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Ali Group

Ali Group is the largest, most diversified global leader in the foodservice equipment industry. Founded in 1963, the Group is comprised of some of the most respected names in the industry including Amana, Menumaster, Egro, Metro, Rancilio, and Scotsman Ice.

Ali Group designs, manufactures, markets and services a broad line of equipment used for commercial food cooking, preparation and processing. With 58 manufacturing sites, over 10,000 employees in 29 countries and 77 brands, it gives life to the most extensive product portfolio in the industry, operating in almost every hospitality and catering sector. Visit www.aligroup.com.

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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. 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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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.

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Kraft Heinz Company

The Kraft Heinz Company is the third-largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands. A globally trusted producer of delicious foods, Kraft Heinz Foodservice provides high quality, great taste and nutrition for all eating occasions.

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Apex Supply Chain Technologies

Apex AnyWhere self-serve order pickup solutions help you thrive in “real-time retail” by offering secure click-and-collect and carry-out convenience. Our Trajectory Cloud BI platform is the intelligence behind it all, helping you optimize inventory, operations and workflow while you deliver a seamless omnichannel experience.

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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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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.

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Fishbowl

Fishbowl helps restaurants become best in class data driven marketers. Through its intelligent marketing analytics and automation platform, Fishbowl delivers actionable insights to clients to drive more revenue. The platform ingests data from myriad sources, including POS, eClub, SMS, reservations, online ordering, and more. Fishbowl is headquartered in Alexandria, VA.

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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. We exceed at: chain surveying /location profiling, creative design and pre-visualization, digital asset management, local relevance and one-off décor customization, graphic campaign roll-outs, variable data deployment, print-on-demand digital technology, smart distribution, field installation, progressive after-market programming and custom reporting. GFX delivers across every phase of in-store execution. Our Décor Execution package delivers environmental branding with innovative substrate selection, prop and artifact sourcing, custom wall coverings, mill work, furniture and unique lighting.

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Heartland Commerce

Heartland Commerce has 30 years of restaurant technology experience, delivering leading-edge POS and commerce solutions, payments processing capabilities and other business service applications.  The company serves 135,000 restaurant customers across the U.S. including 83,000 independent businesses.  Xenial is the latest product from Heartland Commerce providing a complete cloud restaurant management platform for a fixed monthly price and running on an unlimited number of devices including iOS, Android and Windows.  The company owns five point-of-sale (POS) brands including, XPIENTSolutionspcAmericaDinerwareLiquorPOS, and Digital Dining that capture 19 percent of the U.S. restaurant POS market in all 50 states.

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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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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, who are among those responsible for the growth in the industry.

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Market Force Information

Market Force Information® provides location-level measurement and analysis solutions, which include guest surveys, mystery shopping, contact center services, social media 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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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.

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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 and is backed by PAR’s international services infrastructure.

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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.

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Scorpion

Scorpion delivers award-winning web design and ROI-positive online marketing campaigns for our franchises with an integrated online marketing solution to help you get more leads and customers. From design to development, our in-house team of over 400 marketing experts are committed to exceeding your expectations in both service and results.

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ShiftPixy

ShiftPixy is a disruptive service provider delivering a next-gen platform for workforce engagement and management. ShiftPixy enables shift based operators to engage in the part-time worker’s perspective of work, navigate regulatory mandates and minimize administrative burdens. ShiftPixy’s ecosystem opens the door for restaurants to access the growing mobile on-demand workforce.

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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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Thanx

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.

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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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Chowly

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.

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Curbside

Curbside is perfecting the store pickup experience for both retailers and consumers. Curbside partners with top retailers to reinvent the local shopping experience for the era of instant mobile commerce. Its arrival detection software reliably tells store associates when customers are on approach, and enables a compelling, 20-second pickup experience for millions of products across thousands of retail locations. For consumers, Curbside makes it faster and easier to find, buy and pick up products at local stores than ever before, with no markup in price.

