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7shifts is an employee scheduling and workforce management platform designed specifically for restaurants and QSRs. We help managers, operators, and chains automate staff scheduling and team communication to standardize & streamline operations, dramatically reduce labor costs and provide the actionable business insights that helps hospitality professionals thrive.


Middleby Corporation

Of all things a company can supply none is more important than trust. This is evident at the Middleby Corporation by our strong relationship with customers, suppliers, shareholders, and employees. Trust is why we’re the world leader in commercial cooking equipment. We perpetually “disrupt” our industry with advanced cooking innovations that bring speed, energy saving and green benefits to commercial kitchens.


Nudge Rewards

Nudge Rewards is a leading communications platform that helps frontline teams do great work, every day. Built on a foundation of behavioral theory and social mechanics, Nudge provides the tools you need to align field communications, increase team engagement, and drive action, all while gaining real-time insight into your operations.



Omnivore empowers restaurants to digitize their experience in a meaningful way. We deliver a suite of solutions that help optimize the elements of the restaurant experience; online ordering, delivery, payments, kiosk/digital menu, reservations, loyalty, inventory, labor, and analytics. All integrate into the POS for operational efficiency, future agility and leveraging of data.


Kitchen United

Kitchen United is a commercial kitchen company that provides restaurant operators with a value-driven, low-risk way to enter into new markets, grow revenue through off-premise dining and expand delivery reach by removing barriers such as capital, real estate, or technology challenges. Each Kitchen United kitchen center is home to approximately 10 to 15 restaurant members who leverage the company’s expertise to grow their business.


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Alder-Tek Manufacturing

Alder-Tek Manufacturing helps restaurant groups and institutional food service organizations meet their sustainability goals by replacing single-use plastic utensils with high-quality wooden cutlery that is naturally biodegradable. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is designed to meet the highest industry standards for production and quality control. Learn more at



Appetize is the first & only true enterprise cloud POS and management platform for food service and retail. Appetize is trusted by the highest volume businesses in the world, including multi-unit restaurants and national brands, sports and entertainment properties, education campuses, theme parks, travel and leisure sites. For more information, please visit


Botrista Technology

Botrista is a robotics company that provides an automated beverage solution to restaurant chains. The Robot Botrista is designed to enhance beverage programs, automate drink menus, and pour a variety of non-alcoholic mixed drinks and premium cocktails within 10 seconds. We help our partners generate profit by serving freshly made, complex drinks fast, without additional labor.



Dosh is the fastest-growing cash back offer platform that automatically puts money into the wallets of consumers whenever they shop, dine or book hotels. The company is built on the vision to democratize advertising for the benefit of people everywhere. Dosh connects merchants with consumers, allowing them to give cash back directly instead of inefficiently spending that money on traditional advertising.


Henny Penny

Henny Penny provides premium foodservice equipment solutions in more than 100 countries to the world’s most demanding commercial kitchens, including QSR, casual dining and supermarket chains. Products include pressure and open fryers, combi ovens and heated holding. Founded in 1957, Henny Penny became an employee-owned company in 2014.


Messner Reeves

Messner Reeves LLP is truly a full-service law firm. From corporate compliance to crisis management and food safety, real estate to labor & employment, franchising to intellectual property, we love our restaurant and hospitality clients. Whether a corner hotdog stand, a locally loved chain, or an international brand, we can help!

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The #1 global hospitality POS software provider and the company behind NCR Aloha, we’ve helped 100,000+ restaurants unleash the power of simplicity so it’s easier to serve guests onsite, online, on mobile and on social. It’s simple, made possible. Learn more at


PathSpot Technologies

The PathSpot Safety System is the world’s first real-time hand hygiene management solution. Our patented scanning device and data-driven tracking software ensure that every employee is washing their hands frequently and effectively. PathSpot customers see an average 3x increase in handwashing and reduce instances of foodborne illness contaminants by 75% within just 30 days.



Thanx is a digital guest engagement platform for restaurants. Our integrated CRM, marketing automation, loyalty, feedback, and digital experience platform delivers deeper, data-driven relationships that increase same-store sales and lifetime value from top customers and acquires more who look like them.



