Manitowoc Foodservice

Manitowoc Foodservice is a global leader in foodservice focused on the design, manufacture and supply of best-in-class food and beverage equipment. Offering collaborative kitchen solutions, culinary expertise and world-class service, with manufacturing in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Portfolio of brands includes: Convotherm, Delfield, Frymaster, Garland, Lincoln, Manitowoc Ice, Merrychef, Multiplex and Servend.


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. Our products are in one of every three restaurants around the world. And our customers have been with us for decades. It’s all because we don’t just sell products- we provide trust. And we will always keep that prime commodity on our front burner.


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Buxton is the leading provider of customer analytics. Through SCOUT, Buxton’s web-based real estate platform, franchises can analyze potential sites, create custom franchise territories, evaluate unlimited market expansion scenarios, and understand customers in each location’s trade area.


Custom Culinary

For over 60 years, Custom Culinary has been perfecting the art of flavorful food. Our broad range of capabilities includes everything from liquid sauces, gravies and marinades to fully particulated chutneys, entrees and sides. We leverage our proprietary customization process, FlavorIQ™, to help our partners taste success faster than ever before.



HotSchedules provides cloud-based technology for the restaurant industry, delivering a comprehensive suite of solutions that make running and working for restaurants easier. Its world-class products include comprehensive labor management, BI, inventory, social recruiting, e-learning, print and digital logbooks and applications built IoT platform. HotSchedules is proud to serve more than 2 million users in over 150,000 locations across 26 countries.



LevelUp builds custom mobile experiences to help clients engage customers, grow sales and build a scalable mobile strategy. Our platform offers a broad range of functionality including mobile rewards, payments, online ordering, CRM, and more. LevelUp is passionate about ensuring client apps achieve maximum consumer penetration through excellent design and promotion.


Oracle Hospitality

Oracle Hospitality offers a range of fully integrated food and beverage solutions designed for the hospitality industry. Our enterprise cloud solutions enable centralized management with lower upfront costs, and reduce IT complexity. With Oracle Hospitality, you can streamline managerial tasks and increase speed of service, while elevating guest experience.



For more than 30 years, PAR has developed innovative solutions that optimize the guest experience. With point-of-sale systems in more than 50,000 restaurants and more than 110 countries, PAR is redefining the point of sale to bring technological innovation to all corners of the enterprise. Our software is complemented by reliable hardware and is backed by PAR’s international services infrastructure.


SCA / Tork

SCA and its Tork brand offers professional hygiene products and services to customers ranging from restaurants and healthcare facilities to offices, schools and industries. Products include dispensers, paper towels, toilet tissue, soap, napkins and industrial and kitchen wipers. Through expertise in hygiene, functional design and sustainability, Tork has become a market leader. of the enterprise.



Thanx is customer loyalty and communication platform that ensures fast casual restaurants keep their best customers loyal for life. Merchants all over the US use Thanx to measurably strengthen relationships with their guests by tracking customer data, gathering direct feedback, and delivering engaging messaging & rewards in real-time through customers’ smartphones.




Chowly integrates restaurant’s third-party online ordering platforms (TOOS), such as Grubhub, Door Dash and Uber Eats directly into the restaurant POS bringing the virtual ordering experience full circle. Created by restaurant professionals for restaurant professionals, Chowly’s innovative software increases efficiencies, decreases waste and eliminates headcount all at an affordable price.



Peerless-AV, a Peerless Industries company, is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of audiovisual solutions. From its award-winning mounts and wireless audio systems to indoor/outdoor kiosks and the industry’s first fully sealed outdoor displays, Peerless-AV aims to Get it Right by fulfilling both integrators’ needs for ease of installation and service, and end-users’ dreams in residential and commercial applications.


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.



With a 60+ year history of success, Simmons has grown from a regional provider of fresh chicken to a diversified global company with a large portfolio of products and services for private label food service and retail. At Simmons we deliver customized products, from the ideation through development, design, brand positioning, production and logistics.



Waterfall provides technology solutions and strategic expertise that enable multi-unit restaurants to drive sales, acquisition, CRM and loyalty marketing initiatives through the mobile channel. Founded in 2005, Waterfall’s flagship product, the Waterfall Platform, allows clients to engage customers with personalized, targeted content across SMS, MMS, push notifications, wallets and couponing.



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.



Since 1949, Trimco has been a trusted source for many unique, patented hardware solutions. Our Identity Hardware portfolio creates an everlasting first impression on consumers; while Healthy Hardware is a line of bactericidal hardware that kills 99.9% of bacteria on its surface in 2 hours.


Visual Graphic Systems (VGS)

For over 30 years, VGS has developed innovative tech-based solutions to offer customers a unique, engaging experience. From digital menu boards you can edit via app, to social media walls and ground-breaking POS kiosks, VGS is always pushing the envelope to create the best, and most advanced technology solutions.



Consolidated Distribution Corporation

Consolidated Distribution Corporation is the leading foodservice supply chain logistics company serving the quick-serve, fast-casual and casual-dining restaurant industries. With warehouses in Illinois, Georgia and Texas we serve customers nationally. Specializing in redistribution, CDC’s goal is simple: get product to the destination at the lowest landed cost & on time.



Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place you start when you want to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere. By leveraging the company’s global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world.



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.



TDn2K™ (Transforming Data into Knowledge) is the parent company of People Report, Black Box Intelligence and White Box Social Intelligence. Together they report on the state of the restaurant industry covering workforce, operational and consumer social benchmarks. Insights cover over 230 restaurant brands, 36,000 restaurant units, over 2.1 million employees and $66 billion in annual sales revenue.



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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.


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Sealed Air: Diversey Care

Diversey Care offers sustainable cleaning, sanitation and hygiene solutions designed specifically for commercial businesses. Our solutions protect brands, deliver efficiency, and improve performance for our partners in food service, hospitality, health care, retail, and facility services. By delivering superior results, we help create profitable sustainable enterprises for a cleaner, healthier future.

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