One of the many great experiences at RLC is the Restaurant Product Gallery where RLC sponsors display their latest innovations. Attendees stroll through the "gallery" during the Opening Reception and Dinner perusing new products, services and go-to-market strategies. Innovations found in the Gallery will have been launched by RLC sponsors into the restaurant channel since June 2012 or will be launched in 2013.

Absolute Plastics
MWPET - Absolute Plastics, LLC has developed a new, microwaveable plastic for Foodservice Applications called MWPET™.  MWPET™ is made from 70% post consumer, recycled content (PET Bottles) and can be recycled where PET clamshells are being recycled.  MWPET™ clamshells are available now.  Take-out bowls and lids will be introduced in late 2013.
 
Ambiance Radio
Ambiance Radio NS provides THE RIGHT MUSIC to your stores using a very stable streaming platform and premises equipment owned by you.  Programming is customized to your brand and refreshed hourly.  If zero up-front fees and a low monthly subscription are your primary considerations, NS is for you. For more information, visit http://www.ambianceradio.com
 
America’s Taco Shop®
We recently added America’s citrus-marinated chicken to our specialized menu which features other authentic carne asada and al pastor items. Like everything on our menu, our citrus-marinated chicken is made from family recipes using spices and ingredients unique to the Sinaloa region of Mexico.
 
AMI Entertainment
Tap TV Trivia provides innovative entertainment solutions for any location.  Patrons participate in a nationwide trivia competition using their smartphone and the Tap TV mobile app. It is an affordable and effective way to get locations noticed and keep guests coming back for more. For more information visit www.taptvtonight.com
 
ANX eBusiness Corp.
ANX introduces their new SecurePCI™ package. With pricing starting at less than $1 a day, ANX’s SecurePCI delivers $100k of data breach protection plus easy to use tools, training and support to make PCI compliance easier. The SecurePCI enterprise dashboard increases efficiency and visibility by allowing small business owners and franchisors to manage their multiple locations from a centralized portal.

Anheuser-Busch
A new 6% ABV Golden Amber Lager from Budweiser, that is distinctively flavorful, yet smooth and drinkable. While rooted in Budweiser’s authenticity, it also delivers a modern, intriguing mark of distinction in its flavor and packaging. Black Crown was born out of Project 12, a collaboration of Budweiser’s 12 Brewmasters and sampled by thousands this past summer.

AVANTI COMMERCE INC.
Avanti’s Mobile Commerce Platform: Extend the reach of your brand and let your customers order & pay on-the-go.  Avanti’s platform drives sales with mobile apps & websites, integrated with your payment processor and front-counter operations.  HIGHLIGHTED FEATURES: 1:1 offers, gift/rewards payments, re-order at any location, guaranteed order delivery, unified settlement.  Advance with Avanti.
 
Benbria Corporation
Benbria is a leading provider of mobile customer engagement solutions for the world’s most respected restaurant chains. Benbria helps businesses deliver a superior customer experience by using up-to-the-second customer insight to drive real-time staff performance. Ask us how we achieve this with our proven guest user rates of 27-58% - info@benbria.com.
 
Bennigan’s Franchising Co.
BENNIGAN’S CEO SHARES STORY OF LEGENDARY TURNAROUND IN NEW BUSINESS BOOK
“Bennigan’s Return to Relevance...Bleeding Green 25/8”
Bennigan’s is Back! After struggling through Chapter 7 bankruptcy, the Legendary restaurant chain has shown the world that by returning to its roots, it can return to relevance.  In this not-to-be-missed turnaround tale, Mangiamele shares the 360° Business Review on how his team rebuilt this iconic brand.   Proceeds will benefit “Operation Enduring Opportunity,” a program developed by the International Franchise Association to assist returning veterans interested in franchising opportunities.
 
Boulder Brands
Whether enjoyed as part of a gluten free sub sandwich or garlic bread, Udi’s delicious 12” Classic Hoagie Rolls add value to your existing menus and are individually wrapped to suit foodservice operational needs.  Also check out our gluten free breads, bagels, cookies, pizza crust, and other goodies at foodservice.udisglutenfree.com.

ConAgra Mills
Introducing Ultragrain Pasta Plus® , the pasta that provides an excellent source of fiber, a good source of protein, and whole grain nutrition – all while maintaining the same great taste, texture and appearance as traditional white pasta, thanks to Ultragrain® whole wheat flour. Email pasta@conagrafoods.com for more information or samples.
 
