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Platinum Sponsors

ADM Marketing

ADM Marketing is a full-service data-driven Direct Marketing agency. We use your hidden data to drive sales while building customer loyalty for our clients. We deliver customer identification, acquisition and retention programs designed to Identify. Attract. Retain. your local store customer basis through direct mail, email and other services.


Appetize is the first & only true enterprise cloud POS and management platform for food service and retail. Appetize is trusted by the highest volume businesses in the world, including multi-unit restaurants and national brands, sports and entertainment properties, education campuses, theme parks, travel and leisure sites. For more information, please visit

Hot Rocks Pizza Ovens

The Hot Rocks pizza oven is the FIRST stone conveyor to hit the pizza industry. It combines the speed and convenience of a conveyor oven with the authentic taste and crispiness of a deck oven. This translates into better customer reviews, a superior quality product, less waste, labour savings and ultimately increased profits! It’s the new way to bake pizza!


Immediate helps businesses recruit, retain, and engage employees in a rapidly changing job market by providing on-demand pay solutions. Life doesn’t wait two weeks.

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.

The Point of Sale Cloud

The Point of Sale Cloud is a fully integrated technology platform for multi-unit restaurants. It is a powerful ecosystem that puts you in control of your business while providing your team and guests a top-of-the-line integrated experience both on-premise and off-premise.

Gold Sponsors

Botrista Technology

Botrista provides beverage solutions to foodservice operators by leveraging easy-to-use equipment (the DrinkBot) alongside a line of pre-packaged ingredients (BiBs) to deliver craft beverages: infused teas & lattes, flavored lemonades, iced coffees and more! We automate the portioning, dispensing and mixing process to deliver a fresh and consistently blended product in under 20 seconds.


Cardlytics is advertising that works 100% of the time; you only pay when a customer is served with an offer and then makes a purchase during the campaign. Along with guaranteed ROAS, partners have access to real-time purchase insights from over 163M consumers and a brand-safe, fraud-free advertising environment that lives inside digital banking channels.


Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook’s apps and technologies to connect with friends and family, find communities and grow businesses.


GetUpside is focused on strengthening communities with technologies similar to those used in online retail, enabling local businesses to treat each customer individually in real time, significantly increasing retailer profitability, consumer satisfaction, and improving local sustainability.

Huddle Tickets

Huddle Tickets, LLC is the “Leader in High School Event Tickets and Marketing.” We connect brands to our network of 15,000+ high schools and communities across the country via integrated marketing platforms. These platforms include event ticket back coupons, on-site activation, experiential/sampling, cause marketing and social/digital programs.


Leasecake is the operating system for location management. As the sole source of truth for all lease and location information, Leasecake helps business owners stay on top of time-sensitive, mission-critical events. With remote access and team sharing, multi-location operators save time, minimize risk, and better manage their growth.

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.


MomentFeed uniquely manages and automates each and all of the local-mobile search triggers via its Unified Platform, and helps multi-location brands influence their Proximity Search Optimization to make them more visible across all local discovery channels, ultimately leading to more customers and foot traffic, and increased revenue.

Nextbite: Powered by Ordermark

Nextbite is focused on helping restaurant partners successfully enter the virtual restaurant space by diversifying their portfolio, using under-utilized labor and kitchen capacity, and driving demand to increase margins and revenue. Cofounded by Alex Canter in 2017, Nextbite is the only complete virtual restaurant solution for existing restaurants and kitchens that pairs a proven ordering/delivery management solution with a selection of highly visible, on-trend, delivery-only brands.

Order Media

Order Media is not only an experienced team of media buyers and negotiators. After 12 years of success placing ads for franchise businesses across the country, we’ve expanded into a full-service agency specializing in stretching ad dollars while understanding all of the performance data that comes from running campaigns. We do this with our growing suite of proprietary technologies.


Voted the #1 guest feedback platform in a nationwide survey, Ovation uses a 2-question SMS-based survey as a digital Table Touch™ that has redefined guest feedback. Through frictionless integrations with online ordering platforms and other tools, Ovation allows restaurants to easily resolve guest concerns in real-time, get more 5-star reviews, discover insights to improve, and drive revenue.

Partners + Napier

Ranked one of the Top Most Effective Agencies in North America for two years running, Partners + Napier is an integrated creative company best known for amplifying food and beverage brands through category-defying creativity.

