This article showcases our top picks for the best Ohio based Hospitality companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Hospitality industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Ohio Hospitality Companies
Citrin is a valet parking and hospitality services leader that offers operational stability through process efficiencies in parking.
Creating seamless event experiences utilizing A.I. and A.R.
technology. Wheedle uses facial recognition to completely replace paper and digital tickets by making attendees faces bar codes.
Being that we are mobile first, it lets event organizers create, sell, and manage ticketed events right from their phone. Created by event organizers, Wheedle has an extremely intuitive and simplified UI / UX to allow anyone, anywhere to create and share events..
Velocity, A Managed Services Company
Velocity delivers a streamlined, single-source approach to managed services in the retail, hospitality, and motion picture industries.
Kellermeyer Bergensons Services
Kellermeyer Bergensons Services continued success is founded on a clear vision of their impact on the people and industries they serve. That vision drives their actions every day and is at the core of who they are and how they deliver service.
Their vision is to be the leading provider of contract cleaning and related facilities support services to retailers and commercial facilities in North America.. .
Interfaith Hospitality Network
Interfaith Hospitality Network is a non profit organisation that provides homeless families emergency shelter and hospitality.
Bunk Haus OTR
Investors will see a good profit in this project. A small bunk haus with just 20 beds will bring in $100,000 + at 50% occupany.
We can open a Bunk Haus in your city, on Main Street for less than $30,000. Management and model creation is superb! Stay the night with us and see for yourself…our community, its history, music, clubs and festivals right here on Main St.
A new way to stay! Bunk Haus Commonalities *On or near Main Street *Marketability in most U.S. Cities *Renovated and decked out artistically with material that normally hits our landfills *Promotes composting, recycling, water-harvesting, and buying local *Adorned with local artists’ work *Just $25 a night *and a Steam Room! More info at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/721899 Grand Opening April 2014 1424 Main St..
Based in Westerville, Ohio, Exceptional Innovation specializes in creating software applications, manufacturing hardware solutions.
AdvancePierre Foods is a nationally recognized supplier of value-added proteins and sandwich products to foodservice, retail, schools.
Flight Services & Systems
Flight Services & Systems is a contract staffing and technology solutions partner for airlines and airports.
Jeds Barbeque and Brew (Westlake, OH)
This is a proposal to purchase a Jed’s Barbeque and Brew franchise and locate this restaurant in Westlake, Ohio. Westlake is an affluent suburb to Cleveland with an average annual household income of $109,000 a year.
This location compares very favorably to the current Jed’s Barbeque and Brew located in Perrysburg, Ohio. The mission of this Jed’s Barbeque and Brew is to expand the franchise into a new market segmentation outside of the Toledo and Columbus areas..
SMG, Greater Columbus Convention Center
SMG, Greater Columbus Convention Center is a hospitality company specializing in sporting event management services.
Vendors Exchange International
At Vendors Exchange®, their mission is to link timeless traditions with the latest in innovations. From classics to concepts, old parts to new partnerships, they pride theiselves as the only vending solution you’ll ever need.
They’ve lived the vending industry for over 50 years. Snack, Soda, Coffee machines – you name it, they have it.
The business derived from humble beginnings in 1959, as a buyer and seller of vending machines. Quickly, they recognized a need for parts to help support the challenges vending operators might face.
But one thing remains true, their passion to help the vending industry grow. Through innovation, they are continually finding new ways to make vending machines more useful, more capable and provide more value..
Mustard Seed Market & Cafe
Mustard Seed Market & Cafe is a food & beverages company that offers vegan and vegetarian food.
Holzer Health System
Holzer Health System is the provider of multiple discipline health care system.
Hansen And Son
Our mission is to become a three store franchisee of Smashburger. Smashburger is the country’s fastest growing, fast casual “better burger” restaurant.
Its hand-crafted, award winning burgers are made with fresh, never frozen, 100% Certified Angus Beef, that are “smashed”, seared and seasoned on the grill to juicy perfection for every individual order. The restaurant’s menu also features a variety of chicken sandwiches, salads and innovative sides and beverages.