CSM Bakery
We’ve created the latest rage in cake by combining our superior cake and icing to craft cake truffles by Brill. These Cake Truffles are decadent spheres of deliciously moist cake bits and indulgent frosting, covered with a ganache-style coating. Available in favorite flavors such as carrot cake, red velvet and triple chocolate.
 
Ctuit Software
Intraday polling - As an operator, Intraday Polling with Ctuit provides access on a frequent basis on any given day and multiple times per day, if desired. Actual updated data throughout the day provides operational intelligence and factual metrics that allows management at any level to make more informed decisions throughout the day.
 
Delivery Concepts, Inc.
The 8 Series, one of many offered by Delivery Concepts, maintains proper food temperature, delivers kitchen-fresh quality, allows for large orders, enhances your company image, and extends your advertising dollar by providing a mobile billboard for your company’s business and the services you offer.  Financing and leasing options are available!
 
Duke Manufacturing
Wouldn’t you like to increase guest satisfaction and profitability by working with one of the Industry’s best? Duke’s complete line of hot holding equipment allows you to serve your guest faster, increasing the number of transactions per hour. Additionally, you reduce food waste and maintain a great hot product long. With the Duke hot holding equipment, you are able to hold many foods, such as burger patties, eggs, fried products and even French fries, longer, safer, better and more consistently than any other method.
 
Edward Don & Company
Edward Don & Company’s new Roll Top Chafer delivers value with style. A mirror-polished 18/8 stainless steel finish sets off the exquisite design of this stylish chafing dish. The easy-to-use roll top opens to a full 180° with a stop at 90°. Water and food pans included.

www.don.com | Telephone number: (708) 883-8041
 

Empathica
Empathica’s 3rd Party Feedback and Text Analytics tools provide brands with an end to end view of multiple channels of customer feedback to drive action. A combination of structured and unstructured feedback is the only way to effectively measure and improve the experience.
 
emuamericas, llc
Shot Armchair # 169: This collection of chairs has a tubular structure, a distinct backrest with a perforated pattern and a solid seat that provides optimal comfort. Shot is available in an armchair, side chair and barstool and takes up minimal space. This collection is suitable for contract use, and is adaptable to many different environments.

 
Front Flip
Front Flip is not another punch card on a mobile app. Our loyalty program is fun and exciting for customers and profitable for business owners. We work with local restaurants, regional chains and national concepts to help them achieve significant jumps in traffic and sales in the first 90 days.
 
Georgia-Pacific
SmartStock® Touchless Dispenser - Adding a touch of cleanliness is best done when there is no touching at all.  The new SmartStock® Touchless Dispenser offers a full-service experience and takes hygiene and class to the next level.  The Dispenser is NSF-Certified® hygienic and able to hold up to 160 utensils.
 
Hamilton Beach
Hamilton Beach® Commercial Introduces the SmartServe Blend In Cup which allows for zero waste of ingredients, minimizes labor, avoids the use of blender jars, and provides great drink consistency.  SmartServe Blend In Cup, designed with high-volume quick-serve locations in mind, is the most efficient way to deliver blended drinks to customers.
 
Happy Or Not Survey, Inc.
Happy Or Not - Award-winning, wireless, electronic survey system - rated ‘ONE OF THE 4 COOLEST PRODUCTS’ @ the 2013 NRF Show.  Free standing, fun, easy - GUARANTEED unprecedented survey results.  Use for consumer satisfaction rating, product sampling, service polling, etc. “You can’t manage what you don’t measure!”, and in this industry, they won’t come back unless you have excellent service!
 
Henny Penny
The Evolution Elite’s innovative reduced oil capacity technology cooks the same amount of food in 40% less oil. The fryer’s SmartFilter Express™ lets you filter any vat in four minutes or less while you continue cooking in the rest. The fryers have also earned the ENERGY STAR® mark.
 
HERSHEY's Foodservice
HERSHEY’S Foodservice introduces new Non-Chocolate Variety Pack (24-ct.). With three leading brands to choose from (PAYDAY, REESE’S PIECES and TWIZZLERS), this variety of candy is sure to please all. Place these popular candy brands by the register to encourage impulse purchases. It couldn’t be  easier to pick up add-on sales. Order today!