Toast helps you improve your operations, grow revenue, and get more business insight. Toast’s mission is to create the best possible restaurant guest experience by partnering with our customers to tackle the unique challenges of the restaurant environment.

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The Tork brand offers professional hygiene products and services to customers ranging from restaurants and healthcare facilities to offices, schools and industries. Products include industry-leading dispensers, napkins, paper towels, toilet tissue, kitchen wipers and soap. Through expertise in hygiene, functional design and sustainability, Tork has become a market leader. To keep up with the latest Tork news, please visit:



Buxton is the industry leader in customer analytics. We help restaurants understand who their customers are, where their potential customers are located, and the value of each customer. Select the right sites, optimize markets, plan franchise territories, and execute local store marketing. Visit to learn more.



Chowly integrates third-party online ordering platforms such as Grubhub, UberEats, Doordash, Caviar and more with your restaurants point of sale (POS). This lowers staffing costs, increases revenue, and reduces errors making your customers happier so you can spend more time on your business and less time manually entering orders.


Heritage Parts

Heritage Parts is North America’s leading provider of 100% Genuine OEM repair and replacement parts for commercial and institutional kitchens. From hot side to cold side and all equipment in between, count on Heritage Parts to stock the replacement parts you need to maximize equipment uptime.


Kitchen United

Kitchen United is a commissary kitchen concept providing food entrepreneurs, restaurant owners and operators 24/7 access to a one-stop shop venue, and the resources to reach more consumers. With KU, restaurant owners/operators have a value-driven, low-risk way to expand into new markets, grow revenue through off-premise dining and expand delivery areas.


Lamb Weston

Lamb Weston is a leading supplier of frozen potatoes, sweet potatoes, and appetizers to restaurants and retailers around the world. For more than 60 years, Lamb Weston has led the industry in innovation and making things more delicious for their customers. Because, when we look at a potato, we see possibilities.

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Mobivity provides a platform to connect national restaurants, retailers, and personal care brands with customers to increase retention, visits, and spend. Mobivity’s re•currency suite increases customer engagement and frequency by capturing detailed POS transaction records, analyzing customer habits, and motivating customers and employees through data-driven messaging applications and rewards.


Oracle Food and Beverage

Oracle Food and Beverage offers point-of-sale software, hardware and back office solutions, designed specifically for the foodservice industry. With over 40 years of experience in developing restaurant technology, Oracle Food and Beverage offers best in class solutions that enable restaurant operators to streamline operations, increase customer loyalty, and elevate profitability.



Paytronix is the only all-in-one platform for best-in-class loyalty, CRM, payment, and order & delivery solutions. More than 400 restaurant and convenience brands including Panera, Peet’s Coffee, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, and Raising Cane’s use Paytronix to drive high-impact guest experiences. For more information, visit



PlayerLync is modern learning software that integrates mobility, digital forms, content distribution, and daily performance management into a single solution that helps operational teams deliver exceptional customer experiences. Create and publish digital content and videos to mobile devices securely, without impacting network bandwidth or requiring user downloads.


Rakuten Ready

Rakuten Ready is an end-to-end eCommerce solution for merchants. By leveraging our SaaS platform, brands can connect their local brick & mortar locations to mobile-first consumers, with seamless shopping and fulfillment experiences. Rakuten Ready’s merchant solutions include: mobile app storefront development, fulfillment solutions, and proprietary arrival technology.



Ritual helps restaurants and cafes drive off premise pickup sales through our marketplace of high value customers. Ritual integrates alongside your first party digital ordering and delivery solutions for seamless operations.



Professional. Consistent. Timely. You need all of these from your marketing strategy, execution, and distribution. Our extensive marketing supply chain management solution allows our team of experts to partner with you on everything from print production, promotional products, inventory management and fulfillment services. Visualogistix is your one stop shop.

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Yext puts businesses in control of their facts online with band-verified answers in search. Yext delivers authoritative information straight from the business itself no matter where or how customers are searching. Yext’s mission is to provide perfect answers everywhere.




UPshow is the customizable engagement platform that capitalizes on businesses’ existing screens to deliver better audience experiences. UPshow’s technology seamlessly connects TV screens and mobile devices, creating a revolutionary in-venue network that drives customer and employee behaviors and maximizes profitability and efficiency. Founded in 2015, UPshow reaches audiences on screens around the world.



