Restaurants jump on selfie bandwagon to engage Millennial consumers

A selfie that includes your restaurant, food or drink is a perfect form of implied testimonial.

#CONNECTsummit14: Consumers waiting for marketers to catch up

Thinking about plunging in to mobile marketing? Now is a great time, according to Jack Philbin, co-founder, president and CEO of Vibes and chairman of the Mobile Marketing Association.

Gas still cheaper than this time last year

Last week's stock market saw lower prices for gasoline and diesel fuel, with natural gas remaining stable and wheat and cheese on the rise.

5 reasons restaurants should offer gift cards

Gift cards are a low-cost marketing tool that can help any size restaurant boost sales, order values and profit margins, and can deepen customer relationships.

Make time for staff training

Restaurants must make time for training.

#CONNECTsummit14: Beacons offer immediacy, simplicity and context

Beacons are powerful tools, enabling marketers to push the right message to the right person in the right place at the right time.

Why investors are eating up food delivery services

Partnering with a delivery service frees up restaurant owners to focus on food and experience while still expanding their customer base.

Domino's, Pizza Inn shares outshine competitors

Pizza shares generally rose this past week with Domino's Pizza and Pizza Inn outshining competitors at a $2.49 and 43 cent leap, respectively.

Pizza Patrón's new employee incentive program driving record sales

The company has closed underperforming stores and has shifted its marketing from Hispanic to Mexican and is having a banner year.

Uno Restaurants launch 'suburban' fast casual pizza concept

Uno fresco will leverage its brand equity to expand its footprint and harness customer loyalty.

The consumer experience evolution

Order-ahead solutions, like mobile/online ordering, are boosting restaurants' average checks by 15-plus percent.

Doing digital signage right

The retail food industry depends on suggestive selling and upselling, according to restaurant franchisee and digital signage provider Ernest Koury, and when you have disinterested employees, no one is there to protect your brand. Digital signage mitigates the impact of undertrained or overwhelmed front line employees.

Does China expose the concept of Quality Fade in QSR food products?

The tendency of major QSR brands to stick with longtime suppliers exposes a false sense of security with faulty supplier partners.

Summit to take a deep dive into the future of ATM and mobile technologies

The second annual ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit in September will feature experts with exceptional depth of knowledge in areas of innovation, security, compliance and regulation.

Wheat, cheese prices jump as gas falls

Pizza shares, wheat, cheese on the rise

Beacon technology enabling restaurant commerce and communication

With geo-triggered ordering, customers make their order in advance and the order gets pushed to the kitchen only when the customer walks in.

4 ways restaurants can optimize the customer experience through mobile

Mobile searches related to restaurants have a conversion rate of 90 percent with 64 percent converting within the hour.

Nearly 60% of Papa John's US delivery sales now come through digital channels

The company is in the midst of a new POS rollout that is expected to drive labor efficiencies, speed of service and order accuracy.

Wearable technology brings a new world of opportunity to the restaurant industry

Wearables are combining the computing power of smartphones with the convenience of the accessories we put on every morning.

Latest China supply crisis hits Yum! Brands stock hard

An abundance in refinery production is keeping gas prices in check.

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