Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit | Dallas 2017

Platinum Sponsor

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.

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.


FranConnect provides proven franchise management software for the entire business lifecycle – development, operations, finance, marketing, and more – to 600 brands and 110,000 franchisees in the quick service, fast casual, hospitality, and services industries. For more information, visit www.franconnect.com.


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.

Silver Sponsors


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.


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.


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.


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.


ViaTech is a Business Process Optimization company that specializes in software and manufacturing services that optimize the creation, storage, distribution and delivery of content. We are a global provider of software and content delivery because we have a holistic approach that starts with a workflow that fits our customers’ needs.

Associate Sponsors

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.

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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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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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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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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