VIPinsiders is a technology company that creates “private label” mobile loyalty & rewards platforms for restaurants all across the nation.



Netsurion BranchSDO is a comprehensive software-defined branch network solution that combines a powerful yet easily-deployed edge appliance and cloud orchestration, along with next-gen security, cellular failover, Wi-Fi and PCI DSS compliance tools and support to efficiently power secure and agile networks for branch locations as well as IoT environments.




Attentive is a personalized text messaging platform for innovative brands that can become a top 3 revenue channel. Using behavioral data, Attentive sends engaging messages to subscribers at every step of their lifecycle. 2,000+ businesses rely on Attentive and see results of 30%+ CTRs and 25x+ ROI. To learn more, email and mention Fast Casual.

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Sani Professional

Sani Professional is the food safety division of PDI, Inc., a global leader in infection prevention. It is a leading manufacturer of a wide variety of disposable wipes for cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting multi-surfaces and hand sanitizing designed for commercial establishments, helping them deliver a safe experience for employees and guests.


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SDV leverages its experience litigating complex insurance coverage claims and longstanding partnerships with regional and national insurance brokers to provide solutions-based legal advice of the highest quality to franchisors and franchisees alike.


Tundra Restaurant Supply

Tundra Restaurant Supply is your dedicated restaurant supply and equipment partner. We’ve grown our business since 1993 by helping our fast casual customers grow theirs. Our mission is to provide our customers with the best experience so they have more time to focus on their business. Partner with Tundra today!



AdTheorent uses advanced machine learning technology and solutions to deliver real-world value for advertisers and marketers. AdTheorent’s industry-leading machine learning platform powers its predictive targeting, geo-intelligence, proprietary relationship graph and in-house creative capability, Studio AT. This product suite allows advertisers to identify the most qualified individuals coupled with the optimal creative experience to drive campaign performance.



Chase franchise and restaurant bankers understand the unique objectives of your business and have long-term experience serving restaurant clients with innovative products and solutions. Our dedicated team leverages expertise from across the firm to provide actionable insights and decades of experience to help you anticipate and capitalize on dynamic consumer preferences.


Clear Channel Outdoor

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, reaching millions of people monthly, including consumers in 44 of the top 50 U.S. markets. Clear Channel Outdoor is pioneering the integration of out-of-home with mobile and social platforms, and the company’s digital platform includes more than 1,200 digital billboards across 28 markets in the U.S.



Controlant provides real-time temperature monitoring, produce movement traceability, and food safety compliance solutions, delivered as a turnkey service. We help restaurant operators achieve end-to-end visibility over their temperature-controlled products moving from farm to fork, manage supplier and partner relationships, and support safe and high quality food products across the supply chain.



Dinova is an innovative, proprietary marketplace connecting expense account diners to quality restaurants nationwide. Dinova influences $6B annually in business meals and entertainment expenses. Participating companies range from more than a million SMBs to hundreds of Fortune 500 enterprises, and its 14,000+ restaurant network includes local independents, national full-service and limited-service brands, encompassing all price levels and cuisines.


Flipp Corporation

Flipp is a retail technology company reinventing the way people shop. We work with North America’s leading retailers and restaurants to build and broadcast digital sales content that reaches millions of active shoppers to drive your highest ROI channel, on premise sales. The Flipp app is the destination for millions of shoppers who use the app each week to plan their meals and shopping trips.



GetUpside is focused on strengthening communities with technologies similar to those used in online retail, enabling local businesses to treat each customer individually in real time, significantly increasing retailer profitability, consumer satisfaction, and improving local sustainability.



Postmates enables you to get anything you want on-demand. Launched in 2011, Postmates led the creation of on-demand delivery in the U.S and has grown to be the #1 platform in Los Angeles, amongst other markets and has the most merchant selection in the country, including hundreds of exclusive LA merchants such as Sugarfish, Salt + Straw and Trejos Tacos.