Hormel Foodservice, LLC
HORMEL® FIRE BRAISED™ Meats are first engulfed in flames giving them a fire-seared flavor, aroma and appearance, then slow cooked for hours until incredibly tender.  Their simple, natural flavor makes them extremely
versatile.  The line includes FIRE BRAISED™ Boneless Pork Shoulder, Boneless Chicken Thigh, and St. Louis Style Ribs.  easier to pick up add-on sales. Order today!

International Franchise Association (IFA)
IFA’s VetFran strategic initiative, founded in 1991, includes over 540 IFA franchisor member companies offering financial incentives, training and mentoring to veterans interested in small business ownership and/or a career path in franchising.  Over 64,000 veterans have started careers in franchising, including 4,314 new veteran franchise business owners, since 2011.

Intesource
Intesource’s Request For Information (RFI) provides buyers the ability to vet potential vendors independent of, prior to, or after an e-sourcing project. In addition, Surveys – a new variation of RFI - evaluates vendors’ quality and/or performance based on feedback from store managers or other key personnel. Both versions are complemented by our full-service approach.

 
Jersey Mike’s
Jersey Mike’s recently revamped their catering program to include Subs by the bag, by the box and individual boxed lunches.  Customers are also able to order catering online and on their phones using the revamped app, making it easier than ever to cater to their needs.
 
Job Creators Network
Job Creators Network empowers employers with non-partisan resources to educate employees about public policy issues that affect their jobs.  Watch for a JCN sponsored, soon-to-be-released MOBILE APP, which will engage employers and employees in kitchen table economics with innovative and interactive updates and information.  www.jobcreatorsnetwork.com
 
Johnny Rockets
The simple, flexible Johnny Rockets business model is conducive to a variety of footprints in a wide range of venues…especially those that cater to fun!  With a menu, ambiance and décor that appeal to all ages and cultures, the theme is universal.  There are currently a number of exclusive territories available for franchising.
 
Kettle Cuisine
Greek Chicken Orzo Soup: Slow-simmered chicken, sautéed onions, sweet carrots and Mediterranean herbs in a hand crafted chicken stock with orzo pasta and hints of mint and lemon.

Kids Stuff Marketing
Kid Stuff Marketing is the exclusive provider of the Scratch Color Placemat and Activity Book which does not require crayons. Kids simply rub the surface and colors magically appear! Per a national study, moms and kids preferred scratch color vs. a traditional placemat or activity book with crayons by a margin of 2:1.
 
LevelUp
The LevelUp white label feature enables your business to have a custom mobile payment app without having to develop, support or maintain any of it yourself.  You get access to all LevelUp features like 0% processing fees, powerful campaigns and world-class analytics, but the mobile app will be 100% your brand.
 
Long Range Systems
Table Tracker — An advanced table location technology that is designed to speed up food delivery in fast-casual restaurants and elevate the guest experience. The easy-to-install, nearly maintenance free equipment utilizes RFID technology to collect and deliver accurate data on ordering, seating, food preparation, meal delivery and the table clearing process.
 
Maritz Research
Capella Restaurant by Maritz Research provides restaurants with customer experience information they can actually use. By identifying the most critical issues and giving a step-by-step guidance on exactly what to do next, Capella makes it easy for operators to see their restaurant more clearly and take action on what they see. www.maritzresearch.com/capella
 
McLane Company, Inc.
The McLane Smart Handheld has been specifically designed to make inventory counts more efficient and accurate.  It allows case labels to be scanned on the spot and not only cuts weekly inventory time from over one hour to 20 minutes or less, it ensures accurate counts and more precise inventory.
 
MEI
MEI has further raised expectations with the introduction of the MEI BNR (Bank Note Recycler) through lower cash handling costs, improved security and increased ROI.  The BNR provides all of the cash handling ability of a cashier with closed loop cash management benefits. Learn more at www.MEIBNR.com.

 
Mercury
MercuryLoyalty is an innovative, POS integrated mobile phone-based loyalty solution. Leveraging consumers’ mobile phones, MercuryLoyalty provides a powerful, simple way to acquire loyal, engaged customers. One click customer segmentation allows for effective and targeted messaging via SMS text, email and social media. Intuitive dashboards deliver ROI measurements and valuable insights.
 
MIRUS
Sentinel™ by MIRUS, is the most comprehensive fraud management solution available in the restaurant industry today. Not only can you monitor and identify fraudulent activity -- only MIRUS, with its “Closed Loop” reporting capability, can give you total confidence that action is being taken to stop these activities once identified.
 