PDQ Signature Systems

PDQ Signature Systems, a leading technology solutions innovator, is proud to showcase PDQ POS–a top rated, multi-award winning, all-concept restaurant/retail system. With essentials that include built-in and seamless integrations, comprehensive enterprise management and PDQ Security, a compliant, all-environment data/cyber security platform, PDQ POS provides an all-in-one solution.

Revel Systems

Revel Systems powers the ambitions of restaurants and retailers with a robust cloud-based Point of Sale and business management system. Improving day-to-day operations and fueling merchant growth, Revel’s streamlined ecosystem helps customers seize their future by pairing an intuitive POS with powerful management tools on a single platform


Founded in 1998, Rosnet has grown into a respected leader in the restaurant technology marketplace with thousands of locations utilizing the company’s food management, inventory management, and labor management systems on a daily basis. Rosnet couples easy-to-use tools with world-class support to help restaurant companies realize maximum profits without the need to invest in multiple systems.


ShiftPixy is a workforce engagement platform enabling restaurants to enjoy the flexibility of the gig economy and capitalize on online delivery while keeping their operations in-house. ShiftPixy’s system intercepts online orders, routes drivers, and communicates with the customer allowing a uniformed team member delivers the brand-intended experience to the customer.


SOCi is a leading marketing platform built specifically for “next-level” multi-location marketers. Our customers include top brands and influencers like Ace Hardware, Sport Clips, and Anytime Fitness who have the impossible challenge of managing their digital presence across 100s or 1000s of locations. SOCi platform makes the impossible, possible by enabling top brands and their locations to strengthen and scale their digital presence.


SynergySuite helps multi-unit restaurants simplify operations and increase profitability by 4-6% with easy-to-use restaurant management software. Businesses have the insights and tools they need to run the back office from a single platform, which includes inventory, purchasing, reporting, operations, food safety, labor, cash management and HR. Learn more at

Viking Cloud

Viking Cloud (formerly NuArx, Inc.) is transforming the way organizations approach cyber defense. Our customer-centric SaaS solutions enable cutting-edge ways to secure your network infrastructure, maintain compliance and provide assurance testing and assessments. Our platform provides real-time intelligence access to your organization’s cyber risk landscape and enables the Viking Cloud team to partner with organizations of all sizes to ensure proactive management of ever-changing cyber threats and business risks.


Voxie is the conversational text marketing leader that helps retailers and restaurants connect with and learn from their customers to drive significantly more revenue. Voxie is the only platform that uses real-time engagement and data-driven AI to combine the personalization of manual texting with the scalability of mass blast messaging.

Breakfast Briefing Sponsors

Decision Logic

Decision Logic is a back office restaurant management software that combines the intuitive experience of restaurant operators with the innovation and intelligence of next-level developers. With an all-in-one solution that reduces waste, optimizes labor scheduling, lets your general managers get back on the floor, and more, Decision Logic will help you boost revenue and cut costs across your entire concept.


Netsurion BranchSDO is a comprehensive software-defined branch network solution that combines a powerful yet easily-deployed edge appliance and cloud orchestration, along with next-gen security, cellular failover, Wi-Fi and PCI DSS compliance tools and support to efficiently power secure and agile networks for branch locations as well as IoT environments.

Silver Sponsors


Chatmeter’s software is the franchise solution for maintaining brand consistency at every location. From listing management to review monitoring, Chatmeter’s software provides chains & franchises with the tools to keep their local reputation inline with corporate values.


DTiQ’s next-gen video reporting saves you time and money by analyzing and presenting what’s most critical to act on. We’ve been helping operators at brands like Dairy Queen, Burger King and more improve efficiency while cutting costs for over 20 years, enhancing millions of consumer experiences at over 45,000 locations.


GroundTruth is the leading location platform for driving visits and performance. Using its proprietary Blueprints technology, GroundTruth is able to reach mobile users in the real world and influence business performance. GroundTruth’s focus on scale and accuracy has allowed it to capture 2 out of 3 smartphone users in the U.S.


ItsaCheckmate invites restaurateurs to ditch the tablets by cooking up powerful POS-Ordering Platform integrations and solutions. With ItsaCheckmate, operators control their online menus straight from their POS, resulting in higher profits, reduced order errors, and happier customers. ItsaCheckmate works with 7,000+ restaurant locations and 150+ technology partners globally.