Sift, formerly Sift Science, is the leader in Digital Trust & Safety, empowering companies of all sizes to unlock revenue without risk. Sift prevents fraud with industry-leading technology and expertise, an unrivaled global data network, and a commitment to building long-term partnerships with our customers. Twitter, Airbnb, and Twilio rely on Sift to stay competitive and secure.



Jack Dorsey’s Square (NYSE: SQ) offers businesses of all sizes a modern, cloud-based commerce platform. Today, Square has over 2.5M active businesses using its platform, processing over $80B annually. Beyond payments, Square’s integrated Order Manager for Restaurants provides operators access to the largest network of online delivery services and diners in all 50 states, with direct integrations.


Touchpoint Restaurant Innovations

Located in Palo Alto California, Touchpoint is the technology partner that creates adaptable, buzz-worthy, Everywhere-Commerce solutions for innovative QSR & Fast Casual restaurant chains. At the heart of the Touchpoint team, we strive to enrich hospitality and human interactions by creating compelling Everywhere-Commerce experiences. And it’s through these captivating experiences that we drive easy and effective local marketing.



Campbell’s Foodservice

We’re here to serve you in your mission to delight guests, because we believe great food can enrich lives. It’s why we’re committed to serving products your guests trust. And why we’re always innovating to make sure we deliver not just on the needs of today but tomorrow as well. Campbell’s Foodservice. Made to Serve™.



3M Food Service Supplies

3M Food Services Supplies is recognized and respected as a leading food service solutions provider for 60 years. Scotch-Brite continues to be a trusted brand in food service cleaning tools, developing high-quality, durable and efficient solutions.



Beekeeper’s mission is to transform the way 2 billion frontline employees work with a mobile-first communication platform that reaches every shift, location, and language through real-time one-on-one and group messaging. Dedicated streams deliver important operational communications to your entire workforce or specific subgroups. Managers keep staff productive and turnover low by automating workflows and messaging to their teams.


Chicago Metallic

Chicago Metallic is a leading provider of stock and custom baking pans, pizza pans, thawing trays and many other solutions for fast casual establishments. All products are designed and manufactured in the USA. We offer a variety of pan coatings that can reduce oil usage and improve overall sanitation.


Consolidated Concepts

Consolidated Concepts is the industry leader in cost reduction solutions for multi-unit restaurants. Our approach focuses on helping our clients maximize profits by providing a clear road map to savings, including a consultation, observations, opportunities and solution. Consolidated Concepts is manufacturer and distributor neutral, offering total transparency with no hidden agendas.


Eagle Eye Networks

The Eagle Eye Cloud VMS provides 100% cloud management including mobile and web browser viewing. Traditional camera systems have been costly and challenging for users to manage. Eagle Eye Networks customers get the advantages of cloud management and storage including; lower total cost of ownership, on-demand deployment, and centralized management.



Gimbal translates location data into intent, conversion, and insights to help organizations transform their businesses, maximize marketing relevance, and humanize messaging for consumers. Using its own hardware and software, Gimbal provides advertising and marketing technologies to the world’s leading brands and retailers interested in understanding the physical world. To learn more, visit



ItsaCheckmate provides true end-to-end integration between the restaurant’s POS system and over 100 third-party delivery and ordering platforms (such as GrubHub, Uber Eats, Postmates, and DoorDash). ItsaCheckmate syncs the menus and prices directly from the POS system to the third-party platforms and integrates the orders originating on those platforms directly into the POS system.


Nestle Waters

Nestlé Waters North America began in 1976 with just one brand, Perrier Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, when the idea of bottled water was uncharted territory in America. Today, we are one of the largest non-alcoholic beverage companies by volume in the United States with a product portfolio that has grown to include a variety of quality water brands, including spring, purified, sparkling and mineral waters.



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Smarter demand forecasting models at scale start here. Discover what causes your anomalies with PredictHQ’s API. Our systems aggregate and verify millions of demand causal factors and ranks them by predicted impact so your team makes better decisions faster.


Proud Source Water

Proud Source Water is for people and planet. Our mission is to deliver natural, alkaline Spring and Sparkling Spring Water to consumers in the most sustainable ways. We bottle our Spring Water in aluminum bottles and caps to provide an infinitely recyclable solution to help eliminate plastic pollution.