Monkey Media
Get Catering and Grow Sales!™ System - Using the turnkey Get Catering and Grow Sales!™ System, a toolkit for catering strategy, education and software, MonkeyMedia Software works closely with each brand's Executive Team to drive Strategic alignment, provide education for team members, and deploy an enterprise software platform to service the off-premise business channel.

 
NCR
NCR Mobile Pay - Integrated with the Aloha technology solution, NCR Mobile Pay enables restaurant guests with a smartphone to browse their bill, re-order menu items, and securely pay their bill via credit card, debit card or PayPal. Mobile Pay increases speed of service, improves order accuracy and increases check averages.

 
NEC Display
NEC's complete 3x3 Video Wall Solution (X463UN-TMX9P) delivers an all-in-one, easy-to-configure and cost-effective solution that is ideal for dynamic digital signage. Exclusive tiling technologies combine with the ultra-narrow bezel of the NEC X463UN and the full adjustment capabilities of a pull-out mount to allow for simple installation. The minimal bezel widths help to avoid interruption of the displayed content. http://www.necdisplay.com/p/product-bundles/x463un-tmx9p
 
newBrandAnalytics
After demonstrating the accuracy of the insights deciphered by our social intelligence platform at RLC ‘12, we dramatically improved usability and added features e.g., historical views, competitor benchmarking, enhanced author info, and direct to mobile delivery of data. Our advanced nBA 3.0 product suite empowers users like never before. Learn more by emailing info@newBrandAnalytics.com, or call (202) 800-7850.
 
NJOY Electronic Cigarettes
Finally, smokers have a real alternative: The New NJOY King Premium Electronic Cigarette.

The first e-cig with the look, feel, and flavor of the real thing. Each King has a real paper feel, and soft filter, and there’s no smoke, only vapor.

The most satisfying thing is the part you can’t see: The authentic flavor, developed in the USA by our Master Flavorist.
 
NPD Group
This year's edition of The NPD Group's A Look Into the Future of Foodservice delivers an industry forecast through 2022 to help you see what's ahead, including a special focus on the impact aging consumers may have on the industry's structure. See where we expect changes in food and beverage choices as the U.S. population ages. 
 
Paytronix Systems, Inc.
Introducing Data Insights: A CRM solution for restaurants, Data Insights combines out-of-the-box dashboard reports with a team of expert analysts. Synthesizing all available data sources provides a 360-degree view of the guest. This ultimate level of insight gives restaurateurs the wisdom they need to drive profitable, incremental sales. Learn more at booth 27. 
 
Power Marketing Academy
Finally, a virtual, online training program delivering a complete step-by-step system to help you promote your business in as little as 30 minutes a day!

To enroll, visit www.4WallsMarketing.com. Join today! I look forward to being your personal consultant and to driving your C-Store to record profit levels. Register right away and let’s get started!!!  
 
Punchh
Punchh Marketing Automation Platform™: Punchh is the only mobile-centric marketing automation platform for restaurants that leverages mobile devices and social networks to drive repeat visits, word of mouth, and referrals. Punchh’s platform includes mobile apps to engage consumers and a web-based dashboard for operators to execute and optimize the ROI of marketing campaigns. 
 
Restaurant Magic Software
Data Central Handheld Inventory provides an efficient and cost-effective method for tracking and controlling restaurant inventory. The system seamlessly complements our Inventory and Purchasing modules. Once installed on any Android-based enabled device, the solution uses our restaurant inventory tools to help your team count inventory quickly and accurately.
 
Restaurant Technologies, Inc.
RTI’s Fryer Filtration Monitoring provides food service operators with a web based tool to monitor and compare actual filtration activity with standard operating procedures by location.  With this system, RTI installs proprietary sensors inside the fryers then configures the system to match your filtration SOPs, ensuring optimal food quality and consistency.
 
Schneider Electric
INCENTIVE SERVICES - Unclaimed rebates are opportunities missed and dollars lost. 

Annually, utilities earmark more than $4 billion in rebates and incentives for energy-efficiency projects. More than 17,000 opportunities are available to commercial businesses throughout North America alone. Schneider Electric can capture these rebates on your behalf at no up-front cost.
 