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Cybera

Cybera provides a simple solution to the growing complexity that distributed enterprises face at remote locations by uniquely automating application centric security and performance in the cloud, providing greater customer choice through best-of-breed partnerships, and integrated services that accelerate time-to-market. By virtualizing security and network functions in a managed, software-defined cloud platform (Secure, SD-WAN), Cybera offers advanced enterprise-grade security, mobility, application performance and business continuity for any location, no matter how remote. The company has been named a Gartner Cool Vendor, IDC Innovator and recognized 7 times by Inc5000 as one of America’s fastest growing private companies. Investors include Sumeru Equity Partners, a Silicon Valley based spin out of Silver Lake. For more information about Cybera, visit www.cybera.com

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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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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. See what is happening now with your business and your competitors in any market.

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Litehouse Foods

Litehouse Foods is an international food manufacturer that offers a complete business solution for its customers. Known for award winning dressing, Litehouse continually launches innovative products to an ever changing market landscape. With a strong focus on customer service Litehouse strives to provide full service business solutions to its customers from market research to product development. Litehouse’s customer stretches across a variety of operator segments looking to provide products made with higher quality ingredients, fresher taste, and deliver ‘on trend’ innovative flavor profiles to their patrons.

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Peerless-AV

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.

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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. Deskless workers can communicate with one another and access valuable information online or offline anywhere they need it. PlayerLync is pioneering the next generation of learning and performance support solutions for people that work on their feet.

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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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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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SOCi

SOCi is a leading, next-generation SaaS solution for social media management and content discovery. SOCi’s proprietary content scoring technology and efficiency tools streamline social media management empowering social marketers to manage 100s, even 1000s of accounts

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Stellar Loyalty

Headquartered in Silicon Valley and founded by Siebel CRM veterans, Stellar Loyalty delivers restaurants with the most advanced solution for customer acquisition, engagement, transactions, and rewards. Built around real-time customer interaction profile capturing — leveraging every customer signal from social, mobile, web, and in-store transactions — the Stellar Consumer Relationship Cloud helps restaurants drive frequency, increase order size and visits, and improve revenue by day part. We identify and convert unknown and anonymous buyers to loyal and profitable customers. Our advantage translates into client ROI: speed of deployment with native mobile apps and our open API platform; enterprise software CRM and mobile expertise; full-service solution from strategy and design to program launch and operations.

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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.

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Upland Mobile Messaging

Upland Mobile Messaging is the combination of Waterfall Messaging with Upland Mobile Commons to create an enterprise-grade end-to-end solution that transforms the way that companies and organizations communicate with consumers. Using natural language-based messaging, smart campaigns, and multi-channel communications across SMS/MMS, Facebook Messenger, Android RCS messaging, push, beacon and mobile wallet, Upland Mobile Messaging allows any organization, across any industry, to reach their target consumer. Learn more at www.uplandsoftware.com/mobilecommons

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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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Campbell’s Foodservice

Campbell’s Foodservice delivers the delicious taste and variety of flavors that your consumers crave. Our easy-to prepare products and targeted marketing programs can help strengthen your menus, save time and build profits. To learn how Campbell’s Foodservice can be the partner to grow your business, visit www.campbellsfoodservice.com.

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Heartland Food Products Group

Heartland Food Products Group is a privately-owned manufacturing company headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and selling product in 40 countries around the world. The foundation of the Heartland Food Products Group is relentless focus on being fast, flexible and innovative enabled by a large, vertically integrated manufacturing facility. Heartland FPG is the parent company of branded products such as SPLENDA®, Java House Cold Brew Coffee®, and Go Splash™ drink mixes, and currently specializes in producing high quality products in these categories: low calorie artificial and natural sweeteners, liquid water enhancers, liquid creamers, creamer concentrates, and aseptic bottling of ready to drink and concentrated beverages.

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Miss Vickie’s

In 1987, Miss Vickie wanted better chips for her family, so she decided to make them using potatoes fresh from her family’s farm. Today, that approach drives our commitment to make kettle chips with no artificial flavors or preservatives and provides inspiration for all our delicious Miss Vickie’s® flavors.

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Tractor Beverage Company

The world’s 1st USDA certified organic, verified non-GMO, 100% natural, fountain beverage solution company. We are authentic farm to fountain, 100% transparent and traceable. From functional sparkling beverages to drinking vinegars, teas, ades, and aqua frescas, we have your total healthy solution to drive customer excitement back into the highly profitable beverage category.