Rio SEO is the leading local marketing platform for enterprise brands. The Open Local Platform provides multi-location organizations with a comprehensive, seamlessly integrated suite of turnkey local marketing solutions—Local Listings, Local Pages, and Local Reviews—proven to increase brand visibility across search engines, social networks, maps applications, and more.



Founded in 1998, Rosnet has grown into a respected leader in the restaurant technology marketplace with thousands of locations utilizing the company’s food management, inventory management, and labor management systems on a daily basis. Rosnet couples easy-to-use tools with world-class support to help restaurant companies realize maximum profits without the need to invest in multiple systems.

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Sammic is the market and thought leader in Food Preparation, Preservation, and Sous Vide Equipment. Known for innovative products with groundbreaking features, Sammic is inspired by the demanding needs of chefs around the world. Working directly with Chefs and Operators for ideation makes Sammic The Right Choice for all culinarians.



ZineOne forms an integrated, cross-channel view of your customers and then uses AI to deliver predictive customer experiences at the exact, right moment of engagement to delight your customers, foster loyalty, and increase revenue. Learn why Gartner recognizes ZineOne in the Magic Quadrant for Personalization Engines.



PAR is a leading global provider of software, systems, and service solutions to the restaurant and retail industries. Today, with 40 years of experience and point of sale systems in nearly 100,000 restaurants and more than 110 countries, PAR is redefining the point of sale through cloud software and bringing technological innovation to all corners of the enterprise.

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Agilence is the industry leader in vertical-focused business intelligence for restaurant and retail organizations. Agilence develops 20/20 Restaurant™, a highly flexible and powerful cloud-based reporting solutions. 20/20 provides restaurant operators with a complete view of their chain, empowering them to make informed decisions faster, increase efficiency, and improve performance.


Betsy’s Best

Betsy’s Best, maker of nutritious Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters, was founded by Registered Dietitian Betsy Opyt. The company seasons its Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, Sunflower Seed Butter and Cashew Butters with unique flavors and superfoods to create products that are nutritious, delicious and different. The sweet and salty spreads are Non-GMO, all natural, gluten-free and palm oil free.

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Forter’s End-to-End identity-based fraud prevention solution protects e-commerce merchants and marketplaces during every stage of the customer lifecycle.

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Genpak, a leading manufacturer of single-serve, disposable food packages in North America, is headquartered in Glens Falls, New York. Genpak has nineteen state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada, producing a wide range of industry leading products for the Foodservice, processor and consumer markets.


iSpot is a TV advertising measurement company that brings transparency, digital-like precision, and control to disruptive brands. The real-time platform empowers marketers with a complete view of advertising impressions, engagement, attention conversion across all forms of TV, and connect those analytics to business outcomes.


Long Range Systems

LRS is dedicated to developing technologies that help businesses provide a better customer experience with simple solutions that streamline communications between guests and staff. We do that by integrating state-of-the-art messaging and tracking equipment with leading-edge software. Solutions include paging and messaging devices, tracking devices, guest management applications and customer feedback tools.

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Novo Labs

Novo Labs creates digital solutions for a verbal world. We turn voice interactions into digital transactions that can be personalized and optimized using our artificial intelligence platform. Our service integrates with your POS to seamlessly handle conversational voice orders via phone, an app or digital assistant, or other voice channels.

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Olo is the on-demand interface for the restaurant industry, powering digital ordering and delivery for over 250 brands. Olo works across every stage of digital restaurant transactions to help brands integrate orders from channels like branded websites and apps, marketplaces, social media, and personal assistant devices like the Amazon Echo.



Qu, formerly Gusto, is an enterprise-scale, cloud-based point of sale solution that’s going beyond the traditional POS of the past. With an API-first philosophy and a core suite of omni-channel ordering solutions, Qu helps clients move faster, stay nimble, and increase profits. Learn more at or email

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Rockless Table

Rockless Table solves one of the hospitality industry’s biggest problems – wobbly tables. With the patented pendulum technology, every base automatically adjusts to almost any surface with no maintenance required. The bases are customizable and available in bar, counter, and dining heights. Rockless Table is the last table base any owner will ever buy.

