alligatortek, an award-winning software solutions provider, has been named one of the winners of the 15 th annual Chicago Innovation Awards. This is the second time alligatortek, a business services firm, has received recognition by this awards program for an industry innovation out of 643 organizations this year.

The winning companies were announced at Chicago's Harris Theater on Tuesday, October 25 with nearly 1,500 business and civic leaders, and supporters of innovation in attendance. The Chicago Innovation Awards, celebrating its 15 th year, is the Chicago region's foremost recognition of the most innovative new products or services brought to market or to public service each year.

The Menu Profit Pro, developed by alligatortek in collaboration with US Foods (NYSE: USFD), enables restaurant managers to determine menu revenue and most importantly, menu profitability. Customers can quickly calculate the cost and margins for each item on the menu. As a result, restaurant managers can use the data to make better costing and menu engineering decisions. The success of the system has been its ability to help make restaurants more profitable, producing a significantly stronger customer retention rate.

"Innovative thinking allows us to help our clients get to the next level," said Sid Bala, President and CEO of alligatortek. "The Menu Profit Pro has made a substantial impact in how US Foods services the needs of its customers, and we are grateful for the relationship we have with them. It is a great validation to our company to be recognized for the work that we do."

The complete list of this year's Chicago Innovation Award winners can be found at

About alligatortek

alligatortek began partnering with clients more than 20 years ago to provide custom software applications. Its portfolio includes the design and development of software solutions and mobile applications to meet the needs of its nationwide clients and their partners and customers.

alligatortek was a 2015 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award winner, and has received elite recognition for three consecutive years by the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®. The firm also received the People's Choice Award at the 2014 Chicago Innovation Awards. For more information, please visit

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