MarketMan is the leading back-of-house solution that provides restaurateurs complete control over inventory, supply management, and procurement; ultimately empowering restaurateurs to manage more, faster. Our cloud-based inventory management and purchasing solution simplifies all back-of-house operations, streamlining everything from inventory to budgeting, reporting, supplier management and budgeting.

Restaurant 365

Restaurant365 is a cloud-based, all-inclusive, back-office solution that combines key restaurant modules with an integrated accounting backbone. Restaurant365 was founded by an experienced team of software veterans committed to developing an accounting, back office and reporting tool – specifically for restaurants – that scales and positions restaurant concepts for growth.


TekEfficient serves 2,000+ unique business clients, 500+ QSRs across the US. TekEfficient offers; Phone, Internet, IoT & Network Security solutions that help QSR Owners & Managers; Increase Online Orders, Keep Payment & Phone systems running with 100% uptime, Keep Food Product Fresh & Safe, Maximize Employee Efficiency, Consolidate Tech Vendors.


At UKG, our purpose is people. Formed by two leaders in HR solutions, UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos. Our love for all things HR and workforce management is matched only by our people-centered culture. Together, we’re committed to inspiring workforces and businesses around the world, helping to pave the way forward for our people, customers, and industry.


Restaurant franchisors partner with Vya to easily provide franchisees access to customizable marketing materials, reduce custom creative requests, simplify LTO materials distribution, and more. Combining our marketing portal, data analytics solutions, and production services, Vya enables restaurant marketers to efficiently execute marketing campaigns and engage franchisees to achieve greater results.


Workstream is a hiring tool that helps restaurants source, screen, and onboard candidates faster through texting and automation. With Workstream, brands like Papa John’s, Chick-fil-A, and Dunkin’, are successfully hiring hourly workers FAST in today’s highly competitive labor market. Keep your stores staffed and your business running with Workstream today!

Bronze Sponsors

3M Food Service Supplies

3M Food Services Supplies is recognized and respected as a leading food service solutions provider for 60 years. Scotch-Brite continues to be a trusted brand in food service cleaning tools, developing high-quality, durable and efficient solutions.


Attentive is a personalized mobile messaging platform for innovative brands & organizations that can quickly become a top 3 revenue channel. Using real-time behavioral data, Attentive automatically sends engaging text messages to each subscriber at every step of the customer lifecycle. Over 3,000 leading businesses rely on Attentive and see strong performance, like 30%+ click-through rates and 25x+ ROI. To learn more about Attentive, email and mention RFIS.


Beekeeper’s mission is to transform the way 2 billion frontline employees work with a mobile-first communication platform that reaches every shift, location, and language through real-time one-on-one and group messaging. Dedicated streams deliver important operational communications to your entire workforce or specific subgroups. Managers keep staff productive and turnover low by automating workflows and messaging to their teams.

Clark National Accounts

Clark National Accounts is a division of, dedicated to modern multi-unit foodservice customers. They offer a full-service business model that encompasses anything from design services to custom warehousing and features QuickSupply, a customized marketplace designed and built exclusively to meet the needs and challenges faced by multi-unit foodservice operators.

Eagle Eye Networks

The Eagle Eye Cloud VMS provides 100% cloud management including mobile and web browser viewing. Traditional camera systems have been costly and challenging for users to manage. Eagle Eye Networks customers get the advantages of cloud management and storage including; lower total cost of ownership, on-demand deployment, and centralized management.

Guardian Protection

Guardian Protection is a premier provider of smart security and automation solutions for multi-location organizations nationwide. Guardian offers 24/7 alarm monitoring, digital video surveillance, and EdgePro, a mobile-friendly security system management tool that provides critical security data in real time. Hundreds of thousands of customers trust Guardian’s award-winning monitoring services and in-house, U.S.-based customer care specialists.


GuestExp introduces end to end technology to measure guest experience in any retail front and monitor them, process them, helps management to take action (Example : More than 2 guests asking for same flavor or complains the same issue in a month that needs to be acted on). So you/management can act before it impacts sales/guest experience.


821 million people go to bed hungry every night. Heifer International is changing that. In 21 countries around the world, we provide small farming communities with livestock and other resources, training, and market access so that they can earn a living-income. Partner with Heifer to Take Hunger Off the Menu.