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Ultimate Lattes

Restaurant latte/cappuccino programs routinely fail. Ultimate Lattes thrive with true differentiation, ultimate taste, and automatic preparation. Consumer demand is huge (most consumers drink lattes, not black coffee), but restaurants can’t compete with generic, difficult-to-prepare lattes. Ultimate Lattes sell because they’re unique and delicious. Just press a button!

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American Express

American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpressfoursquare.com/americanexpresslinkedin.com/company/american-expresstwitter.com/americanexpress, and youtube.com/americanexpress.

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Emma

Emma’s powerful digital marketing platform makes it easy for teams of all sizes to create beautifully designed email campaigns that drive results. With award-winning thought leadership, friendly expert services and thoughtful product design, Emma helps marketers worldwide do their very best work. Learn more at myemma.com.

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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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Glass-Media, Inc

Glass-Media, Inc. is the industry change leader advancing digital, cloud-enabled point-of-presence marketing solutions for Fortune 1000 brands with physical footprints. The company has developed an analytically infused IoT platform that drives storefront and in-store customer experiences through unique and transformational display technology. Visit www.DigitalStorefront.com to learn more.

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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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Hilton Digital

Hilton Digital, Inc., a Hilton Displays company, is a digital signage systems integrator and custom fabricator focused on retail, hospitality, and public display verticals. Hilton Digital works with leading brands to help them deliver consistent and impactful messaging to their audience through digital signage, interactive displays, video walls and digital menu boards. Since 1981, Hilton Displays has delivered custom branding and signage solutions to leading brands like Starbucks, Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo, Dunkin’ Donuts, Applebee’s and many others. Hilton Digital and Hilton Displays are based in Greenville, SC, with offices located throughout the U.S.

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Instant

Instant is the modern money movement that changes the way businesses pay their hourly employees. For business, we allow them to attract, retain and engage the best people while reducing costs. For employees, we provide daily access to their earned pay so they don’t have to wait until payday.

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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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Mobivity

Mobivity provides a platform for intelligent and personalized marketing in the real world. Real world customer activity in national Restaurants, Retailers & Personal Care brands is difficult to track and connect to digital actions. Mobivity leverages detailed purchase data and communications platforms to improve business results by understanding,predicting and influencing consumer behavior. We drive better actions and inform decisions by connecting point of sale outcomes to the events and influences that caused them.

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Netspend

Netspend’s® Commercial Prepaid Card Programs provides businesses with efficient, flexible and innovative tools to better manage their business. Whether reducing paper checks during payroll or looking to conveniently calculate, track and digitally send tips, Netspend offers a variety of solutions beneficial to employees, contractors, customers, and partners.

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Netsurion

Netsurion is a managed security service provider specializing in the protection of multi-location businesses’ information, payment systems, and Wi-Fi networks from data breaches, network outages, and ever-evolving cyber threats. We help protect multi-location businesses’ information, payment systems, and on-premise public and private Wi-Fi networks from data breaches and other risks.

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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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Restaurant/Dairy Partnership

The Restaurant/Dairy Partnership is a program funded by American dairy farmers to provide restaurant chain executives with funds to assist in the development of new menu items involving dairy. The RDP is a non-profit organization that does not represent any brands or any region of the country. The RDP will help fund any menu item from domestic dairy cows including cheese, yogurt, fluid milk, butter, etc.

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RevChip

RevChip is the most comprehensive and affordable EMV software built for the U.S. market. It connects to major processors without a transaction fee and eliminates card data from merchant systems. The RevChip SDK provides POS developers with a quick and thorough EMV integration without the hassles of middleware and gateways.

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Trimco

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.

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US Foods

US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 250,000 chefs, restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With nearly 25,000 employees and more than 60 locations, US Foods provides its customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill. and generates approximately $23 billion in annual revenue.