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As the largest pure-play enterprise mobility specialist in the U.S., Stratix is dedicated to guaranteeing nonstop mobility. The company leverages 35+ years of expertise and experience to accelerate and inspire business mobility transformation for some of the world’s most iconic brands. Their SmartMobile programs ensure each client has the right technology, tools and support programs in place to stay ahead.


Winmark Franchise Partners

Winmark Franchise Partners assists entrepreneurs and emerging franchisors who can benefit from our experience in establishing, growing and managing successful franchise businesses. As a subsidiary of Winmark Corporation, a publicly traded franchisor of 5 brands, 1,200 locations and over $1B in sales, we have the experience, resources and capital to help clients succeed in franchising their business.



As a public computing pioneer, ZIVELO has quickly emerged as a market leader in the self-service technology landscape. At its core ZIVELO is a full service design agency with the capabilities to design, engineer, manufacturer and take cutting edge products from conception to completion.



Dot It Restaurant Fulfillment

Dot It is a single-source brand partner specializing in food safety products and print fulfillment solutions. Dot It offers comprehensive fulfillment solutions—sourcing, printing, kitting, order processing, warehousing and distribution—for growing brands looking to streamline their supply chain and maintain brand consistency across their locations nationwide. Visit us online at


Elo Touch Solutions

As a leading global supplier of touchscreen solutions, Elo is everywhere. With over 25 million installations in over 80 countries, Elo can be found in restaurants around the globe for self-service kiosks, kitchen display systems, hospitality systems, point-of-sale terminals, point-of-information displays, retail experiences, wayfinding, and transportation check-in applications. For more information, please visit

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Red Bull

Red Bull is a CPG product available in 171 countries with over 75 billion cans consumed since 1987. From day one, Red Bull has been giving wings to people and ideas, setting many milestones in sports and culture. As of the end of 2018, Red Bull has employed 12,239 people in 171 countries.



SOCi is a leading marketing platform built specifically for “next-level” multi-location marketers. Our customers include top brands and influencers like Ace Hardware, Sport Clips, and Anytime Fitness who have the impossible challenge of managing their digital presence across 100s or 1000s of locations. SOCi platform makes the impossible, possible by enabling top brands and their locations to strengthen and scale their digital presence.


SMG (Service Management Group)

SMG (Service Management Group) is the leading international customer experience research firm. Driving business results by partnering with brands to improve customer loyalty and employee engagement, SMG provides actionable insights and recommendations at both the front-line and senior executive levels. SMG has developed a proprietary suite of research services combining world-class technology with unmatched industry expertise.



Steritech provides auditing and consulting solutions that help multi-location businesses accelerate growth through risk mitigation and operational consistency. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Steritech is offering efficient programs to help foodservice operators maintain food safety, as well as new COVID-19 safety assessments to reassure your customers of your commitment to safety.



Zenput is how top operators elevate team execution in every store. Restaurant and other multi-unit operators use the platform to automate how operating procedures and key initiatives are rolled-out and enforced. Supporting 50,000 locations in over 40 countries, Zenput makes every field and store employee better equipped to do their jobs well.


BCS Financial

BCS Financial has 70+ years of experience delivering insurance and financial solutions, including a limited benefit product designed specifically for part-time, hourly workers. Through its subsidiaries, BCS Insurance Company and 4 Ever Life Insurance Company, BCS is licensed in all 50 states and is rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best.

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Budderfly is a revolutionary Energy Efficiency as a Service company, offering 100% free funding of upgrades to lighting, HVAC and control systems for operational improvements and ongoing energy savings to your business. Your restaurant pays nothing and is a guaranteed a lower monthly energy bill, while we monitor, manage, improve, and maintain energy usage and new technology throughout your facility.

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Chobani was founded on the belief that people have great taste, they just need great options. That’s why Chobani is America’s No. 1-selling Greek Yogurt brand; is a versatile ingredient and a great flavor carrier in both sweet and savory applications. Find innovative foodservice recipes at



Cognetik is an analytics and data science company. They empower digital leaders with insights to accelerate decision-making, improve customer experiences, and advance business transformation. Their team partners with Fortune 1000 clients to help them chart a clear, confident, and data-driven path to gain a competitive advantage and increase revenue.



