June 15, 2016 06:00 ET

LevelUp Partners Snag Top Spots in FastCasual's Top 100 Movers and Shakers

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - June 15, 2016) - Last month, major players from the top fast casual brands gathered in Chicago to celebrate FastCasual's top 100 Movers & Shakers. The list consisted of 75 brands and 25 executives, rated on growth, sales and innovation across several categories.

Grilled cheese purveyor and LevelUp client Tom + Chee snagged the number 2 spot on the list. Tom + Chee was featured on ABC's Shark Tank, where Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran invested $600,000 in the company. LevelUp clients Tropical Smoothie Café and &pizza also placed in the top 10 at spots 5 and 7 respectively. Both Mike Rotondo, CEO of Tropical Smoothie Café, and Michael Lastoria, co-founder of &pizza, were also named 2 of the Top 25 Executives on FastCasual's list.

Close behind in the top 50 were Pincho Factory, sweetgreen, Salata, Cowboy Chicken, and Fresh to Order. Berge Simonian, CEO of Salata, joined Mike Rotondo and Michael Lastoria as one of the top 25 executives.

Rounding out the list were 6 more LevelUp partners: Boloco, Roti Modern Mediterranean, Curry Up Now, La Madeleine, Blue Lemon and Giraffas Brazilian Grill. In total, LevelUp partners represented nearly 20% of the award winners.

"We could not be more proud of our partners," said Ally Klineman and Emma Beckerle, who jointly lead LevelUp's account management team. "The businesses we work with are constantly pushing the envelope in delivering excellent experiences and excellent food to their guests."

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About LevelUp: LevelUp helps merchants understand and engage their customers. The LevelUp loyalty and CRM platform gathers data from all in-store and order-ahead transactions, enabling merchants to develop and implement targeted marketing campaigns to increase customer spend and frequency. LevelUp has built cutting-edge mobile solutions for over 200 brands in 14,000+ locations nationwide. The LevelUp network helps brands gain additional exposure and sales by putting their offerings in front of nearly 50 million customers who can seamlessly order ahead from any restaurant on the LevelUp network. For more information please visit

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