PLATINUM SPONSORS

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Gusto

Born in the Cloud in 2012 to seamlessly deliver a multi-channel commerce platform to franchisors and multi-unit enterprises within the Fast Casual/QSR space, Gusto provides serious restaurant operators the tools they require to stay ahead of the competition. Gusto enables our users to be nimble and drive their customer engagement initiatives.

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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.

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Welbilt, Inc.

Welbilt, Inc. provides the world’s top chefs, premier chain operators and growing independents with innovative products and solution that are backed by KitchenCare – our aftermarket repair and parts service. Our portfolio of award-winning brands includes Cleveland, Convotherm, Delfield, fitkitchenSM, Frymaster, Garland, Kolpak, Lincoln, Manitowoc Ice, Merco, Merrychef and Multiplex. Visit www.welbilt.com.

LUNCH SPONSOR

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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™. www.campbellsfoodservice.com.

GOLD SPONSORS

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Buxton

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.

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GFX International 

GFX is in-store. We design, execute and data-manage 2D and 3D image solutions for quick service and fast casual restaurants, as well as specialty retailers and brands. Our goal is to minimize your total cost to communicate with customers in-store.

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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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LevelUp

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.

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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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Market Force Information

Market Force Information provides location-level customer experience measurement and analysis solutions, which include guest surveys, mystery shopping, contact center services, social media reviews and monitoring, predictive analytics and technology decision support tools, that enable restaurants and foodservice organizations to maximize operational execution, guest satisfaction and loyalty as well as financial performance.

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LoyaltyPlant

LoyaltyPlant partners with restaurant innovators to achieve game-changing business results for their brands by building rewarding customer relationships. We created a loyalty & digital ordering mobile app solution, which stands out by having a proven track record of 12%+ same-store revenue increase. Our clients are restaurant executives and entrepreneurs, those responsible for the growth in the industry.

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PAR

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.

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Paytronix

Paytronix’s proprietary guest engagement platform helps more than 280 restaurant and retail chains manage and grow more than $10 Billion in guest spend. Customers benefit from big data consumer insights that Paytronix generates from 1-to-1 engagement with more than 20 million loyal guests—through mobile, social and today’s most innovative digital marketing tools.

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PlayerLync

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.

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Simmons

Simmons Foods is a farm-to-fork poultry producer based in Northwest Arkansas primarily serving customized chicken products to the foodservice market. Known for the ability to reliably and consistently meet demanding specifications, they will work with you to develop the perfect set of products tailored to your menu’s needs.

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Steritech

Safe food is paramount in any food establishment. However, there is also a need to ensure your locations are delivering a consistent customer experience to survive this competitive landscape. Are you confident your locations are delivering? Steritech, the market leader in assessment programs, partners with chains to design food safety, operational, and workplace safety assessments that not only mitigate risk but support driving business growth.

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SYNQ3

SYNQ3 is the leading provider of guest-centric solutions for the restaurant industry. Our pioneering technologies and services are trusted by top-tier restaurant companies. We provide cutting-edge automation and process solutions that allows restaurant chains to provide the latest off-premise ordering and engagement innovations to their guests.

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Taylor Company

As a foodservice equipment leader, Taylor Company offers frozen drink machines, soft serve ice cream machines, and commercial grills. Taylor Company has the foodservice equipment that you need to excel. Taylor offers the highest level of quality products and extraordinary customer service. Since 1926, Taylor equipment offers best-in-class manufacturing, with a worldwide factory authorized distributor network.

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Thanx

Thanx is a 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.

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Tork

Tork 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.

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Visualogistix

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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Xenial

Xenial is a leading provider of restaurant and retail technology for point-of-sale, back office and customer engagement. Formerly known as Heartland Commerce, Xenial has 30 years of restaurant and retail technology experience and serves 135,000 restaurant customers and over 30,000 retail customers across the US and Canada.

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Yext

Yext is defining a new category called digital knowledge management, which helps businesses manage all of the public facts that they want consumers to know across the digital ecosystem. The Yext Knowledge Engine™ lets companies manage their digital knowledge in the cloud and sync it to over 100 services in the PowerListings® Network.

SILVER SPONSORS

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Bloom Intelligence

Bloom Intelligence provides a Wi-Fi sensor-based business intelligence and marketing automation platform that helps restaurants improve sales, decrease customer attrition, and increase profitability. We collect hard-to-capture customer information like traffic volume, dwell time, return rate and visit frequency, and turn that into business intelligence including a location’s churn rate, predicted traffic, and customer lifetime value.

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Dinova

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.

