NoshList adds customer-facing feature to restaurant waitlist app

NoshList has created a multi-restaurant management tool as a key new feature for its restaurant waitlist app, available for iPad, iPhone and Android devices. The tool is one of several new upgrades to NoshList and NoshList Premium. "With an estimated...

PizzaSpotz, Ford team up with 3 pizza chains to feed veterans

PizzaSpotz.com teamed up with the Ford Motor Company, as well as i Fratelli, Grimaldi's and Marco's pizza chains in the Dallas-Fort Worth market, to deliver pizzas to veterans in honor of Veterans Day. For the occasion, a 2014 Titanium Ford...

Papa Murphy's, McAlister's identified by consumers for offering value

Data from Technomic's Consumer Brand Metrics program, which surveys consumers about their most recent restaurant visits, confirms that top-rated restaurant concepts continue to be chains that deliver strong value on high-quality food and beverage. Data from more than 20,000 consumers...

Domino's Pizza can now be ordered by pushing a button

Washington, D.C.-based iStrategyLabs has created a beta version of its new PiePal, an Internet-connected button used to order pizza. According to the iStrategyLabs website, all customers have to do is turn the dial to select the number of pizzas they want to order. They then press the center button to lock in their order.

Pizza Inn, Pie Five treating veterans to free meals

This Veterans Day, Nov. 11, participating Pizza Inn buffet restaurants across the country are inviting active-duty, reserve and retired service-members to a buffet on the house. Additionally, Pizza Inn's sister concept, Pie Five Pizza Co., is inviting active-duty, reserve and retired service-members to order a free pie on Veterans Day.

NoWait offers Rezbook customers free trial

The restaurant seating management service NoWait has announced an offer to clients of Rezbook, which was acquired by OpenTable, to switch from the Rezbook platform to the NoWait platform for a six-month free trial. While NoWait can be used by...

Mellow Mushroom steps up customer experience with surprise wedding appearance

Mellow Mushroom sent its Bake Bus to Stephen and Heidi Smith's wedding in Charlotte, N.C., where it served guests pizza and recreated the ambiance of the Mellow where the couple shared their first date, in Savannah, Ga. Heidi submitted her...

California Pizza Kitchen honors veterans with free pizza

California Pizza Kitchen will honor all active and inactive U.S. military members and veterans with a complimentary pizza for Veterans Day, Nov.

Little Caesars honors veterans with free Crazy Bread

Little Caesars Pizza is offering all U.S. Armed Forces veteran and active military members a free order of Crazy Bread with proof of military status at participating stores nationwide this Veterans Day, Nov.

More consumers taking advantage of restaurant deals

Restaurant visits on a deal or discount increased across all segments in the first nine months of 2013 after declining in 2012, according to The NPD Group. NPD's foodservice market research reports that restaurant visits on a deal were up...

Pizza Hut earns points for 'simplicity'

A new report from brand strategy firm Siegel + Gale outlines the impact of simplicity on a brand's revenue, loyalty and innovation. For the purpose of the report, simple brands are defined as "remarkably clear and providing unexpectedly fresh experiences."...

NRA: Customers want mobile technology as part of dining experience

New research from the National Restaurant Association, and presented this week at the Restaurant Innovation Summit in Denver, shows that customers want to incorporate smartphone technology into their dining experiences. The majority of Americans have used technologies such as touchscreen...

San Francisco pizzeria adds waitlist camera

Pizzeria Delfina, a San Francisco-based concept, has partnered with Dropcam to introduce "WaitCast" at its 18th Street location. According to SF Station, the service is a WiFi video monitoring camera and cloud service. It streams video of the restaurant's waitlist...

Heartland, Tabbedout partner for integrated mobile payment solution

Heartland Payment Systems and Tabbedout have announced a strategic partnership to deliver an integrated mobile payment solution designed specifically for restaurant and bar operators. This joint solution eliminates the process of serving physical checks to each patron and tab management,...

NoWait launches intelligence feature for restaurant management

iPad-based waitlist and seating management service NoWait has released a new artificial intelligence feature for restaurant management. According to a news release, this is the first tool of its kind to market and it includes a proprietary algorithm that predicts...

Report: Why most dining loyalty programs fail

Rewards Network has released a new report, "Why Most Dining Loyalty Programs Fail," that can be downloaded on the company's blog. The report focuses on six reasons most programs fail and how restaurants can succeed, including relevant marketing tactics, engaging...

Does your dine-in experience put guests in control?

Whether it's choosing fries or apples with their burgers or the music playing in the restaurant, guests want to be in charge of everything these days. That trend is why this year's Fast Casual Executive Summit is dedicating a session...

NoWait waitlist app set to launch nationally for consumers

The iPad-based waitlist and seating management tool NoWait — which is currently used by more than 3,500 restaurants nationally — has launched its first app for consumers. The app allows diners to remotely add their name to a restaurant wait list. It is currently available in Pittsburgh and will rollout nationwide soon.

Study: Guests wait 23 minutes for a table at a busy restaurant

Restaurants have waitlists an average of 6.6 hours per week, with parties waiting 23 minutes on average for a table, according to data from a new study conducted by Long Range Systems LLC. The survey of 267 restaurant owners and...

The Loop Pizza Grill rewards kids for Jaguars games

Jacksonville, Fla.-based The Loop Pizza Grill will host a kids-eat-free promotion each Monday night following a Jaguars' Sunday home game. The offer is valid for every Jaguars home game of the season, win or lose. It is available from 4 to 8 p.m.

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