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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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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.

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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.

GOLD SPONSORS

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Buxton

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 www.buxtonco.com to learn more.

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Chowly

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.

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Controlant

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.

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Curbside

Curbside (a Rakuten company) builds a next generation cloud platform to connect stores and restaurants for mobile ordering. The Curbside platform bridges the divide between online and bricks-and-mortar stores and restaurants, delivering mobile convenience for shoppers in the communities in which they live, work and play. Curbside’s ARRIVE technology provides predictive alerts to store employees as customers approach.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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Mobivity

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.

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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.

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PAR

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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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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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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Thanx

Thanx is an automated customer engagement platform delivering insights, loyalty, feedback, and personalized marketing tools. As the system-of-record for customer data, Thanx captures spending information and builds detailed customer segments in order to re-engage customers personally with the right message at the right time through the right channel, measuring success in incremental revenue.

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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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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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Yext

Yext is the leading Digital Knowledge Management (DKM) platform. Our mission is to give companies control over their brand experiences across the digital universe of maps, apps, search engines, voice assistants, and other intelligent services that drive consumer discovery, decision, and action. Today, thousands of businesses use the Yext Knowledge Engine™ to manage their digital knowledge.

SILVER SPONSORS

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AdTheorent

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 A\T. This product suite allows advertisers to identify the most qualified individuals coupled with the optimal creative experience to drive campaign performance.

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Chase

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.

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Checkmate

Checkmate is Making Delivery Easy by integrating over 30 online ordering platforms such as Postmates, UberEats and many others directly into a restaurant’s POS system. This integration enables restaurants to save on labor, reduce order errors and increase revenue potential. We offer a free trial, no long-term contracts, and dedicated customer support.

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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.

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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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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.

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GetUpside

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.

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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Agilence

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.

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Appetize

Appetize is a leading Point of Sale company transforming how enterprise businesses manage customer transactions at scale. Our revenue-generating platform includes fixed and portable terminals, self-serve kiosks, handheld devices, and a branded mobile application. All of which seamlessly sync with an easy-to-use Kitchen Display System. Advanced analytics and inventory management give powerful insights into your operations.

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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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Forter

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

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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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

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.

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Qu

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 qubeyond.com or email sales@qubeyond.com.

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Sponsor bio coming soon!

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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.

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Zivelo

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.
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ASSOCIATE SPONSORS

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FoodLogiQ

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.

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Grubhub / LevelUp

Grubhub is the country’s leading digital food-ordering and delivery marketplace with thousands of restaurant partners and 17+ million diners across 2,000 cities. LevelUp, Grubhub’s digital agency, designs, develops, and powers branded app and web experiences that blend analytics, loyalty and rewards.

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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 www.plateiq.com!

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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.

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ShiftPixy

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.

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Smart.Market

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.

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SpenDifference

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.

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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.

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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, 2.6 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.

ADDITIONAL SPONSORS

7shifts

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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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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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Curbside

Curbside (a Rakuten company) builds a next generation cloud platform to connect stores and restaurants for mobile ordering. The Curbside platform bridges the divide between online and bricks-and-mortar stores and restaurants, delivering mobile convenience for shoppers in the communities in which they live, work and play. Curbside’s ARRIVE technology provides predictive alerts to store employees as customers approach.

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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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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.

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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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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