SPONSORS

Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit | Louisville 2018

Platinum Sponsors

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.


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.

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

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.

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.

Taylor Company

As a foodservice equipment leader, Taylor Company offers frozen drink machines, soft serve ice cream machines, and commercial grills. Taylor Company has the foodservice equipment that you need to excel. Taylor offers the highest level of quality products and extraordinary customer service. Since 1926, Taylor equipment offers best-in-class manufacturing, with a worldwide factory authorized distributor network.

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.

Silver Sponsors

SweetIQ

SweetIQ gets hundreds of businesses listed on search and discovery sites like Google, Bing, and Foursquare. Our suite of local products and services, combined with the strategic insight of our Local Experts, helps enterprises connect with consumers by boosting brand awareness through reviews, consistent local content, keyword monitoring, and making them to truly own their presence on the buyer’s journey from search to sale.

Bronze Sponsors

Detecto Scale

Detecto Scale, an ISO-9001 certified scale manufacturer, markets a complete line of quality weighing products for the healthcare, foodservice and shipping/logistics industries. Detecto’s headquarters and factory is in Webb City, Missouri, USA. Founded in 1900, Detecto Scale is the largest medical scale manufacturer in the United States.

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.

Associate Sponsors

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.

Regional/Local Sponsors

Louisville Forward

Louisville Forward is an integrated approach to economic and community development. Created in 2014, Louisville Forward combines business attraction, expansion and retention activities, and talent and workforce attraction, with all of the city’s real estate development, land use and planning and design functions to present a unified solution for job growth and quality of place.

Additional Sponsors

video sponsor

Hughes Network Systems

Hughes managed solutions for multi-unit restaurants and franchises are designed and optimized to drive network performance, engage employees, and elevate customer experience. The HughesON managed SD-WAN, powered by ActiveTechnologies™, transforms broadband connections into high performing, secure networks. Our Digital Media solutions increase employee effectiveness and enhance customer engagement. www.business.hughes.com

Association & Media Partners

Fast Casual

Fast Casual is the global online leader for news, analysis, blogs and research in the worldwide fast casual restaurant industry.

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.

ICX Association

The Interactive Customer Experience Association’s mission is to connect B2C brands to technology that elevates the customer experience.

Kentucky Restaurant Association

The Kentucky Restaurant Association is a not-for-profit trade association representing Kentucky foodservice outlets and a variety of businesses associated with the foodservice industry. The Association provides members with a wide range of educational resources.

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.

QSRweb

QSRweb delivers fast-breaking news, features and analysis on the quick-service restaurant industry.

Group Discount

Take Your Team to the Summit

Register two attendees from your company and add a third attendee at no additional cost.

 

Applies only to qualified attendees.

Hotel Reservations

Omni Louisville Hotel
Rate: $189/night* | Deadline: 3/19/2018

Call (502) 656-7220 and mention that you’re attending the Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit.
* Subject to availability at time of booking.

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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