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United Mail

United Mail is a direct marketing company with our roots in the data, print, digital and mail arenas. Our team approach is to enrich customer response rates through a 1:1 Omni-channel approach. Our intentional and deliberate use of our unique tactics is what sets us apart from our competition. Our national clients rely on every campaign being targeted and relevant – positively impacting results.

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Visual Graphic Systems (VGS)

VGS/Studio D is a fully-integrated leader in design, quality manufacturing and innovative technology solutions. We develop holistic brand environments through FF&G (Furniture, Fixtures and Graphics), including millwork, décor and material specifications. Our uniquely concurrent process, combined with real-world thinking, allows us to design, fabricate and install extraordinary results, distinctly tailored to your brand.

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Winston Industries, LLC

Many companies will tell you they “think outside the box.” But that’s not us – we never fit in the box to begin with. We know we’re a little different in our approach. Some have even called us a cult. We don’t mind. In fact, we’re sort of proud of it. Since 1969, when founder Winston Shelton partnered with Colonel Harland Sanders, we’ve been providing the best frying, cooking, holding, and retherming equipment in the industry.

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Worldpay

Worldpay is a leading payments company with global reach. We provide an extensive range of technology-led payment products and services to over 400,000 customers, enabling their businesses to grow and prosper. We manage the increasing complexity of the payments landscape for our customers, allowing them to accept the widest range of payment types around the world. For more information, visit www.worldpay.com.

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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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Conversant

A leader in personalized digital marketing, transforming the industry through cutting-edge technology, bold creative and a staggering amount of data. Our roster of 4,000 clients includes 400+ blue chip brands and 65 of the Internet Retailer Top 100. Coupled with the world’s largest affiliate marketing network, CJ Affiliate, we drive measurable, remarkable results. Conversant is the digital media arm of Epsilon, a global leader in creating customer connections that build brand and business equity. For more information, please visit www.conversantmedia.com and follow us on Twitter @Conversant.

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Dot It Restaurant Fulfillment

Dot It Restaurant Fulfillment is a specialized restaurant distributor. We source, stock, pack and ship all of a restaurant’s branded products and restaurant supplies. This includes all FOH and BOH products that don’t fit into broadline distribution, such as labels, signage, menus and apparel. Visit us online at brand.dotit.com.

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Groupon

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.

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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. With unparalleled access to data, uncompromising security, reduced training and support costs, and open integration, Gusto enables our users to be nimble and drive their customer engagement initiatives. Gusto delivers a centralized product with embedded CMS and full brand customization across Kiosk, Online/Mobile Ordering, In-Store POS, and Catering. Finally, our unique API-First approach means our product integrates faster and deeper with your preferred partners, enabling Gusto to unlock unrealized value and enable a better end user experience.

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InComm

Leveraging deep integrations into retailers’ point-of-sale systems, InComm provides connectivity to a variety of service providers that allow consumers to conduct everyday business at more than 500,000 points of retail distribution. With 246 global patents, InComm is headquartered in Atlanta with a presence in more than 30 countries. Learn more at www.incomm.com.

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The McIntosh Group

Successful brands need consistency between corporate and franchise restaurants, which is challenging on any budget. Meeting ADA and jurisdictional requirements presents another barrier to getting work done quickly and correctly. Nationwide full-service architecture firm The McIntosh Group has the process and technology to manage your design projects intelligently and efficiently.

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Marketing Informatics

Marketing Informatics solves marketing challenges for national restaurant brands by combining data and strategy to propel social, digital and direct. Without contracts, minimums or hassles, we expertly address challenges by implementing programs that drive awareness & traffic. You get a partner that deliver results, works efficiently and reduces your stress.

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Nimble[is]

Nimble[is] provides data-driven operational efficiencies around marketing campaigns and asset management. Marketing professionals lives get much easier! Nimble [is] is an end-to-end mobile technology company that designs, builds, and maintains marketing solutions including store profiling, print-on-demand immediacy, and real-time logistics reporting to ensure brand integrity and flexibility. Excelling in mobile engagement, the company currently supports thousands of owner/operator franchise locations across the U.S.

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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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Session M

SessionM is a customer engagement platform empowering the world’s most innovative brands to forge stronger and more profitable relationships.

