Kiwis ... and lots of sheep ... witness first pizza drone delivery for Domino's today

Pizza delivered via drone has become reality, according to a news release from Domino’s Pizza. The company paired with Flirtey to create the first commercial pizza-by-drone delivery, which flew earlier (New Zealand time) today in Aukland, according to the release.

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Pizza Hut digital leader Baron Concors talks mobile strategy, best practices

Baron Concors, Pizza Hut global chief digital officer, said the “focus on mobile is a focus on customer,” and that retailers must turn their mindset to becoming students of human behavior.

Commodities: Gas prices start to level off, while cheese gets pricier again

The market was a mixed bag last week for pizza restaurateurs. Gas prices have begun to level off after weeks of declining from the early summer highs typically seen around the travel season. Likewise, cheese prices, which appeared to be dropping, have started an upward trend again.

Congrats to the restaurant winners in the 2016 'Inc. 5000'

Inc. Magazine has named America's top 5,000 fastest-growing businesses, and the list includes a healthy representation of restaurants.

At Malawi's Pizza, dinner is a world-changing experience

A novel pizza brand that started in Provo, Utah, is making a huge difference for children in one very tiny, very impoverished African nation.

C-Speak: How Fazoli's CEO keeps dishing out growth

Carl Howard discusses how he turned a failing QSR brand into a thriving fast casual franchise and why he believes his work isn't quite yet done.

Sponsor: Fazoli's


Online or offline: Ways your restaurant can tap into Pokemon Go craze

In the annals of gaming history, this summer will go down as the summer of Pokemon Go. The augmented reality game has players worldwide out on the streets and everywhere else, attempting to catch Pokemon in just about every nook...

Should you switch to fully digital or combination digital and printed menu boards?

Switching from static menu boards to new digital menu boards is a big step for restaurant operators. Digital menu boards have more components, are more costly and seem more complicated in the beginning than static, printed menu boards, but they add many huge advantages.

Massive Big Food study holds lessons for restaurant industry today

American Big Food is losing market share like someone just pulled the plug from its collective bathtub, according to a newly published study on the state of Big Food.

Should franchisors rethink employee training under the NLRB cloud?

Using a networked, digitally driven, consumer model for employee training can turn employees into eager directors of their own professional development without the risk imposed by the NLRB joint-ownership rules.

'Do you want fries and a fill-up with that, sir?' C-stores compete for restaurant business

As if the restaurant business weren't competitive enough already, now it appears that convenience stores want in on the action, too. There's no telling how such a trend might change the food-service industry.

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Everything Restaurants Need to Know About Digital Marketing

This free guide is packed with 50+ pages that covers all aspects of digital marketing and is a wealth of knowledge for any restaurant owner or operator.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: Turnstyle Solutions




10 Ways to Make People Buy After You've Got Them Inside

While you are dependent in many ways on the activities of corporate marketing, no one knows your restaurants better than you do, so it's important you optimize your in-store signage and promotional areas to your advantage.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: WAND Corporation




SAMSUNG NBA SUMMER LEAGUE 2016: UPPING THE FAN EXPERIENCE WITH INTERACTIVE DIGITAL DISPLAYS & CONTENT

Interactive experiences, as those provided by EMBED DIGITAL at the NBA Samsung Summer League and Adidas Uprising Summer Championship, are transforming fan engagement and experiences by giving onlookers on-demand access to information and creating emotional stimulation throughout the game.

Type: Case Study

Sponsor: Embed Digital




[LIVE WEBINAR] How to create loyal guest behavior

Date: August 30, 2016 | Time: 2:00 PM EDT | Duration: 60 Minutes | Restaurant chains across the country are continuing to build and execute loyalty programs that provide sustainable results. Imagine if you had the power to create loyal customers who choose you first, visit often, talk about you and spend more. Sign up for this webinar today!

Type: Webinar

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6 Potential Technology Gaps in Your Restaurants

Limited service restaurants are typically ahead of the curve when it comes to technology; early adoption means increased customer experience and improved operational efficiency. But there are some potentially big technology gaps that still exist within restaurants. Download our article to learn six potential gaps in your restaurants.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: WAND Corporation




5 Things Marketing Can do to Improve the Overall In-Store Experience

Customer experience is huge in the restaurant industry. It’s the number one reason (besides great food) that a customer will make a return trip.

Type: White Paper

Sponsor: WAND Corporation


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