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7shifts

7shifts

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.

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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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Punchh

Punchh is a leading loyalty and engagement solution for restaurant, retail, and convenience store brands. For a decade Punchh has created consistent, modern loyalty experiences to help physical retailers understand their guests and use real data insights to serve them best. Powered through A.I., the company builds meaningful relationships and dramatically increases lifetime guests.

GOLD SPONSORS

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Alto-Shaam

For over 60 years, Alto-Shaam has pioneered solutions—essential to profitable foodservice operations. We’re relentlessly driven to design and manufacture the highest quality products. Value-added equipment is just the beginning. Our products are backed by our world-class service and support—to keep our customers up and running.

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Attentive

Attentive is the most comprehensive text message marketing solution, driving 18.5% of total online revenue for businesses by creating thoughtful SMS experiences. Using real-time behavioral data, Attentive automatically sends engaging text messages to each subscriber at every step of the customer lifecycle. Over 4,000 leading businesses rely on Attentive and see strong performance, like 30%+ click-through rates and 25x+ ROI.

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Cardlytics

Cardlytics is advertising that works 100% of the time; you only pay when a customer is served with an offer and then makes a purchase during the campaign. Along with guaranteed ROAS, partners have access to real-time purchase insights from over 163M consumers and a brand-safe, fraud-free advertising environment that lives inside digital banking channels.

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Cheetah Digital

Cheetah Digital’s Customer Engagement Suite (CES) is the only enterprise-scale, best-of-breed solution that allows restaurant marketers to effortlessly create the automated, yet highly personalized guest experiences that drive traffic, frequency, and spend. Our award-winning platform is a buffet containing everything from unified data and intelligent offers to omnichannel messaging and next-gen loyalty.

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CMX

Leading restaurant brands including Chick-fil-A, Burger King, Arby’s, SONIC, Taco Bell, Checkers and Rally’s, Firehouse Subs, and more trust CMX’s cloud-based Enterprise Quality Management Software to help them gain control and transparency over their supply chains, deliver quality products, ensure safety and compliance, and drive performance across their locations.

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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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Curion

Curion is a full-service product and package consumer insights firm focused on driving impact for your business. We mitigate risk of marketplace failure by ensuring that only products of quality and character will be introduced to the market, providing repeatable delight to your consumers.

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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.

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LedgerPay

A Quisitive company, LedgerPay’s patented Payments Intelligence solution captures and analyzes all data from every card-based transaction for restaurants. We transform everyday payments data into customer engagement by giving a merchant’s the ability to deliver personalized promotions based on an individual’s historic buying behaviors and menu preferences at the POS in real-time.

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Meatless Farm

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Ovation

Voted the #1 guest feedback platform in a nationwide RestaurantOwner.com survey, Ovation uses a 2-question SMS-based survey as a digital Table Touch™ that has redefined guest feedback. Through frictionless integrations with online ordering platforms and other tools, Ovation allows restaurants to easily resolve guest concerns in real-time, get more 5-star reviews, discover insights to improve, and drive revenue.

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Paytronix

What’s the difference between a guest and a guest for life? Experience. Creating a great guest experience is the most rewarding thing you can do for your brand. If you keep your guests delighted, and make it easy for them to engage, they will keep coming back. Visit https://www.paytronix.com.

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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.

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Steritech

Steritech is an industry leader providing best-in-class assessment and consulting services for over 35 years. We believe your customers should have the ideal brand experience every time, everywhere. From food safety to operational excellence, Steritech’s 350 highly-trained, calibrated Specialists will identify barriers, opportunities, and successes at every location.

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Thanx

Thanx is the guest engagement and retention platform helping physical retailers become more digitally agile. The Thanx platform effortlessly captures and activates retail data at scale, allowing physical retailers to meaningfully engage with their customers throughout their journey.

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Toast

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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Tork

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: www.torkusa.com.

