Restaurant efficiency experts cite the 7-second rule; a 7-second reduction in customer wait times increases a chain’s market share by as much as 1 percent.
A selfie that includes your restaurant, food or drink is a perfect form of implied testimonial.
Partnering with a delivery service frees up restaurant owners to focus on food and experience while still expanding their customer base.
Order-ahead solutions, like mobile/online ordering, are boosting restaurants' average checks by 15-plus percent.
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.
With geo-triggered ordering, customers make their order in advance and the order gets pushed to the kitchen only when the customer walks in.
Mobile searches related to restaurants have a conversion rate of 90 percent with 64 percent converting within the hour.
Research has shown that people who place mobile and online orders have an average ticket 30 percent higher than in-store customers.
When an idea comes along like UBER or OpenTable, you have to challenge the status quo and create a better way to serve the customer.
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With the concept, the company has increased two stores' business by about 15 percent without adding much labor.
US Foods has named its top five restaurants for family-friendly dining. The restaurants were chosen from US Foods’ customer rosters based on their unique offerings that appeal to entire families.
Louisville, Ky.-based QSR Automation announced the release of DineTime Host version 3.0, a browser widget that when added to a restaurant's website provides self-service reservation options that sync in real time.
OrderUp, a Baltimore mobile and online food ordering and delivery service, announced the company raised $7 million in funds for nationwide expansion and delivery technology.
CBS NorthStar announced an update to its NorthStar Order Entry technology that allows restaurants to provide a jukebox feature to table ordering.
Food Supplier US Foods announced the ten finalists yesterday of its Top Family Friendly Restaurants competition. Those nominated are considered "the best in helping families create memorable dining experiences through food, family and fun," the company said. "At US Foods,...
Unique Pizza and Subs Corporation announced today that it is considering developing marijuana pizza with the assistance of India-based pharmaceautical manufacturer Dr. Reddy. The Pittsburgh-based company said the product could be sold at adult bars and clubs in Colorado. "We...
Mellow Mushroom announced it is lowering prices to reflect 1974 menu costs in its "Way Back Wednesday" campaign celebrating their 40th anniversary. Here's a glimpse of what to expect: Small Cheese Pizza - $2.50 PBR, Michelob and Budweiser - 75...
A group of 19-year-olds from Brooklyn, N.Y., have developed the new Push for Pizza app, which allows customers to order their pizza with one tap. According to the Huffington Post, the founders call the new app the "Uber for pizza."
The app made its debut this summer.
Chuck E. Cheese's has introduced Skate Universe, an app that lets gamers help the brand’s mouse mascot dodge obstacles at various skate parks.
CiCi’s Pizza is the latest pizza chain to test a create-your-own concept, jumping on board a growing subsegment driven by fledgling fast casual concepts throughout the country.
CiCi’s will showcase this new prototype at a reopening celebration at its restaurant in The Colony, Texas, on July 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The RapiDOUGH Pizza concept has opened in Providence Town Center in Collegeville, Pa., featuring pizzas, calzones and salads. The offerings are made with locally-sourced ingredients and house-made cheeses, according to a news release. RapiDOUGH Pizza was created by restaurateurs and...
John's Incredible Pizza Company is hosting a kids’ tour in July and August that will feature the band Paradise performing its single, Glitter, as seen on The X Factor.
According to a news release, the tour includes dancing, pizza, games, rides and other attractions.
Buzztime announced today it has reached five million player registrations on the company’s digital gaming platform, a gain of approximately 70 percent over the past year. Buzztime is also announced the integration of Buzztime LIVE gaming events with its BEOND...
Market Research firm Technomic has released new data examining restaurant guests’ intent to return and their reasons for doing so, which vary by generation, according to the research. The research reveals that more consumers report they will return in the...
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In a recent study by Yelp of emerging concepts, build-your-own pizza brand, Project Pie, was named No. 1.