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Nine keys for driving speed of service

Restaurants can become victims of their own success when high volume slows down service. Check out these tips for satisfying the need for speed.

Taking the ambiguity out of local marketing strategies

HuHot's VP of Marketing shares how to get franchisees to weigh in on marketing decisions, and how to blend corporate standards with local store marketing techniques.

Domino's iPad app yields highest conversion, ticket of company's digital ordering channels

Voice ordering was also a highlight of Q3, with more than 200,000 voice orders placed despite no promotion of the platform since the June launch.

Pizza Hut's digital sales mix up 5 percent in the last quarter

As the brand continues its turnaround strategy, it will launch a new advertising position in Q4 aimed at millennials.

How technology is personalizing the customer experience

The technology and food experience are now weighted equally in the eyes of the consumer, some experts say.

Apple Pay to lead the way in customer loyalty

By the end of 2015, it’s expected nearly every retailer will have NFC readers.

Where's my (your) money? Overcoming mobile payment growing pains

Having the ability to send relevant promotions, rewarding users with instant incentives and providing security thresholds are critical components.

The world has gone mobile and you should, too

As of right now, about 15 percent of restaurants accept mobile payments, but this is expected to rise to 68 percent in 2015.

Toppers Pizza's remodeling, digital efforts help brand stay relevant in 'fast casual environment'

The company expects its mobile site to launch by the end of this year and is investing 'seven figures' into additional digital initiatives.

Apple Pay's impact on restaurant loyalty marketing

Focusing on the creation of an experience that’s easy for the customer, instead of optimal for the brand, makes customers feel like VIPs.

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NCR mobile POS adds remote pay, order ahead with Apple Pay support

The NCR Silver mobile point-of-sale system for small businesses is now offering remote payment and order ahead capabilities that are compatible with Apple Pay. These capabilities will be offered for free to merchants until Jan. 1.

Visa, Chase add Apple Pay capabilities for merchants, customers

Visa and Chase both announced this week that its customers and merchants will soon have access to Apple Pay. Starting Oct.

Uncle Maddio's raises funds for breast cancer programs

In celebration of the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, Uncle Maddio's Atlanta-area restaurants donated 15 percent of sales from Sept. 7 and $1 from each pink wristband sold to local breast cancer programs in Georgia. The total amount of...

Boombozz Pizza signs on as sponsor of Louisville Brewfest

Boombozz Pizza and Taphouse, the presenting sponsor of the 6th Annual Louisville (Kentucky) Brewfest, will host a party to kick-off Brewfest weekend tonight at 7 p.m. The event will be held at its Highlands location, 1448 Bardstown Road in Louisville,...

OpenTable’s pay feature extends to DC metro area

OpenTable has announced that Pay with OpenTable is now available in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. To pay with OpenTable, diners who book at participating restaurants are prompted to add a credit card in the OpenTable iPhone app before they...

Pie Five Pizza encourages paying it forward with #pieitforward campaign

To celebrate National Pizza Month fast casual pizza brand Pie Five Pizza has kicked off the Pie It Forward campaign that surprises one guest at each location with a free pizza every day in October.

Round Table Pizza launches its largest-ever one-day charity event

Throughout this month, Round Table Pizza’s Family Charities arm is partnering with Make-A-Wish to raise funds for children battling life-threatening illnesses. Customers who make a donation will be invited to write their name on a paper star, which will be...

Mobivity adds QSR veteran to board to support growth in the segment

Mobivity Holdings Corp., a provider of smart receipt marketing solutions and mobile marketing technologies, has named William Van Epps to its board of directors as an independent director. The appointment of Van Epps brings the total number of directors to...

The Loop Pizza Grill goes for treats over tricks on Halloween

The Loop Pizza Grill will offer a free kid's meal and treats to customers ages 12 and under, who come to the store on Halloween in costume Oct. 31 between 4 p.m.

Startup aimed at helping restaurants pay suppliers on single platform

Sourcery, a San Francisco-based startup that helps restaurants, caterers and corporate kitchens to order and pay for food from local suppliers on a single platform, raised $2.5 million in seed funding from angel investors.

PieZoni selects LevelUp loyalty and mobile payments app

Rhode Island-based PieZoni's, a 16-location pizza brand, has announced a partnership with LevelUp to release its new loyalty app. According to a press release, the app will enable mobile payments, including a PieZoni's "Pass" card that customers can store in...

Square Order testing proximity tagging for line-busting ordering feature

Customers can pre-order menu item, and when they are within a zone timed to food and beverage preparation, a 'proximity tag' is triggered alerting the restaurant to start prepping.

Dash mobile payment app debuts in Chicago

Customers use the Dash app to pay their bill, split checks, tip and more, using the credit card stored in the app.

Employee incentive app named New Product of the Year

The app is designed to boost low participation in workplace contests by making the correlation between improved performance and higher compensation visible.

Lavu iPad POS now accepts PayPal

Customers can pay for purchases using PayPal's mobile app.

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