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Vericast

Vericast is a leading marketing solutions company, delivering actionable insights and expertise through its Valassis and Harland Clarke omnichannel solutions, to help more than 70,000 businesses engage with their customers. Every day, Vericast influences purchasing and transaction behavior of more than 120 million households – impacting where they eat, shop, buy, save and borrow.

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Wisely

Wisely is the leading Customer Intelligence platform for restaurants. More than 5,000 restaurants are personalizing the guest experience to maximize customer lifetime value with Wisely. Our powerful Marketing Automation, Sentiment, and Host solutions all connect to Wisely’s Customer Data Platform—the first-ever CDP purpose-built for restaurants. Say goodbye to transactions and hello to customers with Wisely.

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Xenial

Xenial, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Global Payments (NYSE: GPN), A Fortune 500 company, is a leading complete technology solutions platform for the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR), and Fast Casual industries. With over 30 years of experience, Xenial has a direct presence in 62 countries, serving 51,000 locations and another 110,000 cloud merchants, including 20 of the top 50 QSR brands in the US.

BREAKFAST BRIEFING SPONSORS

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Leasecake

Leasecake is the operating system for location management. As the sole source of truth for all lease and location information, Leasecake helps business owners stay on top of time-sensitive, mission-critical events. With remote access and team sharing, multi-location operators save time, minimize risk, and better manage their growth.

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The Point of Sale Cloud

The Point of Sale Cloud is a fully integrated technology platform for multi-unit restaurants. It is a powerful ecosystem that puts you in control of your business while providing your team and guests a top-of-the-line integrated experience both on-premise and off-premise.

SILVER SPONSORS

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Appetize

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 appetize.com.

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Botrista Technology

Botrista provides beverage solutions to foodservice operators by leveraging easy-to-use equipment (the DrinkBot) alongside a line of pre-packaged ingredients (BiBs) to deliver craft beverages: infused teas & lattes, flavored lemonades, iced coffees and more! We automate the portioning, dispensing and mixing process to deliver a fresh and consistently blended product in under 20 seconds.

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Decision Logic

Decision Logic is a back office restaurant management software that combines the intuitive experience of restaurant operators with the innovation and intelligence of next-level developers. With an all-in-one solution that reduces waste, optimizes labor scheduling, lets your general managers get back on the floor, and more, Decision Logic will help you boost revenue and cut costs across your entire concept.

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Entegra

Entegra boosts the performance of hospitality-driven businesses by helping them save on purchases and improve operations. We deliver to our clients: Maximized savings on products, supplies, services and equipment; Smarter decision-making through data-powered, digitally enabled tools Business growth achieved through trusted advisory relationships, and services; Reaching sustainability and inclusivity goals.

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Plexure

Plexure is a mobile engagement software provider with a focus on customer lifecycle optimization. We help QSRs optimize the lifetime value of their base and drive higher engagement and loyalty via data and personalized experiences that assist with the identification, activation, growth and retention of their customer base.

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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.

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ServiceChannel

ServiceChannel, the #1 Facilities Management Platform, is used by global multi-location brands to see inside their buildings, assets, and provider networks — and deliver amazing customer experiences at every location. The ServiceChannel platform captures the industry’s richest performance data, with billions of data points drawn from 100 million work orders and over 70,000 providers.

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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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.

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Chepri

Chepri is a technology software company that builds custom digital web & mobile ordering applications and provides bespoke development for the restaurant & hospitality industries. Our branded made-to-order apps satisfy the digital craving through a frictionless, seamless experience. As your partner, we will design a solution that increases revenue & improves efficiency.

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ItsaCheckmate

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.

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Lunchbox

Lunchbox empower brands to increase sales and engagement through powerful tools, to help create stronger relationships with their guests. The purpose of Lunchbox is to simplify the solution of omnichannel ordering and make it accessible for restaurants of all sizes.

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Mspark

Mspark partners with restaurants across the U.S. to drive traffic and sales through cost-effective, integrated marketing solutions with national reach and precision targeting. Reach out today to learn how restaurants leverage our solutions to grow their business.

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Netsurion

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.

