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A Foodservice Distributor Partnership Is Built Around A Simple Idea:

If you help your restaurant customers grow their business, your distribution business will grow, too.

Build A Restaurant Marketing Program For Your Foodservice Business

If your restaurant customers grow their business, your foodservice distribution business will grow, too. HotOperator is offers exclusive partnerships with distributors to help grow the restaurant business. 

Proven Business Results

These processes are proven to work through HotOperator’s 30+ years of foodservice marketing. The goal is to grow your market by more than 15% per year by building the restaurant’s business. Let HotOperator make your company offer your restaurant customers an advantage in your market

Menu Development Programs


We’ve spent time in your market (no seriously, we’ve made menus in every state in the US including Alaska and Hawaii). So, HotOperator can tell you first hand that the menus in your area suck. In fact, with the exception of just a couple of menus, there is room for significant growth.

We estimate there is about 7% being left in the pockets of restaurant consumers in your market.

This is money that could mean the difference between a restaurant going out of business and one that is healthy. The results of a healthy restaurant is they are able to pay their bills on time.

When you’re ready to grow your business by helping your restaurant operators grow their business, partner with HotOperator®

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“HotOperator has been the right partnership for Brown Foodservice. They do great work.” -Wayne Brown, President, Brown Foodservice

HotOperator Expertise

We help restaurant owners, operators and marketers make communications and menus that produce a high return on investment. The results are an increase revenue through building powerful brands.

The HotOperator Process

We engineer marketing materials to direct consumers to make better purchase decisions. The result is a higher spend average, better plate contribution and more satisfying experience overall. We do this by getting the right people with the right focus to create a better, more powerful brand.

Said About Us: “Hey Mark – Just a note to say thanks and to let you know that we just sold our 1000th order of the shrimp recipe you recommended on the 25th day of menu implementation. Thanks for all your help, and be well!” – Rip Reynolds, Laguna Grill & Rum Bar

“Mark, you understand our business better than any marketer we’ve ever worked with. You get us and you get the brand, right down to the era we’re trying to emulate.” –Don Yakel, The Original Mels

Our Perfect Clients

 Since we started our business in 1986 we’ve worked with thousands of restaurant operators and many food service brands. Our perfect client is looking for a mutually beneficial relationship. One where we can both learn, grow and become more profitable.

Get a Free Consultation

The next step is to have a phone conversation to see if we’re a good fit for each other. There’s no cost in asking, and all you can lose is a half hour of your time. On the other hand, maybe we see things in a new way and work together. Then you become the most successful foodservice company in the country.

How We Got Here

We started in the food business working with a small, Midwestern appetizer company. Together we helped them grow the business from less than a million dollars in sales to over half a billion. During that time, we were recruited to work with Wells Dairy, Blue Bunny Ice Cream, Farmland Foods, General Mills, ConAgra and Otis Spunkmeyer among others. We started building menus and restaurant promotions in the late 1980’s and since then have become the leading experts in restaurant marketing.