Intwine Connect enables management teams to further stabilize revenue and profit margins by optimizing incoming orders, reducing inventory loss, and controlling energy costs. With its connected systems bundle, Intwine increases F&B manager insights, flexibility, and simplifies compliance reporting. Intwine Connect delivers affordable monitoring and energy efficiency solutions for resorts, restaurants, franchises, and campuses.

PathSpot Technologies

The PathSpot Safety System is the world’s first real-time hand hygiene management solution. Our patented scanning device and data-driven tracking software ensure that every employee is washing their hands frequently and effectively. PathSpot customers see an average 3x increase in handwashing and reduce instances of foodborne illness contaminants by 75% within just 30 days.

Associate Sponsors


AyrKing is a team of food preparation specialists committed to the idea that quality, consistency and profitability all start at the very beginning. We understand that optimizing the food preparation process is the key to reducing costs and perfecting the final product.

DEEL Media

DEEL Media is the premier provider of large-scale digital menu boards systems. Our team of experts has been deploying enterprise digital solutions for over 30 years. Our solutions are designed to increase sales by focusing your presentation by-store, and daypart based on demographics, and to efficiently scale as you grow.

Field Day

Field Day is a leader in local demand generation. We combine proprietary technology, data, and a national network of over 3000 Brand Ambassadors, to help multi-unit brands activate in local communities and nationally. Through the power of human-to-human connections, we are revolutionizing the way brands discover, activate, and measure local store marketing.


From instant warm handwash systems and instant hot water dispensers to food waste disposers and reduction systems, InSinkErator has foodservice equipment commercial kitchens need to enhance day-to-day operations.

Loop Media

Loop Media, Inc. is a multichannel digital platform and a leading provider of video streaming services for businesses and consumers that features Loop Media’s own branded music and entertainment channels and curated playlists. Through its proprietary “Loop Player”, Loop Media is the only company in the U.S. licensed to stream music videos directly to consumers and venues out-of-home (“OOH”).


Otter lets you take control of your delivery business and stress less! Otter consolidates your delivery orders into one place to manage and optimize your delivery business in real time. Grow your business with custom Insights to reduce costs and maximize revenue.

The Dairy Alliance

As a part of the National Dairy Council and funded by US dairy farmers, The Dairy Alliance provides resources to restaurant chains to assist in the development and promotion of innovative menu items containing dairy.

Additional Sponsors

bag sponsor is the leader in programmatic advertising built for the precision and scale of addressable, mobile, and OTT/CTV advertising. works with the world’s largest buyers of localized advertising, including multi-location brands, agencies, local media groups, networks, and trading desks. With over 130,000 active daily campaigns run by more than 30,000 active advertisers,’s clients are able to deliver performance on high volumes of campaigns.

lanyard sponsor


Steritech is an industry leader providing best-in-class assessment and consulting services for over 35 years. We believe your customers should have the ideal brand experience every time, everywhere. From food safety to operational excellence, Steritech’s 350 highly-trained, calibrated Specialists will identify barriers, opportunities, and successes at every location.

wifi sponsor

Vert Digital

Vert Digital is the best independent full-stack digital shop on the east coast. Our team of 35+ serves Fortune 1000 calibre consumer-brands like First Watch Restaurants, RaceTrac, American Honda Motor Company and Amazon. We have a 10 year pedigree in the restaurant & hospitality industry, leading the edge with paid digital media strategies and award-winning social content & innovation.

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.

Franchise Business Review

Franchise Business Review is an independent market research firm specializing in benchmarking franchisee and employee satisfaction. FBR has partnered with over 1,100 franchise companies to help them achieve success through data-driven insights. Learn how you can partner with FBR to drive satisfaction and improve system performance at

ICX Association

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

Metro Atlanta Chamber

The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) serves as a catalyst for a more prosperous and vibrant region. To advance economic growth and improve metro Atlanta’s quality of place, MAC is focused on starting, growing and recruiting companies to the 29-county metro Atlanta region. The Chamber is also focused on growing the region’s innovation economy by promoting and strengthening connections to drive Atlanta’s innovation and entrepreneurial culture.

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


Take Your Team to the Summit!

Restaurant/Foodservice Operators who register two attendees may add a third attendee at no additional cost.

Group discount does not apply to Franchise Brokers/Consultants or Vendors.


Grand Hyatt Nashville

Rate: $289/night* | Deadline: 3/7/22
* Subject to availability at time of booking.

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