Platinum Sponsor

Manitowoc Foodservice

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

Gold Sponsors


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.


EarthLink is a leading network services provider dedicated to delivering great in-store and online customer experiences in a cloud connected world. We help thousands of specialty restaurants, their franchisees and other multi-location retailers and businesses drive innovation and securely establish critical connections.


GoodData provides groundbreaking BI for data monetization to enterprises, independent software vendors and system integrators who seek to unlock the value of data for their business networks with engaging, one-to-many analytics. The analytics distribution platform enables companies like Target, Discovery International and Zendesk to deploy intelligent data products that are guided by GoodData’s expertise in conceptualizing, creating and delivering widely-adopted analytics solutions.

Small Box Energy

Small Box Energy reduces up to 20% of your maintenance expenditures, decreases your electric consumption by 10-30% and improves food safety for brand security – all paid for by our chameleon energy management platform. Our non-intrusive solution provides alerts instantly and is so easy to use; a 20 year old can learn it in 20 minutes.

Tork / SCA

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.


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

Silver Sponsors


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 a myriad of sources, including POS, eClub, SMS, reservations, online ordering and more. Fishbowl is headquartered in Alexandria, VA.

GDD Interactive

GDD Interactive has been helping brands digital smarter for ten years now with a combination of serious know-how, on-point instincts and a get-in-the-trenches work ethic. At GDD, we own the space where data and design meet to go about doing the real work for your brand.

Revel Systems

Revel Systems is an award-winning iPad point of sale solution for small and multi-location businesses. Quick, intuitive and secure, Revel’s iOS-based point of sale system combines cloud-based technology and the mobility of the iPad. Revel Systems offers a feature-rich POS solution for restaurants with integrated payroll, inventory tracking, customer relationship management and more.


SOCi is the leading solution for content discovery and social media management. SOCi’s proprietary content scoring technology shows social media managers content proven to engage targeted audiences. The platform streamlines the social media management process including design, scheduling, monitoring and reporting; enabling social media marketers to manage hundreds, even thousands of accounts.


SweetIQ is an industry leader in local search marketing, helping F500 brands convert online searches to in-store shoppers. Their analytics and automation platform delivers local search results for national brands and their marketing agencies. SweetIQ helps clients grow their sales by increasing their online findability and giving them the tools they need to manage their online presence.

Bronze Sponsors


CARDFREE offers end-to-end digital commerce solutions including mobile app development and a suite of backend services specifically built for large restaurant brands. Our platforms include Mobile Pay, Ordering, Loyalty, CRM and Stored Value, which can be extended to any consumer facing technology including mobile apps, web, tablet and kiosk.


LRS is dedicated to developing technologies that help businesses provide a better customer experience. We know businesses need simple solutions that streamline communications between guests and staff. Solutions include paging and messaging devices, tracking devices, guest management applications and customer feedback tools, which provide confidence that operations are running smoothly and guests are well cared for.


Square makes commerce easy. Starting with a free credit card reader for Apple and Android devices, Square allows anyone to accept credit cards anywhere, for 2.75% per swipe, with no hidden fees. Register is a full POS system for businesses to accept payments, manage items and share menu information.

Associate Sponsors


DINEASY makes the dining experience easier. It brings searching, ordering, payments, rewards and reviews into a simple smart app. For drive-through’s, the app allows for quick, error-free ordering and payment. For fine dining, the app facilitates check-ins without buzzers, ordering and payment without tabletop kiosks. DINEASY is the single app that customers and restaurants want to use with a unified end-to-end experience.


Ecolab works in close partnership with customers, and offers extraordinary insight into the challenges they face. With on-site presence and the latest technology, Ecolab can capture and analyze data from multiple systems, see how processes interact and impact each other, and use this in-depth understanding to solve problems and find opportunities.


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.


Hathway is a mobile innovation agency creating personalized experiences that influence consumers in the moments that matter most. We turn insights from mobile and social data into branded mobile applications, responsive web experiences, and mobile marketing campaigns that not only engage users, but deliver real results for our clients.


Hughes’ HughesON high performance network & digital media solutions enable restaurant operators to securely and cost-effectively drive customer loyalty and 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.

Additional Sponsors

wifi sponsor

Consolidated Concepts

We provide an outside perspective and leverage experience and best practices that an operator would not have access to otherwise. Our team of specialists develops customized resources and support programs to help existing supply chain teams increase productivity and reduce costs.

mobile app sponsor


LoyaltyPlant helps restaurants worldwide create meaningful connections with their guests. The company’s proprietary platform offers a powerful CRM system, a white-label app and POS integration. LoyaltyPlant is proud to serve over 400 clients in 8 countries, including household names, such as Pizza Hut, Hooters and KFC.

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SpenDifference partners with restaurant companies providing customized supply chain solutions. Our co-op like 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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