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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 a leading Point of Sale company transforming how enterprise businesses manage customer transactions at scale. Our revenue-generating platform includes fixed and portable terminals, self-serve kiosks, handheld devices, and a branded mobile application. All of which seamlessly sync with an easy-to-use Kitchen Display System. Advanced analytics and inventory management give powerful insights into your operations.

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 is Making Delivery Easy by integrating over 30 online ordering platforms such as Postmates, UberEats and many others directly into a restaurant’s POS system. This integration enables restaurants to save on labor, reduce order errors and increase revenue potential. We offer a free trial, no long-term contracts, and dedicated customer support.

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.


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.

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 disruptive human capital management platform, revolutionizing employment in the Gig Economy, delivering a next-gen mobile engagement technology helping businesses with shift-based employees navigate regulatory mandates, minimize administrative burdens and better connect with a ready-for-hire workforce. ShiftPixy adds a needed layer for addressing compliance and continued demands for equitable employment practices.

Silver Sponsors

Acrelec America

Acrelec America, a leading digital transformation company, provides the world’s largest brands with self-order kiosks, menu displays, drive-thru and click-and-collect solutions that increase customer engagement while delivering benefits across the digital enterprise. Acrelec America is a part of the Acrelec Group, a world leader with 20,000 installations in 49 countries.

Bronze Sponsors

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.


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.

Breakfast Sponsor


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 to view our work and to learn more.

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.

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.

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.


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