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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.

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Scorpion

Restaurant franchises that want to maximize their online exposure and drive more customers to their locations partner with Scorpion to reach their goals. We guide your digital marketing strategy and leverage award-winning technology to scale your plan across your entire restaurant franchise system. You get increased foot traffic, award-winning customer service, and measurable ROI for your restaurant brand.

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talentReef

talentReef is the #1 provider for Social Recruiting and Talent Management Systems specifically built for the Hourly workforce. talentReef’s mobile-optimized HR platform (Social Recruiting, ATS, Onboarding, Training and Development, Performance Management, and Analytics) streamlines how fast-paced operators find, hire, train, and manage their most valuable asset—Talent.

BREAK SPONSORS

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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™. www.campbellsfoodservice.com.

BRONZE SPONSORS

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Appetize

Appetize is one of the fastest growing cloud-based POS platforms. We offer a variety of Point of Sale solutions ranging from traditional cashiering to self-service kiosk and mobile ordering for F&B and Retail operations. Our products are built to improve your operations, increase revenue, and enhance the customer’s experience.

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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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Envestnet | Yodlee

Envestnet | Yodlee Data Analytics for Retail is a new market research and competitive intelligence platform designed to translate real-time, de-identified consumer spending data into actionable insights. By tapping into more than 15,500 data sources, we provide access to real-world consumer purchase behavior, both in-store and online.

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Genpak

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.

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Mobivity

Brick and mortar stores struggle to manage customer connections in a digital world. Mobivity provides a platform to connect national restaurants, retailers, personal care brands and their partners with customers to increase retention, visits, and spend. Mobivity’s re•currency suite of products increases customer engagement and frequency by capturing detailed POS transaction records, analyzing customer habits, and motivating customers.

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Panasonic

Panasonic custom designs the best integrated restaurant and retail technology solutions in the industry. Digital signage, loss prevention, mobile computing and point-of-sale solutions are just a few of the ways Panasonic can enhance customer satisfaction and keep you one step in front of the competition.

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ReviewPush

ReviewPush helps restaurants monitor, manage and improve their online reviews across the web. ReviewPush also helps restaurants convert more satisfied customers into positive web reviews through POS, CRM and mobile app integrations. More than 15,000 businesses currently leverage the ReviewPush system to improve their online reputation.

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Sprout Social

Sprout Social offers social media management, analytics and advocacy solutions for leading agencies and brands, including Hyatt, GrubHub, Microsoft, Uber and Zendesk. Available via web browser, iOS and Android apps, Sprout’s engagement platform enables brands to more effectively communicate on social channels, collaborate across teams and provide an exceptional customer experience.

ASSOCIATE SPONSORS

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Moss Adams

Moss Adams’ combines accounting experience with restaurant industry expertise to deliver a powerful combination of intellectual capital, responsive service, and insight on business, tax, and regulatory matters vital to success. We know your industry inside and out thanks to our involvement with restaurant leaders, associations, and industry-specific training and education.

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TDn2K

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, 2.5 million employees and over $69 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.

ADDITIONAL SPONSORS

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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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Diversey

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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GIVN

We provide our fast casual partners with a bottle of water they feel good about selling and their customers feel good about drinking – that’s why it’s seriously good. Every bottle of GIVN Water funds one day of clean water for a person in need. It’s also naturally alkaline, brimming with electrolytes and the same price as the big guys.

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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.

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Punchh

Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, Punchh is the leading fully-integrated, transformative marketing solution for restaurants. Punchh’s Restaurant Marketing Cloud helps restaurants engage customers across any channel or interaction, predict consumer behavior, and increase sales by executing tailored marketing campaigns. Punchh powers 100+ leading restaurant brands at 27,000 locations globally, 9 million+ consumers, and one million+ transactions daily.

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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.

PARTNERS

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Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International is the world’s leading independent provider of global business intelligence and strategic market research. Euromonitor International’s global market research database, Passport, provides statistics, analysis, reports, surveys and breaking news on industries, countries and consumers worldwide. Passport connects market research to your company goals and annual planning, analysing market content, competitor insight and future trends impacting businesses globally.

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Fast Casual

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

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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.

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QSRweb

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

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Hyatt Regency Lake Washington
at Seattle’s Southport

1053 Lake Washington Blvd N
Renton, WA 98056

(425) 203-1234

Rate: $239/night* | Deadline: 9/17/18
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Sponsoring the Summit will put you in meaningful conversations with executives in your target market. Opportunities are available for almost any budget. Download the Sponsor Prospectus to learn more.

 

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