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Personica

Personica builds technology that enables restaurants to create personal, lasting guest relationships and maximize the value of every transaction, without requiring huge marketing teams or custom-developed systems. Personica helps restaurants create personalized guest experiences while making data-driven decisions that increase profits. Personica is relied on daily by more than 48,000 restaurants nationwide.

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SOCi

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.

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SynergySuite

SynergySuite helps multi-unit restaurants simplify operations and increase profitability with an easy-to-use restaurant management platform. Get the insights and tools you need to run the back office, all in one place. Global brands trust our mobile-first software with inventory, purchasing, reporting, operations, food safety, labor and scheduling, cash management, and human resources.

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Ukrop’s Threads

Uniforms should bring your brand to life in a way that appeals to both employees and customers. At Ukrop’s Threads, you can rest assured the process will be seamless from start to finish. From our global reach and custom designs to the fit capabilities and high-quality products we provide, you can achieve the look you want. We provide complete programs that accommodate the changing needs of your organization.

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Voxie

Voxie is the conversational text marketing leader that helps retailers and restaurants connect with and learn from their customers to drive significantly more revenue. Voxie is the only platform that uses real-time engagement and data-driven AI to combine the personalization of manual texting with the scalability of mass blast messaging.

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Workstream

Workstream is a hiring tool that helps restaurants source, screen, and onboard candidates faster through texting and automation. With Workstream, brands like Papa John’s, Chick-fil-A, and Dunkin’, are successfully hiring hourly workers FAST in today’s highly competitive labor market. Keep your stores staffed and your business running with Workstream today!

ASSOCIATE SPONSORS

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CEI Engineering Associates, Inc.

CEI specializes in the design and delivery of projects for national brands across the U.S. We understand the new client expectations, competition and impacts on today’s hybrid QSR’s owners. Our aggressive style of project management and permitting nationwide makes CEI a favorite among QSR developers. Start here. Get there.

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Chatmeter

Chatmeter specializes in online reputation and review management for multi-location brands and agencies. Chatmeter helps businesses make a distinct impact in revenue by improving various areas of their online presence that determine if a customer will visit their store, or a competitor’s – including online reviews, local business listings, SEO rankings and more.

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DAC Group

With locations across the globe, DAC drives transformational growth by amplifying brands to audiences on their digital customer journeys, accounting for who and where they are. This Enterprise-to-Local capability is driven by the brightest minds in the business, in-house technology, and almost 50 years of experience.

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DIRECTV

As the #1 satellite TV provider, DIRECTV offers national businesses a total entertainment solution with the best in news, sports and entertainment programming!

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DreamBox Creations

Dreambox is a digitally-inspired, full-service advertising agency based in Southern California. The team at Dreambox has worked to grow well over one hundred multi-unit restaurant brands in the company’s twenty-two year history including The Habit Burger Grill, Round Table Pizza, Velvet Taco and more.

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Epsilon

Epsilon is the leader in outcome-based marketing. We enable marketing that’s built on proof, not promises. Through Epsilon PeopleCloud, the marketing platform for personalizing consumer journeys with performance transparency, Epsilon helps marketers anticipate, activate and prove measurable business outcomes. Powered by CORE ID, Epsilon’s award-winning data and technology is rooted in privacy by design and underpinned by powerful AI.

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Field Day

Field Day is a leader in local demand generation. We combine proprietary technology, data, and a national network of over 3000 Brand Ambassadors, to help multi-unit brands activate in local communities and nationally. Through the power of human-to-human connections, we are revolutionizing the way brands discover, activate, and measure local store marketing.

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Flybuy by Radius Networks

Flybuy uses proprietary location technology to help companies save time, deliver a frictionless customer experience, and drive location-based transactions. The platform includes Flybuy Pickup for curbside and in-store pickup; Flybuy Pay for contactless payments; Flybuy Drive-Thru for mobile identification and offer redemption, Flybuy Tableside for dine-in service; and Flybuy Delivery for same-day delivery.

