Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit | Dallas 2017

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


Cockrell Enovation

Your brand is your greatest asset. It’s more than just a logo, it’s your strategy, culture, and customer loyalty. Cockrell Enovation streamlines your franchise branding needs with our on-demand portal technology and custom printing solutions that empowers your restaurant locations while keeping the strength of your brand intact.



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.



HotSchedules provides cloud-based technology for the restaurant industry, delivering a comprehensive suite of solutions that make running and working for restaurants easier. Its world-class products include comprehensive labor management, BI, inventory, social recruiting, e-learning, print and digital logbooks and applications built IoT platform. HotSchedules is proud to serve more than 2 million users in over 150,000 locations across 26 countries.



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.



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.



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.



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.

Associate Sponsors

Vector Smart Object

The Sandbox Agency (LocalWave)

At The Sandbox Agency, the LocalWave team focuses 100% on brand localization. We help brands, franchisees & their store teams be better local marketers. We provide an integrated, data-driven and store-specific view to local marketing to deliver the right marketing programs at the hyper-local level – based on data & trade level opportunities.

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QuikServe Solutions

QuikServe Solutions streamlines POS, back-of-house, and corporate reporting operations, resulting in greater efficiency and increased profits. Because of its comprehensive equipment, technology, and services, QuikServe is able to provide both software and hardware that are customized to each restaurant. Today QuikServe Solutions has over 2,000 installations supporting customers across the United States.

Additional Sponsors


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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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Hotel Reservations

The Highland Dallas
Rate: $224/night | Deadline: 3-Mar-2017

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Sponsorship Opportunities

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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