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Simpli.fi

Simpli.fi is the programmatic advertising platform built for the scale of localization and personalization. Simpli.fi works with the largest buyers of localized advertising, including brands, agencies, local media groups, networks, and trading desks. These companies utilize Simpli.fi to localize ad targeting and content, to deliver performance on high volumes of localized campaigns, and to provide deep insights on their dynamic audiences. For more information about the company or partnership opportunities, call (800) 840-0768 or visit www.simpli.fi.

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Spectrio

Spectrio brings the customer experience to life by providing custom, branded, and targeted audio and visual marketing solutions—including On-Hold Messaging, Digital Signage, Wayfinding, and Overhead Music—to enable clients to engage, educate, and entertain across all touch points.

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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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Square

Square (NYSE: SQ) is a technology company focused helping businesses start, run and grow their operations. Today, Square has over 2.5M active businesses using its payments platform, processing over $50B annually. Beyond payments, Square offers a variety of solutions across POS, employee management, CRM, marketing, inventory management, capital and payroll.

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STRATACACHE

STRATACACHE has the world’s deepest footprint in intelligent digital signage and rich media customer engagement with 2 million+ software activations globally for brands such as McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Subway. Our digital engagement technology such as menu boards, kiosks and mobile apps enhance the customer experience, optimizing operations while boosting sales.

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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 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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TriMark

TriMark is the Largest Provider of Commercial Kitchen Equipment, Restaurant Supplies & Design Services in the Nation. Delivering quality foodservice supplies, restaurant supplies and restaurant equipment throughout the United States, TriMark can lead you through all stages of any kitchen project.

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Waze

Waze is the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app with over 80M+ worldwide users. Our advertising platform Waze Local reimagines the relationship between businesses and drivers, creating location-based ads with meaningful context.

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Wray Executive Search

For 45+ years Wray Executive Search has provided executive search and advisory services, recruiting impressive leadership teams for the nation’s most successful restaurant, foodservice, hospitality, and franchise companies. Our focus has always been aligning candidates who have the appropriate blend of knowledge, skill, experience and commitment with our clients’ needs.

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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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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

The well-being of people everywhere depends on a sustainable world. Diversey offers solutions for kitchen hygiene, fabric care, building care, infection prevention and consulting. Our solutions protect brands, deliver efficiency, and improve performance for our partners in food service, hospitality, retail, health care, and facility services. Our leading expertise integrates product systems, equipment, tools and services into innovative solutions that reduce water and energy usage and increase productivity. By delivering superior results, we help create profitable, sustainable enterprises for a cleaner, healthier future.

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water bottles sponsor

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. Discover why over 1,200 retail partners have teamed together to provide over 1M days of clean water and feel the rush of living seriously good. GIVN is as a certified B-Corporation and was selected as a Best for the World Honoree in 2016 and 2017 by B Lab – the B-Corporation certifying body.

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video sponsor

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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mobile app sponsor

MasterCard

MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s products and solutions make everyday commerce activities easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone.

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charging station sponsor

Serv-A-Charge

Give your customers a charge they’ll love! Now your customers can boost their phone while they boost your bottom line. Serv-A-Charge offers courtesy phone charging products so your customers can stay longer. Our products range from battery powered table tents with USB charging ports to charging stations with all of the current connectors for nearly any phone on the market.

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bag sponsor

Soundtrack Your Brand

Soundtrack Your Brand (Spotify’s only investment in the business music world) want to raise the awareness of the recent studies on a) the positive impact of brand fitting music on restaurant sales and b) how playing customer fitting music (music not fitting the brand) can hurt sales more than silence.

tekmark

booklet sponsor

Tekmark Global Solutions

As one of the longest standing privately held technology and telecom solutions providers in the world, Tekmark Global Solutions delivers innovative, cost-effective, and results-driven solutions to help our clients excel in their respective marketplace. Our client portfolio is vast, and includes a broad range of Fortune 100 and 500 companies in telecommunications, financial services, technology, insurance, health care, pharmaceutical, internet product and services, as well as state and city government agencies. What sets us apart? 35 years of know-how, consistency, integrity, and delivery.

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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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