Developed and owned by private equity firm Consumer Capital Partners (CCP), Smashburger operates and develops both corporate and multi-unit franchise territories across the country with 151 restaurants in 25 states nationwide. Smashburger topped Forbes America’s Most Promising Company list in 2011 and was also named to the 2011 Inc.
500 list. It is the recipient of the International Council of Shopping Centers 2011 Hot Retailer Award.
Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken (FRFC Springfield Inc.)
Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken is a restaurant specializing in chicken and chicken dishes.
PepsiAmericas, Inc. was the world’s second-largest bottler of Pepsi-Cola products, and also contracted to produce beverages for Dr Pepper Snapple Group and smaller regional brands.
PepsiAmericas had 19 bottling plants in the United States and had a presence in 11 countries in Central/Eastern Europe and 5 countries in the Caribbean. PepsiAmericas was based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
PepsiCo, Inc. held a 41.1% stake in the company.
On April 20, 2009, PepsiCo offered to buy the remaining portion of PepsiAmericas it did not currently own, at an offer of $23.27 per share (or $11.64 in cash in addition to 0.223 PepsiCo shares, in exchange for each PepsiAmericas share). After facing regulatory review, PepsiCo’s acquisitions of PepsiAmericas and another major Pepsi bottler, the Pepsi Bottling Group, were completed on February 26, 2010, forming a new, wholly owned subsidiary, the Pepsi Beverages Company..
Hostar International provides hoteliers to hotels, casinos, and resorts for helping in housekeeping, food and beverage departments.
Kenwood Country Club
Kenwood Country Club is a club that offers a variety of activities and amenities.
Arooga’s Grill House & Sports Bar
GEM&D Corp LLC will establish Arooga’s Grill House and Sports Bar of Lima a successful presence in the food and beverage service industry. Lima, Ohio location is projected to gross in excess of $2.7 million in sales for the first year of operation.
The First year operations will produce a net projected profit of over $270,000. This will require an investment of $1,043,000 in initial capital.
The sales figures and projections presented here are based upon FDD paperwork provided by Arooga’s franchise & LP in Harrisburg Pennsylvania projection of sale volume are based upon similarities in restaurant size and location demographics. Management of GEM&D Corp LLC has recognized the growth potential made possible by the overall success and growth of the Arooga’s affiliate store in Pennsylvania market.
Payback of total invested capital on the Lima location will be realized in less than 10 years of operation. Cash flow becomes positive from operations immediately and profits are anticipated to be at 10% in the first year..
Hospitalists Management Group
Hospitalists Management Group provides hospitalist services in the United States. It offers billing, human resources, physician recruitment, legal/risk management, credentialing, third-party contracting, accounting, marketing and network development, and information services.
The company also provides services, such as on-call coverage for emergency departments, including indigent care and unassigned patients.. .
Canterbury League Club
Canterbury League Club is a hospitality destination that offers leisure facilities along with restaurants, bars and entertainment lounges.
Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment
Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment is a restaurant offering seafood, wines, and beer.
Gasser Chair Company
Gasser Chair Company is a furniture company specializing in seating solutions for hospitality and entertainment venues.
IScribeMD provide high quality scribe services. The company is owned and operated by Emergency Medicine Physicians.
Modern Medical is part of the Workers’ Compensation industry providing services to insurance carriers, third party administrators, self
Queen City Hospice
Queen City Hospice is a locally and independently owned and operated company that is dedicated to providing patient-centered care.
Inpatient Medical Services
Inpatient Medical Services Inc provides health care services. The Company offers hospitalist and post-acute care physician services.
Inpatient Medical Services serves patients in the State of Ohio.. .
Melt Bar and Grilled
Melt Bar and Grilled features gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, craft beers and signature cocktails. Melt Bar and Grilled was created in 2006 by owner/founder Matt Fish with the goal of providing gourmet comfort food based on his lifelong appreciation for the unassuming grilled cheese sandwich.
