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Platinum Sponsors

ADM Marketing

ADM Marketing is a full-service data-driven Direct Marketing agency focused on building customer loyalty for our clients. Part of the OvareGroup, we deliver customer identification, acquisition and retention programs designed to Identify. Attract. Retain. your local store customer on a one-to-one 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!

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.

Gold Sponsors


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.


ItsaCheckmate provides true end-to-end integration between the restaurant’s POS system and over 100 third-party delivery and ordering platforms (such as GrubHub, Uber Eats, Postmates, and DoorDash). ItsaCheckmate syncs the menus and prices directly from the POS system to the third-party platforms and integrates the orders originating on those platforms directly into the POS system.

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.


NuArx is the leading provider of PCI compliance, network security, business continuity, and digital transformation solutions to restaurant owners worldwide. As the provider of choice for 7 of the 20 largest QSR brands, the NuArx solution delivers security and compliant digital foundation enabling plug-and-play deployment of next-generation technology throughout the franchise communitites at no additional cost to the brand or franchise owner.


Ordermark ( is the leading and one of the fastest-growing restaurant technology service providers in the mobile technology space. Ordermark helps restaurants and virtual kitchens increase efficiency and grow profits by aggregating mobile orders across all of the major online ordering service providers into a single dashboard and printer.

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.

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


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.

Breakfast Briefing Sponsors

Decision Logic

Decision Logic is an enterprise restaurant management software that combines the intuitive experience of restaurant operators with the innovation and intelligence of next-level developers. When you need a tool that solves for tomorrow, not yesterday, empower your brand with Decision Logic.


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


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.


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.

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. 750+ businesses rely on Attentive and see strong performance, like 30%+ click-through rates and 25x+ ROI.


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.

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.

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 was founded in 2017 with the mission to empower multi-unit brands with the data, tools and people to dramatically improve their local field marketing efforts. The company is revolutionizing the way brands discover, activate, and measure field marketing, providing the first software-enabled field marketing solution for multi-unit brands to activate the last mile.

Loop Media

Loop Media, Inc., is an innovative premium streaming media company building products and solutions for both businesses and consumers. Loop improves the entire viewing experience for premium short-form content by focusing on venues and consumers in the evolving frontier of digital out-of-home, streamlining the public-to-private viewing experience.

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


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.

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.

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.


The Westin Buckhead Atlanta

Rate: $209/night* | Deadline: 2/1/21
* Subject to availability at time of booking.

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