SPONSORS

Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit | Louisville 2018

Premier Platinum Sponsor

Welbilt, Inc.

Welbilt, Inc. provides the world’s top chefs, premier chain operators and growing independents with innovative products and solutions 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.

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

Restaurant franchises that want to maximize their online exposure and drive more customers to their locations partner with Scorpion to reach their goals. We guide your digital marketing strategy and leverage award-winning technology to scale your plan across your entire restaurant franchise system. You get increased foot traffic, award-winning customer service, and measurable ROI for your restaurant brand.

Gold Sponsors

Chatmeter

Chatmeter helps enterprise retail brands and agencies managing multi-locations increase their revenue by identifying areas in their online presence that drives customers to choose their stores over competitors. The leading Local Reputation platform with listing and review management, social monitoring, and Local SEO rank tracking, Chatmeter is a complete online reputation solution.

Silver Sponsors

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.

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.

Breakfast Sponsor

Scoppechio

Scoppechio is a full-service omnichannel marketing agency with offices in Louisville (HQ), Cincinnati and Columbus. With more than 200 employees across the network, Scoppechio serves a broad client portfolio including: LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s, KFC, NPC/Pizza Hut, Einstein’s, YUM brands and more. Visit scoppechio.com to view our work and to learn more.

Associate Sponsors

Fishman Public Relations

Fishman Public Relations executes strategic PR and content marketing programs that create brand awareness and drive inbound leads for franchise sales. For more than 25 years, Fishman PR has generated high-level print, broadcast and online earned media coverage that puts brands on the map, closing countless franchise deals.

Additional Sponsors

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.

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.

Partner Sponsors

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.

The NPD Group

The NPD Group is the leading global provider of market information and business solutions covering brick-and-mortar, e-commerce, and emerging channels in more than 20 industries. We combine our unique data assets with analytic solutions to help our clients measure performance, predict trends, and improve results, advising them to help drive successful growth.

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.

We are a proud supporter of

Scarlet’s Bakery | Scarlet Hope

Scarlet Hope is an organization dedicated to raising awareness against sexual assault and exploitation. In 2015, in the heart of Louisville, Scarlet’s Bakery went from a vision to a reality—affording new job opportunities and bringing new light to women who felt helpless in a presumably dark future. We proudly support Scarlet’s Bakery—their baked goods are incredible! Try them if you can. 100% of the profit goes to rescuing exploited women.