“It’s simple, it’s good, it’s delicious,” he says. Every Melt Bar and Grilled boasts an incredible array of local photography, sports memorabilia, fascinating and hypnotizing murals, local art and videos ranging from sporting events to musical performances and cartoons..
Hotel & Leisure Advisors
Hotel & Leisure Advisors is a hospitality consulting firm specializing in appraisals, feasibility studies, project development analyses, impact analyses, economic impact studies, and litigation support for hotels, resorts, waterparks, conference and convention centers, golf courses, ski resorts and other leisure real estate. Our experienced consultants travel nationwide analyzing hospitality trends, studying leisure industries, and understanding local communities.
We focus on our clientsâ€™ competitive markets and provide thorough and thoughtful analysis of hospitality properties.. .
Barkeep™ Mobile provides enterprise software and solutions for the Hospitality industry, where individual customers can make secure purchases through a mobile app on their own device. Your staff is there to serve and enhance your customers’ experience.
Avoid bottlenecks during busy ordering times. Your customers want payments and orders to be fast, easy and simple.
So do we! Enable them with Barkeep™ Mobile.. .
Max & Erma’s
Max & Erma’s is a restaurant that offers tortilla soup, fresh-baked cookies, and signature salads.
Twin Tier Hospitality
Twin Tier Hospitality is a hospitality company that offers catering, wedding planning, and banquet services.
Two Caterers Contemporary Cuisine
Two Caterers Contemporary Cuisine is a food & beverages company specializing in catering services in Columbus, OH.
Capital City Hospice
Capital City Hospice specializes in providing physical, emotional, and spiritual care.
Winegardner & Hammons
Winegardner & Hammons is a hotel management with hospitality management services & quality hotel products.
Southeast Healthcare provides mental health, primary care, dental, alcohol and drug, vocational, housing, and homeless services.
Villas at Monteverdi, Tuscany
Villas at Monteverdi, Tuscany is a group of rental villas and a boutique hotel in Tuscany, Italy.
Chengdu Ikamobile Science and Technology Co., Ltd. is the developer of Jddr.cn (酒店达人), a mobile phone application software for searching and booking hotels on the basis of geographical location.
It can book nearly 50,000 domestic hotels, and 190,000 international hotels while covering branded, chain, and independent hotels of various levels. Jddr.cn provides access to information of hotels within a 30 kilometer radius, and it is the first domestic hotel application with a map searching mode.
It currently has iPhone, Android, and iPad versions. In October, 2011, they announced the acquired investment from Lee Kaifu’s Innovation Works..
Datavantage (dba Micros-Retail)
Datavantage is a distributor of store software automation systems and business intelligence application.
A full service Fixed Base Operator located in Dayton, Ohio at the Dayton International Airport & Dayton Wright Brothers Airport.
LaCentre is an invitingly attractive & comfortable space that is complemented by the very latest in technological amenities.
Cater to u
Cater to you LLC. Is a quality, structured, catering business for all ages to experience in the Charlotte North Carolina area.
Here to cater all event no matter how big or small, with fresh local bread,select choice meats. Open 24 hours 7 days a week by appointment, Except for christmas.
Cater to you LLC. also will have concession carts in the local meckelburg metro area.
All so Cater To U LLC. will entertain at local festivals and late night events as well..
You’re busy. They’re faster.
Pepperonio, winner of AngelHack Cincinnati ’14, makes sure that pizza is always close by. See which pizzas are nearby, along with their arrival times, freshness, and toppings.
With just a few taps, you’re only minutes away from eating pizza, because sometimes 30 minutes is just too long to wait. Learn when Pepperonio hits your city by following them on Twitter: @getpepperonio.
Own a pizzeria? their next generation delivery system improves your sales by reaching more customers with your existing delivery methods. To discuss how they can help your pizzeria, please contact them..
Fitz Lodge is a lodging company that during hunting season, guests can come and stay enjoy southern food while learning all about.
Krate Coffee is a vertically integrated Coffee business that reduces the costs and risks to entry into a market while increasing product
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