Crew is a communication app that keeps everyone, from leaders to the frontline of your business, on the same page. Crew helps businesses drive productivity and improve employee engagement & retention through real-time communication, mobile calendaring, shift coverage, and instant access to company information.



At Currency, we believe buying equipment should be as easy as buying a book. We have developed the industry’s only platform of its kind to do just that. Our technology makes it easier than ever to access capital for your next restaurant purchase across all credit grades. Our technology enables fast, easy, paperless, unsecured transactions with rates starting at 5.99% in as little as 3 minutes.



FoodLogiQ is the leading SaaS provider of traceability, food safety and supply chain transparency solutions. FoodLogiQ Connect is the most comprehensive, data-driven software solution that enables supplier management, food safety compliance, quality incident management, recall management and whole chain traceability – all on a single platform built exclusively for the food industry.


Grubhub / LevelUp

Grubhub is the country’s leading digital food-ordering and delivery marketplace with thousands of restaurant partners and 20+ million diners across 2,200 cities. LevelUp, Grubhub’s digital agency, designs, develops, and powers branded app and web experiences that blend analytics, loyalty and rewards.



Helping multi-location brands drive more consumers from their mobile device into your store. MomentFeed’s Mobile Customer Experience (MCX) management platform is modular software that empowers multi-location brands to continuously and predictably capture more sales through mobile.


NEC Display Solutions of America

NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading designer and provider of innovative displays, offers the widest range of products on the market, such as commercial- and professional-grade large-screen LCD displays, desktop LCD monitors, direct view LED displays, a diverse line of multimedia and digital cinema projectors, and integrated display solutions.


Norton Creative

Norton is a full-service creative shop specializing in the restaurant and hospitality industry. We strategically blend art and science to identify, amplify and advertise what sets a brand apart through branding, menu design, web & social media, interiors, broadcast, campaign and more.


Plate IQ

Plate IQ is an invoice processing and accounts payable automation software. We extract data from uploaded invoices to save time, increase accuracy, and provide real-time insights into expenses across all your locations. Plate IQ integrates with top accounting and inventory software, virtually eliminating data entry from the AP process. Learn more at!



Punchh is the leader of digital marketing products for physical retailers. The Punchh Marketing Cloud features a combination of AI and machine learning technologies, mobile-first expertise and omnichannel communications designed to build 1:1 customer relationships. 160+ global enterprises use the Punchh platform to drive sales and customer lifetime value.


Restaurant 365

Restaurant365 is the world’s only all-in-one, cloud-based accounting, operations and reporting solution developed specifically for restaurants. Connectors and open APIs enable Restaurant365 to “talk” with other systems. The result is real integration of transactional and detailed information that provides a clear view of your business.


Revel Systems

Revel Systems powers the ambitions of restaurants and retailers with a robust cloud-based Point of Sale and business management system. Improving day-to-day operations and fueling merchant growth, Revel’s streamlined ecosystem helps customers seize their future by pairing an intuitive POS with powerful management tools on a single platform



ShiftPixy is a disruptive human capital management platform, revolutionizing employment in the Gig Economy, delivering a next-gen mobile engagement technology helping businesses with shift-based employees navigate regulatory mandates, minimize administrative burdens and better connect with a ready-for-hire workforce. ShiftPixy adds a needed layer for addressing compliance and continued demands for equitable employment practices.



Explore the power of personalization and relevancy! Pinpoint exactly who your customers are, where to find them and appeal to them in a way that drives results. It’s personalized marketing with real-time benefits in just three steps, it’s Simple. Smart. Done.


Sotos LLP

Sotos LLP is Canada’s leading and largest franchise law practice. The firm works with many leading American restaurant chains and franchise systems to enter as a success in the Canadian market, often as a first step to broader global expansion.



SpenDifference partners with restaurant companies providing customized supply chain solutions. Our “Better Together” approach provides leverage, expertise and transparency to ensure your supply chain delivers maximum value. With services tailored to meet your needs, SpenDifference manages costs, risk and business intelligence, for a stronger bottom line while supporting brand growth.


