’s Café and Catering, where he spent four years overseeing all financial and administrative policies and procedures for the company; this included leadership during the company’s most profitable growth period, Fresh Concepts, which operates fast casual restaurants under the name Fresh City and Souper Salad, as well as FiRE+iCE, where he also served as President.

Patrick began his career with New England Restaurant Company, a Chili’s franchisee and owner of Bertucci’s Brick Oven Pizzeria, a 90-unit casual dining chain. Patrick received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Franklin Pierce College, and went on to earn his MBA and Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

In 2004 he was named to “Boston’s 40 Under 40”. In 2019 he was named one of the Top 25 executives by Fast Casual Magazine and in 2020 was named one of the “most influential” executives by Nation’s Restaurant News. Patrick has served on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association since 2010, serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, and serves on the Board of Advisors for The Works Café based in Keene, NH. He resides in Parkland, FL with his wife Jen and children Samantha and Jack.