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FSSolutions, a Vault Health Company

For over 30 years, FSSolutions has been an industry leader in employer-based screening services, including in-depth background screening, drug and alcohol testing, and occupational health services through a single sign-on platform. Our US-based, award-winning Client Service and Onboarding team will create a fast time to hire process reducing candidate dropout rates and an improved candidate experience.

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FTR Hospitality

FTR (For the Restaurant) Hospitality is a one-stop resource for back-office accounting and technology services that allows multi-unit restaurant organizations to focus on operations and growth. As industry veterans, we understand the challenges you face. FTR offers customizable solutions to leverage the latest technologies while simplifying life for your managers.

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MomentFeed

MomentFeed, an Uberall Company, is the leading Proximity Search Optimization platform trusted by many of the largest multi-location brands in the restaurant, retail and other industries. MomentFeed enables national brands to execute hyperlocal marketing campaigns at scale – driving local awareness, in-store traffic, and more calls for appointments and orders.

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Moss Adams

Understanding the nuances of the restaurant industry is essential to delivering exceptional service. At Moss Adams, we combine more than a century of accounting experience with industry expertise to deliver a powerful combination of intellectual capital, responsive service, and insight on business, tax, and regulatory matters vital to your success.

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PathSpot

PathSpot enables you to track & monitor employee handwashing by leveraging “The PathSpot” device that scans hands for gut biome molecules “after employees wash their hands’ installed next to every handwashing station so employees are able to scan after every wash, making sure they’ve completed a thorough wash & are free of pathogens before headed back to work.

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PepsiCo Foodservice

PepsiCo Foodservice leverages the best of PepsiCo to drive what is next with food and beverage experiences. We strive to build a competitive advantage for our customers with proprietary consumer insights, best-in-class service and equipment, world-class marketing, and an unparalleled portfolio led by Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Lipton Iced Tea, Aquafina, Lay’s, Doritos, Gatorade, Quaker, and Tropicana.

ADDITIONAL SPONSORS

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Diversey

Diversey’s mission is to protect and care for people through leading hygiene, infection prevention, and cleaning solutions. We develop and deliver innovative products, services, and technologies that save lives and protect our environment. Over the course of 95 years, the Diversey brand has become synonymous with product quality, service, and innovation.

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Product Placement Sponsor

Nékter Juice Bar

Nékter Juice Bar has entirely transformed the juice bar experience, offering total ingredient transparency by eliminating hidden fillers, unnecessary sugars, processed ingredients, and artificial flavors from its entire menu. Nékter’s freshly made juices, smoothies and açaí bowls are made to order without any mystery ingredients. Just clean, healthy eating that tastes just as good as it makes you feel.

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Water Bottles Sponsor

PATH

PATH is the only bottled water company in the industry that offers electrolyte-enhanced purified water in a 100% refillable, sustainable aluminum bottle. PATH provides the convenience of bottled water, a healthy alternative to sugary beverages and is leading the fight against single-use plastic bottles that are harmful to our planet.

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Mobile App Sponsor

RestaurantGeofencing.com

RestaurantGeofencing.com designs and deploys brand-approved, hyper-local campaigns that help restaurant marketers and owners reach the right customers with pin-point precision. We employ a three-prong approach of customer intelligence, precise targeting and ad delivery (across display, video, OTT/CTV, and social) and expert optimization with actionable reporting based on what really works to drive foot traffic and sales.

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SupplyCaddy

SupplyCaddy is a leading global manufacturer of disposables for the foodservice industry with global clients such as Popeyes, Delta and Focus Brands. SupplyCaddy is known for our fair pricing, quick lead times and incredible customer service. Visit us at www.SupplyCaddy.com or call 833.STOCKED to learn more.

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Photo Booth Sponsor

UMI

UMI is a full-service marketing solutions partner dedicated to helping multi-unit brands identify ways to streamline their operation and expand their growth potential. With over 20 years of experience, UMI offers unrivaled knowledge of the restaurant industry and expertise in production and fulfillment. Are you looking to scale quickly? Let’s talk!

PARTNERS

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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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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.

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ICX Association

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

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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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