Small Box Energy
Chameleon is an open platform energy management control solution and much more than just an equipment/building control system. With real time energy consumption visibility on the dashboard, operators notice whether HVAC, Lighting and Walk In equipment is fully operational or needs attention. Chameleon was engineered to fit the exact needs of restaurant operations and is simple to understand and operate. Energy management success comes from having energy visibility and control of the highest-energy-demand equipment. Owners/operators now have control to continue to drive their monthly electricity expense down as they balance comfort and energy savings. The net result is hundreds of dollars, if not thousands, put back in their pockets. There is no need to pay more than necessary to operate your restaurant. With leasing support and rebate incentives, you could get started with no money out of pocket. And, the energy savings we’ll help you find will continue forever into the future bringing you great return on your investment.
 
Snapfinger Inc.
Snapfinger is launching a suite of Intelligent Customer Engagement™ applications including tablet ordering and their patent protected PCI/PADSS compliant mobile payment app allowing on-premise guests to append to their order or check-out using their mobile device with a virtual gift card, stored credit card, PayPal or Google Wallet.
 
Sweet Street Desserts
Salted Caramel Vanilla Crunch Cake - Sweet and salty. Crave upon crave. Our supernaturally light, but buttery, vanilla-flecked pudding cake holds waves of rich caramel cake. Drama builds with a salted caramel crunch layer, a creamy custard layer and a sexy caramel finish. This gorgeous new cake is already among our most popular.
 
Technomic
Consumer Restaurant Brand Metrics - Technomic’s Consumer Restaurant Brand Metrics is a searchable online service housing data and insights from 80,000 annual consumer restaurant visits. This critical data allows clients to rank and compare chains across 62 attributes tracked and rated by consumers, view each brand’s core market segment, and understand consumer visit behavior.
 
TelemediaVision - Step4Media LLC
TelemediaVision Digital Menu Board are custom designed to accommodate your restaurants needs and expectations.  Database driven, cloud-based and fully scalable TelemediaVision menu boards include a user-friendly content management interface as well as a comprehensive network management system.  To learn more visit www.telemediavision.com or call 410-205-0003.
 
Transact
The color touch-screen Ithaca® 9700 Food Safety Terminal saves you time, cuts food waste, reduces labor costs – and keeps your restaurant safer by reducing risk of spoilage. Food prep doesn’t get any smarter than this.
 
TredSafe/Wal-Mart
TredSafe Slip Resistant footwear is sold exclusively at all Wal-Mart stores in the US and online at www.walmart.com.  Wal-Mart makes TredSafe easy to purchase, comfortable to wear and affordable to own.  Retail Prices: $ 18.00 - $ 29.00.  Wal-Mart is committed to reducing costly slips and falls in the workplace.
 
TrendSource
wINput is a mobile app research tool developed by TrendSource to collect information from real customers using an interactive approach. Users can share their preferences, perceptions and experiences regarding their current visit to your stores.  TrendSource uses the data to identify market trends and help clients better understand consumers’ experiences.
 
TrialPay
TrialPay’s Online-to-Offline Platform allows you to connect with local consumers while they are engaged online and drives them to spend at your restaurants. With this platform you can reach new customers by showcasing your brand through one of the web’s largest publisher networks and reward your current traffic via existing channels.
 
TUUCI
Ocean Master F-1 MAX - TUUCI’s most durable and wind-resistant design is the F-1 MAX. Featuring high-tension stainless steel reinforcement cables, Armor-Wall-Aluminum Construction and tensioned stainless steel pocket construction, this parasol is built to withstand more than 65 MPH of wind force. Mounted directly into the ground with reinforced concrete and steel anchors, the F-1 MAX will survive the most severe elements that Mother Nature may unleash.

Wild Wing Cafe
Wild Wing Cafe is introducing some exciting new items to its menu in May, including boneless wings! Customers who love and demand our traditional big, plump, delicious wings with unique specialty flavors will go wild for these!
 
Wray Executive Search
Human Capital Integration for M & A: Providing the industry’s most comprehensive cultural assessment and cultural integration processes to ensure post-merger success. Our Integration Analysis can identify and quantify important differences between combining organizations and their executive teams to provide seamless integration.
The process promotes effective retention of valued people, unique knowledge and organizational focus.
Enables rapid business integration of the HR function, policies, processes, programs and roles to position the organization for sustainable performance.

Contact: Bob Gershberg, Managing Partner (727) 938-0202 bob.gershberg@wraysearch.com
 
Zipscene
The Zipscene CRM Suite is the first restaurant-focused system designed to use your data to understand exactly what appeals to each customer. Our system automatically delivers the right message to each customer using rules you establish. No more blast messages sent arbitrarily. Our system delivers messages that bring customers back.
 
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