New iPhone app points to nearest pizza place

There is a new iPhone and iPad app that points consumers in the direction of the nearest pizza establishment. Because who doesn't crave pizza all the time? According to CNET, the Pizza Compass is ideal for those visiting an unfamiliar city or in a hurry.

Chuck E. Cheese's promotes mobile app via Facebook photo contest

Chuck E. Cheese's recent introduction of its downloadable app is now the centerpiece of a new photo contest on the brand's Facebook page. Available for free download, Chuck E.'s Say Cheese! App uses augmented reality to allow parents and kids to take photos with an animated version of Chuck E.

Domino's brings transparency to a new level

Domino's Pizza has launched its new Domino's Live online platform, where customers can follow the action of an in-store lunch or dinner rush live. Online customers will get a live, uncut glimpse, via five installed cameras within a Domino's store...

Red Book Connect names CEO

Red Book Connect, a global service-driven technology solutions company serving the restaurant industry, has appointed Larry A. Abramson as its chief executive officer, a previously unfilled position since the formation of the company in January 2013. Abramson, 44, was formerly...

Chuck E. Cheese's ranked most kid-friendly restaurant

Chuck E. Cheese's has been named the No.

Study: Consumers want e-commerce, loyalty options from restaurants

A new survey from EMN8 shows that consumers want the option of ordering food online from their favorite QSRs. The survey was conducted online nationwide by Harris Interactive on behalf of EMN8 from Feb. 19-21, among 2,230 (among whom 1,904 consumed QSR food in the past 12 months) Highlights include: 43 percent of U.S.

Papa John's fans can earn loyalty points by watching TV

A new email campaign created by Papa John's in partnership with Viggle encourages users to "check-in" to their favorite TV shows and earn rewards from the pizza brand. According to Mobile Commerce Daily, Papa John's is using its email database...

Pizza Hut goes after gamers with Xbox ordering app

Microsoft and Pizza Hut claim this is the first branded app to offer the ability of purchasing goods straight from a gaming console.

Survey: Two-thirds of Americans would refuse to patronize restaurants with dirty restrooms

Foodservice professionals have a lot to think about when trying to deliver a quality dining experience, but restrooms need to be a major consideration, according to a recent consumer study from Clorox Professional Products Company. The survey, which polled 1,005 U.S.

Snapfinger app adds more mobile options for restaurants

The mobile commerce platform Snapfinger announced the launch of its on-premise, self-checkout and mobile payment application that the company said enables restaurants to improve the customer experience while collecting consumer data. The Snapfinger Mobile Payment application integrates into most leading...

Domino's Tracker adds Yelp customer feedback feature

Domino's Pizza has updated its Domino's Tracker with a new experience exclusive to customers who order the chain's new Handmade Pan Pizza. Domino's Tracker, which made its debut in 2008, already features a variety of themes — from hair metal...

Leaf launches POS tablet for limited-service restaurants

Limited-service restaurants now have a mobile point of sale unit designed specifically for them. Leaf, a provider of POS systems, business intelligence and customer loyalty platforms, has announced its latest solution: Leaf for Quick Serve.

May symposium will address omnichannel customer engagement technologies

The Digital Screenmedia Association will host a symposium to help business executives across foodservice, banking, retail and other industries better understand how to combine multiple technologies to provide a more engaging customer experience. The event will take place May 9–10...

Cintas' Battle of the Bowls restroom competition is back

Cintas Corporation is now accepting nominations for its annual America’s Best Restroom Contest, where the “Top 10 places to go—when you’ve got to go” are identified and then voted on by the public in an all-out battle of the bowls....

Mean Green Cleaner gets 'meaner'

Mean Green Industrial Strength Cleaner & Degreaser has doubled the amount of Chelating Agent in its formula, a blend of biodegradable detergents, just time to help restaurants with spring cleaning. The new formula, ideal for outdoor seating areas, is also...

Chuck E. Cheese taps into augmented reality with new mobile app

Chuck E. Cheese's has launched its first-ever downloadable app, Say Cheese!, available from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Uncle Maddio's adds customer rewards program

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint has introduced a new customer rewards program, "Loyalty Love" across several stores. The program rewards customers with a free entrée after their 10th meal purchase. After activating their free membership, guests are asked to complete their registration online.

Pizza Hut adds carry out deal for March Madness

Pizza Hut has introduced a new deal available now through April 6 to take customers through the end of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. During this time, Pizza Hut customers can order the Hut Lovers Deal — any large two-topping...

Empathica launches social media component for CEM solution

Empathica Inc., a provider of Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions to multi-unit restaurants, has added third-party feedback and enhanced text analytics capabilities to its platform. The new universal feedback API allows businesses to import any unstructured text feedback — such...

Report: Restaurant deals no longer driving traffic

With restaurant visits on a deal or discount down last year, it appears that restaurant customers may perceive the price of deals offered over a length of time as regular pricing, according to The NPD Group. NPD's foodservice market research...

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