Sunny Sky Products

American-based, lean, nimble and fast-moving manufacturer and distributor of beverages, syrups, sauces, powders, and solutions customized for our partners. We are an innovative leader in the specialty frozen, non-frozen and dispensed beverage categories and look forward to working for you.



TDn2K (Transforming Data into Knowledge) is the parent company of People Report™, Black Box Intelligence™ and White Box Social Intelligence™. Together they report on 43,000+ restaurant units, 2.6 million employees and $72 billion in sales. They are also the producers of leading restaurant industry conferences including the Global Best Practices Conference each held annually in Dallas, Texas.


The Dairy Alliance

As a part of the National Dairy Council and funded by US dairy farmers, The Dairy Alliance provides resources to restaurant chains to assist in the development and promotion of innovative menu items containing dairy.



ToGo creates the world’s most powerful and customer intuitive custom online ordering platforms for restaurants and hospitality groups of all sizes. With ToGo, own the customer journey and ensure your customers experience the essence of your brand whether on the go, in-store or from the comfort of their own home.



Waze Local is our ad solution for businesses who strive to reach local customers on the road. Waze turns your location into a destination. Our ads help businesses meet two goals: Increase awareness of store locations and drive in-store traffic.



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Diversey has been, and always will be, a pioneer and facilitator for life. We constantly deliver revolutionary cleaning and hygiene technologies that provide total confidence to our customers across all of our global sectors. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, Diversey employs approximately 9,000 globally, generating net sales of approximately $2.6 billion in 2016.


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QUALISOY is an independent, third-party collaboration that builds the market for the latest soybean traits. QUALISOY partners with the entire U.S. soy value chain, from seed companies to food manufacturers to create trait-enhanced soybean oils and protein that offer desirable traits, such as improved nutrition and functionality.


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Red Gold

Red Gold is your go-to source for premium portion control ketchup. Look for the newest Pull Top Ramekin Ketchup, as well as bulk packaging for back-of-house. Red Gold prepared tomato sauces and recipe starters save time and labor. Request your FREE SAMPLES at


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Loop Media

Loop Media, Inc., is an innovative premium streaming media company building products and solutions for both businesses and consumers. Loop improves the entire viewing experience for premium short-form content by focusing on venues and consumers in the evolving frontier of digital out-of-home, streamlining the public-to-private viewing experience.



Chepri provides custom guest experience software development for the fast casual industry. We build frictionless web UI/UX, e-commerce, mobile, and kiosk apps for restaurant brands, chains, and franchisors. We increase revenue with seamless, scalable digital experiences that give customers what they crave.


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Hughes Network Systems

Hughes’ HughesON™ high performance network & digital media solutions enable retailers & restaurants to securely and cost-effectively drive customer loyalty & employee satisfaction. HughesON gives you the agility to leverage mobile with Wi-Fi, increase employee effectiveness with video, and streamline operations while increasing revenues without overwhelming your network or staff.


mobile app sponsor

Rakuten Ready

Rakuten Ready is an end-to-end eCommerce solution for merchants. By leveraging our SaaS platform, brands can connect their local brick & mortar locations to mobile-first consumers, with seamless shopping and fulfillment experiences. Rakuten Ready’s merchant solutions include: mobile app storefront development, fulfillment solutions, and proprietary arrival technology.


wifi sponsor


As a trusted restaurant marketing partner, RetailMeNot connects 1,000+ restaurant partners with millions of ready-to-dine consumers through the RetailMeNot app and website. We make meal decisions easy by aggregating promotions, LTOs, new items and more in one place.



Fast Casual

Fast Casual is the global online leader for news, analysis, blogs and research in the worldwide fast casual restaurant industry.


Food Truck Operator

Food Truck Operator was launched in 2017 to meet the needs of the thriving food truck industry. The new digital property covers industry trends and news, profiles business owners, and explores the technologies and tools available to help operators grow their businesses.


ICX Association

The Interactive Customer Experience Association’s mission is to connect B2C brands to technology that elevates the customer experience.


Pizza Marketplace

Pizza Marketplace is the premier online destination for C-level pizza executive leadership seeking cutting-edge intelligence for their multi-unit restaurant concepts.



QSRweb delivers fast-breaking news, features and analysis on the quick-service restaurant industry.


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